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OUTSTANDING FOOD LIKE ALWAYS, AMBIANCE WAS GREAT. The service was not the best this time, our server was not attentive of our needs, I have to ask three times to get water refills. I PUT A NOTE IN MY RESERVATION THAT WE WERE CELEBRATING MY WIFE’S BIRTHDAY, NOBODY EVEN MENTION ANYTHING TO US. LOVED ALL JOSE ANDRES RESTAURANTS, but the service this time did not leave me happy.
Really great food, but our seating was in a high traffic area and it was a bit hard to hear. Maybe there's an echo in the corner?
Honestly, you can’t get better than this. Very great food. I’m not joking, one of the best restaurants I’ve Ben to that’s Mexican. It was crowded, like most restaurants in Washington. The noise was literally crazy. When I say deafening, I’m not joking. The noise just didn’t make it fun to be in. I would highly recommend the food
Please add noise dampeners
We had the Oyamel Experience, which is basically a tasting menu and cocktail pairing. It was excellent, but a lot of food. Come hungry and skip the homemade guacamole so you have room for the food. Excellent evening!
Food was good but small portions. Service was slow so we couldn't order more in a timely fashion. Foam drinks were fancy but underwhelming. Guac was delicious. It was extremely loud. But good for a celebration.
Great experience!! Excellent food, fantastic atmosphere and super accommodating with food allergies and comprehensive Allergen menu!
Every single aspect is amazing, I recommend often and without any reservations (do make one!)
Party atmosphere, great service, good food. The bathroom is hard to get to.
Service was a bit slow and elusive. Typically I don’t love overdone menu explanation or suggestive selling but in this case we ended up underinformed and underfed. Weren’t told that the Ropa Vieja enchiladas were served a la carte so just received a small plate of two enchiladas and nothing else. A bit meager. When paying, after giving card, server brought back the check for our order but a credit card slip that was roughly double our check amount. Quickly rectified but if I hadn’t paid attention would have paid double for our little lunch.
Great place, great food. I try to eat here every time I visit D.C. You can't go wrong with any of the food or drinks. One of the best in D.C.
Terrific as always!
Great food with attentive service. Plates are intended to be shared but start slow because the portions are generous. Mole in particular is delicious and the guacamole is consistently excellent.
If we had a better waiter it might have been a more positive experience. He did not come to the table unless we flagged him down. He needs to learn that is what gets the tips. It was entirely too noisy to converse. Won't be back.
We had a terrific time just a few weeks go, but this time we’re a party of six, it was not an enjoyable experience! Had to wait a long time for the table, even though we had a reso. The server got a third of our drink order and the same throughout the evening with everything else. Hasta la vista!
Outstanding, as usual!
Bravo Chef Andres!
Good food, nice staff
Great food and drinks.
As a foodie with high standards, Oyamel is hands down, one of the best fusion Mexican cuisine places that I have ever eaten at. Everything on the menu is amazing, from the food to the drinks. Highly recommend for all occasions.
Delicious food - amazing guacamole done on the spot! -, super friendly service, fantastic atmosphere!
Always a pleasure-great food, great drinks, great staff!
My husband and I went to Oyamel with high expectations- it's a Jose Andres restaurant and what's not to love about this guy and his food? This place doesn't live up to Jose's reputation. The food is meh (mostly bland). It's SO loud. My husband and I had to yell at each other across a tiny table the entire time. We were seated right next to a waiter's station where they check in the orders and deal with checks etc so there was someone talking/dropping things/whatever constantly. Our waiter was pushing to get our orders, he spilled stuff (chips, water) on us and yelled in my face across our table from the station to get someone's attention. Otherwise he was nice (ha ha) but altogether we just did not enjoy our experience. Maybe next time.
We go here all the time. The food and service is consistently good. We really love this place!
Front hostesses very efficient. Waitress friendly and efficient. House “Mole” dish not available. Would recommend for good Mexican food.
For my wife’s birthday. Terrific meal and drinks. A Mexican restaurant unlike any others.
Delightful decor and staff. Two thumbs up!
The food and drinks are always fantastic. The place is usually crowded and noisy, as it was on the early Monday evening that we were there. Our waiter was a little disengaged, and we didn’t get the specials menu for the day. We will go back, and we will ask for a quiet table.
Excellent food and service!!! A delightful experience!! And BEST guacamole I have ever had 😋
Great food and excellent service! It gets very loud though and we ended up shouting to hear one another which was not ideal.
My friend had never been to Oyamel so she was really excited. We got guacamole and both got tacos. Everything was amazing and I can’t wait to return.
Went there for lunch. The food was delicious and the whole experience was great. I would recommend.
Third trip to Oyamel, and I'm getting to know my way around the brunch menu! We had a dish I would describe as nachos with a fried organic egg, ham and cheese tortillas, Brussels sprouts and their ever-fabulous guacamole. Of course, we took half of it home to extend the deliciousness!
Very warm in the restaurant which made it very uncomfortable.
Excellent service and the best guacamole ever! We will definitely be returning soon.
Tacos are inconsistent. Sometimes the meat is thinly sliced or shredded and delicious, other times it is thick and chewy.
The guacamole and chicken rice soup have always been terrific.
The food was exquisite. Oyamel is one of the pearls of DC and anyone who is a fan of fine Mexican dining should already have plans to go there.
The server never came back until the end of the meal to see if we wanted a second drink but by that time I already had lost my patience and ordered drinks at the bar separate from our table ticket. Luckily the server realized what had happened and took those last two drinks off my check since he realized he was not present as he should have been.
The tacos were ok nothing to rave about. The service was very slow took a long time to get anything.
Best guacamole in the world. Great service. Great drinks and food- wish I lived closer
The best Mexican food I have had till date. the beef ribs and the cactus leaves were the winners!!!
Food was good. Tacos were common. I ordered a lamb taco and there was no meat to be found. Rice and bean dishes were delicious. Complimentary chips and salsa a nice way to review extensive menu. The sound level was higher than noisy. Very difficult to hear dinner partner and servers.
Servers were eager to please and efficient.