Oyamal Cocina Mexicana has been bringing Mexico’s rich regional diversity with a swirl of modern urban atmosphere of its national capital to the DC Penn Quarter since 2007. With a lively dining room decorated by colorful masks and butterfly mobiles, the restaurant further compliments its originality with a creative menu and cocktail list.

Oyamel is the only place in town that serves insects, as well as, upscale Mexican specialties. Try some grasshopper tacos if you are feeling adventurous. If not, try the antitijitos, traditional snacks or small plates, with guacamole, made fresh tableside.

Shh… Oyamel often collaborates with other partners such as the Wooly Mammoth Theatre or hosts mescal and tequila tastings – check their website for more details!