We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican,
317 S. 17th St/17th & M, Lincoln, NE 68508
+1 402-475-1048
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“chili relleno” (9 reviews)
“chicken” (4 reviews)
Closed Now
Mexican, Southwestern
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
317 S. 17th St/17th & M, Lincoln, NE 68508
All Details
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (94)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 94 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff was friendly and attentive and food tasted good. I went on a Monday night and it was very quiet. Probably only a quarter full. Not sure how they stay in business.

Thank sanpbi
Reviewed 3 March 2018

We had dinner here before attending a concert at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The food was excellent and service great. Plenty of seating.

Thank 592toddj
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Love this place. The chips and salsa are great with their blue margaritas snd chile rellenos! I stop every time I'm in Lincoln.

Thank Lori W
Reviewed 18 January 2018

The chips and salsa they bring to your table are very good. Service was very fast and the food was good. Tip - if you are going as a couple definitely ask for a booth. Don't get stuck at a small table next to a...More

Thank Liz D
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Tico's was one of the very first places we ever ate Mexican food over 30 years ago. We wanted to see if the food was as good as we remembered it being. We were pleasantly surprised as the Chili Relleno was just as good if...More

Thank goldentraveler2015
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We have eaten at this place 100's of times, and love the food. However I don't love it enough to wait over an hour for my food when the place is def not busy, maybe 10 tables total. this was by far the worst service...More

Thank muzunguterry
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Was wonderfully surprised that the meals were as good as I remembered from many, many years ago! and the margaritas great too! It remains one of the best Mexican restaurants in Lincoln!

Thank Karen75017
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The service, atmosphere and the Margeritas are all Top Shelf, treat yourself and your friends to a great experience!

Thank Charlie M
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We started with Margaritas and they were great. I had to hold myself back or we would have started a Conga Line. We had the Seafood Enchiladas and they were great as well. This is not something you commonly find, so we thought we would...More

Thank Spike314159
Reviewed 30 April 2017

When I was very young One of my first jobs was working at the Tico's in Omaha on south 72nd St. It's no longer there. It took me awhile to actually try the food myself,but I fell in love with the chile rellenos with the...More

Thank bajj9074
Nearby HotelsSee all 61 hotels in Lincoln
TownHouse Extended Stay
42 reviews
.10 km away
The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel
409 reviews
.52 km away
Embassy Suites by Hilton Lincoln
929 reviews
.90 km away
Graduate Lincoln
424 reviews
1.04 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Yiayia's Pizza Beer & Wine
177 reviews
.36 km away
Amu Manu
24 reviews
.34 km away
Ali Baba Gyros
25 reviews
.44 km away
Nearby Attractions
Lincoln Children's Museum
239 reviews
.49 km away
Nebraska State Capitol
703 reviews
.45 km away
Nebraska History Museum
51 reviews
.41 km away
Saint Mary Catholic Church
18 reviews
.40 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Monica S
18 September 2016|
Response from Mary C | Reviewed this property |
No, I sure don't, but they both sound delicious.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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: +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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing