Last week I mentioned that we were finally giving Oyamel a try. It seemed like perfect timing. We were at Jaleo last month so it was still fresh in ours minds. Also, our out-of-town guest is a pescatarian and so the menu had about a gazillion options for that diet. We had such a great time and the experience did not disappoint!
For starters, the environment is so much fun. It’s wild, colorful, and crazy – definitely an experience. It would be the perfect place to go for a drink and appetizers, or even a late night beverage. Our reservation was at 6:45 and when we left at 9, it was still totally hopping (does it mean I’m 80 if I use the word hopping?)
For starters, I loved the decor. It was so creative and unique and really had a touch of whimsy.
On to the food, which is the most important thing after all. It was fresh, inventive, and delicious. We got guacamole, a mini salad, two ceviches, a few kinds of tacos, brussels sprouts, plantain and carrot fritters, and a dessert. The three of us shared everything and it was so much fun to be able to try a million different things. My favorite dish was definitely the Taco de Suadero (beef brisket taco). Thanks so much to the Think Food Group for the recommendation!
We also had great service and the drinks were apparently delicious. I would say that I enjoyed Jaleo more than Oyamel just by the smidgiest of smidges. But that’s only because most of the dishes we ordered were fairly spicy and I’m a complete and total spicy wuss. Jake agreed, but only because Oyamel doesn’t have the epic sliders I mentioned last week. However, we thoroughly enjoyed our evening and would go back to either restaurant in an instant. Next, we have to go to Zaytinya. I’ve been before, but it’s been years and Jake needs to go ASAP!