A deffinate repeat
Best mexican in a long time. Creative the food is both creative and especially good.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Those who feel Orale lacks
Those who feel Orale lacks 'authenticity' should relax. Few American palates are ready for the authenticity of spleen, uterus and eyeball tacos. For what it is trying to accomplish, Orale delivers. It has a vibrant bar-scene, offers an extensive tequila menu , has an airy, hip design and decor and an eager and helpful wait-staff. Had my little ones in tow and the restaurant accomodated us with 2 high-chairs; and allowed us to park our stroller behind the reception area. The duck empenadas, ceviche, trio of guacamoles, fish tacos, beef tacos and brownies at the end; were all very tasty. A tad pricey for mexican food, but a fine time was had by all and the total experience was worthwhile. Downtown JC gains another very nice establishment.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice addition to Downtown JC
I was impressed by Orale. I was a bit concerned about the limited menu, being that my husband and I have dietary restrictions, but we were not left unsatisfied. The vegetarian enchilada is something that I will crave for a long time! The drinks were delicious and the atmosphere was perfect. We'll definitely be back.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great addition to JC
Orale is a great addition to the JC restaurant scene. It has a fun, lively atmosphere and everyone is very nice. The owner even stopped by our table to say hello! Our favorites were the guacamole, tacos (especially fish) and brussel sprouts. We will definitely come back for a fun night out and to try more things on the menu!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
fun and lively
Excellent service, very good food and a lively energetic scene. Nice addition to the neighborhood.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything at this restaurant
Everything at this restaurant was amazing, very attentive service from our waiter Eric and the food had incredible flavor. Will most definately go back!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mexican cuisine with a Modern twist!
The food is outstanding! You must try one of the ceviches and the guacamole trio. Drinks were exotic and plentiful and the service was top notch!
Atmosphere is fun and vibrant.
Great location 1/2 block away from the Path. It bring a little bit of "the City" to Jersey City.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first dining experience at Orale and we had a fantastic time. The ambience was very city-ish, which we enjoyed. We were at the restaurant on a Sat evening during the time the DJ was there and his varied choice of music was excellent. We also ordered several of the small plate options and loved everything. In addition, our server added greatly to our dining experience. I highly recommend your restaurant and am looking forward to dining at Orale again.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Will I Ever Eat an Entre?
Okay, so I've been here four times now. And I have YET to have an entre.
Whether its with one person or a group, I always seem to get stuck in the appetizers, guacamole and Tacqueros part of the menu.
And by the time I'm ready to move to the main courses, I'M STUFFED.
So, my game plan for the next time (and I guarantee you there will be a next time) is to start with the entre and work my way backwards!!
So, food is great. Authentic Mexican (you'll not find a burrito on the menu) - great flavors and extra authentic heat if you want it.
No way you can get out of this place without having a good time.
The only issue was that the music was on the loud side, but they graciously turned it downed when we asked.
The tunes were jamming!!! LOL
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good times and good food
My third visit to Orale and it's just as good each time. The food is filling (don't let the portion sizes fool you) although a little pricier than what you might expect. But you're paying for good food and excellent service from some very attentive staff so keep that in mind.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, a little pricey!
Great upscale taqueria food. If you want a fun night out with friends, this is the place to go. The food is delicious and so are the drinks! If you are just wanting a quick bite or food to go, this is a little pricey for what you get. The bites are delicious, but too few!
7/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went to Ocala for the first time this week. Service was excellent . Some items on the menu were unusual and the server did a great job answering our questions. We shared three guacamoles ,shrimp ceviche and empanadas for apts. Everything was presented beautifully and tasted great. For dinner we had a few different tacos and one person had the short ribs(suggested by server).everything was interesting and delicious.
The only negative thing I would say is the food came out very fast, the dinner course came out while we were still eating apts. we were finished in 45 minutes.
