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401 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2202
+1 202-628-1005
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“guacamole” (421 reviews)
“tacos” (339 reviews)
“tapas” (154 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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401 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2202
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch while exploring D.C. Short wait for a party of five and the place was busy. Indoor and outdoor seating available. We all had tacos and they were delicious! Brisket, fish, pork belly, and barbecue pork were all amazing! Guacamole was made...More

Thank ewachtler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolute bliss in every bite! Incredible, subtle, perfectly seasoned, perfect treatment of perfect ingredients. Oyamel margarita with sea salt foam was so dangerously balanced, you could drink a pitcher without thought unless you realized early on they packed a punch. Roasted Brussels sprouts were out...More

Thank Kristen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started with Sea Foam Margaritas and chips and salsa The drinks here are delicious and all fresh ingredients. Salsa and chips too are made fresh, salsa was one of the best I have ever tasted , hints of Chipotle. We had Queso Fondito with...More

Thank Christine H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best meals I had in DC. Their guacamole is to die for and their cheviches are just amazing! Thank you

Thank GiadaV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ceviche (we had 2 different kinds); the tacos (including the grasshopper!) were fresh and tasty; and how can you not love fresh guacamole made in front of your eyes! The drinks were ample and tasty. An overall winner!

Thank cjalpert
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to have dinner at Oyamel after having a great dinner at the sister properly (Jaleo) a couple of days prior to that. Cricket taco on the menu was making me very interested as well. Unfortunately the place failed to deliver the level of...More

Thank alexgav
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oyamel has wonderful decor celebrating the Monarch butterfly and its intrepid migration. Plus great tequila and cocktail selections, and food that is always fresh and prepared with some surprising twist; the caramelized sugar plantains, bright citrus and picante ceviches, "salt air" on the house margaritas....More

Thank slister1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite being an American style Mexican restaurant the food in general was excellent, the tequila selection is incredible and the ambiance super welcoming, I would really go whenever I visit Washington

Thank Gonzalo M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch as a break from hitting all the museums, as it is probably 2-3 blocks up from the mall. We thought that the food was great - very tasty and with a broad variety of tapas options. Started with the guacamole which...More

Thank akelly1470
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just wanted to have a nice margarita and ceviche. This has a small outdoor section. My friend ask the indoor waitress if it was ok to have a dog outside she didn't say anything. He then sat down waiting for me to come back...More

Thank Tuan N
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Lee B
7 July 2017|
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Response from cindypicard | Reviewed this property |
Yes! We usually get 4 dishes between us. The vegies and salads are bigger than meat dishes. But do get tge fresh guacamole!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2202
    (D Street)
  • Public Transportation: Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter on the yellow and green lines; Gallery Place/Chinatown on the red, yellow and green lines.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-628-1005
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Oyamel combines Mexico's rich regional diversity with the modern urban atmosphere of Mexico City. The liveliness of the dining room is matched by the creativity of the menu and cocktail list, featuring antojitos-Mexican small plates-ceviches and tacos, plus unique margaritas, and an impressive array of wines and tequilas. Originally opened in 2004 in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, Oyamel moved to its current home in the Penn Quarter in March of 2007.
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