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Mayahuel

4.2
4.2
151 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

Mayahuel is a modern Mexican restaurant that offers a unique interpretation of classic Mexican cuisine. The liveliness of the bar, dining room, and patio are matched by the thoughtfulness of the drinks menu, showcasing cocktails, draft beer, wine, margaritas, and sangria. Along with the creativity of the food menu featuring tacos, small plates, full entrees, and desserts. Last but not least, genuine service ties it all together!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Phone number

    (202) 864-6891

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Miguel Pizarroso

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Mayahuel can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (877) 509-5080

  • Neighborhood

    Woodley Park

  • Cross street

    Connecticut Ave NW and Calvert Street NW

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Mayahuel is conveniently located on the same block as the Red line (Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan) Metro station. On 24th Street NW On the back side of Connecticut Ave.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Dinner

    Botanas (Snacks for Sharing)

    • Chips & Salsa$3.50

      basket of crispy yellow corn tortilla chips, house spice, tomato-roasted jalapeño salsa

      • Guacamole Clasico$12.00

        served with corn tortilla chips, white onion, jalapeno, cilantro, tomato, fresh lime juice, queso cotija, radish

        • Pulpo a la Brasa$16.00

          Grilled octopus, garbanzo-poblano salad, jicama, pepitas, green onions, mango-vinaigrette, fresh cilantro, lime juice.

          • Queso y Chorizo Fundido$12.00

            3 quesos blend, Logan's ground chorizo, avocado-tomatilo salsa, pico de gallo, cilantro, warm tortillas

            • Nachos de Barbacoa de Cordero$15.00

              braised lamb, tortilla chips, corn, pico de gallo, pickled jalapeños, crema mexicana, cilantro, poblano queso sauce

              Antojitos (Palate Teasers)

              • Tostada de Atun$15.00

                coriander crusted, seared rare, yellowfin tuna, black bean puree, cabbage slaw, cotija crema, avocado, tajin

                • Aguachile Ceviche$15.00

                  gulf white shrimp, bay scallops, fresh lime juice, cilantro, serrano chile, corn, cucumber, avocado, crispy tostadas

                  • Taquitos Dorados de Pollo$13.00

                    braised chipotle chicken, wrapped in crispy corn tortillas, tomatillo-avocado salsa, 3 quesos blend, queso cotija, cucumbers, greens

                    • Mejillones con Chorizo$13.00

                      mussels, chorizo, tecate, charred tomato-poblano broth, garlic, cilantro, roasted garlic country bread

                      • Empanadas de Picadillo de Res$13.00

                        ground beef, potatoes, tomato, garlic, pasilla chiles, cilantro, cabbage slaw, avocado-tomatillo sauce

                        Para Acompañar (To Accompany)

                        • Yuca Frita$7.00

                          fried yucca, house spice, pickled red onions, chipotle aioli

                          • Arroz y Frijoles Negros con Epazote$7.00

                            black beans, epazote, queso cotija, green onions

                            • Platanitos Maduros$7.00

                              fried sweet plantains, salsa chingon, crema, queso cotija, cilantro

                              • Esquites$7.00

                                shucked grilled corn, chipotle, cinnamon, garlic, fresh cilantro, crema cotija, lime

                                Ensaladas y Sopas (Salads / Soups)

                                • Ensalada Cesar$9.00

                                  chopped romaine lettuce, herbed chipotle croutons, queso añejo, roasted corn, shaved radish, cesar dressing

                                  • Ensalada de Aguacate y Palmitas$12.00

                                    avocado, hearts of palm, ruby red grapefruit, spiced nuts, jicama, radish, scallions, tajin, agave-lime-cilantro dressing

                                    • Sopa de Elote y Poblano$8.00

                                      cream of corn and poblano chile soup, roasted wild, mushrooms, corn, crema cotija, cilantro

                                      Tacos

                                      3 tacos served with Mexican rice and beans

                                      • Tacos de Pescado$18.00

                                        Mahi Mahi fish tacos, marinated with coriander, cabbage slaw, avocado, salsa verde, cilantro, lime wedge

                                        • Tacos de Lengua$18.00

                                          beef tongue tacos, braised 4 hours, habanero-mango salsa, fresh mango, chopped white onion, fresh cilantro

                                          • Tacos de Falda de Res$18.00

                                            creekstone beef brisket tacos, braised 4 hours, pico de gallo, tomatillo-avocado salsa, fresh cilantro

                                            Platos Fuertes (Main Dishes)

