Tico DC & Nama 14 Sushi
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.
Multiple dates availableEnjoy 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.
Happy Hour! (3 - 6PM)
Multiple dates available
Wed - Thu 5:00 PM - 8:45 PM, Fri 5:00 PM - 9:45 PMNEW Happy Hour! Enjoy $5 drafts, $7+ sushi, tapas & cocktails, and $30 margarita & sangria pitchers!
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
black beans | tomato | cheese | scallions | jalapeño
shredded chicken, fish or spicy pork
Milagro Blanco, Orange Liqueur, Hibiscus, Agave, Lime
Only negative was the tables were gross. So sticky the plates and glasses were stuck to the table.
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.
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
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.
Tico never misses. One of my fav spots in the U St 14th st corridor are
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!!!
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
Great food, quick service. Very nice experience.
Great place for dinner before live music at Lincoln Theatre!
The food was amazing! The staff were great and enjoyed every minute of my experience. Thank you everyone at the restaurant.
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
Tico is the best brunch spot in dc great food and best all you can drink menu with cocktails and mimosas included
The price-fixed menu wasn’t favorable. Nor were the portion sizes.
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!
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 :)
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.
Wonderful brunch. Great service. Will return soon.
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!
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.
Love the weekend bottomless brunch!
Had a great time and great food!
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💚
Terrible food and terrible service
Birthday with friends
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.
Great food, great drinks. Wish the waiter came around a little more though.
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.
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.
Got rid of everything on the menu I like
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.
This was a delicious menu, spacious restaurant, and surprisingly affordable.
The food is AWFUL!!!!!!! Drinks are okay but wow the food is bad
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.
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.
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.
Food was very underwhelming. Service was great though
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.
Terrible service. 30 mins before the server brought first round of drinks.
Good food and service. But the noise level makes it difficult to converse.
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.
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 takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 319-1400.
Tico DC & Nama 14 Sushi is rated 4.5 stars by 1452 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 bookings at the moment.