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Mr and Mrs Obama enjoy romantic Mexican meal together as they prepare to spend Valentines Day apart

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  • Barack and Michelle Obama had dinner at Oyamel Mexican restaurant in Washington on Saturday night
  • The eatery is known for its guacamole and tacos
  • The couple will spend Valentines Day – Friday – apart, with the president expected to give an address in Maryland

Three days before they throw a state dinner for the president of France, President Barack Obama and his wife are whetting their appetite for – Mexican food.

The first couple were enjoying what could be a pre-Valentine’s Day dinner on Saturday night at the Washington restaurant Oyamel.

The restaurant is owned by chef Jose Andres, who is well known in foodie circles.

Located in the Penn Quarter, it is famous for its guacamole and tacos.

A Secret Service agent stands outside the Oyamel restaurant while US President Barack Obama and US first lady Michelle Obama enoy dinner together inside on February 8, 2014 in Washington, DC

A Secret Service agent stands outside the Oyamel restaurant while US President Barack Obama and US first lady Michelle Obama enoy dinner together inside on February 8, 2014 in Washington, DC

Oyamel, in Washington DC's Penn Quarter, is a Mexican restaurant known for its guacamole and tacos

The president and first lady Michelle Obama made a quiet entrance to the eatery, with a secret service agent noticed standing watch out front.

The pair are also known for frequenting award-winning Mexican restaurant Topolobampo in Chicago.

But while they are known for being lovey dovey, the two are never actually alone outside their White House living quarters.

During an interview with Jimmy Fallon last year, Michelle set the scene for a typical night out with her husband.

‘We try to do date nights; it’s a little tough,’ she said.

‘Barack has a 20-car motorcade, men with guns, the ambulance is always there. How romantic can you be?’

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