                                            • Mexi-Burguesa$17.00

                                              8 oz. certified angus beef Patty, dry rubbed, 3 quesos blend, grilled onion, salsa macha, piquillo peppers, chipotle aioli, cilantro, house spiced fries, sesame seed bun

                                              • Carne Asada de Arracherra$25.00

                                                8oz grilled skirt steak, sautéed onions-peppers-zucchini, side salad, guajillo chile-cilantro salsa

                                                • Pescado Zarandeado$29.00

                                                  Roasted whole bronzino, pin bone in, parsley sauce, red chile sauce, side salad with agave-lime-cilantro dressing, avocado, lime

                                                  • Costilla de Res en Mole$29.00

                                                    braised beef short rib, wild mushrooms, corn, red rice, huitlacoche salsa, grilled green onions

                                                    • Pechuga de Pollo Horneado$19.00

                                                      oven roasted chicken breast, sweet potato & nopalito hash sofrito, charred tomatillo-coriander sauce

                                                      Postres (Desserts)

                                                      • Tres Leches$9.00

                                                        Sweet soaked sponge cake, fresh fruit, whipped vanilla, meringue, pepitas

                                                        • Churros con Nutella$9.00

                                                          Deep fried pastry dough, stuffed with dulce de leche, rolled in cinnamon sugar, vanilla ice cream, Nutella

                                                          • Flan con Caramelo

                                                            coming soon, but not yet

                                                            • Arroz con Leche

                                                              coming soon, but not yet

                                                              Para Los Niños (Kids Menu)

                                                              • Quesadillas$8.00

                                                                3 quesos blend, side salad or side dish

                                                                • Nachos$8.00

                                                                  crispy corn tortillas, corn, pico de gallo, crema, pickled red onions, queso sauce

                                                                  • 2 Tacos$8.00

                                                                    Choose 1 taco, side salad or side dish

                                                                    • Mexi - Burguesa$8.00

                                                                      3 queso blend, seasoned fries or side dish, sesame seed bun

                                                                      Bebidas (Drinks)

                                                                        Margaritas

                                                                        • House Margarita

                                                                          Milagro tequila, fresh lime juice, agave syrup

                                                                          • Glass$10.00
                                                                          • Pitcher$40.00
                                                                        • Spicy Margarita

                                                                          homemade jalapeño infused tequila, lime, agave

                                                                          • Glass$10.00
                                                                          • Pitcher$40.00
                                                                        • Mango-Tamarindo

                                                                          Milagro tequila, tamarind-mango puree, lime, agave

                                                                          • Glass$10.00
                                                                          • Pitcher$40.00
                                                                        • Strawberry Basil

                                                                          Milagro tequila, fresh strawberries, basil syrup, lime

                                                                          • Glass$10.00
                                                                          • Pitcher$40.00
                                                                        • Blood Orange Pomegranate

                                                                          Milagro tequila, fresh squeezed blood orange, fresh pomegranate, lime, orange liqueur

                                                                          • Glass$10.00
                                                                          • Pitcher$40.00
                                                                        • Mezcal Margarita

                                                                          Silencio mezcal, gran gola, lime, lemon, agave

                                                                          • Glass$10.00
                                                                          • Pitcher$40.00

                                                                        Paloma

                                                                        • House Paloma$10.00

                                                                          Milagro tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, soda

                                                                          • Spicy$10.00

                                                                            homemade jalapeño tequila, grapefruit, lime, soda

                                                                            • Peach$10.00

                                                                              Milagro tequila, peach liqueur, grapefruit, lime, soda

                                                                              • Tamarindo$10.00

                                                                                Milagro tequila, Jarritos de tamarindo, grapefruit, lime, soda

                                                                                Punches

                                                                                • Seasonal Pisco Punch$10.00

                                                                                  Ask your server

                                                                                  Mcmx Cócteles Artesanales (Handcrafted Cocktails)

                                                                                  • Chingón$12.00

                                                                                    scotch, mezcal, cocchi vermouth, angostura bitters

                                                                                    • Infieles$12.00

                                                                                      mezcal, red wine, fresh lemon, simple syrup, egg whites

                                                                                      • El Olvido$12.00

                                                                                        Fernet Branca, mezcal, grilled pineapple syrup, chocolate bitters

                                                                                        • Aguas Verdes$12.00

                                                                                          pisco, green chartreuse, fresh cucumber, green apple, cilantro, lemon, cucumber bitters

                                                                                          • La Primavera$12.00

                                                                                            pisco, tequila, grapefruit bitters, thyme syrup

                                                                                            • Amor Loco$12.00

                                                                                              half sangria, half house margarita

                                                                                              • Caliente$12.00

                                                                                                gin, mezcal, cava, fresh blackberries, lemon, simple syrup

                                                                                                • Pasiones$13.00

                                                                                                  spiced rum, tequila, grilled strawberry, lemon, simple syrup

                                                                                                  Sangria

                                                                                                  • Red

                                                                                                    red wine, tequila, grapefruit juice, orange juice, orange liqueur, fresh fruit.

