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Mexican, Southwestern
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317 S. 17th St/17th & M, Lincoln, NE 68508
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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124 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 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
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 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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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 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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237 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 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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139 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 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
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 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 May 4, 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 

Lincoln, Nebraska
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72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016

We went for lunch, We enjoyed the complimentary chips and salsa. I ordered the chile rellenos and my friend ordered a chicken casserole which came with flour tortillas and beans. Entrees are a good-size, we were stuffed and happy.

Thank NotInKansasToto
Lincoln, Nebraska
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81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016

We went to Tico's for brunch today. I had the Royal Burrito and my friend had the California Omelet. Both delicious and come with a dish of fresh fruit and tortilla chips and salsa. The entrees were hot and the service was excellent. We have always enjoyed dining at Tico's and will certainly be back.

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Olathe, Kansas
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016

i love going here any time I an in Lincoln. The margaritas are great. Try the nachitos, you will not be sorry. And definitely finish with the ponsanita sundae with wine sauce. The entrees are good as well but the beginning and end is what makes this place my favorite! And has since I was little.

Thank Amy P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 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, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 317 S. 17th St/17th & M, Lincoln, NE 68508
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: 14024751048
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?