Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Oyamel Offers Mexican Independence Day Specials

Photo courtesy of Oyamel

Mexican Independence Day (Grito de Dolores) is Tuesday, September 16th; and what better way to celebrate Mexico's 204th anniversary than lunch and/or dinner at José Andrés' Oyamel? Give up? We thought you would. It's been a few years (shame on me) since my last visit, but you won't find many places that serve up authentic Mexican food this good, without the name Rick Bayless attached to it.

Starting tomorrow, September 11th, diners can enjoy the following lunch and dinner specials through Tuesday, the 16th...

Photo courtesy of Oyamel

•  Chile en Nogada ($10): Roasted poblano chile stuffed with pork, apple, pine nuts and topped with pomegranate seeds and walnut sauce.

•  Menudo Norteno ($8): Beef tripe soup with chiles ancho and guajillo with hominy.

•  Lamb Birria ($11): Local lamb rubbed in a guajillo paste braised and served as a stew with rice and chickpeas, topped with onion and cilantro.

•  Tamal Con Puerco ($9): Pork confit stuffed in a corn tamal, topped with salsa Yucateca and crema

•  Enchiladas Verdes ($10): House-made corn tortilla, stuffed with pulled chicken and topped with salsa verde cocida and melted chihuahua cheese.

Of course, that's in addition to Oyamel's stunning everyday selections... which you can find here. May I suggest Lengua Guisada (braised beef tongue) and Tinga Poblana Con Puerco... two of the best Tacos on the East Coast? Provecho!

Oyamel is located at 401 7th Street, NW at the corner of 7th and D Streets in the Penn Quarter. They open every day at 11:30 AM, and stay open until midnight, Sunday-Wednesday, and 2:00 AM (yes, 2 AM!) Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Click here to make an online reservation.