Tico's Restaurant

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 12 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Tortilla Chips + 3 more
100% of 10 votes say it's Celiac friendly

317 S 17th St, Lincoln, NE 68508

(402) 475-1048
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    3 ratingAugust 15, 2017

    Ugh, I was hoping this would be an awesome gf Mexican food find especially based on the other good reviews but... So in the other reviews people mentioned calling ahead to warm up the dedicated gf fryer for chips. I called a few minutes ahead (we were traveling along 1-80) to make gf chips and they said ok but seemed confused about why I was calling if I was dining in. Anyways, we get there, it's super slow service, after a long wait and I back to hostess stand to get a gf menu bc no waitress in sight, finally we get a waitress and she assures me the chips she's serving is gf along with queso. They were delicious. I prefer the nacho wheels, again more waiting and waiting, the food comes, looks good and I eat one. Then remember from the reviews that the gf food is served on a brown rimmed plate and there isn't a brown rim on my plate, oh no! I go to the hostess stand to find someone bc again no waitress in sight, the supervisor lady comes back to the table and checks it out, calls the owner, checks with the kitchen staff and no one can apparently remember which fryer they put my tortillas in. I kinda freak out, we've got a long drive and I just may or may not have got glutened. Nobody will fess up to what happened. I took a couple activated charcoal pills to be safe. They offer to not charge me for the food and remake it in the gf fryer. It took so long! My husband and daughter finished their meals, and I had to go find the supervisor to say Hey just make it to go, bc we can't wait here any longer. In the end, I didn't get sick. Either it was gf or the charcoal saved me. But it wasn't a great experience.

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    5 ratingAugust 14, 2017

    Great food, and if you call ahead they'll fry up some fresh gf chips for the salsa!

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    5 ratingJuly 13, 2017

    This place is amazing! I can't remember the last time I have been able to safely eat Mexican food - so happy with Tico's! They are very aware of cross contamination, and the food is so delicious! I recommend calling ahead if you want chips from a dedicated frier. I have celiac and had no reaction!

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    5 ratingJune 17, 2017

    So excited I can still eat here post Celiac diagnosis! They serve the items from the gluten free menu on a different plate (brown rim). When I asked about the chips, she said that she couldn't guarantee that the oil wasn't used for something else the day before, but that I could always call ahead and they would start me up a new fryer. So I had them do that so I could take home 2 pounds of chips by the time I was done with dinner! Very happy.

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    5 ratingMarch 08, 2017

    Be sure that your plate has a brown ring around it! I got served a flour tortilla on accident. The server was very apologetic and got it fixed right away. Very fresh food, very extensive GF menu.

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    5 ratingDecember 06, 2016

    My husband has celiac disease. We ate here over the weekend. We called ahead for chips fried in a separate fryer. We asked for the gluten free menu. They have a good range of gluten free options. The plate was different from non-gluten free plates. He wished he had eaten more. Will go here again.

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    5 ratingOctober 01, 2016

    Best Mexican restaurant I have ever eaten at that is gluten free you are going to be blown away how good this place is I have very bad celiac and have not gotten sick at all they bring out your food on a plate designated only for gluten free and the wait staff is excellent, also the menu is quite extensive! Highly suggest!!!!!

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    5 ratingAugust 29, 2016

    Love Ticos! Great place. Great food. Friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommend!

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    5 ratingJune 19, 2016

    Large GF menu. Server knowledgeable and helpful. Fast service and great food

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    5 ratingJune 18, 2016

    Yes! Love it. Call ahead for gluten free chips and they make a batch just for you. Gluten free meals come out on a different place than all other meals, also!

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    5 ratingApril 17, 2016

    We no longer live in Lincoln & with my newly discovered gluten intolerance, I was sad that I couldn't return to our old favs. Ticos is fabulous. They have a huge gluten free menu & even make certain the corn chips are fried separately. Awesome. Had my favorite- their famous ticoritta which was wonderful as ever. Will eat here everytime we are back.

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    5 ratingFebruary 12, 2016

    Great food and a great atmosphere. Diverse gluten free menu. Love all the options. I'll definitely be returning.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Tortilla Chips


  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
11 am - 9 pm
11 am - 9 pm
11 am - 9 pm
11 am - 9 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 9 pm
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