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Nico's Mexican Food

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42417 Sierra Hwy, Lancaster, CA 93535-5135
+1 661-945-3031
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Always great service and good food, priced right. I love the tacos! Yummy. The margaritas will knock you on your behind so watch out if you are driving. I do recommend if you want authentic Mexican food.

Thank Donna F
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

The restaurant was purchased by new owners in the latter part of 2014... The quality of food took a nose dive almost immediately. The service and atmosphere was lost as well. I drove by Nico's (now, El Sierra Bar & Grill) on July 14, 2014, it was closed and appeared to be having demo/remodel work being done. Taco Tuesdays were... More 

2 Thank John E
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2014

The staff was horrible and the food was disgusting!! We found our own seat at a dirty table the food came out at different times.The waitresses were short with us and rude.The sauce and meat in the food were awful my aunt only ate two bites of her food. The water and drinks were nasty! Save yourself and eat somewhere... More 

2 Thank lee9779
Lancaster, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2014

Went to Nico's this weekend, and were surprised and saddened to see that it was under new management. Yes, they are undergoing renovation which we understood, but missed the comfy private booths and sat at austere cheap cafeteria-style tables. The new waitstaff didn't have a clue. Our salads arrived so far after the main entre that we called salad desert.... More 

1 Thank 32607Jeannie51
Lancaster, California
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131 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Recently had lunch at Nico's and the food was OK but it seriously needs a good remodel and cleaning. Heard the long-time owners were retiring so perhaps new managment will invest in the restaurant.

2 Thank JanT56737
Grants Pass
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2013

On My Frequent Trips To S. California I Always Make It A Point To Take The 14 Fwy South And Head Over To Sierra Hwy Just To Take In Some Wonderful Mexican Cuisine. I Have Never Been Disappointed With The Food Nor Service And Have Yet To Find Another Mexican Restaurant With Such A Great Salsa (However, Many Could Argue... More 

1 Thank Realist1076
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2012

Nico´s Mexican Food is located on Sierra Highway in Lancaster, CA. It is a nice family restaurant, with comfortable seating. The service is quick and superfriendly. I have been to a lot of mexican restaurants, but this one has the best salsa, ever! The food is very good and not expensive. On my first visit I had a chicken burrito,... More 

1 Thank TravelingMad4
Ohio, USA
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447 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 800 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2010

We had a group of about 25 folks on a Thursday night (we did have a reservation, I think). Our tables were ready when we arrived and the service was excellent. They keep the chips and salsa flowing all evening. The food was served quickly and was hot, looked very appetizing and tasted great. I heard almost everyone within earshot... More 

1 Thank OhioHick
Antelope Valley, CA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2009

Nico's is one of those places that has been around a long time. I drove by it for years until I heard someone at work talking about it. My wife and I tried it and were impressed by the quantity of food you get for the money. I've eaten a lot of Mexican food and this is certainly not the... More 

3 Thank magicruss

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42417 Sierra Hwy, Lancaster, CA 93535-5135
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 661-945-3031

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?