Oyamel

4.8
8974 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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Definitely not my best visit. The tacos were cold and the tortilla soggy. The Brussel sprouts were very oily/greasy The drinks were on point though. The fire alarm went off for about five minutes but out of staffs control.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience1

Homeless person stole our food from our table, but management handled it well.

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vipluckylouie
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great outdoor dinner on Saturday night. Promptly shown to seats on makeshift outdoor patio area. Service timely and very attentive from filling water glasses to helpful suggestions. Food was outstanding, particularly grilled octopus, grilled vegetable salad and deserts. Outdoor ambiance is not much but in these covid days having any outdoor dining is good. Will return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Finger food - small portions but very good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! One of my favorite restaurants in DC. Never fails to impress

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with top notch service!

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LoveFineDine
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was fantastic. Since moving to the DMV area 3 year's ago, this is definitely one of the best places to have Mexican food. We highly recommend this place and will definitely plan to go back!

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AnneS
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Oyamel was not its usual great self on Saturday. Service was not good. It took half an hour to get plates, repeated asking for things, and no one took our food order for almost an hour. The steak we got was really tough. The drinks were great per usual, but nothing really was a wow. For the price point, it wasn't so great.

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CarolineB
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oyamel always has great food and great service! The restaurant has done a great job with COVID-19 protocols indoors and out.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Place is dirty, customer service very poor

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MaryE
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, wonderful service, and Covid safe!

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RichHdz
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great. Portions slightly small for price. Signature drinks were amazing. Loved the atmosphere, fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!

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vipNinaM
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently safe, and good service. Awesome food in a good environment

JC
JenniferC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!! This is a treasure in DC

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vipSmart72in
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Absolutely amazing taste of the Mexican food. It really felt like a home cooking (I assume). We’ll be definitely back...
Thank you!

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ALEJANDRA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Aliza our sever was great also Allan restaurant manager he was very attentive and helpful
five stars for food everything was delicious
Thank you we had a great anniversary dinner

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vipMichaelH
Memphis/West TN
18 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt very safe while dining. The tables were sanitized and spread out. Service was attentive but not overwhelming. The margaritas were top notch as were the dishes. We had queso fundido, and quesadillas that were very tasty. The chicken soup was good, but not the best I have ever had. The smaller plates are just right following an appetizer. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Making a reservation thought we'd get a good table but were placed in the window by the coat rack right over the HVAC vent blowing over us. I was cold (it was raining and cold outside) and uncomfortable between the cold and uneven chair legs. Music was loud and couldn't hear waiter. Food was good but couldn't wait to leave. Trying to support local businesses but this experience was not a good one and hesitate to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice dinner out! They do a great job with COVID precautions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food took way too long, but overall it was a nice experience.

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Erica
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Decor is really nice and colorful. A bit pricy for smaller sized portions of food, but still shareable with maybe 1-2 others. Some of the drinks were nice (mojito dorada and al gusto), others I wasn’t much of a fan of because of personal taste.

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Mayita
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Glad our favorite server was there, safe and healthy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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viptwill
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brunch was delicious and well priced! I enjoyed the complimentary salsa and chips at the beginning, and then I ordered the chilaquiles and a blood orange mimosa. The chilaquiles were very good (though I would have preferred a salsa with more lime/acidity) and the mimosa was delicious- not too sweet, and a little spicy!

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cvillefoodie
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my long time favorite DC restaurants. Not too pricey. The staff are always so welcoming. Consider one of the soups- they are often interesting and more complex than you can prepare at home. - Plus a cocktail or two...

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JAMESg
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Variety, plenty of room, attentive service, reasonable prices.
Happy family time

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vipBrenna
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! The food is creative and so delicious. Medium guacamole wasn't spicy at all though, will try the spicy next time.

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vipWayneG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mezcal selection and knowledge in DC! Thank you Alan Grublauskas, Oyamel manager...look forward to our next discussion and tasting!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service here is top notch here

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vipVirginiaK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The margaritas! Went for brunch for the first time in a year with a friend. Great COVID safety protocols with outdoor dining. Had a great time, excellent food, great staff, 10/10

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vipjkb3482
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a friendly and safe team at the restaurant! Loved the spray of sanitizer for our hands tableside.
The food was delicious as always! From ceviche to tacos to chilaquiles, everything was great! Love the modern Mexican that isn’t the usual Tex Mex that pervades US Mexican cuisine

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great, not too loud and not too quiet. It was very clean and the food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and great food!

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Justin
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, have never been let down there.

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terrib
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great
Guacamole was good but not worth $15

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MERNICF
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were super friendly with our dog and amazing service!

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vipKatB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

The outdoor seating, under the tent was not optimal. I was nervous about oncoming traffic (since the tent was on the road) most of the meal. But the food and service were impeccable, per usual. I love the foot and the hostess was nice.

FAQs

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 4.8 stars by 8974 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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