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José Andrés’ Oyamel Cocina Mexicana Launches Pop-up at Verizon Center

Note from Kyle: As a frequent visitor to Verizon Center, I’m always keen to follow “food news” there. This Menu looks delicious.

José Andrés’ Oyamel Cocina Mexicana Launches Pop-up at Verizon Center

José Andrés’ authentic Mexican tortas can now be enjoyed by all Verizon Center event-goers

WHAT: Monumental Sports & Entertainment and Aramark, Verizon Center’s concessionaire, announce the third installment of their“Launch Test Kitchen” pop-up series with internationally acclaimed culinary pioneer and innovator, Chef José Andrés. Following the successful pop-ups of Andrés’ veggie-centric Beefsteak and his Pepe food truck, fans of the Capitals and Wizards and other event-goers can now enjoy selections from José’s Oyamel Cocina Mexicana. Menu highlights include:

  • Torta cochinita $13.00         

Yucatán-style pit barbecued Rocky Hollow Farms pork marinated with Mexican sour orange and pickled red onion

  • Milanesa de pollo con chipotle $13.00 

Crispy breaded chicken breast with frijoles, Oaxaca cheese, avocado and crema Mexicana

  • Pancita y jitomate $13.00 

Seared house-cured pork belly with tomatoes, romaine lettuce and dijon mayonnaise

  • Torta Chilorio de Res $13.00 

Braised beef in a rich and tangy sauce of pasilla and guajillo chiles, topped with white onions and cilantro

  • Divorciadas de jamón y queso $8.00

Flour tortillas with ham and Chihuahua cheese, served with chipotle chile and green tomatillo sauces and guacamole

  • Papas al mole $8.00 

              José’s favorite potato fries in a mole poblano sauce of almonds, chiles and a touch of chocolate, topped with Mexican cream and queso fresco

WHEN & WHERE: Guests will be able to enjoy a tastes of José Andrés’ authentic Mexican menu now through March at the Launch Test Kitchen stand by section 105 at Verizon Center.

ABOUT: Under the direction of Chef José Andrés, Oyamel Cocina Mexicana is an award-winning restaurant located in the heart of the Penn Quarter neighborhood in Washington, D.C. Drawing on pre-Hispanic, colonial and modern traditions, the menu, executed by head chef Omar Rodriguez, reflects Mexico’s rich culinary heritage combined with current urban fare of Mexico City. In October 2016, Oyamel was named a Bib Gourmand in Washington DC’s inaugural Michelin guide.

For more information visit or follow on Twitter & Instagram @oyameldc and

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