                                                                                                    • Glass$9.00
                                                                                                    • Pitcher$35.00
                                                                                                  • White

                                                                                                    white wine, tequila, guave, orange liqueur, pineapple, fresh fruit

                                                                                                    • Glass$9.00
                                                                                                    • Pitcher$35.00

                                                                                                  Vino Rojo (Red Wines)

                                                                                                  • Monte Ton, Garnacha, 2016, Spain$9.00

                                                                                                    • Vega Sindoa, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014, Spain$9.00

                                                                                                      • Sierra Cantabria, Tempranillo, 2014, Rioja Spain$11.00

                                                                                                        • Andeluna 1300, Malbec, 2016, Argentina$10.00

                                                                                                          • Vinum, Pinot Noir, 2014, Monterey, CA$7.00

                                                                                                            Espumosas y Rosados (Sparkling Wines & Roses)

                                                                                                            • Muga, Garnacha Rose, 2016, Spain$9.00

                                                                                                              • Dibon, Cava "Brut Reserva", Spain$10.00

                                                                                                                • Marques de Gelida, "Brut Gran Reserva", Spain$49.00

                                                                                                                  Vino Blanco (White Wines)

                                                                                                                  • Santa Luz, Chardonnay, 2015, Chile$9.00

                                                                                                                    • De Martino, Sauvignon Blanc, 2016, Chile$9.00

                                                                                                                      • Santa Julia, Pinot Grigio, 2017, Argentina$8.00

                                                                                                                        • Burgans, Albarino, 2016, Spain$10.00

                                                                                                                          • Milbrandt, Reisling, 2015, Columbia Valley, WA$10.00

                                                                                                                            Tequila

                                                                                                                            • Artenom

                                                                                                                              • Blanco$12.00
                                                                                                                              • Reposado$16.00
                                                                                                                              • Anejo$18.00
                                                                                                                            • Siete Lenguas

                                                                                                                              • Blanco$12.00
                                                                                                                              • Reposado$14.00
                                                                                                                              • Anejo$15.00
                                                                                                                            • Don Julio

                                                                                                                              • Blanco$13.00
                                                                                                                              • Reposado$14.00
                                                                                                                              • Anejo$15.00
                                                                                                                            • 1800

                                                                                                                              • Blanco$11.00
                                                                                                                              • Reposado$13.00
                                                                                                                              • Anejo$14.00
                                                                                                                            • Milagro Silver

                                                                                                                              • Blanco$10.00
                                                                                                                            • Patron Silver

                                                                                                                              • Blanco$13.00

                                                                                                                            Tequila Flight

                                                                                                                            $21. 1 oz each

                                                                                                                            • Siete Lenguas

                                                                                                                              • Blanco

                                                                                                                                • Reposado

                                                                                                                                  • Anejo

                                                                                                                                    Mezcal

                                                                                                                                    • Don Amado

                                                                                                                                      • Blanco$12.00
                                                                                                                                      • Reposado$16.00
                                                                                                                                      • Anejo$18.00
                                                                                                                                    • Ilegal Mezcal

                                                                                                                                      • Blanco$12.00
                                                                                                                                      • Reposado$14.00
                                                                                                                                      • Anejo$15.00
                                                                                                                                    • Fidencio Clascio Joven

                                                                                                                                      • Blanco$12.00
                                                                                                                                    • Los Amantes

                                                                                                                                      • Blanco$13.00
                                                                                                                                      • Reposado$15.00
                                                                                                                                    • Vago

                                                                                                                                      • Blanco$12.00
                                                                                                                                      • Reposado$15.00
                                                                                                                                    • Silencio Espadin

