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“Part of the Foodie Renaissance in DF” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nicos Mexico

Nicos Mexico
Av. Cuitlahuac #3102 Col. Claveria | Esq. con Av. Claveria, Mexico City 76140, Mexico
55-53967090
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Ranked #9 of 1,763 restaurants in Mexico City
Price range: $25 - $40
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Nilo & Av. Claveria
Mexico City, Mexico
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Part of the Foodie Renaissance in DF”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Agree with the preceeding posts. Located in a somewhat obscure neighborhood, you have to wonder where the mostly well-dressed and well-heeled clients come from in the middle of the day? We were lucky to get a table on a Monday afternoon without a reservation, it was bustling. The room is very simple, but comfortable, and you immediately get the sense the place is most concerned about what is on the plate. One thing we noticed is that the service is very good as noted below, and also works as a team. We had a couple of waiters, and if it looked like we needed something a manager would also stop by. (Note Not sure how much English is spoken there, if any).

I had a green chile soup with rock shrimp that was amazing (the place is serious about the soups and salads, which most people seemed to be ordering). Main dishes were about 150-220 pesos, which was justified by the care and quality of the experience. My wife had a nice duck breast, which is not that commonly served here.

Obviously, despite its location, this place has made its mark as part of the burgeoning foodie scene in Mexico City, at prices that reflect value compared to what you would pay in the the hotspots of Polanco or Roma for similar quality.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Mexico City, Mexico
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great taste of Mexico”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

One of the best examples of traditional Mexican food. Hidden in a central but not to popular neighborhood lies Nico`s, a small and simple restaurant which hides one of the best selection of traditional recipes in town. Great staff and friendly service guide you to one of the most memorable eating experiences. Great Mezcal and Mexican wine selection to pair with your food. Reservations are a must because it gets packed after 1.30. Try the ¨Sopa de Natas¨, the Moles or the Adobo de antaño. The restaurant tries to keep all of its ingredients locally sourced. Breakfast is also a delicious experience. Closed on Sundays. Try also Nicos little store next door for local products.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, DC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Exceptional, traditional and authentic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Fantastic food, cooked in very traditional manner and served by friendly and attentive staff. A great value and a fantastic meal in central Mexico City.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Avant Garde Mexican Restauranteur”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

Not only the food is outstanding but the the entire operation is admirable. First and foremost, Nico's makes an effort to keep the food locally sourced, evidenced by his little store next door with sustainable producers of everything you may think. Also, Nico's embraces the slow food movement. And to top it off, Nico's has been a longstanding purveyor of great wines. With Mexican wines on the horizon now, the pairings are adventuresome gourmet experiences. In Mexico one knows the goodness of the place not by trip advisor but by the number of comensals at one particular time and Nico's once again demonstrates that it is a great place. the Restaurant is full of locals!!

  • Visited November 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mexico City, Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great Mexican Food, not expensive.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

As a local let me tell you that this restaurant is one of the less know gems in the city. The location is pretty central but there isn´t many things to do arround. They just did a renovation but I didn´t like it very much.

Now to the good stuff, the food. I recomend going for breakfast (sundays are closed) for starters try a cup of hot chocolate with a selection recent made bakery. And for main course you can´t go wrong everything is great. They also make some great combinations of fresh juices, try de "mandarina juice" but is seasonal during the end of the year.

And for the quality of the food it is a great deal just go and try it!!!

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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