Nico Restaurant Review, Carmel


Nico Restaurant

San Carlos (Between Ocean & Seventh)

Carmel by the Sea, CA 93923


Nico Restaurant Website

Nico Carmel 2

Nico Restaurant is a Mediterranean restaurant in touristy downtown Carmel. It has a main dining room and a small patio in the back. We were in town doing the tourist thing and found this place in the middle of the shopping district.

Nico Carmel 1

Nico Carmel Patio

Decor, Vibe – Big wine racks in the middle of the restaurant, acting like a room divider. Mostly tourists and couples dining here.

Menu Pictures

Nico Carmel Menu 4

Nico Carmel Menu 3

Nico Carmel Menu 1


Nico Carmel Portabella Mushroom

Grilled Portabella Mushroom ($10) with Rosemary and Roasted pine nuts had good quantity and was cooked correctly.


Nico Carmel Ravioli

Crab Ravioli ($18) in a Champagne Creme Sauce with Sun dried tomato, and scallops was recommended by the waiter but was too creamy and had just average raviloi quality. Not many scallops.

Nico Carmel Margherita pizza

Margherita Pizza ($10) Basil, Tomato, and Mozzarella had soggy crust and was not as flavorful as most Margherita pizzas.

Nico Carmel Salsiccia Pizz

Salsiccia Pizza ($11) Fresh Italian Sausage, Arugola, and Mozzerlla had the same soggy crust and average sausage on it.

Nico Carmel Salmon Sandwich

Rosemary Smoked Salmon Sandwich ($10) with Roma Tomato, Pecornio Cheese, and Onion was average. It was also recommended. Good salmon but too soggy due to the tomato sauce.


Nico Restaurant is typical of a restaurant in a touristy destination, prices are relatively moderate, but quality takes a back seat. Next time we’ll try a different restaurant. Any suggestions?

Nico Restaurant Overall Rating: (Average 1.5)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Average)
Service Rating: (Average)
Atmosphere Rating: (Good)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Full Bar
Hours:Noon-4pm, 5-10pm
Prices:$8 - $28

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