Ole' is always excellent.
Ole' is always excellent. You know you are in good hands from the moment you walk in the door. The food is delicious and the creative menu and ambiance make you feel you have stepped into another culture. Looking forward to my next visit.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
the food was outstanding.
the food was outstanding. Even though there were a few choices on the menu that were unavailable that evening the server was gracious, apologized adnd made suggestions.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
great guacamole. A step up
great guacamole. A step up from most mexican restaurants. Good margaritas.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Continues to make us happy we came!
There are some renovations going on - creating a newer and larger bar area, so the seating area to the right of the door is blocked off. As a result, quite a few parties were standing in the entry way, up to the bar area, waiting to be seated. It created quite the challenge for the wait staff, as does the close proximity of tables to each other. Despite all that, we thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The chef's special - pan seared cod over a salad of white beans, mustard greens and cherry tomatoes looked and tasted delicious! The Mariscada made my husband quite happy - a nice amount of heat in the sauce. The Salmon Ole and the pork chop dish were thoroughly enjoyed by our dining partners, who were new to Ole. We will return!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
great place and food will
great place and food will defenitley be back to try something different
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lunch at Ole
We brought some out of town friends to Ole which Is our favorite Mexican restaurant. The food was good as always but I wasn't aware of the limited lunchtime menu. Fortunately they had their incredible guacamole on the menu. I had told our friends about the wonderful peascado which we had eaten previously at night.. However we all enjoyed our leisurely lunch without being rushed and of course would go back again.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Mexican food in Boston area
This is by far the best Mexican restaurant in the Boston/Cambridge area. Unfortunately they aren't convenient to get to if you don't have a car, or I'd go there more often. They have a sister site, Zocolo, which unfortunately isn't consistently good. At Olé, though, I've never had an "ok" meal. It's always been amazing from start to finish.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic, fresh, creative!
Great anniversary meal. The guacamole, jicama salad, and Baja fish tacos were outstanding. Finishing off with the cinnamon/sugar flautas was perfect!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Very Good Find!
As frequent visitors to Texas, we were skeptical of a Cambridge restaurant's ability to deliver really good Mexican dishes. The food was great; service attentive; and the ambience warm and friendly.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
authentic, fun, lively and yummy!
We arrived on a Wednesday night for a business dinner and were concerned because there was a cooking class/demo in the front of the restaurant. Fear not! The back of the restaurant was far enough away from the rest of the restaurant not to matter and the makeshift bar was perfectly suited to make me the best tequila drink I have ever had. The bartender was incredibly knowledgable and came to our table to chat. Our waiter was spot on with his suggestions -- we had succulent skirt steak cleverly layered and the famous OLE enchiladas and guacamole. Our guests had chili rellenos as well. Everything was hot, cooked correctly and scrumptious. It has been a long time since I have been to Ole. I will definitely be back soon!
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The chorizo and angus sliders
The chorizo and angus sliders were amazing as was the guac! The enchilada was really just OK. Great energy and excellent service.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ole is a long time staple of Inman square, and has fantastic upscale Mexican cuisine. Be sure to try a margarita!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, good service
The staff were attentive but not pushy, providing good suggestions when requested. I give the server extra points for timing the entre order perfectly, since we ordered an appetizer and she was concerned they would arrive too close together. I appreciate not being rushed, especially since the restaurant was busy but not packed. The food was very good, nothing was particularly surprising, but everything was delicious.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dinner, a bit loud
We had a wonderful meal at Ole. My only reservation about recommending it to others is that I had older parents with me, who had alot of trouble hearing once the dining room filled up. And then the restaurant turned on music, which added to the din.
Our meal was wonderful and our server was nice if not a bit overwhelmed. I'll come back with younger friends definitely!
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another excellent meal
We've been to Ole' before, but this was our first time for brunch. I wish we had gone to brunch sooner. Great menu and much less busy than nighttime. It was a delicious experience!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love our Ole!
Best guacamole I've had EVER, and consistent in quality.
The menu is varied and interesting and authentic.
Very friendly service and warm surroundings.
Located on a quiet side street, yet in the heart of Inman square.
Great for lunch or dinner - always a "go-to"spot.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better and better
From the tableside-made guacamole to the complex flavors of each dish, we have always been delighted with our dinners at Ole. The menu does not have the 'same-old-same-old', but interesting combinations and fascinating tastes. This is the ONLY Mexican restaurant my partner will go to. Long life to it!
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A molcateque full of freshly
A molcateque full of freshly made guacamole and a margarita is going to get anything off to a good start. We ordered a couple of beef dishes that melted in the mouth and were absolutely delicious. The fish tacos were very good and the chilaquiles were good. We always enjoy dining at Ole!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Mexican Food
Great place, been to many times,. They just finished a major overhaul and put in a new bar and the place looks great. Service was very good, and the food was excellent. the wine list is minimal but plenty of bottles for 30-50$. Curious choice of music for a mexican restaurant however,...Michael Jackson?
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding fish dishes
Pescado Yucatan and Mariscos are out of this world! Delightful waitstaff.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delightful and Delicious!
Really good Mexican food can be hard to find in the Boston area, but look no further than Ole! The food is authentic and outstanding, the portion sizes are perfect (no huge heaping plates covered in cheese here) and the ambiance is great. Parking can be a bit of a challenge (the lot behind the restaurant is very small and frequently full) so leave yourself enough time to troll for on-street parking unless you are lucky enough to live in Cambridge or are arriving on foot.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Gem with Great Fish!
Always order fish since they cook it properly. This is a sophisticated but comfortable mexican restaurant with a kitchen that knows what it is doing. Jicama salad refreshing.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great hidden gem!
