ThinkFoodGroup requires all our staff to be fully vaccinated. We request all guests over 12 years of age who are dining indoors to be fully vaccinated.
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
Great food, great ambiance, even better margs.
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!
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.
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
We really enjoyed this restaurant. The food, service, and ambiance was fantastic. We sat on the patio with a heater and it was warm and toasty. The food was delicious.
Fabulous food though as always a little loud inside
Food was delicious!
Always incredible flavors and ambiance.
Although I am in the food and hospitality industry, I have dined out very little during the pandemic. This was our first visit back to dc since Covid, and I expected much disruption due to the many challenges of operating a restaurant these days. We had such a wonderful meal at Oyamel (how we’ve missed it!). Our server was a delight, and dinner was amazing.
This was my first time dining at a Jose Andres restaurant, and I was impressed. The waitstaff was knowledgeable and helpful with my dietary restrictions, and the food and drinks were all excellent.
Excelente atención! Buen guacamole. Recomendadas las quesadillas de chicharrón
Always a great place to eat. I was disappointed that the vaccine card was not required. I would not have gone there to eat indoors if I had known that.
My favorite Mexican restaurant in the region. The only place with margaritas better than mine. The food is excellent as well.
I loved my waiter he was so funny and helpful. I’m
Vegan and he gave me all the options. Food was fast and so good on a busy game night
I made reservations expecting a large crowd for Saturday brunch. It wasn’t actually crowded, but service was still poor. We had to wait for everything. Ordering, drinks (multiple times), new plates, serving spoons and forks for shareables, etc. Food was good but not amazing. Will try other spots instead of returning here.
Our waiter was amazing. Knowledgeable and had great recommendations. The food came out delicious, hot and at a the right pace. It may be "tapas" size, but very filling. Great fresh ingredients that combined made it an outstanding meal. It was a great dining experience!
Just great overall. Great place to hit before an event at the arena.
Everything was fantastic. The salty/lime foam on the margarita was incredible.
We had drinks at the bar for happy hour first which was great. Margaritas were amazing as well as the chips and dip. Vibe is great too! Only complaint was the portions for dinner are very small. My boyfriend got the quesadillas which were small and nothing comes on the side, same with my two tacos. Everything was delicious but we left still a little hungry (especially after the margs!).
One of the best places in DC. Especially for the price
Daughter’s 17th birthday. Limeades and food were terrific. Service was a bit slow but we had plenty of time and server was very pleasant. With small plates should restaurants replace your plates a few times? They became pretty messy after a few dishes. Oyamel has always been one of our favorite celebration places!
We have been to Oyamel numerous times and wanted to share this delicious place with some out of town friends. As usual, did not disappoint.
One of the best restaurants in a city full of great restaurants. A truly inspired menu that is flawlessly executed.
Had a great outdoor meal on the patio to celebrate my father’s birthday. Wonderful service from Matthew - who was a sport about the dad jokes and gave great menu recommendations. The food, as it always is when I’ve been to Oyamel, was delicious with lots of unique dishes!
Outstanding in every way. One small quibble--our last dish ordered arrived too late for us to consume it--but our server quickly boxed it up for us to take home.
Strolled in for brunch on a Sunday. It was quiet at that time. Both of our meals were very good. We had tacos, tamal chi
Awesome food. Loved the Day of the Dead dessert
Delightful and delicious!
I have been a client for a long time now.. more than 10 years..
The only thing I didn’t like about yesterday is I had a 9:15 reservation and the table wasn’t ready. They say us 15 minutes after. Usually if I make a reservation is for my table to be ready when I get there. Another observation is all of our food had come except two tacos and we had to wait 30 minutes for it. They came when we were already done eating but overall it was an acceptable experience.
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 4.7 stars by 9118 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.