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Nico Restaurant

San Carlos & Ocean Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
831-624-6545
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Ranked #89 of 151 Restaurants in Carmel
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

We initially went for a Gluten Free pasta meal because of a chance passerby encounter with a lady from the restaurant last time we were down. Boris our waiter said that they don't always have it. Minor disappointment but I highly suggest to keep some GF pasta and bread on hand - to go with the tasty tomato salsa they serve... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We went to Nico"s on our first night in Carmel after stumbling across it on our travels. It looked quite nice from the outside and had a cosy looking fire however the waiter initially tried to seat us in a far less cosy spot in an empty part of the restaurant by the window ( perhaps to attract passers by!)... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I have lunch here whenever I come to Carmel. I have never been disappointed with the food. Service is very good and friendly. There are many great restaurants in Carmel. Nico's is one I make sure to never miss.

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Barcelona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My husband daughter and I dined here during our stay in Carmel. Compared to other restaurants we tried this was the most average food, service ( waiters were not over friendly) and surroundings were average. The bill however, was not average it was more expensive than some of the restaurants on Ocean Drive and less value for money.

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Surrey, England
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101 reviews 101 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Ate here one night whilst on holiday. Food was good, service not terribly friendly. The interior could do with a spruce up too.

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Gardnerville, Nevada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We stopped in for a light lunch and were very pleased. We ordered two items from the appetizer menu. Our choices were the roasted whole Gilroy garlic with toasted Tuscan bread served over Spring greens and tomatoes. Also, we ordered the Aegean Lovers plate which was spanakopita, Ouzo meatballs, dolmas feta cheese and kalamta olives. Everything was quite good and... More 

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pittsburgh
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Two couples had dinner at this restaurant and we were extremely disappointed by the food and the service. The fish, the pasta and especially the pizza were tasteless. I think this restaurant deserves the award for the worst pizza ever. I sent it back twice because it was cool and they could not get it right. To make matters worse,... More 

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Beijing, China
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

A mix of Italian and Med. The greek salad and pasta dishes were were outstanding. Will go back. Was not a huge fan of the crab ravioli. Sauce was a bit bland.

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Toronto, Canada
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88 reviews 88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We arrived in Carmel a little late for lunch (2:00ish). We were very hungry and asked a local merchant for a recommendation ... She said "Nico" without a hesitation. Great pick!!! My wife had the crab ravioli (asked for a half portion and they were pleased to accomodate). I had an appetizer as I wanted to eat lightly - the... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Beautiful atmosphere, excellent service and the food is fantastic! We always head straight to this restaurant when we visit Carmel.

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Additional Information about Nico Restaurant

Address: San Carlos & Ocean Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
Phone Number: 831-624-6545
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: European

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