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Tico DC

1926 14th St. NW (U St.) Send to Phone
Chef Michael Schlow's casual Mexican-American destination.

Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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Tico DC, Washington, DC

Tico DC Restaurant Review

: Tico DC is a chef Michael Schlow destination on 14th Street featuring American cooking with Mexican and Spanish influences. Super casual, the restaurant is all about equally casual food. Stopping by for brunch ensures that you’ll get your weekend off to a good start. As you sip your hot coffee (or tea), consider enjoying the cinnamon-raisin french toast; a Cuban sandwich stuffed with ham, cheese and pickled jalapeños; duck confit with a green chili hash; or the breakfast burrito, a flour tortilla filled with scrambled eggs, chorizo, cheese and jalapeños. At dinnertime, Tico offers ceviche, tacos, a crab tostada, Spanish octopus and a smoked pork chop, to name a few possibilities. Small plates include roasted Brussels sprouts, tender lamb meatballs and crispy calamari. Desserts run the gamut, comprising a caramelized banana split to tres leches cake and gelatos. Check out the drinks menu, too, filled with numerous specialty cocktails, such as breakfast’s Bloody Chancho (with tequila infused with bacon) and a hibiscus margarita that add a festive glow. An extensive selection of tequilas satisfies all tastes, while wines range from sparkling to many reds.


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