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Tico DC & Nama 14 Sushi, Washington, DC

Tico DC & Nama 14 Sushi

4.5
4.5
1540 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 Derek Watson'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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, Sushi, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–4:30 pm Happy Hour Wed 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu, Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 319-1400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Derek Watson

  • Catering

    Unfortunately, catering is unavailable at this time.

  • Private party facilities

    Tico can offer a semi-private space in the main dining room for any event. For further details, please email info@ticodc.com.

  • Private party contact

    The Events Team: (202) 459-3607

  • Neighborhood

    U Street Corridor

  • Cross street

    U Street

  • Parking details

    Parking can be difficult at times-please allow extra time.

  • Public transit

    We are one block from the 13th street exit of the Green/Yellow line"s U-Street/Cardoza stop.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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 starting at 10:30 AM. Our last seating is 2:45 PM but don't worry, you still have the full 90 minute brunch experience.

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What 1,540 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. MV

    MarloweV

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    I brought my brother here but was a bit disappointed. The service was less than ideal. We kept asking for items on the menu that never arrived and our waiter clearly paid more attention to diners who were drinking alcohol. Additionally, some of the food items lacked flavor like the dumplings and the chicken tacos. I’m not sure I’ll be coming back anytime soon.
  2. JJ

    JimJam328

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    this was a great casual, just for fun brunch experience. Extremely healthy and delicious choices, our server already knew the drill - 2 of everything on the menu, she kept drinks coming, and even did the birthday surprise for a friend.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate my daughters birthday! Great service, great ambiance, great food and so much food for the money. Drinks are unique, such a friendly fun place. We are picky with restaurants and found everything we wanted at this little gem. So worth it!
  4. CJ

    CJ729

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was probably one of the BEST bottomless brunch experiences I have ever had. This was my first time coming to Tico, and I was impressed as soon as I walked inside. It is a large, gorgeous venue with amazing service. My guests and I felt incredibly cared for and welcomed. We were very impressed by ever tapas plate that came out, and the bottomless brunch is on point. For each drink you order, you essential get 3 drinks since a mini craft is giving to each person doing the bottomless brunch. Our server was absolutely amazing and on point; he was always attentive and checking in on us. He also made sure to warn us when we were coming up to the 15 minute mark of our endless food and drinks to make sure we could put a final order in. I would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting the DC area.
  5. BK

    BKh39

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Good for bottomless food and drinks, big groups, affordable
  6. S

    Sergio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great brunch. Margaritas are delicious. Good value for money.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    $8 per can of coke! Ruined the whole meal once we saw that on the bill. Food is okay, service was great. Will not be going back due to the ridiculous soda price. I can understand $3.50 or $4, but $8 is outrageous.
  8. SE

    StephaniE

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice spot, food was good will definitely be back to visit again!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stellar service, friendly, fast and accommodating. Lovely ambiance, food came out fast and everything was tasty. Can’t wait to go back!
  10. B

    Brown

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved this restaurant during Pride weekend. They did a great job decorating and the food was shockingly good for an unlimited brunch option. We did not do the bottomless drinks, and instead opted for buying drinks separately. Overall had a great time here and will be returning!
  11. M

    Marohnj

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    I wouldn’t go for brunch again. The food was very mediocre. Service was quick.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tacos and veggie dumplings! We weren't sure what to expect from this fusion restaurant but food we ordered from both menus was excellent. We got the margarita flight which was fun to discover our favorites.
  13. t

    tarap

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Portions were a little small for the price (even considering DC pricing)
  14. T

    Tievanna

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The bottom less brunch experience $29 dollars pp was nice we were a little squished at our table with other people sitting behind us on both sides. One of the supervisors didn’t notice until 90 mins later and offered to give us more room but by that time we were about to leave. Our waiter brought things out in phases so we could try everything and it was served family style so we ate off one and if we liked something again we could order it again. The food was decent the potatoes, cauliflower with a curry dressing, and the breakfast nachos and churros was the best on the menu the maple cream was a nice touch with the churros. Most options was meatless but we still enjoyed it all. The regular mimosa wasn’t that good to us but them margaritas (tropical punch flavor too) was BOMB and worth it will definitely come back for the drinks. Overall will try again just not the brunch. Had a nice time
  15. N

    Natasha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was amazing! Endless food. 10/10 would reccomend.
  16. BK

    BKP1

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    we did both sushi and Mexican food options. Sushi was good and the fish was fresh everything had good flavor. Others said they enjoyed the dishes they ordered as well. Our server was excellent. Also if they have the mango margaritas I highly recommend those. Would definitely go back.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Food was ok. Cleanliness was mediocre
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was good. I liked it a lot
  19. S

