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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Oyamel's The Spot!


Mexican restaurant Oyamel was the chosen spot for date night for the Obamas last evening.

It's no secret that along with french fries, Mexican cuisine is a favorite of the Obamas, especially First Lady Obama.

The coupled dined at the trendy restaurant at 401 7th Street, NW, in the District's Penn Quarter amid a crowd of 20-30 onlookers who later took pictures of the couple's departure.

The Obamas en route to another fav dinner spot, Duck Tavern, in 2011.
Speculation is that Saturday's dinner was an early Valentine's Day dinner since on Friday, February 14th, President Obama will be dining, instead, with King Abdullah II of Jordan as the president travels to Rancho Mirage, California - a stop he'll make before delivering remarks at the House Democratic Issues Conference in Maryland early in the day.

No official word from the restaurant on what the Obamas had for dinner (you're not likely to get it), but we were told the staff and patrons were excited to see them both.

A staffer told us, "there was as much excitement as you could expect whenever they go anywhere."

We know that's a lot of excitement.

More Presidential Dinner Talk

The Obamas during India's State Dinner.
On Tuesday President and First Lady Obama will have another chance to dine together when they host President Hollande of France for the first official Sate Dinner of the New Year. 

The two presidents share a certain commonality: a reported decline in poll numbers, and a lack of trust by voters - as far as polls go.

President Hollande is sure to attract attention as the U.S. waits to see which lady friend will accompany him on his U.S. visit.

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