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Mexican, Southwestern
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317 S. 17th St/17th & M, Lincoln, NE 68508
+1 402-475-1048
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Most of the food was pretty good. The service was just ok. The inside of the restaurant is beautiful.

Thank RON G
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92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We stayed about a block from this place so we just walked over and had supper one night. Food was very good, and the portions were huge.

Thank ekhomme
Grand Island, Nebraska
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Have never been disappointed with Tico's, went there for a business lunch, great food, quick and friendly service, clean, comfortable, will go again

Thank Rob C
Lincoln, Nebraska
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130 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Our younger daughter and family were visiting and no visit is complete for her without a stop at Tico's. She was not disappointed. She remembered when Tico's first opened when she was young. Chimichango supreme was enjoyed by son in law, Ticoritto was favorite of one granddaughter . Toni, our server was excellent, very efficient and had our chips and... More 

Thank marshalnk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We ate here in celebration of my sisters birthday and were so impressed!! My sister and two of her kiddos have celiacs disease and the entire staff did a great job of accommodating them and our 7 kiddos. The food was super yummy too!! We highly recommend Ticos!

Thank Kylee G
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Our server Nate was the best --we had quality real service -- had 2 grands with and he doted on them --

Thank Betti B
Lincoln, Nebraska
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251 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Yes, I've rated Tico's before. Yes, it's still fantastic so I'm telling you again, this is THE place for Mexican food in the downtown area, hands-down. I entertained a friend from out of town and it was also her birthday treat. I chose Tico's because a) it's great food, and b) it's very reasonably priced. They still pour my favorite... More 

Thank Jim B
Lincoln, Nebraska
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147 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Despite all the new places to eat in downtown and the Haymarket in Lincoln, Tico's is still one of the best places for dinner. Always bring blackened chips with salsa first. Dined at happy hour and their original margarita on the rocks with salt on the rim is the best! Had combination dinner of cheese and onion enchiladas that came... More 

Thank Bonnie F
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Love the happy hour, the blue margarita, the Ticorito (it's a beef and bean combo wrapped in flour tortilla), the cheese sauce is delicious, the beer cheese soup is like non-other - it's my favorite soup of anywhere. If you don't like the seasoned chips - you can get ships without the seasoning. Easy to park, double door zero-grade entrance,... More 

Thank Susie S
Jen J, Manager at Ticos, responded to this review

Susie, Thank you for such a glowing review!!! We're so happy to hear that you had such a great experience with us! We work very hard at what we do and are glad that you enjoyed everything. We look forward to you dining with us again in the future! Cheers! Jen More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

A group of 8 had dinner this past weekend. I had the seafood enchilada that was wonderfully prepared. The service was fast, friendly and accurate with no mix ups in the serving. The margaritas were very tasty. The others had other selections that they enjoyed ranging from the various burrito selections, chicken casserole, and salads. The complimentary nachos and salsa... More 

Thank James W
Jen J, Manager at Ticos, responded to this review

James, We're glad to hear that you and your group had a great dinner with us! We think the margaritas are very tasty too! We hope to see all of you again! Thanks again! Jen More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 317 S. 17th St/17th & M, Lincoln, NE 68508
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +1 402-475-1048
Locally owned and located downtown, Tico's has been serving Mexican inspired dishes for 40 years. Enjoy longtime favorites like the Chile Rellenos and Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos. Full bar available along with great Happy Hour specials Monday-Friday. Mexican brunch served alongside our full menu on Sundays from 11am-2pm. Take-out, catering and private party room available. Reservations accepted.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?