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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

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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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    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.
  3. l

    luckyreno

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 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.
  4. w

    wdkn

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 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.
  6. BE

    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.
  8. VA

    VickieA

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    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

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    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

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service was awful at first then the waitress compensated
  12. PS

    PSmith

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    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.
  13. f

    fiscaleye

    Pittsburgh

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    They had both indoor and outdoor dining. It was decorated with Mexican theme and music. Convenient walk from hotel.
  14. C

    Colonelagape

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 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

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 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.
  17. AC

    ACinDC

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    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

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    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

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly, helpful waiter. Lively atmosphere, great margaritas. Vegetable tacos and guacamole a must!
  20. GG

    GrumpyGourmand

    Richmond

    86 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    86 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. B

    Brian

    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

    78 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    78 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

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    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

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Barbacoa nachos and esquites were delicious!
  37. JS

    JoshuaS

    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

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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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