It was perfect. Happily set us at table for larger group because we had e tea, quick service and food was divine Guacamole was hearty and tasty, chips seemed hi w made with smoky dip, fish tacos were folks favorites. Just a great experience.
Service was great but the ambiance of our romantic Valentine’s Day meal was absolutely destroyed by the overly loud group of 10 that sat next to us.
The restaurant is absolutely gorgeous and the food was outstanding. My husband is a chef and he was very very pleased with the delectable food choices!
Best guac in the city along with those amazingly flavored tortilla chips!! The lengua taco is a repeat favorite & my husband thought the pork belly quesadilla was the best quesadilla he's ever had!! We finished a pitcher of margaritas easily also. The only improvement we have was that our meatballs were a bit salty, everything else was perfect. Highly recommend the flas with apple sorbet to round out the meal.
Good but astonishingly overpriced meal. Might go back but not sure.
Always a great time. Food is always very good, and it comes out surprisingly quickly given how busy it typically is. Great value for what you get. And great service, as always.
Great service and food. Had a reservation and was seated quickly. Waiter had great recommendations and food was great. Was there for my birthday and the complimentary dessert was amazing. Was a bit noisey but overall a great restaurant!
Lovely. We even saw Jose Andreas.
The food was good overall, but read the menu carefully to make sure you know what you are getting. For example, I (and one of my companions) ordered the gazpacho as an appetizer thinking we were getting a cold vegetable soup and what showed up was kind of a fruit salad. We actually thought they confused our order with some other table. The dish was very good and the menu probably explained it, but definitely not what we expected. My second (main) course was a (single) taco that had decent flavor but the tortilla was maybe three inches in diameter and it had at most two table spoons of filling. First "Mexican" restaurant I have eaten at where two or three of those would not be considered an appetizer. I was sitting facing 7th and looking at Hill Country BBQ across the street and kept thinking I would have had just as good of a meal at a better price point had I walked across the street.
The food was good, but the service was slow/inept. And the restaurant was so incredibly loud that I wouldn’t recommend for groups larger than 4 people.
Always great food and service. A modern, delicious take on Mexican food.
Birthday brunch... excellent service, good cocktails and great tacos and fresh guacamole
Everything was delicious, especially the desserts. Tacos a bit small though.
Oyamel is our favorite place for innovative dishes representing the diversity of Mexican cuisine. This was our first experience with brunch at Oyamel, and we were pleasantly surprised that the offerings were both stimulating and affordable. The steak and eggs and Huevos Rancheros were both delicious. Our server was attentive and very helpful with the questions we asked about the menu options.
Everything was delish! From the chips and salsa to the Mimosas! Happy dining experience!
We always enjoy the Oyamel margaritas with the salt foam and the pork belly quesadillas. One thing that always stands out is Habir - he's been our server a few times now and he's exceptional and lovely.
Our food was very good though not rising to the finesse of A five-star restaurant. Service was very friendly but a bit unpolished. Ambience is fun and lively and the two 20-somethings with us really enjoyed it.
Great guacamole, cevviche, fish tacos. We also loved the brussle sprouts. Service was not super but it was very crowed the night we were there.
Oyamel has the most authentic "upscale" Mexican food of any DC restaurant I have been to. The prices are a bit high, but the quality is high too. Everything on the menu is tasty, but if you are adventurous, go for the grasshopper taco. Mixed drinks are good, but even more expensive than the food. The beers are fine, but only bottles. They need to get a few Mexican Beers on draft!
Food was great and the Oyamel Margaritas are a define must but the service was a little slow. Still had a good time though.
This is my favorite restaurant in DC . The guac and margaritas alone are enough reason to go.
Great time at another Jose Andres masterpiece! The lunch sandwiches were very filling and delicious.
Restaurant has lots of unique personality and appeal. Service was excellent and food was creatively prepared and presented. A good lunch experience.
Always enjoyable, lively at 6 pm (!) but we had a table in the back and could hear one another talk. Food is consistently great.
Great ad always!
Great food, though one in our party received an over cooked meal. They did comp her lunch so great service!
Fire alarm went off and we were all told ti leave. Left our desserts and drinks with no further information or comensation. Total BS
Every dish I tasted was delicious. There was a gluten free menu that clearly marked what was prepared gluten free, and what could be made GF with an accommodation. Our server was knowledgeable about the dishes and helped select a mezcal drink that paired well with the seafood ceviche. Service is small plates, making our table for four quite crowded as we struggled to fit everything on the table, but aside from that, a lovely evening.
Nice professional staff and consistently excellent food
Overall experience including food was okay. Just it took 15min to get a first glass of beer and our server come back to the table when all our glasses dried up 20 min. Needed super patients even it’s not busy hour.
Food was great and fresh. The guac, Pescado Baja California (fish tacos), Bistec con Pipian de Nueces and Cafe de Olla were my favorites! Service was prompt. I would definitely be back here!
Great dinner. Birthday celebration. Waiter brought dessert with a birthday candle and offered to take a photo of our family. Very festive evening
Classy place with great food. We just keep going back :)
Ambiance was awesome. Place was really packed. And the decor was wonderful. Service was on point. Food was also really good. However, portion sizes were on the smaller side.
As much of a "must" as the Smithsonian when visiting DC
I love that you can sit in a quieter room -- it was intimate and the food was wonderful as always!
my husband and i enjoyed another wonderful evening at this restaurant! it never fails to impress--the food is always delicious, service is prompt and attentive, and the atmosphere is festive and vibrant. such a fun place! no wonder it is always full, even on a frigid evening.
I checked this place out for restaurant week and it was SO good I decided to invite my coworkers for dinner. As I approached this restaurant I could smell the delicious flavors from across the street. When you walk through the door, you feel like you have been transported to a foreign land, a mystical beautiful place. They have an extensive wine/drink menu and they also offer a late night menu. Now for the food....the flavor profiles were incredible. I recommend the entire menu. My favorite was the striped bass ceviche, the beef ribs, the meatballs, the goat tacos and the guacamole. SO DELISH. I didn't have the gutts to try the grasshopper tacos but I'll be back.
Food was uninspiring. Chicken soup was over salted. Stuffed poblano was bland. Extremely noisy atmosphere. Disappointing overall.
Unique wonderful flavors that don’t require additional seasoning! Everything was amazing but particularly enjoyed the Chayotes Guisados. We had three different dishes with chicken. The chicken is very tender and perfectly seasoned. This is an upscale Mexican restaurant that definitely deserves its outstanding rating.