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Restaurants, Mexican Downtown
4 out of 5 stars
Special Offers
Photograph: Rey Lopez

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

Chef Michael Schlow created Tico to serve as a culinary tribute to his travels to Latin America, Mexico and Spain. The menu here is far from traditional—and that's done on purpose. Chef Schlow is all about having fun and that's reflected not only in the menu, but also the décor. The space is bright and inviting and the walls are covered with colorful, Instagram-worthy graffiti art and dotted with some of Schlow's own photographs of Spain. Diners flock here for the ambiance as well as the raved-about cabbage salad, roasted cauliflower loaded with cotija cheese, sweet corn spiked with jalapenos and smoked bacon and the addicting hibiscus margaritas.

By: Jessica Estrada



Address: 1926 14th St. NW
Cross street: at U St
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 4pm-Midnight; Sat, Sun 10am-Midnight

Special offers

All Day Monday Happy Hour (drink specials from 3-11pm)

Enjoy 1/2 price draft cocktails in the bar and dining room. Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes VAT, includes service. Valid For: 1 - 20 People Mon 3:00PM-11:00PM

Offer valid until Apr 19 2118