Central American

  • 85
  • 2015 Best Mexican

Hipster hot spot Tico serves American food inflected with Spanish, Mexican and South American accents, like a crispy manchego cheese starter with spicy pomegranate honey sauce or two-texture beef tacos, all served in a funky, artful graffiti-lined dining room. With cuisine influenced by chef/owner Michael Schlow’s journeys, standouts include braised duck tacos and hibiscus margaritas on-tap.

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  • 100 Very Best Restaurants 2015 — Washingtonian
  • DC's Best South American Restaurants — Zagat
  • Two stars from the Washington Post 2014
  • Best New Restaurants in America 2011 — Esquire Magazine

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1926 14th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

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  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Eclectic, Rustic, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Groups, Hot Spot, Meet For A Drink
  • Noise Level: Loud
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (202) 319-1400
  • Private Dining Room: Yes