Fodor's Expert Review Oyamel

$$ Chinatown Mexican

The specialty at this Mexican stunner is antojitos, literally translated as "little dishes from the streets." But the high ceilings, gracious service, and gorgeous Frida Kahlo–inspired interior are anything but street, and even the smallest of dishes is bigger than life when doused with chocolatey mole poblano sauce or piquant lime-cilantro dressing. Standouts include house-made margaritas topped with a clever salt foam, the blackened fish with Oaxaca chili, and grasshopper tacos—yes, those are bugs basted in tequila and chili sauce–-and they're delightful. Museumgoers shouldn't miss the filling and fanciful lunch specials.

Mexican Trendy Sceney Lunch Dinner Brunch Dessert $$

Quick Facts

401 7th St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20004, USA

202-628–1005

www.oyamel.com

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