    Semi

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Beautiful spot great food but no AC. I don’t know if it just didn’t work that day but it was 92° outside so I assume they would’ve tried everything to make it remotely cooler in there. They had a fan in a corner that did absolutely nothing but besides that, I love the food, the drinks were great, and the waiter was amazing. I’ll go back hoping that the AC works.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food4service5ambience2
    Elizabeth our waitress was amazing! The A/C was not on or working properly in the restaurant and it completely ruined the experience.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Tico is a great brunch spot especially for large parties. They are always accommodating and take large party reservations with little to no restrictions which is rare in DC at the moment. The food is also decent and the brunch is definitely worth the price. The service however was another story. Our waiter was Noah, maybe it was an off day since we have dinned in with the same server and the service was decent. This time around he was rude and unprofessional. To begin, he tried to force a friend to get the same drinks as everyone else “so that he doesn’t have to keep running back and forth with separate drinks when he can bring a pitcher” he also sent out food without checking with the table first which is fine since we are a large group. What was rude was that when we asked for more food he proceeded to count all the items on the table arguing that we have enough food. Mind you the kitchen is closing at this time and we’re still hungry so of course we are asking for enough food to fill us up. We eventually get the food and Noah drops the check as soon as the food is dropped off, I then asked if we could get more drinks and according to him he already told us it was last call. After arguing with him for 5 minutes he agrees to one extra glass of mimosa. At this point he is also rushing us saying that we are his last table. Over all the experience was okay, our table was just very much thrown off by Noah’s lack of professionalism. Especially on what was supposed to be a special occasion.
  22. GJ

    GiovanaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time going and won't be our last! Everything was Amazing from the hostess to the waiter to the food runners. The food was great the mimosas 100%. There is really nothing bad I can say about our 1st time here.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Food and drinks are what you would imagine for bottomless brunch. Nothing fancy but is nice for a Sunday funday. Our server was amazing but the hostess was a little rude to say the least. Make sure your whole party is there before you even go in because they won’t sit you which I imagine is for the 1.5 hr timing purposes.
  24. O

    Oriana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved it! Will definitely return soon! Great brunch spot for our money!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Love the bottomless food and drink options.
  26. EF

    EmmyF

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day brunch, excellent service and accommodating for kids.
  27. NP

    NancyP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Was supposed to be endless food, but we literally only got one sample of every offering. After one round, we never got more food. We had plenty of mimosas, though. But some of us felt like we hardly ate, which is disappointing.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My Birthday!!!!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We went for cinco de mayo, so it was a bit busy. The service however was absolutely horrible. I got the nachos which were cold when they came. The waiter never came by to see if we wanted another drink or any other food items. It was to the point where I was dreading ordering anything else cause I knew it would take forever to come. I had to constantly ask a totally different wait for another drink. Do not recommend this place to anyone.
  30. KC

    KimC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Well worth the price. Good vibes.
  31. CC

    CCI22

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Did the all you can eat food and drinks for brunch. Service was quick and the food was good. Everything is tapa style so smaller portions. A bit on the pricey-side, but overall good value for the money.
  32. CD

    CornellD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Good wasn’t great had to send my drink back. If you want to try this place do brunch it’s a little better
  33. SG

    StephenG

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Place was awesome. Food great and service and staff were terrific.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Food is just ok
  35. d

    dcgqueen97

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    The food was okay however, the service was not good. Our server barely came to our table to ask if we needed anything. We had to repeatedly ask her for things multiple times because she wouldn't remember what we asked her. The women manager was also very unprofessional to our table when bringing us our checks. I can say I will not return to Tico and you can receive better service at a cheaper restaurant.
  36. HG

    HiddenGem

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great food & atmosphere, our server was having an off day, when we brought it to the attention of the manager, she immediately stepped in and made up for it.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Brunch with a friend (my first time doing brunch in DC).
  38. t

    thomkar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great brunch experience! They were really good at checking in to make sure our table was good on food and drinks. Plan to go back.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    tico is a go-to for amazing brunch food and drink bottomless!
  40. B

    Bria

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time. Lawrence was awesome and took great care of us!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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 4.5 stars by 1540 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Tico DC & Nama 14 Sushi

1926 14th St. NW Washington, DC 20018

Additional information

  • Cross street

    U Street

  • Neighborhood

    U Street Corridor

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–4:30 pm Happy Hour Wed 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu, Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, Sushi, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking can be difficult at times-please allow extra time.

  • Public transit

    We are one block from the 13th street exit of the Green/Yellow line"s U-Street/Cardoza stop.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Derek Watson

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 319-1400

  • Catering

    Unfortunately, catering is unavailable at this time.

  • Private party facilities

    Tico can offer a semi-private space in the main dining room for any event. For further details, please email info@ticodc.com.

  • Private party contact

    The Events Team: (202) 459-3607

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