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.

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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DC Summer Restaurant Week

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Posted Jul 14, 2016

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Oyamel Restaurant Week

From August 15 – 28, we will feature special menus that showcase our signature dishes, perfect for experiencing our authentic Mexican cuisine.

Lunch Menu: $22 for three courses and dessert.
Dinner Menu: $35 for four courses and dessert.

We’ve also put together a select list of specially priced wines by the bottle to complement these menus. We hope you join us for during this week of tastings!

Make your reservations today and don’t forget to visit José‘s other DC restaurants for Restaurant Week!

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Squash Blossoms Have Arrived!

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Posted Jul 05, 2016

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Starting today, come in to savor the soft and delicate flavors of squash blossoms in a variety of specialty dishes. Offered for a limited time while squash blossoms are available, these exclusive antojitos highlight the versatility of these beautiful edible flowers.

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Menu:
Quesadilla de flor de calabaza
House-made corn tortillas with squash blossoms, zucchini and Chihuahua cheese, served with a salsa verde cruda $10.50

Taco de flor de calabaza con hongos
Squash blossoms and wildly locally foraged mushrooms with tomatoes, baby zucchini, onions, jalapeños and Oaxaca queso $5.50

Flores de calabaza con queso de cabra a la veracruzana
Local squash blossoms stuffed with Pipe Dreams goat cheese, poblano chile and epazote, served on a Veracruz style sauce with local tomatoes, onions olives and capers $12.50

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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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