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Tico Has Served More than 6K Meatballs, 5K Hibiscus Margaritas in Less Than Two Months

Photo: R. Lopez
Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

Bring them cauliflower, they will come. Tico has been open for less than two months on 14th Street, but customers have been pouring in for the South American and Mexican-inspired food from Boston restaurateur Michael Schlow. The restaurant shared some of its opening numbers with Eater, and the results are pretty staggering.

So far, the restaurant has put out:

· 5,223 hibiscus margaritas

· 1,076 orders of meatballs (that adds up to 6,456 meatballs)

· 1,482 orders of cauliflower

· 1,128 orders of crispy Manchego or (7,896 pieces of breaded cheese)

· Almost 1,000 duck tacos, the most popular taco (even beating out the two-textured short-rib, an Eater favorite)

· 995 orders of mac & cheese (which is almost 400 pounds of elbow macaroni)

· 955 orders of tuna ceviche (the most popular ceviche)

· And 117 of the 125+ types of tequila on the menu have been ordered
· Tico [Official Site]
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