Tico DC & Nama 14 Sushi + Ramen

4.4
1354 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Tico, by James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Schlow, brings bold Latin American flavors to DC's 14th Street neighborhood.

Our dinner menus features Peruvian and Latin American small plates, tacos, entrees and cocktails. Our menus rotate seasonally, and we have plenty of vegetarian options as well. Tico offers an extensive beverage program, including a robust wine and tequila list, craft cocktails and local brews.

The space evokes a playful vibe with upbeat music and artsy decor. We are great for groups and celebrations. Locals love our Bottomless Brunch and daily Power Hour!
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Experiences

  • Bottomless Brunch

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy our bottomless food menu for $29! Add a bottomless drinks package for $16 (upgrade to premium drinks for $6 extra). Brunch is every Saturday & Sunday from 11am-3pm.

Offers

  • Happy Hour! (3 - 6PM)

    Multiple dates available

    Wed - Thu 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Fri 3:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    NEW Happy Hour! Enjoy $5 drafts, $7+ sushi, tapas & cocktails, and $30 margarita & sangria pitchers!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1354 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch spot. Great service with tasty food

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JayP
Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food and drink (tacos and margaritas) were excellent. Our server was attentive and kind, however, the maitre d' was incredibly rude to our group and to most guests who entered the door. He acted as if everyone who entered the door was a bother to him and treated most customers as such. He shoved a hand sanitizer bottle in our faces and became noticeably irritated when we declined (we brought our own hand sanitizer.) He cut us off mid sentence when we asked about the status of our table. Once seated, he stomped around the restaurant glaring at everyone (customers and staff), making the wait-staff noticeably uncomfortable. When we asked to speak to the manager we were told that this same person was also the manager on duty. I understand that we can all have a bad day, but this was on a different level. We love this restaurant, but will not be returning to Tico for quite some time.

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vipTiffanyY
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very fun and friendly staff. Love the food and drinks for brunch! Thank you!

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WhitneyC
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server (Lawrence I believe was his name) was amazing. The combo of Asian and Mexican food was great. Cocktails were fresh & delicious. 10/10 will be back again!!!

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OpenTable Diner
West Virginia
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & terrific service!

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vipInigoSC
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food is good, a great combination of Latin food and Japanese, great sushi rolls and awesome carne asada. The cocktail menu is very good. I was disappointed since we could not use our Opentable points, as promised on Opentable website , but they were nice deducting our first drinks as comp. I would recommend clarifying the use or a better communication between the restaurant and Opentable. What's the point of a perk advertised if you can not enjoy it? I understand the situation restaurants are going through now but you can't advertise that you take Opentable perks and then deny it once you are at the restaurant. Overall experience was good , I would return

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VanessaJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so helpful and nice. The sushi was AMAZING. Definitely would return again

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RachelG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was a terrible experience. I used to come here often with friends and family but I will never be returning. The service was terrible. Our waiter never checked on us, he did not refill our water, etc. The food was awful (we got fish tacos) and they were extremely dry and bland. We also ordered a side of potatoes that came out 15 minutes after we had finished our meal. Also, after redoing their menu, the options are far worse than they used to be and not good. At the end I politely told the manager I was disappointed with our service that evening, and he was unbelievably rude and completely brushed it off without offering a single ounce of care or concern. Typical of a privileged white man and I am a minority woman. It was extremely disappointing and frustrating. I will never return here. Horrible experience.

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ClaudiaR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was cold and it took forever to get some orders it felt rushed with the time limit they give you

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing! Our waiter was very engaging and helpful with our experience.

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jamesa
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place rocks! We did sushi and tacos. The sushi was fresh and the specialty rolls super creative! Steak tacos took me straight back to Costa Rica!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved Tico as always! The employees are always the nicest and take care of everyone as if it were all of our birthdays.

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VincentP
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, seated quickly and knowledgeable wait-staff

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AlexisH
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

We were not fans of the sushi here. It was overpriced for the quality of the Sushi.

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MaddieC
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food so good I will definitely have to go back. Waiter did not seem as familiar with the Nama menu. Other than that overall nice experience.

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iiih
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Not a bad brunch option. Atmosphere was great, service was nice. Most of the food seemed to be a bit under seasoned, to the point we had to request hot sauce, butter, salt, etc to add. Overall I would go back.

