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401 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2202
+1 202-628-1005
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“guacamole” (466 reviews)
“tacos” (364 reviews)
“tapas” (175 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
401 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2202
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Reviewed yesterday

There are to many other incredible restaurants to choose from in DC. This was a spur of the moment dine out experience before heading back from our trip. The margarita was average, ceviche was ok, guacamole, well what it was, was mashed up avocado with...More

Thank Terry P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great time in this restaurant. The waitress recommended us what is the best. Service was nice. Taste was good.

Thank Mikołaj P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by for a quick bite after a day of touring. This was a pleasant upgrade to traditional Mexican. The ingredients were really fresh.

Thank pnjnm
Reviewed 1 week ago

My three friends and I came in at 9pm on a Sunday night for drinks and appetizers. We sat outside on a beautiful night, enjoying their addictive homemade chips. We all ordered margaritas, because it's hard to resist! (There were several options, including a light...More

Thank 196myrnag
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a day-trip to DC with a friend and decided to treat ourselves to a nice lunch. Have been here about four times, twice for lunch. About 30 minutes before we arrived I hopped on Open Table and there were reservations available every 15 minutes....More

Thank Lauren H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great meal. Overwhelming diversity of flavors. Wonderful variations on typical Mexican. This place gets it all right. Don't expect to order a Bud Light.. Full Beer menu of authentic Mexican Cerveza is what you'll get. Small Plates allows you to sample all...More

Thank Todd P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Named for the forest in Mexico where millions of Monarch butterflies migrate each winter, Oyamel is a vibrant, eclectic, original offering of Mexican small plates. Our dining experience began with chips and a fire roasted, smokey salsa and a mango fresco. Also available in raspberry...More

1  Thank ConferenceChick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a party of 7 including our two young kids 5 and 2. Sat at high top in the bar and had full service. Chips and salsa were excellent. Meatball dish and taco I had were bland and very small (picture half the size...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited DC and decided to eat in this restaurant. We loved the food, it is delicious. We ordered Margaritas and we loved it. We have previously drank Margaritas at other restaurants. But, we loved the ones in here a lot! Plus, barmen and barmaids...More

Thank al3atross
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Solid start to finish. Fun atmosphere, good guac, heart of palm salad, fish taco and beer. Nice location for tourists.

Thank Eric S
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Lee B
July 7, 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
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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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