Oyamel

4.8
8942 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Oyamel Cocina Mexicana combines Mexico’s rich regional culinary traditions with modern urban fare. Guests experience an array of antijitos—traditional Mexican snack or small plates—along with authentic tacos, ceviches and an impressive selection of cocktails and tequilas. This is like no Mexican food you have ever experienced. Under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés, Head Chef Omar Rodriguez takes traditional ingredients and techniques and elevates them to deliver dishes and drinks with exceptional creativity and refinement.

As part of phase 2 reopening, we have limited patio and indoor seating for parties of 6 or less. We cannot guarantee a request for patio seating. We are open for dinner Wednesday – Sunday. Visit oyamel.com/commitment/ for more information on our commitment to our guests. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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EricaM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really great! Fun spot for celebrations!!!!

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Felicia
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and great food at this neighborhood gem.

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Dave
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and our meal was excellent...first time for dinner here and was not disappointed. The restaurant's COVID precautions were well done. Very comfortable dining inside. The Oyamel margarita was amazing with a foam salt mixture on top. We'll certainly be back!

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vipAnaH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love oatmeal and we are pretty regular there. Due to the pandemic, we haven’t come for several months. Food was good as always, but to our surprise, portions definitely got smaller (queso fundido), and service was a bit on a slower side

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LisaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, great staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

My experience here the evening of Sat February 27th was poor. My date and I had never been here before. It took us 20 minutes to be seated. Then we had to waive down a server to order after another 20 minutes. We then ordered drinks that took 20 minutes to arrive for it to be taken off the table 20 minutes later at 10:00 due to the new order by the governor. I understand the order by the governor now, because I looked it over myself, but the manager on duty did not explain the order he simply took our drink and pitcher off the table and threatened to throw it out if we reached for it. We were not treated respectfully and when we spoke with him at the end of the night about our experience he said that things have been difficult because of COVID. He took no responsibility for his actions. I will not be eating here again. As a healthcare worker I take customer service seriously as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic is no excuse for customers to receive poor treatment.

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vipLarry
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding/Excellent! The Margaritas which included Jose Andreas' favorite, The Oyamel and the other margaritas were superb. Service was excellent. We made reservations for the streetside tent which was ok, but if anyone reads this review, I highly recommend making your reservation for the inside as the restaurant interior and ambiance is very nice. Only one suggestion for management......the guacamole was very good but also very light.......not a great value and again, very light as in very small amout for $15.00. All in all, nice night and highly recommend Oyamel!

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vipKimberS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Oyamel!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was top notch. We will be coming back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Expensive margs 😬

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JennyM
Amarillo
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had the happy hour menu and drinks. Really enjoyable.

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TriciaH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish it was a place I could afford to go to every day. However, it’s great to go and treat yourself to fresh food and amazing cocktails.

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MarlenaD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful dinner at Oyamel. The variety of options was perfect for even our pickiest eater. Given the COVID dining restrictions, the restaurant was only at 25% capacity, so we felt very safe eating there. The service was outstanding and the food was very good. The margaritas were also delicious. I will definitely be going back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with such freshness and quality to the ingredients used behind every dish. Our waiter was amazing and the service was truly 5 stars for my Valentine’s date and I. Cocktails were pretty good as well. I’d definitely recommend the Serrano spicy margarita, WOW was it good lol if you’re looking for a great restaurant with true fresh taste come here! Cocktails will be a bit on the $$$ side tho lol

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closs
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

recommend the oyamel margarita and brunch but was disappointed as a place to celebrate valentine's day/our anniversary. when oyamel confirmed my reservation, they never mentioned the special menu wasn't being offered until an hour later.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was great

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PaulaG
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, delicious authentic Mexican food, great ambience, I would recommend it blind folded

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vipMfiskers
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very happy with this restaurant. Food was good and everyone was very nice.

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vipAlexzF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing service and amazing food

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vipCoya
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was underwhelming.

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MollyK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having been a bit skeptical on eating out at all during COVID, Oyamel's outdoor tent set up made me feel like I could truly relax, enjoy restaurant week, and be present with family who I dined out with. The service was attentive, clean, careful, and kind.

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ScottB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed eating on the outdoor patio. They had heat lamps for each table. I ordered a dessert with a different ice cream and when it came out wrong, it was immediately corrected. All of the dishes came out hot and tasty. My favorite Jose Andres in DC!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Chicken taco were very well seasoned.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great.

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ValentinaG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was, great. We were only able to book a reservation outside on the patio, but because it was a cold night, we asked upon arrival whether we could be seated inside and they gladly accommodated us. The food was great quality and good value.

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StefP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for Restaurant Week. Great COVID protocols and great outdoor street dining. highly recommend and can't wait to go back.

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Lisa
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything wonderful as usual! Our absolute favorite restaurant! ♥️

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vipJennifer
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their Covid prevention is so well thought out. Staff friendly fun and professional. Love thar they have mask made by their own staff for sale. This place fill my belly and warmed my heart

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vipMichaelH
Memphis/West TN
15 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great margaritas!

We ordered guacamole, a pitcher of margaritas, queso fundido, quesadilas, and frijoles. All were tasty but very small portions. Everything is a la carte. The food is good, just high priced as is all of DC. It has a fun vibe, and great cocktails. I am a margarita snob. I don't like syrupy drinks. These were a nice balance. We also had our kids with us - they enjoyed their food as well. We will return.

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vipTERIL
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food & Service!

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mike
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and service. Loved the decor inside and the pomegranate margarita was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice!! Although I’d much rather sit inside, still sitting outside was good enough and the heaters helped a lot

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Ginune00
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very attentive and eager to discuss the tequila and various drinks offered. We will be dining there again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were really excellent and we really appreciated the staff. Will definitely go again to try more items off the menu!

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JoannaG
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even during a pandemic, Oyamel continues to deliver high quality service and outstanding food in a lower-risk setting.

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vipJimJam328
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

First time here and like all Jose Andres places the taste is great. HH is until 6 and we got there right before and it was great to get a pitcher of margarita. Btw the pitcher was alot of drinks a good 6 or 8, not too much ice like other places too. We got the queso which wasn't really queso. It was a tougher and thicker cheese - still great flavor. The tacos were unique. The Pork and Beef ones tasted like Indian food to me (I'm north Indian and it was definitely like my mom's cooking). Overall great, I'm glad they have outdoor sitting and heaters during covid times. Can't wait to go post post-covid era because the inside looked real nice!!

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NathanY
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best tequileria in the area by far. Alan and the entire staff were fantastic.

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ChrisH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jan as our server & Hector the manager were fast & very personable. Food is AWESOME...especially the Camarones that come in a black garlic sauce!

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You can order delivery directly from Oyamel using the Order Online button. Oyamel also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar and 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 8942 OpenTable diners.

Oyamel does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://thinkfoodgroup.myguestaccount.com/guest/egift.

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.

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