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4.4 (5,090) $$$$ $$$$ Mexican


Summary: Contemporary Mexican spot.

Oyamel stands out in Penn Quarter with its contemporary Mexican fare and lively atmosphere. The restaurant serves an array of small plates, including tacos and ceviches, designed to be mixed and matched for a full meal. The experience is enhanced by a selection of exotic cocktails and wines, and the ambiance is brought to life with colorful decor and a butterfly mural. Patrons can indulge in a variety of dishes, from hand-made tortillas and guacamole to more substantial offerings like grilled trout in a guajillo salsa, all showcasing the kitchen's creative prowess. Desserts like tres leches cake and Oaxacan chocolate custard are not to be missed, and the bar offers an array of unique tequilas, Mexican beers, and specialty cocktails. The venue's popularity is a testament to its quality, with a loyal following that keeps coming back for the vibrant flavors and festive setting.


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401 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

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