Nico's Taco and Tequila Bar

4.4
290 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Inspired by traditional Mexican street food, using indigenous herbs and spices used throughout the very heart of mexico. Chef Alejandro Victoria brings authentic recipes from his homeland in Michoacan to your plate. Beautiful ingredients, many organic and custom grown, are used to re-create timeless recipes with bold flavors and immediate freshness that jump off your tongue. Enjoy the upper level tequila bar with over 50 different tequila selections (100% agave reposado, blanca, mezcal), a scratch-made margartia menu, and a Latin American wine list.
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CD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 5

The house is adorable, but the tables, windows and bathrooms were filthy. Our scallop tacos were cold and tasteless. The quest and chips were excellent. The service was very good .

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SK
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nico's was awesome. The food was amazing, the patio is a great place to sit on a summer day, and the service was exceptional. We will definitely be going back!

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h
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun and tasty night at Nico’s. The everyday 9:00 pm Happy Hour features half-price tacos and half-price margaritas. Not only was everything really good, it was a really good value too.

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OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

If you're there for dinner on a Saturday, stick around for the 1/2 price margarita happy hour that starts at 9:00 if you can. 👌💯

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GE
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience! Food was amazing. Tacos and salsa really great!

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JK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Not sure. It was quite noisy and the service wasn't great. The food was good.

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h
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Fresh update to old Muffuletta site. Great menu and moderate prices. Nice addition to this neighborhood.

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M
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Staff and food were fabulous! They could offer a wider variety of tequilas. Surprised not to find Herradura and El Jimador on their menu.

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KP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were in town for a convention. Found Nicos on Open Table. We are in one of the rooms upstairs. Our waiter was a little quiet in the fairly noisy room but service was fast. Drinks were delicious and we all enjoyed our dinners. Definitely recommend.

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MH
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, lovely atmosphere. The only challenge was that they didn't have our Open Table reservation. Fortunately we were there early enough to get seating pretty quickly.

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HA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was great, but service was not. They did not seem to care that we had reservations - or that we were celebrating a birthday. (I had included that bit in our reservation)

When we first got there, we told a waiter that we had reservations. He said, ok, give me a second to clear a table. He then went on to take an order from one of his tables. Someone else then saw us. I explained that we had reservations but she didn't seem to care.

I didn't realize that the restaurant was on two floors. Had I known that I would have asked specifically for a table on the first floor due to physical limitations on my part. From my seat, I could see a massive hole in the wall that was only partially hidden by some drywall.

It took forever for the waitress to come to our table. This continued throughout our meal. Our dinners came at different times. Just poor training I'd say, and a lack of caring for their customers.

I might be tempted to go there again because the food was excellent, but only if they have a change in management and staff.

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SR
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Awesome margaritas and always go for the tacos. Run very well and even when busy, you can expect top notch service.

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AL
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there on a Friday night, so the noise level was to be expected. Our margaritas were superb! We each had a different entrée and both were delicious. We will definitely go there again.

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j
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant only thing I wish they had blended Margaritas great food.

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b
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

My only disappointment was that our server kept coming back to our table, in an effort to clear every single dish, cup, plate, piece of silverware to get us to leave. Not happy and feel that was rude

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NR
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I prefer a bit less noise. Otherwise this is a fun restaurant with good food and friendly staff.

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SL
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always fresh and delicious. The drinks are fabulous too. The wait staff is very attentive and helpful. Love going there!

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MO
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The restaurant itself it great atmosphere. Server and food were mediocre especially for price. Margaritas were top notch. Would go again for drinks but not food.

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J
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

great having Eloté this far north in the middle of winter.

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M
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience. We had a reservation but had to wait a bit for the table to clear- not a big deal at all. Well worth the wait. Staff was very nice, food and drinks were great. Will definitely go back again

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JR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fair portions, and the happy hour menu is as price-fair as it is compact. It seems to be about fair value for quality Mexican food in the Twin Cities. We'll be back.

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A
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to Nico’s twice now and have had stellar, quick service both times! I can’t wait to go in the summer when they have their front porch open for dining/sipping on their delicious and creative margaritas.

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PN
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and a really cool environment! Great tacos!

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MM
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

very good authentic MX food. They have a good selection of Margaritas. The restaurant is in an older house - funky, but hip - if you like that sort of thing. We did, and will be returning.

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T
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall our experience was good. Our food and drinks were good, although drinks may be slightly over priced.

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J
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Totally enjoyed the evening from the beginning with impressive and enthusiastic service by Erick our waiter. He had good recommendations and descriptions for our food choices. Erick was always near by to make sure we had everything we needed and that we were happy with our food. Great Margaritas! Can't wait to return.

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AS
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Nothing very memorable here. Lots of great Taco places in the twin cities that stand out beyond Nico's. The service was ok, not great. I will likely not come back.

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CP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and ambience! Service was friendly and helpful!

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BP
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Reservation defaulted to other location so be careful.

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OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good stuff

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved Nicos and can’t wait to go back! Best guac I’ve ever had!

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MP
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The place was nice and the food they had available was pretty tasty. The only problem was they were out of multiple dishes and it was primetime on a Friday night. Seemed odd and was disappointing.

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JT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ll be back! Thanks for the great food, drinks and atmosphere!

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UF
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Perhaps short staffed, one waiter, extremely loud music playing which prevented conversation, noise level of other patrons high to speak over music, food was fine, we ate as quickly as possible, would not revisit.

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J
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 2

Saw kitchen staff go to use restroom and throw their apron on floor on dusty radiator, then put on apron and go back to work.

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HW
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Unique atmosphere with excellent mexican food. Very authentic.

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KM
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was so-so, they kept forgetting to bring out dishes we ordered and the waitress when she finally would come back to our table would notice. The food itself is not great and I wouldn’t recommend it and will not be going back.

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D
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We went for restaurant week thinking it would be a good place to take our 8 year old daughter and infant son. The food was very good. I enjoyed my Pozole and the Chorizo Tacos were some of the best I've ever had.

We'll definitely go back as it's an easy place to go as a family and the food was good.

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S
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went to Nico's for a date! The food was fantastic (even if tacos aren't the most graceful food to eat), and the drinks were delicious. The Margaritas are solid. There was only a small hiccup with forgotten sides but otherwise the service was on point! They really know how to keep you happy and help with any questions with the menu. Definitely would recommend Nico's!

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RK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, authentic Mexican food, a little pricey lots of add ons like rice and beans etc

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