About Oyamel

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Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

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.

Cherry Blossom Specials

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Posted Mar 20, 2017

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March 20 – April 17

To celebrate the DC’s favorite season, we’re featuring two delectable springtime specials:

Pescado Zarandeado
Grilled Japanese hamachi collar marinated in grapefruit and soy sauce, served with a chile morita relish, jalapeño en escabeche and house-made tortillas $16

Ceviche de hamachi y cerezas
Japanese hamachi in a sour cherry leche de tigre with tomatillo, red onion, serrano pepper, walnuts and mezcal $15

Cherry & Fresno Chili Margarita $12

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Mezcal Mondays

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Posted Mar 17, 2017

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Got a case of the Mondays? We’ve got the cure: Mezcal. Join us on April 10 for Mezcal Monday where we’ll be inviting Baal Mezcal to share their delectable spirits.

Additionally, we’ll be offering two specialty cocktails featuring these mezcals all week long.

Join us on our facebook event page to stay updated!

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Tour de José

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Posted Jan 30, 2017

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You can now visit four of José’s Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurants in one evening! Our Tour de José is an exclusive, unforgettable dining experience, available Sunday-Thursday on a limited basis for parties of up to six. The evening features a dining tour of Penn Quarter’s Zaytinya, Jaleo, Oyamel and China Chilcano with a special menu of 3-5 small plates and a paired round of beverages at each restaurant, for $195 per person, inclusive of tax and tip. Book yours today!

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Dinner and a Show

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Posted Aug 11, 2016

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Tacos and Margarita
Checking out a show at the Verizon Center or Shakespeare Theatre? Grab a delicious dinner nearby beforehand or skip the crowds and enjoy a post-concert taco and margarita at our Late Night.

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Late Night

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Posted Feb 14, 2016

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To indulge your late night Mexican cravings, Oyamel is now open later! During our extended hours, we will offer a special menu at the bar including Mexican beers by the bucket, a variety of Oyamel favorites (Guacamole! Margaritas! Queso Fundido!) and special tacos. No reservations required. We hope to see you there!

You can see the full Late Night menu here.

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