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Food was great. Service was amicable but dishes were a bit slow emerging from the kitchen. Love love love the Mexican tapas here - another gem in the José Andrés food emporium! 😋
Great food and the place was packed. I’m vegetarian and had lots of options
We had a wonderful meal and incredible service on our visit!
Small plates of intense flavors that entice, entertain and prove very satisfying. Busy restaurants, well staffed, good people watching and delicious food. Most enjoyable.
Great ladies night!
Wow! We had high expectations and we weren't disappointed. Best margarita I've ever had! Loved everything: ceviche, tamal, chicken enchiladas, dessert! Just outstanding in every way! Can't wait to go back.
I love this restaurants but it is VERY loud. The food is excellent and the staff is very friendly and well trained. My only complaint, beside the noise, is that when I make a reservation I usually have to wait 15 to 20 minutes for my table.
The service and the food were terrific . The guacamole made on site was delicious too. Knowing it is owned by Jose Andres made it even more special
I love it. I love it. I love it. I love it. I love it.
Thank you, Carmelo our server was great. Food and drinks were great.
We dine out often, so I have a good sense of relative value in meals out. For a restaurant at which tacos are highlighted, Oyamel’s were not impressive in terms of flavor and quality. We ordered widely, and some dishes were more successful. Everything, however, arrived after having cooled off too much. We would not return or recommend to others.
Vegetables and tacos were excellent. Shrimp was overcooked. Very loud on a weekday evening and hard to talk to a table of four. Good service.
This is my favorite restaurant in DC. The Mexico City themed food is wonderful as are the various varietals of margaritas.
This place rocks. Authentic gourmet Mexican and fabulous margaritas
The food was delicious and the service good. Chips and salsa very tasty. Tacos yummy. Classic margarita perfect. Decor is very attractive but the restaurant is too noisy. All too common these days, unfortunately. Don’t need the music. Too loud even without the music.
Oyamel seems to have gone down hill over the years. Space could use a refresh, tacos were just "eh" and my husbands breakfast was pretty non memorable as well. The service was hit or miss and overall just not as good as it used to be, it's a shame!
Another excellent meal!!
Oh! Everything was delicious and interesting. Even the drinks were worth savoring. Loved the seat in the window. Service was great despite the packed house. We love Oyamel and look forward to returning.
This restaurant was wonderful, the staff all helped and even though it was mobbed from the Nationals parade, we still got our food quickly and it was amazing. Everything we got was delicious.
Delicious and unique menu items. Great choice. I will definitely be back.
Excellent food and atmosphere!
We both had the $20 lunch special. Mole tomale, shrimp dish and smoked pork tacos and the tres leche and chocolate mousse desserts. Everything was delicious. The layered chocolate dessert (milk chocolate mousse, passion fruit gelee, dark cookie crumbles and dark chocolate mousse was the best dessert I've had in a while. And the savory food was excellent as well. Also want to mention the chips - 2 baskets - they didn't even need the salsa - great salt and peppery taste without - addictive. Will definitely return.
My guests and I loved Oyamel. The food was terrific, and the service was outstanding. Our server, Anya, couldn’t have been more helpful, and the manager ((Danielle) made us feel very welcome. Special thanks to both of them.
The food here is phenomenal! Our waitress was very knowledgeable of the menu which helped narrow down the many awesome options. I loved the family-style dishes because it allowed our group to try many different things. The salted foam margarita is a must - absolutely amazing!
Nos sentamos en la barra para aprovechar la happy hour. El camarero fue sensacional, la jarra de margarita deliciosa y la comida exquisita. Es la 4ª vez que voy a DC y la 4ª vez que visito el restaurante. Nunca decepciona
Would highly recommend Oyamel for their excellent food. The service was great but a tad slow. The noise level is pretty high to the point where we could not hear the server talk to us. But the food outweighs the ambiance related issues. Highly recommend
Special dinner was enhanced by the great food and staff at this Jose Andres gem. Will definitely be returning soon
The food was good. Delivery was inconsistent. The noise level is very loud.
The food is really good. The only problem we had was pacing was faster than I care for. Even with ordering guacamole starter and then in 3 parts we were in and out in less than an hour.
Oyamel's food is as tasty as its interior is beautiful, which if you have been there, means the food is incredibly delicious!
As always, Oyamel was wonderful!!
The food is overall good. The fresh guacamole was nice. Meal items came out quickly and presentation was nice. The service was however slow. The server wasn’t attentive in several areas. Then when trying to have a conversation, the server was disruptive.
The food was delicious. I’m so glad we got the guacamole!!! It was awesome. I think we’ll go back one more time before we leave DC.
This is one of our very favorite restaurants in DC.
The food is incredible and it is a joyful place to be with family and friends!
Excellent! Everything was exceptional. Great service, great food, outstanding drinks!
Great lunch date per usual. Dzenana was a wonderful waitress. Our reservation was at 12....we didn’t leave until 3. We were having so much fun we literally lost track of time. Also, Stanley was a gracious host. We’re sure gonna miss him when we leaves!!!
Awesome! Highly recommend! Had the Experience menu with the drinks! Reasonably priced and food And drinks were Outstanding
Delicious food, great service, affordable beer. Unfortunately the prices are hardly as Mexican as the food (I miss the 3 peso tacos from CDMX!)!
The salt foam margaritas are magical and delicious. If you like sushi or ceviche, order 2-3 of the ceviche varieties: each is unique and delectable! Try the nutty flavorful Chapulines taco (yes, grasshopper—be bold!). The short ribs, lengua taco, pozole, queso fundido, and guacamole (of course) are my favorite go-tos. The ambiance and service make Oyamel ideal for entertaining special guests.