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Oyamel

4.5
6973 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Thursday – Saturday: 11 AM – 2 AM
Sunday – Wednesday: 11 AM – midnight
Lunch menu available Mon. – Fri. from 11 AM – 3 PM
Brunch Sat. & Sun. 11 AM – 3 PM
Hora Feliz Mon. – Fri., 4 PM – 6 PM
Late Night Menu:
Thursday – Saturday, 11 PM – 2 AM
Sunday – Wednesday, 10 PM – midnight
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Phone number
(202) 628-1005
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What 6973 People Are Saying
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4.2
service
4.3
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4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

This was not my first trip to Oyamel, and it won’t be my last! Great food, awesome margs, and good service. Can be very busy, and sometimes loud, but it’s always at the top of my list for a mid-week dinner date

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Delicious food and friendly service.

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cimba (Baltimore)
3.0
Dined 4 days ago

good ambience, unusual dishes but would have liked the food to have more punch

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

My wife and I celebrated an anniversary; and like prior experiences the service and food was outstanding. One of our favorite restaurants. Thank you for a memorable evening.

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vipCincySkier (Cincinnati)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

We had a great time at Oyamel - perfect date place, wonderful drinks, fantastic food and vegetarian friendly!

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

Oyamel is one of the two or three best restaurants in DC. It is always a delight. The noise level does tend to be high, but the food and ambiance are worth it.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Food and service were excellent

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Ceviche verde with tomatillos best ceviche ever!

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Gabrielle (Miami)
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

The food is always really good! The server was a little slow to greet the table, but she was really nice!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

Great Margaritas, Guacamole and Tres Leches! The place was buzzing! Lots of energy! Outstanding service!

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Thursday – Saturday: 11 AM – 2 AM
Sunday – Wednesday: 11 AM – midnight
Lunch menu available Mon. – Fri. from 11 AM – 3 PM
Brunch Sat. & Sun. 11 AM – 3 PM
Hora Feliz Mon. – Fri., 4 PM – 6 PM
Late Night Menu:
Thursday – Saturday, 11 PM – 2 AM
Sunday – Wednesday, 10 PM – midnight
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Cross street
D Street
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(202) 628-1005
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Catering
Catering on a whole new level; José Andrés Catering elevates catering and event planning to new heights in the Washington, DC area and beyond. Now you can experience the inspired creations of celebrated chef José Andrés at your own party or venue. Visit us for more information at www.joseandrescatering.com, or call us at (202) 628-1005.
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Parking details
There are ample public lots in the Gallery Place/Chinatown/Penn Quarter area. Metered street parking is also available.
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Public transit
Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter on the yellow and green lines; Gallery Place/Chinatown on the red, yellow and green lines.
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Executive chef
Jose Andres; Head Chef, Omar Rodriguez
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Oyamel is the ideal venue for your next event. Our Butterfly Bar can accommodate groups of up to 70 guests. Oyamel also features a lovely private dining room that accommodates 50 guests. For large parties, full or partial buyouts of the restaurant (accommodating 250 guests) can be arranged.

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