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Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

401 Seventh St. NW (D St. NW) Send to Phone
Another gem in the José Andrés constellation.


Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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Oyamel Cocina Mexicana, Washington, DC

Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.

Oyamel Cocina Mexicana Restaurant Review

About the restaurant: Dressed up in its corner location in Penn Quarter, José Andrés’ Oyamel takes you heart and soul across the border down Mexico way. Visually, the setting has been enlivened with special chairs designed by Philippe Starck and a colorful butterfly mural.

Read our feature on chef José Andrés, GAYOT's 2017 Best Restaurateur

Food & Drinks: Enjoy ceviches several ways; tacos with Yucatán-style barbecued pork, grilled chicken, wild mushrooms, or fish; guacamole and hand-made corn tortillas. Bigger dishes include grilled trout marinated in a guajillo, ancho and pasilla negra salsa, served with sautéed seasonal vegetables. Well, the list goes on and on, with so many gustatory diversions that you’ll mark this as a return-trip destination. Many return trips. Desserts are worth a major calorie overload, with tres leches cake, Oaxacan chocolate custard and more. For libations, customers can leap into tankfuls of unusual tequilas, or switch over to Mexican brews, select wines or specialty cocktails.

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