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New Year's Eve Experience$95.00 per personPrepaid
Dec 31, 2021 onlyNew Year’s Eve Chef’s Experience Menu Celebrate the arrival of the new year with Oyamel’s Chef’s Experience menu, a one-night-only prix fixe menu created by Head Chef Omar Rodriguez. Featuring selections from Oyamel’s 2021 Chef’s Dinner series, special ingredients like truffles, caviar, and wagyu beef, plus guest favorite dishes, this five-course menu is the ideal start to your celebration of 2022. No New Year’s is complete without drinks – add a special beverage package to your meal for the ultimate Oyamel experience. ¡Salud!
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
The place was easy to find. The inside was very noisy, but comfortable. I had reservation for outside, which was quite and intimate. The service was great. The Waiter asked if it was our first time and we answered yes. He explained about the place, food and drinks. He was very polite and professional. I enjoyed his helpfulness and politeness. The food was good. I enjoyed the food very much, very tasteful and favors. Great place to eat.
Overall excellent! Accoustics are not good and don't lend to easy conversations amongst people even at the same table. Ambiance is decent. Food is excellent, as is service.
I love this restaurant by chef José Andrés in DC, but the service was not what I have come to expect from previous visits. Food was great, per usual, but we felt unnecessarily rushed.
The food was disappointing.
Yummy food and quick service before the hockey game. We’ll be back!
Had the chef's tasting menu ($65 for about 10 tastes). Was actually more food than we could finish and so took some home. Best tastes were the Ceviche and the Chicharrone tacos. Don't skip the guacamole and chips. Mezcal cocktails were excellent. We appreciated not being rushed and we spent a bit over 2 hours enjoying our meal.
Had a great time we are definitely coming back
I had the best Margaritas and food was absolutely delicious
Delicious small plates. The spicy shrimp dish was particularly good. Our server was pleasant and helpful.
Delicious, authentic Mexican food in a great atmosphere. Great spot to stop before or after an event at the Capital One Center.
Pre Caps game. Good margaritas. The beat salad was super as were the brussel sprouts. The tacos fell apart and were hard to eat. Good service.
Great food overall; however the chicken tamale did not have as much flavor as other offerings
Best margaritas in DC. I love the food here. Good service.
I was quite impressed by the delicious food, excellent service, variety of items on the menu, and the overall energy of this restaurant. Each item we ordered was very flavorful and artfully presented. The ambiance of the restaurant was also very well decorated to exhibit the energy and culture of Mexico City. Highly recommend everyone try this restaurant and other restaurants by Jose Andres.
Food and service was wonderful! Margaritas are the best in DC
Visited twice and have found the food and drinks to be ok. The chips and salsa are very flavorful. However, the actual food and drinks paid for are just ok. I’ve had better tacos, quesadillas, and margaritas from other restaurants around DC. I decided to try it a second time because I thought maybe I wasn’t feeling well the first time, but it simply confirmed that the food’s really just ok. I do agree that the service and ambiance are great.
food was great, service attentive. Try the Chefs tasting menu-there were too many great items to choose ourselves so loved this option and went home even with leftovers!
I have been a fan of Oyamel for ever but was quite disappointed with the food this time. Quality has dropped
Great chicken rice soup a d chicken enchiladas
Excelente sabor. De verdad como si estuviera en Mexico. Volvemos de seguro!
Having lived in Texas and being spoiled on both Tex-Mex and Mexican, it was solid but not great.
Great food, great ambiance, even better margs.
It was wonderful! We had the perfect “nook” seat for our slightly larger party, and everything from food to drinks was excellent!
Because my hearing isn't good, I'd asked for a relatively quiet table. Which is exactly what we got, in a window alcove. The restaurant's accommodation was even more impressive because the place was packed, yet we were given this table for four een though there were only two of us.
We enjoyed the tapas style so we could try a lot of different foods. Also, the tequila was great!
The food, service, and ambiance were incredible! Only downside was their website claimed they require COVID-19 vaccination for indoor dining, and I called to confirm that was true. I was told it was, but at arrival no one asked for my vaccine card. As a rather anxious diner, that didn’t make me feel very secure. Nonetheless a great dining experience!
Delicious. Wash DC fave.
Love Oyamel and go all the time. This recent visit was fine but we felt like they created a table in what used to be a walk way for waiters right at the foot of a staircase, and in front of a service station so there was quite a bit of traffic going around us. Otherwise, it would have been a great experience!
Josh provided exceptional service behind the bar. We'll be back not just because the food was great, but the service was fantastic! Thank you.
Everything was wonderful, especially the food!
Excellent all around! Food is amazing, plus friendly and attentive service. Dessert will astound foodies. Had Oaxacan chocolate custard with chocolate sorbet, passion fruit gelatin, chocolate and pumpkin seed crumble and fresh passion fruit. Tried it paired with Crema de Mezcal, Del Maguey’s combination of Miel de Maguey and Mezcal San Luis del Rio is smoky with just a hint of sweetness. Interesting, unexpected flavor combinations. Did we mention the house margaritas? Another wonderful surprise!
Great experience. Was super crowded due to a concert at the arena, but they were well staffed and provided excellent service in spite of the large number of people. Food was excellent as always
Mushroom taco was amazingly delicious! And the complimentary tortilla chips were much better than most.
The service, food, and overall experience were outstanding.
The food, recommendations and service were all outstanding. You're missing out if you don't make this a regular visit in the District.
Always great! Food is delicious!
Ordered the tasting menu as we felt adventurous. Great things we would not have otherwise tried.
Outstanding meal - everything we ordered was superb! Matt, our server, was second to none! We will be back, no question!!!
Great food and atmosphere! Have the margarita pitcher - you won’t regret it!!!
Hockey pre game
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Oyamel is rated 4.7 stars by 9142 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.