United States Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

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401 7th Street NW
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Phone Number
202-628-1005

Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

Oyamel offers a truly unique dining experience drawing on pre-Hispanic, colonial and modern traditions, Oyamel’s menu reflects rich culinary heritage combined with current urban fare of Mexico City. Oyamel serves antojitos, which are traditional Mexican snacks or small plates. Sample from 30+ Tequilas and Mezcals from the Tequila Bar.

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94
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90  (1)
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96  (1)
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94  (1)
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Just a couple of blocks from the National Mall, this fantastic restaurant is a hang-out for local government workers. It is always crowded early but less so later and on weekends when many patrons are at home in the suburbs. Linda and I go to D.C. once or twice a year to visit the wide array of good restaurants available there. This is one place we never miss even though we know it is going to be busy and crowded. It's also only two blocks from the Verizon Center so if there is an event, it can be even more hectic. The food is incredible with extreme attention to detail; specialties from Michoacan, Puebla, Oaxaca and Mexico City. The decor is diverse from Day of the Dead to Oaxacan alebrijes. The tequila selection is a bit thin for someone from west of the Mississippi, but not at all bad for this part of the country. Here - I had perhaps one of my favorite flights of tequila; Chinaco anejo, Chinaco Negro extra anejo and Chinaco Emperator anejo. This was my only time to taste the Emperator. The tequila manager came over and said no one had ever asked for a flight like this at the restaurant before. Basically, she gave me the Emperator free; that made it even sweeter. All tequila was poured from the bottles at the table which was not close to the bar; very professional and extremely attentive. And - after your experience here, you can walk down to the National Mall and see the Capitol, the Smithsonian, the Washington Monument and, of course, the White House.
Overall rating 
 
94
Agave Spirit Selection 
 
90
Food 
 
96
Price 
 
94
Knowledge - Service 
 
97
Ambiance 
 
97
Reviewed by dasypus October 16, 2012
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Just a couple of blocks from the National Mall, this fantastic restaurant is a hang-out for local government workers. It is always crowded early but less so later and on weekends when many patrons are at home in the suburbs. Linda and I go to D.C. once or twice a year to visit the wide array of good restaurants available there. This is one place we never miss even though we know it is going to be busy and crowded. It's also only two blocks from the Verizon Center so if there is an event, it can be even more hectic. The food is incredible with extreme attention to detail; specialties from Michoacan, Puebla, Oaxaca and Mexico City. The decor is diverse from Day of the Dead to Oaxacan alebrijes. The tequila selection is a bit thin for someone from west of the Mississippi, but not at all bad for this part of the country. Here - I had perhaps one of my favorite flights of tequila; Chinaco anejo, Chinaco Negro extra anejo and Chinaco Emperator anejo. This was my only time to taste the Emperator. The tequila manager came over and said no one had ever asked for a flight like this at the restaurant before. Basically, she gave me the Emperator free; that made it even sweeter. All tequila was poured from the bottles at the table which was not close to the bar; very professional and extremely attentive. And - after your experience here, you can walk down to the National Mall and see the Capitol, the Smithsonian, the Washington Monument and, of course, the White House.

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