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Today 11:30 am – 2:00 am
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222 Berkeley St Boston, MA 02116
222 Berkeley StreetUSMassachusettsBoston02116
$$Latin American Restaurant, Wine Bar
Latin American Restaurant
Wine Bar
American Restaurant
Today 11:30 am – 2:00 am
Monday 11:30 am – 2:00 amTuesday 11:30 am – 2:00 amWednesday 11:30 am – 2:00 amThursday 11:30 am – 2:00 amFriday 11:30 am – 2:00 amSaturday 11:30 am – 2:00 amSunday Closed
Tico is all about your good time.
Conceived by Chef/Owner Michael Schlow (Via Matta, Alta Strada, Tico DC) and designed by David Manfredi of Elkus-Manfredi Architects, Tico is a new and exciting style of restaurant; American at its core, the menu is influenced by Schlow's travels and love for Spain, Mexico and South America.
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Vibrant hot spot where Latin American-inspired small plates are prepped in an open kitchen.- Google
"I had the blood orange margarita and it was delicious."
"As you normally expect at a tapas bar, it is fairly pricey but well worth it."
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Alex Mottern
6 months ago
I've never listened to Often by The Weekend while eating dinner, but maybe I should do it often... Went twice in one week! I was early to meet friends so I got a drink at the bar and then came later in the week for dinner. The first time my friend got the Moscow Mule which was super fast because it came from a tap, but he said he couldn't taste much vodka, but the ginger beer was nice. I had the blood orange margarita and it was delicious. Blood orange everything is delicious, but this was extra good because of the balance. I want more salt on my rim though. Bartender was nice and quick for the margarita too even though it was quite busy (especially for a Tuesday). The second time I tried the spicy margarita which was really spicy, and went really well with the food. Almost too spicy, but it hit that level and stayed there. I tried so many things and they were all great, but the main things I got were the lobster and avocado taco, fried cheese and fried olives. I didn't get much lobster from the taco, because it was made more like a lobster roll, I think it had mayo but I can't say for sure. I thought it would be chunks of lobster and avocado mixed, but if they wanted it to be like a lobster roll, use the avocado instead of mayo. I want to eat that now....The cheese was great and the sauce was perfect--its pomegranate! I would not expect cheese and pomegranate to be good, but it was. The fried olives are pan fried, not deep fried like I expected, but they were still great. Service was really nice and quick. We asked for things to come out as they were ready, which I recommend.
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Anthony Moffa
10 months ago
Tapas with a Mexican flair. As you normally expect at a tapas bar, it is fairly pricey but well worth it.
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Carrie Liken
2 years ago
Tico is a great space and has a cute little outdoor space that's fun and funky. The tacos are simple but delicious (especially the shrimp-bacon-avocado taco) and the roasted cauliflower is out of this world. Drinks are only so-so: order the paloma for an authentic fresh-squeezed fruit+tequila delight.
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Jennifer Vasquez
3 years ago
Well the service leaves us to wonder what the food will taste like. We thought about Leaving but we stayed. The food took a little longer than usual to my taste, but was it ever worth the wait. Loved and enjoyed every bite of it. I would go back just for the food.
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Ian Haydon
3 months ago
Interesting menu, good service.
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Frederick Wright
5 months ago
I had resisted going here for the dumbest of reasons: because I didn't like the spot that formerly occupied the space! But finally last night my spouse and I gave it a chance and loved it. Expensive (yes, you're in Back Bay with some of the highest commercial rents in the entire country) but wonderful small plates of Latin influenced food, surprisingly 2/3 of which is vegetarian. From the roasted Brussels sprouts to the charred cauliflower everything was rich, complex, and nuanced. Atmosphere is rustic-industrial which is hard to achieve. Highly recommended but bring your wallet.
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Maria Martinez
a year ago
Originally my plans were to attend Fire and Ice, however the vibe across the street caught my attention. My girlfrieds and I decided to be adventures and take a risk and decided to attend Tico. As we walked in the atmosphere of the restaurant was amazing. We were greated by a female hostes who explained that the wait for a table was 30 minutes. We decided to wait and had a few drinks in their lounge area which was amazing. Before we knew it we were informed that our table was ready. We waited at the table for about 10 minutes for waitress to come. Eventually after waiting our waitress made it to our table. We order our food and continued with our conversation, 20 minutes passed,30 and finally one of my friends got her appetizer, than we waited another 20 minutes and our food started to come to the table. However my one of my friends who had order Lobster Tacos, her food never came. We asked a different waitress to check on the tacos because our waitress disappeared. It took them less than 5 minutes for the tacos to come to the table. I believe it was the manager who brought the tacos to our table, he never apologized or even try to. I had order the steak which was very cold and not medium well like I had asked. At this point I was ready to explode. We were so upset we asked for our bill, it took our waitress about 20 minutes to come and finish our transaction. Our bill came out to $159 and some change. The experience was horrible, we ended up leaving and had to make a stop at Mcdonald's because we were all hungry. I will give the restaurant 4 stars for the atmoshphere and decor. If they put mored efforts into their peoples skills and service like they did with their vibe and decor the restaurant has alot of potential. I don't think I will be visiting this restaurant in the future.
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Eric Rollo
3 years ago
Tico has a unique menu and is one of the best restaurants of its kind in the city. Impressive drink menu is tequila-focused, which makes sense, but the coolest part is their tequila club! The ambiance in here in lounge-y but not in a way that would put most people off. They do offer free coat check which makes it feel a bit classy, and the dark walls and interesting space make this a comfortable place for dinner or drinks. Try some of their tequila-based martinis (which isn't really a martini, I know, but don't tell them), and bring groups to the big surfboard-shaped high tops if you are out with a group.
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