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429 Temple Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035-1428 (Waukegan)
+1 847-432-0770
05:00 - 21:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife, son & I had a thoroughly enjoyable dinner at Nieto's! The staff is second to none. Professional, attentive, friendly and a great team. My wife enjoyed her bacon burger, my son enjoyed his crab cake sandwich & I had the Special, fish tacos. We learned you also can't go wrong with the fresh guacamole made at your table.... More 

Thank Chris A
Deerfield, Illinois
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

We have been meaning to come here for a while and just never had. The menu isn't huge, but there is something for everyone. The pricepoints are fair and there are inexpensive and more expensive options and most of the options include some sort of side dish. Nice wine selection and full bar. Service was great -- very attentive but... More 

Thank Dan S
Washington, Pennsylvania
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195 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

A little pricey, but worth it. I had the Chicken, ala range, all white meat at $20. Two very large and delicious breasts. Ate one at dinner and still had one left for today. Marilyn had a hamburger which she liked. Also, we had a short rib. That I am told was too much and too good. But the star... More 

Thank Dave-Marilyn-15301
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Whether celebrating as a couple or group for a special occasion or just celebrating that it's Saturday night, Nieto's is awesome. Debbie greets you at the door and you feel special! The food and service are awesome and you feel you have been spoiled! One of my favorite places!

Thank Kevin F
Lake Forest, Illinois
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

We decided to try Nieto's after a friend's recommendation. Our server seemed to be inexperienced and our dinner was mediocre. I ordered the special fish, which was very salty and lacking in flavor. It was over cooked as well. The wine selection was underwhelming. Our bill for three people came to $160, which we feel was not a good value.... More 

Thank MaryAnnBetz
Evanston, IL
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178 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

Cozy neighborhood restaurant with a great menu and superb service. We have ben there a gew times and always had a good time.

Thank Farenzy
Glenview, Illinois
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

From wonderful salads, burgers, sandwiches, and a smattering of Carol's entrees this us the place to go. Updated decor but the service and food keep you coming back. Service is wonderful and your hosts Debbie Nieto and Carlos is fantastic.

1 Thank Barbara T
Reston, Virginia
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107 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

Came here with no reservation and a group of 6 people. They were accommodating, and sat us right away. The server was amazing!! He really made the entire meal fun and we were talking about our meal here for days afterwards. The pre fix meal was awesome!

1 Thank Don S
Highland Park, Illinois
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125 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Years ago this restaurant was named Carlos. Today same management but new menu. Less expensive, but food well prepared and delicious. We tried the hamburger and the scallops. Both dishes were excellent. Wait staff were friendly and efficient. We will be back.

Thank Slumdog2015
Highland Park, Illinois
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

Nieto's used to be Carlos's restaurant but the crowd changed and so did Nieto. He opened this more casual and affordable version of its former self and has some very good choices on the menu.

Thank Richard R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, French
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 429 Temple Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035-1428
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highland Park
  • Phone Number: +1 847-432-0770

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?