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Tico Boston

#381 of 2,449 Restaurants in Boston}
$$ - $$$, Spanish,
222 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116-3748
+1 617-351-0400
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, Spanish, Pub
$$ - $$$
222 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116-3748
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1 - 10 of 213 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived on a whim for lunch drawn by the enticing patio dining. We were the first guest to arrive beating the business lunchers. It's a nice spot to do some people watching. We had the tuna tartar and chicken BLT. The drinks were good...More

Thank lewwjr
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We passed by this place a few times over the week we stayed in Boston but didn't make it in until our last night there. We're disappointed we didn't try it sooner. The menu is great for dinner and late munchies. The margarita and tequila...More

Thank sthking
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Dropped in for lunch between business meetings - service was friendly, swift and efficient but food only so-so. we all had tacos which were barely a snack if you ask for the standard 2 taco plate. Fish wasnt great, meat better. try something other than...More

Thank JMHGlobetrotter
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

The salads, entrees & sandwiches were all very good (I had great Cubano which was very tasty). The French fries were very crisp, just the way I like them. We also tried the Fried Manchego Cheese which was outstanding. Reasonably priced place for lunch.

Thank kcs2699
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Very tasty, fresh food. Nice drink menu and the ambiance is pleasant. Good service and friendly staff. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Beverly R
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Came for lunch and had delicous shrimp tacos. Little on the pricey side- $12 for 2 fairly small tacos but was good. Decent service, not busy at all, and nice atmosphere. Lots of good looking drinks on the menu and would consider coming back as...More

Thank car0344
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Shrimp tacos at lunch offered 2 or 3 for lunch - server was slow but apologies and brought our table of 6 a complimentary appetizer. Entrees for all in our party were well prepared and tasty.

Thank vestal2017
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Love the style and design and everyone was nice and attentive. I think we ate like a dozen things and all of them were great. The standout was the fresh chorizo tacos with green tomato jam, which is the best thing ever - had to...More

Thank demarcate
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We shared the beet appetizer) probably the best and most novel way of cooking beets I've ever had!) - amazing. I had a burger and my wife had the Bronzino (both quite good). Best part - Lord Hobo (craft brewer in the Boston area) was...More

Thank Pierre R
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We landed here because, frankly, it was Saturday night and other choices had long been booked. That said, it was a good find. Like others who have posted here, we found the food very good. The service was friendly and efficient and we have absolutely...More

Thank melsays
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$28
Bar, Spanish, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116-3748
    (St. James)
  • Public Transportation: Arlington Station is one block from Tico
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-351-0400
  • E-mail
Tico, Michael Schlow's award-winning venture, located at 222 Berkely St (corner of St James) is casual, fun, inviting, energized and energizing. The restaurant has a personal, somewhat eclectic, "found" feel, with lots of reclaimed wood and unusual pieces. Perfect for friends that want to share cool cocktails, plates of tasty, sometimes spicy food, while listening to great music, in a fast, uncomplicated restaurant that provides knowledgeable, quick, playful service. The restaurant has an open kitchen with 6 stools right on the counter to watch all the action. It also boasts a large bar, dining room for 100, a chef's table, and a lush outdoor courtyard that features a fireplace, dining for 50, as well as some "soft" seating near the fire if guests wish to be outside for a drink or snack.
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