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“love this place- best guacamole ever” 5 of 5 stars
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Oyamel
401 7th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (Downtown / Chinatown)
+1 202-628-1005
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Ranked #110 of 2,557 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, Pizza
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Cross street: D Street
Transit: Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter on the yellow and green lines; Gallery Place/Chinatown on the red, yellow and green lines.
Description: 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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“love this place- best guacamole ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2008

love this place- best guacamole ever

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“I originally am from the...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2008

I originally am from the southwest, so it was a nice change to encounter some true Mexican food. The tacos are wonderful. They put a Mexican spin on their favorite fried potatoes with a little Mole sauce, so that was a little fun.

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“Just like Jaleo, but Mexican themed.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2008

Just like Jaleo, but Mexican themed.

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“love the mini chicken taco”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2008

love the mini chicken taco

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“You do NOT need 4 plates...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2008

You do NOT need 4 plates each. Good plantains. Everything else was just okay. It was a let down for me.

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