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valesantiago
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

This restaurant is seriously overpriced. I ordered a sushi roll that was not special at all. I've honestly had better tasting sushi at a grocery store. I also ordered a margarita, which is very small by the way. Bill was $38 after tip and tax. I still cannot believe I paid that much, and the ambiance was quiet, barely anyone was there. My friend was turning 21, I regret coming to this place.

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GreggG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Menus selection limited and too much pork on menu. It’s not the Ticos it used to be.

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NickyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was great! Service was fast and we were allowed to take our time and not rushed for brunch.

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S91C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The service was awful. We got our food before drinks. The food was not well seasoned and was lackluster. Drinks were bad. I’ve been to this place 4 times and it has progressively gotten worse as time goes on. They should invest less in the ambiance (which is nice) and more on the things that will make people come back like...good food, drink, and a wait staff that hustles. Cannot imagine how this place would do post-pandemic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They switched the menu since I had been there last - but food was still delicious. Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food1service1ambience1

The kitchen shouldn’t close right at 10 when you have reservations for 10pm

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Tonight was the worst night. The staff and managers were only interested in serving tables with white customers. When I spoke up I was escorted out after they paid for the meal. Black people stay away.

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vipRicoN
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I I always have an amazing time. Me and my friends always enjoy brunch here. It’s a great environment if you want to always so nice food is great and the unlimited mimosas Are always excellent. Be back soon.

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BAlexa
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience5

We encountered many issues while on this visit. There were several issues with the order mix-ups as well as the bill being incorrect.

I was excited to try this place but, I'm not sure I will be returning. This was for my birthday celebration.

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Rahwa
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the space was cutely decorated and had music playing which added to the fun atmosphere. The bottomless mimosas are excellent. The only con is that the food isn’t great and there’s a limited selection for brunch, but you have to participate in bottomless food and can’t order a la carte. A bad deal for people with restricted diets (vegetarians, vegans, etc).

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vipDavidP
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A decent fixed menu for their bottomless brunch. Definitely a fun, energetic environment. They do a pretty good job adjusting to COVID and making sure people are aware of their rules and spacing out tables.

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PaulM
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service- food was great and prepared quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing...so many options for such a good deal

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was Great and food was delicious

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ShanelM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch. It was delicious. We’ve already been back twice!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

It was an awkward experience at Tico. The restaurant was pretty empty and quiet, yet service was very inattentive and poor which did not make sense. We got our drink orders placed, and once they arrived we proceeded to carry on with our appetizer and entree orders. I along with another guest of mine had went ahead and requested for our apps to hit the table before the meal, however they came out with our entrees. Our server, Ellis did not check in with us at all throughout the duration of us eating. I would have liked to have ordered more, and check the status of my second drink I never received, however she was no where to be found. At this point we were just really over it and wanted to leave. Will not be returning.

Overall- Slow and horrible service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I will not be dining here again.

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vipVincentS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!!! Loved the Ultimate joy

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MarT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Would not recommend the brunch. Service wasn’t the greatest.

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vipWorldwideFoodie
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great brunch spot! Chaveale is amazing!

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food variety was good, but the flavor was bland on most dishes. The potatoes were my favorite, full of flavor with the aïoli.

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Bryan
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was incredible! Lawrence our waiter was very friendly and very helpful in assisting us! The food and drinks were amazing! The salsa was great and the carne asada was outstanding! Will come again!

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CourtneyR
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was good needed a little more seasoning but overall it was good service got a little slow after a while but staff was friendly great place for brunch

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vipLyziona
London
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Showed up exactly 4 min before my reservation & was told that have to wait until reservation time, then took awhile for actual service to happen(14 min) and since was brunch for 1.5 hours every min counts. However once the ball got rolling the food was great + great drinks.the spiked cold brew is actually coffee + beer which was awful but everything else was wonderful!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Tico DC & Nama 14 Sushi + Ramen using the Order Online button. Tico DC & Nama 14 Sushi + Ramen also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Tico DC & Nama 14 Sushi + Ramen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 319-1400.

Tico DC & Nama 14 Sushi + Ramen is rated 4.4 stars by 1354 OpenTable diners.

Tico DC & Nama 14 Sushi + Ramen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/tico/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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