Will definitely recommend and return. Loved it!!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Steven our server was great. This was our 1st visit. We had happy hour margaritas( all sour mix though), we will try the regular ones instead. Food was good- Shrimp empanadas and ceviche were yummy, Queso Camionero( barely any chorizo needs work) . I had the Short rib entree with a side of tortillas( yummy). The ambiance had that Williamsburg feel, very unique and fun for JC. Front door girls were very nice as well. Steven recommended brunch and we are on our way today( we appreciate the suggestion from him. Overall was a nice experience and we will be back to try different dishes. Looking forward to it.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great mexican downtown Jersey City
My friend and i eat here atleast once a week. Especially Love the margaritas and guacamole. Never had a bad dish here, but especially love the Dinosaurius dish. Reasonably priced and service is always great
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Addition to the Neighborhood
Food is good and fresh. Maduros are addictive! Service is friendly and attentive without being obsequious. Been here several times and will keep coming back.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very pleased with the food and atmosphere of Orale. The interior is really cool as well-colorful yet not too bright. Food was great and was a cross between authentic Mexican and NY-style restaurant. We had a steak sandwich, burrito, oysters, salsa Rojas, and side of Brussels sprouts--everything was fresh and delicious. We had takeout from Orale once before and it was fine but this is the type of food you want to enjoy in the restaurant. They have a lot of tequilas but nothing memorable. We will definitely go back.
8/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was so good that
The food was so good that we had to go back for brunch two days later, even though we have a list of 15+ restaurants we want to try in our new neighborhood.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious as were the house margaritas! Service was attentive & helpful & prices reasonable. Glad to have this in our neighborhood!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We order the Tres Tacos, Beef and Pork. Both were very tasty. We ordered the spicy guacamole and that was great too. Also, the Queso in a pan, that was good. I thought it was too salty but my girlfriend thought it was great. We tried some marguaritas and they were mixed well. Strong but not too strong. We had Avion tequila so it was smooth strong.
Then we had the flan, because it was my girlfriends birthday and they celebrated it with flan, a sombrero and a free t-shirt, who knew. AWESOME!!!!
We've been there before but we will go back more often now. Thanks Orale.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good spot, great service, yumm!!
Not what I expected at all, but what a great surprise! The menu was packed with traditional and unfamiliar items (which I loved). The plantains and quac were awesome, but I MUST give respect and love to the creator of the BEST Cheese N Mac (not Mac-N-Cheese) it had the most insane amount of cheese that I've EVER had! If you're a lover of this dish, you will be blown away for sure! The "frozen" drink of the day was REAL strong but its supposed to be, burr... On a Friday night it was a bit LOUD the crowd is mixed with younger un-trendy people as well as the neighbor regulars, no need to dress up. I will be back during a less busy time, however the service was still on point. Oh and the brownie dessert was YUMM!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
New to Jersey City
We are foodies/wines and new to Jersey City...knocking off recommended restaurants one at a time...this is by far the best and our service from Angel was top notch....enjoy!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love, love, love this place. The food is outstanding. I had a fabulous dinner here for my birthday.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter Stephen was awesome. Food is amazing. I will keep coming back.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good food, good service
Very good food, good service and great vibe. Too bad we discovered right before we're leaving Jersey City. I've already recommended it to a few other people.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Late nite dinner
We were a few minutes late for our 10:30 reservation but the hostess sat us at a great table immediately. The place has a great, young, energy vibe. Our margaritas were served in tall thin glasses, which threw me off because I like to lick the salt off a big rim! But they were garnished with fresh fruit, which was nice.
The food was excellent and beautifully presented. Don't look for tons of rice and cheese in these meals; the proportions are much more like authentic dishes you would be served in Mexico. Loved the exposed brick everywhere and the young hip wait staff! We'll be back!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Margherita's and
Excellent Margherita's and delicious Mexican food. Menu is succint and the server was well versed in the
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great addition to the Jersey City dining scene! Awesome guacamole and Margaritas! I recommend sitting in the back room for a quieter and nicer atmosphere.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM