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The Obamas arrive at Oyamel
The Obamas arrive at Oyamel

Like the rest of us, the Obamas took some time out over Memorial Day weekend for a little R&R. On Saturday evening, the President and First Lady and eldest daughter Malia hit Jose Andrés's Oyamel in downtown D.C. for some Mexican food, the Associated Press reported.

No word on what the trio ate, but the restaurant's specialties include chapulines (grasshopper) tacos, duck gorditas, and several varieties of ceviche.

Andrés has made headlines in recent months for feuding with Donald Trump. The Spanish-American chef pulled out of a deal to open a restaurant inside a Trump Hotel following disparaging comments the presidential hopeful made about immigrants, sparking a lawsuit (and a subsequent countersuit).

In 2014, President Obama awarded Andrés an "Outstanding American by Choice" award, and has called the chef "the quintessential American success story"; the Beefsteak restaurateur became a U.S. citizen in 2013.

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