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Last night I stopped by Tico on 14th St., NW.  It opened in June and while I love trying new restaurants, I also believe in allowing a restaurant to find it’s footing.  Early reviews from a few locals weren’t stellar but the space is beautiful and I can never resist a taco.

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Tico is the first DC restaurant from James Beard Foundation winner Michael Schlow.  He describes the concept as “an American restaurant with international influences”.  The menu is divided into several sections:  ceviches, small plates, tacos, a la plancha and entrees.  I never made it past the ceviche and small plates which means I’ll definitely be returning for a taco!  All of the plates I sampled where delicious and my favorite was the scallop ceviche.

Overall, I was impressed with the menu options, the quality of the dishes, the extensive wine/cocktail list and the service.  Welcome to the neighborhood Tico!

Tico 1926 14th St, NW     www.ticodc.com

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