Tico DC & Nama 14 Sushi

4.4
1451 Reviews
$31 to $50
Latin American
Tico, by James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Schlow, brings bold Pan-Latin American flavors to DC's 14th Street neighborhood.

Rotating seasonally to capitalize on the freshest ingredients, Executive Chef Matthew Crowley's Pan-Latin American inspired menu is an easy choice for any evening (or brunch) out. Join us for Happy Hour margaritas, sangria, and tapas, and stay for our craft cocktails or a glass of wine! With an exciting new beverage program, there is something for everyone.

Don't forget to enjoy some sushi from Nama 14 while you're here! The sister concept to our much-loved Nama on K Street, Nama 14 is a fabulous menu consisting of sushi and various Japanese-inspired small plates. Be sure to ask for sake, too!

The space evokes a playful vibe; with upbeat music, open floorplan, and artsy décor, Tico is the perfect choice for celebrations of any size.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

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 5:00 PM - 8:45 PM, Fri 5:00 PM - 9:45 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1451 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
CT
ChristianaT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very fun location to eat. However, one complaint I have is the address on the confirmation email received took me to a different location. I don’t know why that is.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

False advertisement! They claimed that they had ramen noodles but it wasn’t the case. Food was mediocre. Service was not that great. Won’t go back and won’t recommend

JV
JalineV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I had a great time at Tico! Food and vibes were great. I just wish the server would have notified us that our time was running out so that we could get our last round of drinks in. We tried to order more mimosas and he just told us no because our time was up even though he didn't warn us before hand. Overall great time and I would definitely come back.

M
vipMel0909
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tico never misses. One of my fav spots in the U St 14th st corridor are

L
Lyndsey
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far the best brunch place in DC. I’ve been here at least 5 times over the past year, and every single time, I am blown away by the exceptional service. I absolutely love getting the chance to eat here - can’t recommend it enough!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Very rushed. Rude staff. Did not enjoy our brunch. I’ve been multiple times before and this was definitely not a positive experience. Will not return

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, quick service. Very nice experience.

LJ
vipLeoJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner before live music at Lincoln Theatre!

J
Johnny
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The staff were great and enjoyed every minute of my experience. Thank you everyone at the restaurant.

AL
ALOL
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The food was good but the service was just not good, i didn’t get some of the plates i ordered and it took forever for the server to come back around to the table

M
Mike
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tico is the best brunch spot in dc great food and best all you can drink menu with cocktails and mimosas included

KD
KevinD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The price-fixed menu wasn’t favorable. Nor were the portion sizes.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was great (especially the Korean BBQ ribs!!) but the drinks were subpar. We got the margarita flights and they all tasted the same and were watery. Would definitely go again and just stick to beer or wine!

J
Jess
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tico was amazing! We went for the bottomless brunch which had a bottomless drinks option which of course we did! I recommend the tropical margarita and red sangria! Also the French toast churros are so damn good! Our server was amazing I wish I could remember his name he had blued eyes and short blond hair, his energy was everything. Amazing place and food and service :)

BD
BeccaD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Tico is so incredibly flavorful and well made and the service is super friendly and fast. This is the second time I've done bottomless brunch (both for food and drinks) and even though I sort of hate the concept of brunch and how expensive it tends to be, I think this is worth it and I would definitely go back again.

Some good things to note from this particular experience (I called to ask beforehand): 1) the weather was nice enough that the large bay windows were open, so the open air makes it more doable than some other places for those looking to avoid indoor dining; 2) everything currently on the brunch menu can be or is already gluten free except the mac and cheese, quesadillas, churros, and dumplings. My friend who is GF was given some extra corn tortillas upon request and was generally able to enjoy of plenty of the other delicious food.

L
vipLikegoodfood
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful brunch. Great service. Will return soon.

