4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 33 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Tacos + 9 more
93% of 16 votes say it's Celiac friendly

401 7th Street Northwest, Washington, D.C., DC 20004 Directions

(202) 628-1005
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    5 ratingAugust 07, 2017

    Many options available on menu and wait staff was very knowledgeable and careful to check with the chef. The food was fantastic!!

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    1 ratingApril 17, 2017

    Based on reviews, I stopped by to look at menu. disappointed that at top of menu it clearly states that gluten free items cannot be guaranteed to be free of cross contamination.

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    5 ratingApril 15, 2017

    Loved it. Very helpful. Can't wait to go back.

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    5 ratingMarch 08, 2017

    Best Mexican Restaurant ever! Also best allergen friendly menu ever created. Every dish option is clearly identified with GVSND and when options available also identified. Every dish was truly amazing explosion of flavors. WOW ARRIVED IN FOOD HEAVEN!

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    5 ratingMarch 04, 2017

    I am not 100% confirmed celiac since I stopped eating grain so long before all the testing. I do have the genetic marker .And after my experience last week eating out I am pretty positive I am. That said I had a wonderful experience at Oyamel. The staff was also really helpful when ordering.

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    5 ratingJanuary 22, 2017

    Very clear allergy menu and conscientious about cross contamination

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    5 ratingOctober 10, 2016

    Make a reservations or call ahead, if possible. We were willing to wait an hour, but lucked out and got seated fairly quickly! Everything we had was fantastic...chips, salsa, guacamole and tacos (brisket, roasted chicken, BBQ, mushroom)! Will definitely come back next time we're in DC.

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    5 ratingSeptember 24, 2016

    Fantastic food!! Staff very aware of celiac disease. We had the table side guacamole and I had corn tortillas since they informed me that the fryer is not dedicated. Margarita with frothed salt is second to none!! Going back everytime I'm in DC!!

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    5 ratingJuly 04, 2016

    Wonderful. Many gluten free options, as well as gluten and dairy free options. This restaurant serves small plates in the tapas style. Every plate that we ordered was absolutely delicious. The staff was very knowledgable about allergens.

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    5 ratingJune 15, 2016

    The customer service was incredible and Very hands on and available. One of the first times my little girl got to have Mexican food...not to mention gourmet!!!

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    1 ratingJune 08, 2016

    I got sick after eating here. The waiter asked me if I had Celiac or not. I told him I had an extreme gluten sensitivity and would get sick from cross contamination. He said that he alerted the chef and would make sure that I would not get cross contamination. I started getting sick before I even finished my meal. It was a busy Friday night and the server was not very attentive. I am not sure if it was the server, the chef or if this establishment just doesn't take you seriously unless you tell them that you have Celiac. ZERO STARS!

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    5 ratingMay 29, 2016

    My celiac girl enjoyed the soup & staff was knowledgable. There was an allergy menu with top allergens noted - easy to navigate & helpful as she needs to avoid dairy too.

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    4 ratingJanuary 22, 2016

    Very good Mexican food! Good service too.

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    4 ratingJanuary 15, 2016

    Visited in mid-December 2015. Contrary to an earlier review, the restaurant had no gluten-free menu. My companion and I are both vegetarian and dairy free as well as gluten-free. We told the waiter what our needs were, and he disappeared into the kitchen to talk to the chef. It took literally 20 minutes for him to return. Our options were, unsurprisingly, very limited, but the food was delicious.

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    5 ratingDecember 28, 2015

    Impressive allergen menu covering top allergens as well as gluten. Chips are not safe but there's so many other options that it's easy to forget that small disappointment. Love the festive atmosphere and that the tapas menu allows you to try multiple dishes in one meal. Visited in Nov. 2015. Read more on my blog: http://www.eatingoutwithout.com/2015/11/oyamel-review.html

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    5 ratingDecember 22, 2015

    D E L I C I O U S!!! I never have a flare up after eating here. Most if not all of the starchy items are corn based 👍👌

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    4 ratingNovember 18, 2015

    Yum yum yum! So great to have a happy hour spot where I can EAT (being not only GF but also veggie)!

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    4 ratingSeptember 29, 2015

    disappointed that they didn't have gf chips (cross-contaimination), but had a great meal otherwise. They didn't seem to make a big show about allergen awareness, but knew their ingredients. I did not get sick :-)

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    3 ratingJune 21, 2015

    They have a dedicated gluten free menu with many many items on it. The restaurant is conveniently located near several metro stations. The food was ok, a bit greasy and bland. The service waa poor as the waiter never brought us a menu, he disappeared for 30 minutes when we needed our check and he simply was not friendly. I tried to make eye contact with a manager but they just kept eyes down and walked around.

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    5 ratingMay 31, 2015

    Separate gluten free menu was amazing, with great options including the most wonderful queso and enchiladas. Wait staff was very understanding as well, and understood cross-contamination. Definitely recommended!

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    5 ratingJanuary 19, 2015

    Awesome experience, gluten free menu and a gluten free restaurant week menu!!!

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    5 ratingNovember 30, 2014

    Oyamel is a really cool Mexican tapas restaurant. It has a separate gluten free menu with lots of good options. The servers seemed knowledgable and helpful.

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    5 ratingJune 25, 2014

    Awesome food and service. Separate menu for food allergies. I will be back again!!!!!

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    5 ratingMay 27, 2014

    Amazing!! Took our kids for lunch. Our server was so attentive and friendly. Kids loved the fresh pressed mango juice! We had a few tacos, lots of their homemade GF corn tortillas, some black bean soup and THE BEST tamales of our lives! Kids and hubby had guacamole and tortilla chips. Said they were excellent. Server was kind to inform me that because I was celiac, I should stay clear of tortilla chips due to cross contamination. No problem for me. Their warm corn tortillas were better than chips anyway! Writing this review several hours later and still feel great. This restaurant was a total home run for us.

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    5 ratingMay 17, 2014

    More of a nicer place but good food. Dont expect much for your dollar though. Special menu for allergies.

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    4 ratingMay 16, 2014

    Good flavors good service nice decor. Attention to GF though menu is confusing Only negative is small portions and higher prices.

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    5 ratingMarch 22, 2014

    Loved this restaurant! Extensive authentic Mexican food menu, with gluten free desert options as well. My quesadilla was delicious! Amazing atmosphere, guacamole made right in front of you, really fun place to eat. However, this restaurant is not really kid friendly. My 9 year old little brother didn't like how different the food was.

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    5 ratingDecember 05, 2013

    Oyamel has a great GF menu! They have tons of options and the kitchen staff is very well trained to avoid cross contamination. In my experiences there the entire staff was knowledgable. Things to avoid: 1. The chips are fried in contaminated oil but the staff is happy to sub corn tortillas for free! 2. The margaritas are not gluten free but can be made gluten free if you ask! 3. Ordering something you know is on the GF menu is not enough! You must inform your waiter because the kitchen staff makes changes to the cooking preparation when gluten free is requested

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    5 ratingOctober 04, 2013

    Everyone is super friendly and knowledgeable. One word of warning--the corn chips do not have a dedicated fryer. The gf menu is extensive.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Tacos


  • Brunch
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
11 am - 12 am
11 am - 12 am
11 am - 12 am
11 am - 12 am
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12 am - 2 am, 11 am - 12 am

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