                                                                                                                                      • Blanco$10.00

                                                                                                                                    Mezcal Flight

                                                                                                                                    $21. 1 oz each

                                                                                                                                    • Don Amado

                                                                                                                                      • Blanco

                                                                                                                                        • Reposado

                                                                                                                                          • Anejo

                                                                                                                                            Cervezas - Beer in Cans & Bottles

                                                                                                                                            $6

                                                                                                                                            • Corona Extra, Lager, Mexico

                                                                                                                                              • Tacate, Lager, Mexico

                                                                                                                                                • Blue Moon, Belgian Style Wheat Ale

                                                                                                                                                  • Miller Lite, Light Pale Ale

                                                                                                                                                    • Flying Dog, "Agave Cerveza", Blonde Ale, MD

                                                                                                                                                      • Mahou, Lager, Spain

                                                                                                                                                        • Guiness, Stout, Ireland

                                                                                                                                                          • Angry Orchard, Apple Cider, NY

                                                                                                                                                            Cervezas - Beer on Draft

                                                                                                                                                            $7

                                                                                                                                                            • Dos Equis, Lager Especial, Mexico

                                                                                                                                                              • Dos Equis, Amber Lager, Mexico

                                                                                                                                                                • Pacifico, Pilsner, Mexico

                                                                                                                                                                  • DC Brau, "The Corruption", IPA, DC

                                                                                                                                                                    • Flying Dog, "Blood Line", Blood Orange Ale, MD

                                                                                                                                                                      • Tecate Light, Light Lager, Mexico

                                                                                                                                                                        • Modelo Especial, Pilsner, Mexico

                                                                                                                                                                          • Modelo Negro, Vienna Dark Lager, Mexico

                                                                                                                                                                            What 151 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            4.2
                                                                                                                                                                            4.2 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                                                                            • 4.2Food
                                                                                                                                                                            • 4.2Service
                                                                                                                                                                            • 4.2Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                            • 3.9Value

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                                                                                                                                                                              Charleston

                                                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on September 22, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              A favorite place of ours!

                                                                                                                                                                            2. TG

                                                                                                                                                                              ToniG

                                                                                                                                                                              Tampa

                                                                                                                                                                              12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                                                                              12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on September 8, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                              It was ok. Not great -not terrible. Chips were cold and tasted stale. Salsa was good. I had brisket tacos that needed more flavor. Service was good.

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                                                                                                                                                                              luckyreno

                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                              37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                              37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on September 2, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                              First time dining - it was quite pleasant and tasty. It's a neighborhood gem and great for Mexican cuisine. I will return.

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                                                                                                                                                                              wdkn

                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on August 31, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              Service, food and ambiance were great. The portion size of the dishes we had were more than adequate. We both ordered the Machaca and neither one of us could finish the entire dish.

                                                                                                                                                                            5. RD

                                                                                                                                                                              RichardD

                                                                                                                                                                              Richmond

                                                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on August 29, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              We do not live in the district, but visit quite often, so we research our options ahead of time. We were staying in an area that was quite new to us, and we loved it! But there were no “tried and true “ places to hold in reserve just in case. So Mayahuel was a very lucky find for us. Small, intimate place with great ambiance, we ate outdoors because it was a beautiful evening for late August in DC. It was very busy! But the staff was friendly and gracious throughout! Food was very good, margaritas using the house tequila great. Chips were from the usual colors of corn, but each color had a different spice, which of course went well with and enhanced the flavor of the salsa. We enjoyed the salmon la plancha entree and the fish tacos. Both were well prepared and not the usual Mexican fare. Yrs, we would return, but not when there is a conference with multiple thousands of attendees just up the hill.

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                                                                                                                                                                              BeccaE

                                                                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on August 17, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                              Great service. Waitress very attentive

                                                                                                                                                                            7. AH

                                                                                                                                                                              AndrewH

                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                              16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                                                                                                              16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on August 16, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                              We were disappointed. Drinks took a long time to come. Chips were stale. Tacos were okay—not bad but nothing special. The cost was high for what it is.

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                                                                                                                                                                              VickieA

                                                                                                                                                                              Richmond

                                                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on August 15, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                              Great tacos and margaritas. We ordered sides of corn and plantains to share; both were delicious.

                                                                                                                                                                            9. A

                                                                                                                                                                              Andi

                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on August 10, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                              The restaurant was understaffed and service suffered because of it. The food was good, drinks were not good. Drinks on the rocks we served it up glasses with a mound of ice. One person ordered a strawberry with a sugar rim that came with a salt rim. My first drink was good, yet the second drink was vastly different and undrinkable. IMO, this points to an issue with management - staffing and quality control.

                                                                                                                                                                            10. JD

                                                                                                                                                                              JudyD

                                                                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on July 19, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              This restaurant will surely be on our list for our next visit to DC! Great service, drinks, and generous portions!

