This entry refers to a departed business that has closed or left town. All information here is for historical reference only.


Former Location
Oak Tree Plaza
in the eastern side of the current location of Nugget
Former Owners
(?) I will try and find out next time I go to the Ricos that is in Woodland
Business Lifespan
(Date range, i.e. 1978-1999?

Rico's Pizza was a Pizza Parlor with salad bar, video games and the like.


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2006-11-03 20:19:26   Wow, $2 buffet. I never went here, but I remember it. I went to Holmes in 2000, and it was a closed campus. —NickSchmalenberger

2006-11-03 22:13:05   It was a closed campus in 1987-1990, but if you had permission from your parents, 9th graders could go off campus at lunch time, but you couldn't go further than a 1/8 of a mile, so, Rico's was really the only game in town! —AdamFlowers

2006-11-03 22:22:15   Oh no! Rico's is gone! —SteveWalter

2007-01-03 22:37:33   They had some arcade games. We need to find some pictures of Rico's. I remember when it was bought to make the a big retail plot that it is now. —StevenDaubert

2010-05-26 03:21:17   Oh gosh I remember this place. The "wooden" salad bowls, the ribs, the stupid Aerosmith arcade game that scared the hell out of me. I seem to remember that the owners moved before the space was bought for other uses. I could be wrong. My love for everything-but-the-kitchen-sink salads started there... cottage cheese, beets, sunflower seeds, and ranch dressing all the way! —KBathory

2010-08-04 13:56:35   I don't know who the owners were. Hector was the manager in the 1990s. He was really nice. He would always say "Que pasa" when you walked in. It was a good place for kids birthday parties as they had a giant pizza as big as a table and free balloons... Not the best pizza but affordable. All you can eat Wednesday night. The east Davis locals would stop for their nightly pitcher(s) in the back off to the left, watch sports on the big screen and stagger home into the neighborhoods... nobody cared in those days as long as you walked home...

One of my UCD coworkers worked there at night as a sleazy delivery guy... He used to help himself to "free" beer at the end of the night and order all the young waitresses around during clean up... He supervised of course... —LouisM

2010-08-04 15:38:58   the huge pizza they made for parties was awesome —StevenDaubert