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.
Posted Nov 30, 2016
Ring in the new year at Oyamel! We are offering events all night, including an early seating dinner and a New Year’s Eve Fiesta.
NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY
What better way to welcome 2017 than a Mexican fiesta? Kickoff your New Year with us for an amazing night filled with unlimited food and beverage stations, party favors, a DJ, cava toast and TVs to watch the ball drop at midnight.
Saturday, December 31 l 10:30 PM
$95 per person all-inclusive
BUY TICKETS HERE
EARLY SEATING DINNER
Saturday, December 31 l 5 – 7:30 PM
Start your evening at Oyamel with our special New Year’s Eve tasting experience ($65 per person), featuring a variety of Mexican favorites and special dishes in addition to two cocktail pairings. Don’t want the fun to stop there? Add a ticket to our New Year’s Eve Party for $40.
Make your reservation online at OpenTable or by calling the restaurant at 202.628.1005. In order to add the New Year’s Eve Party ticket to your reservation, please call the restaurant.
Posted Nov 18, 2016
Come enjoy a night of unique beers paired with delicious Mexican bites at our exclusive five-course beer dinner. This past February, local craft brewery, Flying Dog, released a limited series of spicy beers. Our team has been collecting them throughout the year and working to create a menu to complement these limited edition brews. You can’t experience this anywhere else!
The Heat Series beers include: Oaked Chipotle Ale, Ancho Lime Paradise Lager, Carolina Reaper Peach IPA, and Jalapeño White Ale. For a sweet finish, we’ll be pouring Flying Dog’s Sea Salt Caramel Brown Brewhouse Rarity.
Monday, December 12 l 6:30 – 9 PM
Carolina Reaper Peach IPA
a. Ceviche de Chamoy – Sliced Hawaiian ono dusted with chile pequin and tossed in a mango chile mulatos chamoy, toasted peanuts, cucumber, onion, lime and cilantro
b. Gaspacho estilo Morelia – From the historic city of Morelia, a salad of seasonal fruit, jicama root, cucumbers, queso fresco and house-made hot sauce
Jalapeno White Ale
a. Cayo aguachile de manzana – Bay scallops tossed with apples, pickled red onions and fresh Hamakua Farms hearts of palm, served with a sauce of lime, cilantro, serrano pepper and apple
b. Nopal asado con salsa molcajete – Grilled fresh cactus paddles served with a salsa molcajete of grilled tomatoes, tomatillos, green onions, cilantro and green chiles
Ancho Lime Paradise Lager
a. Taco de pulpo con tortilla negra – Grilled tamarind glazed Spanish octopus in a squid ink house-made tortilla topped with salsa verde cruda, refried black beans, radishes and cilantro
b. Pescado adobo a la parilla – Grilled whole North Carolina red snapper, chipotle adobo, serrano adobo, a sweet and spicy peanut salsa topped with tomatillos, onion and cilantro
Oaked Chipotle Ale
a. Fideos secos con hongos cremosas – Mexican vermicelli with pasilla de Oaxaca, wild mushrooms and Mexican crema
b. Quijada de puerco con Camote – Grilled pork jowl, sweet potato, habanero, spiced pecans and cilantro
Sea Salt Caramel Brown
a. Champurrada Postre – Masa ice cream, Oaxacan chocolate espuma, caramelized popcorn, mezcal raisins and candied peanuts
b. Flan de Camote
Posted Sep 07, 2016
Got a case of the Mondays? We’ve got the cure: Mezcal. Join us for our Mezcal Monday where we’ll be inviting our favorite mezcal purveyors to share their delectable spirits.
Monday, December 12: Wahaka Mezcal
4-7 PM: Complimentary mezcal tastings with paired bites at the bar
Additionally, we’ll be offering two specialty cocktails featuring these mezcals all week long.
Posted Aug 11, 2016
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.
Posted Feb 14, 2016
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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