MS
MorganS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

The street tacos were delicious, I would absolutely go back to have them again! The waitress we had was mediocre, half attentive and half lost in her own world, she didn’t really ever come over to the table to ask if we needed anything aside from taking our order. Other than that the place is great!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We did not have a waiter for the entire night. We sat down at 7:15, no one came over for 30 minutes, so I asked someone who walked by for a menu. We had to wave someone over to order drinks, appetizers and dinner, and the food never came out. We were there for 2 hours when a manager finally came over and interrupted me asking for a waiter and said “we are a popular restaurant. This is what dining with us on the weekend is like.” Our fault for giving them the benefit of the doubt and staying that long… the restaurant was only half full. We left at 10pm after getting one order of guac and one glass of wine. Nothing else had come out.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the weekend bottomless brunch!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time and great food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time dining in Tico, the sushi was amazing, our server Brian received an A+, he was awesome. I would recommend this restaurant every time💚

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible food and terrible service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday with friends

D
vipDiby
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

For the most part the food was underwhelming. The food wasn't terrible, just not delicious or exciting. I believe this will be the last time I will visit this restaurant.

SG
SandeepG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Great food, great drinks. Wish the waiter came around a little more though.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The waiters are few and far in between, and the price you pay for bottomless is really tapas for the whole table. Personally, I was disappointed in having to wait sooo long to be able to order. It made bottomless drink worthless, and the host rushed you out when you reach 90 minutes. No honey, you can’t have it both ways. Either increase the number of serves you have, or adjust your brunch times.

K
Kelsey
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The food was good, overall. However, upon arriving we told the host that there was a peanut allergy in our party, asked him he let the servers/kitchens know. He responded back not a problem, there aren't any peanuts in any of their foods. This was fine until it wasn't, there was a cabbage salad with crushed peanuts on top. We told them and they quickly took the plate away, gave new silverware, etc. The host explained that they normally used something else, and this must be a substitution. Except we checked online and the menu stated peanuts. When it comes to food allergies, especially life threatening ones, please double check.

JB
vipJBofDC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Got rid of everything on the menu I like

JW
JeanW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Alex was very nice we ordered the hibiscus margaritas which were excellent! One of my friends got a sushi roll (not sure which one) and loved it. Another friend ordered salmon and was very happy with it. My daughter and I split orders of mushroom tacos and fish tacos. The fish tacos definitely needed some kind of sauce on them they were very dry and the mushroom tacos were fine but not outstanding.

EC
EricC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a delicious menu, spacious restaurant, and surprisingly affordable.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food is AWFUL!!!!!!! Drinks are okay but wow the food is bad

I
Irina
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

We went with family for brunch. I was disappointed with menu options. It’s just not what I expected. A lot of unhealthy food and not many healthy alternative options. There was only one thing with eggs, it’s tacos. Quesadilla with wild mushrooms and cheese, hardly had any mushrooms in it. The only one healthy thing We liked- cabbage salad- tasty and fresh.

GS
GillianS
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing! Great service, food came out quickly and was delicious. They did not skimp on the mimosas and plenty of vegetarian options. Would highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

45 minutes to get our drinks. Over an hour to get food, which was mediocre. This used to be one of our favorite restaurants in DC but has gone downhill.

KM
KevinM
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Food was very underwhelming. Service was great though

BT
BenT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I love the food, ambiance, and drinks!! The service was attentive, accommodating, and pleasant.
My one complaint is they let a woman bring her dog in and sit at the table. The dog was barking a lot which tainted my dinning experience.

LK
LeylaK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Terrible service. 30 mins before the server brought first round of drinks.

e
vipedsz
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good food and service. But the noise level makes it difficult to converse.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great! We love places where they have a lot of small plate apps to choose from. We always order multiple and everyone have at it. Nachos are THEEEE BOMB! Sushi perfect! My fiancée doesn’t even eat sushi a lot, she has her preferred one she sticks to but absolutely loved Nama 14 Sushi. We went during 4th of July special, $7 margaritas. I was prepared for a let down since I saw other reviews saying the drinks were watered down but NO! Drinks were delicious. I had the classic margarita and they had the hibiscus margarita. The only thing I will say is if you want the drinks to continue flowing, order your next one before you even finish your drink. The server was great but a little slow on the drinks. Definitely a 8/10.

DI
vipDavidInDC
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Ordered food that never arrived! We ordered sushi & the dip trio when we sat down. While our sushi arrived 30 minutes later, our dip trio never came - despite our server following up with the kitchen. So we had them remove the dip trio from our bill, paid, & left.

We recognize that this matter was out of our server’s control (he was pretty attentive with our drinks). But after this experience, we won’t be returning to Tico!

FAQs

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

Tico DC & Nama 14 Sushi is rated 4.4 stars by 1451 OpenTable diners.

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.

Tweets by Tico DC & Nama 14 Sushi