                                                                                                                                                                            11. WS

                                                                                                                                                                              WalterS

                                                                                                                                                                              Richmond

                                                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on July 13, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                              Service was awful at first then the waitress compensated

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                                                                                                                                                                              PSmith

                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                              37 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                                                                              37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on June 14, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall3food3service2ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              With the variety of restaurants to choose from in this area, Mayahuel is one that you can skip. The menu was limited, food was good enough. It is an appealing restaurant in terms of the ambiance and there is outdoor seating which appeared popular. We sat indoors, however, and the service definitely suffered. It's bad when you have to wait so long for your server to pick up the check and credit card that you round up enough cash to cover the tab and tip and hand it to the bartender so you can leave.

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                                                                                                                                                                              fiscaleye

                                                                                                                                                                              Pittsburgh

                                                                                                                                                                              13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on June 11, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                              They had both indoor and outdoor dining. It was decorated with Mexican theme and music. Convenient walk from hotel.

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                                                                                                                                                                              Colonelagape

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                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on June 11, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                              The food was fresh, creative, tasty and adequate quantities. We had mole, chorizo, octopus...yummy. Service was a little slow after dinner...they lost track of us as they got busy. But, I'd definitely go there again!

                                                                                                                                                                            15. OT

                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                              12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on June 9, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              Great empanadas, great margaritas, great tacos, and the salads are always so fresh and delicious!

                                                                                                                                                                            16. OT

                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTableUserDC

                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                              32 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                              32 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on June 8, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                              Cute outdoor seating right near the Woodley Park metro station. Cute date night spot during the warm weather.

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                                                                                                                                                                              ACinDC

                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              3.0

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                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 25, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall3food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                              New waiter so service was spotty. Got mains before apps and drinks. Threw odd the rhythm. But food was tasty and good portions.

                                                                                                                                                                            18. KM

                                                                                                                                                                              KerryM

                                                                                                                                                                              Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 23, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                              Very fresh tasting meal. My husband said best taco ever! Guacamole was a little salty but good. Fun outdoor seating.

                                                                                                                                                                            19. GW

                                                                                                                                                                              GerardW

                                                                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                              12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 12, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                              Friendly, helpful waiter. Lively atmosphere, great margaritas. Vegetable tacos and guacamole a must!

                                                                                                                                                                            20. GG

                                                                                                                                                                              GrumpyGourmand

                                                                                                                                                                              Richmond

                                                                                                                                                                              83 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                                                                              83 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 5, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall3food2service4ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                              Food was hit and miss. huitlacoche quesadillas were missing huitlacoche. Tacos requEstes on corn, got flour. Margaritas lacked flavor. Soup and sides were great. Mole was tasty but not much of it. This is my friend's favorite, but she was disappointed too. I doubt I'll go back.

                                                                                                                                                                            21. OT

                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 3, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall3food5service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                              Food was good, maybe a little above average. The service was not great, but appeared that several staff were new. I think serving tacos in flour tortillas was a little surprising but maybe that’s authentic? If you had homemade tortillas, etc. that would elevate the experience. The bar punch was good!

                                                                                                                                                                            22. BB

                                                                                                                                                                              BrianB

                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 3, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                              Sat on patio and enjoyed margaritas and happy hour prices on tacos and esquites.

                                                                                                                                                                            23. NB

                                                                                                                                                                              NylesB

                                                                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              1.0

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 24, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                              Unfortunately after driving 45 min and paying for parking I received the worst service from a bartender that I’ve experienced in my life. He was so rude that it felt personal. I believe I’m a pretty nice guy and I always tip well. I was dressed normally and had taken a shower. No boogers in my nose or spinach in my teeth I hope. I’m from DC and grew up in the city so I’m used to a bit of tolerable attitude from time to time from folks. However, this experience was special. I had to check the dude on the spot and that’s not my baseline personality. So for a review I can’t really say anything about the drinks or the food. I didn’t feel welcome and I left. I could see this guy acting the same way to a less tolerant customer and getting punched in the face.

                                                                                                                                                                            24. L

                                                                                                                                                                              Leonter

                                                                                                                                                                              Unspecified

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 20, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              Absolutely fantastic, the meal was wonderful.

                                                                                                                                                                            25. GG

                                                                                                                                                                              GlennG

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 18, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                              I was a bit skeptical at first, since Mexican places in DC can be trendy. However, Mayahuel's menu is genuine and the plates we tried were tasty, with authentic spices and touches! The ambience is also nice. I was well received, and the waiter was efficient. The drink menu was also varied and offered quality...

