Young and Hungry

Boston Chef Michael Schlow Bringing Tico to 14th Street NW

Add one more name to the growing list of taco spots around the 14th Street corridor. Boston-based celebrity chef Michael Schlow is opening Tico in the Louis at 14 development from JBG Companies just south of U Street NW. The restaurant, whose menu is inspired by Schlow's travels to Mexico, South America, and Spain, also has a location in Boston.

Schlow has several restaurants of different cuisines in the Boston area: modern French Radius, Mexican Barrio Cantina, and Italian eateries Via Matta and Alta Strada (which also has a location at a casino/resort in Connecticut). Schlow also appeared on season one of Top Chef Masters.

Tico will join a growing number of Mexican and taco spots on 14th Street. El Centro D.F. is just a block away, and Taqueria Nacional is coming to 1409 T St. NW this spring. There's also Tortilla Coast in Logan Circle and Tacos El Chilango at 12th and V streets NW.

This won't be Schlow's only thumbprint on D.C. He's developing the menu for Vida U Street's penthouse pool.

Photo by Jessica Sidman

  • George

    What about Pica Taco at 14th and Florida?!

  • Jessica Sidman

    @George ah yes! I knew I was missing something.

  • Katina

    Tico looks like its going to be so good!! If anyone is looking for other mexican restaurants or hispanic food in general in DC you should definitely check out, lots of great recommendations!