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- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
Delicious food. Appropriate portions. Too much up selling.
Great place for a night out or pre-Caps game dinner (Capital One Arena is two blocks away).
Highly recommend the tequila flight. Our server Ezra was great
My daughter and I were in DC for a quick 24 hour trip and Oyamel was one of the highlights. I made the rez last week bc Oyamel looked like it hade several vegetarian options for my daughter. We got to our reservation too early after finishing museums earlier than expected and they seated us soon after our arrival even though they seemed pretty busy. The service was so so good. The mojitos were the best we’d ever had with interesting and gorgeous foam concoction on top. Definitely the best and most interesting Mexican food we have ever had! We will be back and definitely will recommend.
Everything was perfect, including the margaritas!!!
Great service and great food, as always!
We returned to Oyamel to celebrate my husband’s birthday and, though we’ve been many times before, found this experience not worth the trip. The chips were stale and hard (always had been our favorite!) and the guacamole was bland and not thick at all. I think they forgot a seasoning or lime juice. The drinks were excellent as they always had been, but the food was okay at best. My husband’s half sandwich was actually difficult to cut through..the bread was that stale. Lastly, the side booths by the windows need an upgrade FOR SURE. Super uncomfortable.
Food was pretty bad . I expected much better
Lovely restaurant, good food, excellent service. Had a delicious dinner.
Menu us original and full of flavorful options. Presention and taste was very good. I'll go back.
Our server was AMAZING
Great margaritas and food. Went at happy hour and it was perfect. We were able to try multiple items that were the perfect portion
Great food and amazing service. Highly recommend the tasting menu
Loved it. The food was so good. Great value for the menu pricing. I highly recommend Oyamel!
Wow! Mexican cuisine h!as never been this good outside San Diego/Mexico City.
We did the Chef's selection and the dishes, presentations, and dialog behin each dish was delightful. The pairings were right on and from state. We had a Latin lunch - 2/5 hours and left happy and very full. This is our first time back in 2 years (COVID) and the service and quality of the meals has not suffered. We will be back.
We enjoyed our dinner on the outside patio- thankfully it was still a warm night on 10/2. There is the noise from the city roads, but it didn't bother us. The server we had was very attentive and helpful. We tried dishes that we would not normally make on our own and it was very good! The pricing is a bit high for cocktails in our opinion- the one glass of margarita for $ 13.00 seemed a bit unreasonable to us. It would be nice to see them offer a smaller tasting experience as the one on the menu sounded like too much food. We ended up ordering a few of each thing and didn't leave hungry. Overall great experience!
Loved my margarita! Best margarita ever! I will be coming for another!
Food was delicious. Service was great. Liked Mexican small plates idea. Pomegranate margarita was divine!
A promise to my husband of excellent Mexican food during a recent weekend in DC landed us at Oyamel. We are fans of Jose Andres, so this was a no-brainer. The small plates approach allowed us to try out lots of interesting selections. Our 2 favorites (of 6 total) included the octopus and then the pork belly quesadilla. Although delish, don’t waste too much of your appetite on the chips and salsa. We ate outside, and service was pretty attentive. Didn’t care for the foamy mojito. We hadn’t eaten here for many years but won’t wait that long again…
Un guacamole et une margarita maison à tomber. D’excellents produits et beaucoup de créativité (seuls les desserts sont un peu décevants) Des prix plus que raisonnables pour DC. Un grand OUI !
Good variety of choices! Guacamole was outstanding! Service terrific!
GET THE FISH TACOS AND THE MEATBALLS AND DON'T FORGET THE GUAC AND A MARGARITA! YOU WON'T BE SORRY!
Good meal! A little noisy in the restaurant but the food was amazing and the margaritas are the best in the city.
The food was wonderful. We sat inside but didn’t feel like we were too close to anyone else. We will definitely be back again!
We showed up 15 minutes early for our reservation and weren’t seated until 30 minutes after our scheduled time. Other than that, everything was amazing.
Always amazing food!
I hadn't been here in years and had forgotton what a great restaurant this is. Sadly, the area around Capitol One Arena is a dining desert with few good choices. Happily, this is one of them!
Really good food and service. Great place for meeting friends
Chefs menu experience was amazing, throughly enjoyed the house margaritas!
excellent food and amazing with a helpful, patient staff
With so much to choose from we decided to let the chef pick for us. The 10 courses that followed were simply amazing both in taste and presentation. Our server Allen was excellent as he was able to explain to us each serving that arrived how they were prepared and what ingredients were present.
Definitely would recommend anyone looking for a date night and anniversary or even a lunch out to try
Food was greatly and brought out timely. Very upbeat atmosphere which was fun for a Saturday afternoon. Would highly recommend for anyone in the future!
Amazing food and service as always!! We love Oyamel. Always such a great time.
Sat outside and felt quite safe, especially after we saw the many unmasked young people sitting at the bar inside. Terrific waiter, very attentive but not intrusive. We both had daily special, which was pulled pork swathed in melted goat cheese with pomegranate seeds on top.Fabulous!
Extremely noisy inside, that’s why we decided to go outdoor. There is was chilly…
Food is excellent, service very nice but not well trained some of them.
We went there to celebrate my son’s birthday. We had a wonderful meal. The drinks were great! The tequila was fantastic. We brought a cake from home which was homemade and our server graciously sliced and served us! It was truly a perfect meal and occasion! I thank everyone for making it such a happy dining experience for us!!!!!!
Fantastic food, really cute interior, and very reasonable prices for DC. Loved it.
What a great place. Cute as can be with friendly staff and great food. I had the chef’s Sun special which was a pork stuffed Poblano pepper with a delicious white sauce and yucca inside. My friend had a chicken verde enchilada
that he enjoyed.
I would recommend this spot for great, not your run of the mill Mexican food. My classic Margarita was also delightful with a sweeter taste than I am used to found it quite pleasing. Tres Leche cake for a topper we also enjoyed
Awesome as always! Had a great table outside very safe from a covid perspective. Excellent food and excellent service! If you like cocktails be sure to get one with some kind of air it's magical!
Glad we were outside because the inside noise could cause deafness!
You can order delivery directly from Oyamel using the Order Online button. Oyamel also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Oyamel also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 628-1005.
Oyamel is rated 4.8 stars by 9096 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.