                                                                                                                                                                            26. BG

                                                                                                                                                                              BrigidG

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 14, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              Wonderful, authentic neighborhood Mexican restaurant. It was exactly what my colleagues and I were looking for after a very long work day. The place stays busy so reservations are a good idea. (Although many thanks to the host for working us in when we showed up early and with extra hungry mouths to feed!)

                                                                                                                                                                            27. S

                                                                                                                                                                              Shubhans

                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                              75 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                              75 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 13, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              We are always looking for good Mexican restaurants and this one definitely fits the bill. Food was delicious and very reasonably priced. We loved the drinks - especially spicy margarita. The atmosphere was lively and vibrant - definitely put us in good mood. We had a 8 month old baby with us and they were definitely accommodating . It appeared that they may have been short of wait staff. We always had to flag people to get what we needed.

                                                                                                                                                                            28. JC

                                                                                                                                                                              JuliaC

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 6, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              Awesome food great atmosphere and service. Definitely will be dining here again

                                                                                                                                                                            29. OT

                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 6, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall2food4service1ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                              Service was awful. It’s a shame because the food was tasty. We waited 45 minutes for them to bring our guacamole and chips WITH the main course. When I asked the waiter why they didn’t bring our appetizers first he told me I didn’t ask to “course” the meal. Isn’t it common knowledge to bring chips and guacamole right away?! Won’t be returning.

                                                                                                                                                                            30. OT

                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 5, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                              Great food!

                                                                                                                                                                            31. OT

                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                              Dallas

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 2, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                              Wonderful presentation of food that taste great! Good value and convenient location.

                                                                                                                                                                            32. OT

                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on March 30, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              Great service!

                                                                                                                                                                            33. X

                                                                                                                                                                              Xmas2013

                                                                                                                                                                              Raleigh

                                                                                                                                                                              55 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              55 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on March 29, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              Everything was awesome! The chips and salsa I could eat all day long! Friendly service too!

                                                                                                                                                                            34. OT

                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on March 27, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall4food3service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                              Seems expensive for the area. Need greater variety on menu. Service was great.

                                                                                                                                                                            35. OT

                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on March 21, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                              Amazing brisket tacos, very loud waitress was okay forgot our guacamole..

                                                                                                                                                                            36. DC

                                                                                                                                                                              DCDiner

                                                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on March 21, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                              Barbacoa nachos and esquites were delicious!

                                                                                                                                                                            37. OT

                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                              E. Tennessee

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on March 21, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              Server was friendly and encouraged my dad to try beef tongue for the first time, which surprised me, but he liked it.

                                                                                                                                                                            38. HL

                                                                                                                                                                              HarryL

                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on March 16, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                              Very nice place and not too noisy. Service was attentive. Margaritas were very good. Portions are large so be careful ordering! Menu was very good and your typical fare.

                                                                                                                                                                            39. OT

                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                              Sacramento

                                                                                                                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on March 9, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                              There was a bit of confusion with our reservation. I think someone else got seated under my name so when we showed up there wasn’t a table available. We waited at the bar and enjoyed some drinks. The food was good but because of my dietary restrictions my options were pretty limited. Service was good but not remarkable.

                                                                                                                                                                            40. P

                                                                                                                                                                              Pmacomb

                                                                                                                                                                              Detroit

                                                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on March 2, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                              Good food and service. Margerita’s were delicious

                                                                                                                                                                            FAQs

                                                                                                                                                                            You can order delivery directly from Mayahuel using the Order Online button. Mayahuel also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Mayahuel also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 864-6891.

                                                                                                                                                                            Mayahuel is rated 4.2 stars by 151 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                                                            Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                            • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                                              Connecticut Ave NW and Calvert Street NW

                                                                                                                                                                            • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                                              Woodley Park

                                                                                                                                                                            • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                              Mexican

                                                                                                                                                                            • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                              Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                                            • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                                              Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                                            • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                                              Street Parking

                                                                                                                                                                            • Public transit

                                                                                                                                                                              Mayahuel is conveniently located on the same block as the Red line (Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan) Metro station. On 24th Street NW On the back side of Connecticut Ave.

                                                                                                                                                                            • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                            • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                                                              Miguel Pizarroso

                                                                                                                                                                            • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                              Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                                                            • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                                              (202) 864-6891

                                                                                                                                                                            • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                                                              Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Mayahuel can accommodate all of your special event needs.

                                                                                                                                                                            • Private party contact

                                                                                                                                                                              our Private Event Coordinator: (877) 509-5080

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