I've been to Ole many years ago and finally returned. It is still a great place, with wonderful ambience and food. The menu is not huge, but most people will find something they will like. The guacamole is absolutely excellent! You can go here just for that, which they make table-side. My entree was very good, can't remember the name but had many types of shellfish in an excellent, unique sauce with rice. My friend got a beef dish which she said was excellent. Our waitress was very nice. Ambience is great! I would recommend this unique place, and will be back much sooner this time!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely order the guacamole! Its incredible! Fish tacos, sangria, and enchiladas are also delicious.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious, the drinks were great and the service was excellent. We used a Gilt City voucher and it was an amazing deal. Would definitely come back for full priced brunch. Wasn't too crowded - a great spot for a brunch date!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is always very good here and the freshly made by your table guacamole is excellent. I think the food is generally a little pricey as are the Margaritas. Friends & I agree it is the best Mexican food in the Cambridge area.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Olé Inman Square Cambridge MA
Inman Sq, Cambridge/Somerville, Olé occupies space once used by Cantares restaurant, plus famous Dingo Ho Comedy Club (every Boston stand-up comic there), next to legendary 1369 Jazz Club - all gone now, but Olé welcome 'newer' spot (silly tag, been there 8 yrs.). 1st thing that caught our eye: staff specialists preparing homemade guacamole from fresh ingredients, and fresh approach applies across board, especially good for lots of appetizers & entrees. Talk to waitstaff for recommendations. Don't just go for usual Mex dishes. Try cold ceviche appetizer, incredible blend of mint, cilantro, avocado, onion, raw tuna (Boston right on coast, fresh seafood). Large bowl of fresh guac, best I've ever had. Too many other fresh choices to try.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ole is always top of our list
Ole is always top of our list when visiting Boston. The food is consistently excellent, service is on top form and very friendly. We feel that Ole is our little gem of fun, good food and relaxation at the end of a long day. We have recommended Ole to a number of friends as it never fails to live up to and exceed expectations.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My family and I believe that
My family and I believe that Ole is the best Mexican in Boston area. One of the things we like most is that it has been this good for a long time. They do everything well including exceptional food, great service and overall welcoming ambiance. Little changes and improvements to menu and old favorites are equally welcome. We dined there a few days ago (8/1) and the table made guacamole was as good as ever (delicious) and the never seen before lobster taco special was sublime. If you like Mexican and good quality food and service, Ole is a can't miss.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous Mexican Treat!
Ole Mexican is terrific. Order the guacamole EXTRA spicy, with lots of chips. Combine that with fabulous margaritas (and other yummy drinks), and maybe some cool entrees, and you'll have a delightful time.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've never had a bad meal here. Best tableside guacamole, best margaritas, high quality food that is packed with flavor. The service is great and ambiance is nice, though felt much more authentic and quaint pre recent renovation. I will certainly be back, especially if they keep the ahi tuna tacos on the menu.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty upscale food
The food was yummy but menu descriptions inconsistent. Singular/plural indicates how many of something I might expect to receive. TamaleS mean more then 1, so to receive 1 small tamale although delicious wasn't as expected. The price point was fine but I would have ordered different if the menu were just a tad more accurate.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous birthday meal
The best chile rellenos any of us has ever had, just out of the park. Same with the guac. I think our server's name was Kim--she was professional, thoughtful, and humorous in a crowd-pleasing, down to earth manner. A birthday dinner every bit as good as we'd hoped.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have been going to Ole for over a decade. Consistantly good Mexican food in a comfortable atmosphere. They no longer have the lady making fresh tortillas in the dining area, but they still make the guacamole fresh when you order it. Like it's sister (or actually Brother) restaurant Zocolo, I'm always tempted to just order two gaucamoles and have that for a meal.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
As usual, the guacamole was wonderful. Very friendly wait staff.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great food
I love this restaurant and don't go often enough. Every time I go I promise myself to return sooner. The food is always excellent, fresh ingredients;superb flavors;great choices. We started with the guacamole and salsa made table side served with fresh chips. So good it was difficult to save room for dinner. I had the duck with mole, a dish I have not found anywhere else. Very good. Friends got the chile relleno's which they were very pleased with. service was very good. I really have to go back soon because there are so many choices on the menu that just sound intriguing.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Mexican Food in Cambridge!
Best Mexican Food in Cambridge. The Chef was very smart creating new dishes based on Mexican flavors. This is a great idea because it avoids the comparison with traditional dishes from Mexico. It is almost impossible to create authentic Mexican food without all the required ingredients, besides a lot of restaurants have to modify the dishes in order to meet the local taste.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is great every time we go there. We will be back.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not your usual Mexican
For the burritos and tacos, this restaurant gives you great food with accessible recipes.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great brunch for groups
The brunch here is great. They serve large groups really well, and their menu works for a wide audience.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
great guacamole made right at your table, interesting margarita menu, and plenty of gluten free and vegetarian options.. overall fantastic place!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We brought our teen and pre-teen children on the early side of a Saturday night. The staff was excellent and our dinners off the specials menu were delicious. There is not a kids menu but each found something they wanted to try. Always good to expose them to a broader view of Mexican food than just burritos and tostadas.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love Ole. Been eating here
Love Ole. Been eating here for years and have always been pleased. It had been a while since dining here, and WOW! From apps to dessert this time was the best I have ever experienced here - so good!
Only issue in this neighborhood is the parking. Parking often keeps me from visiting the area as often as I would like.
Best Mexican and best Guacamole anywhere.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
super delicious mexican
our visit to Ole Mexican Grill was delightful. the selection of drinks and a great menu made for a wonderful dinner, while the service was excellent. we ordered a cocktail and beer, while waiting for our fresh guacamole made fresh right next to us. afterwards we ordered from a selection of tapas including some amazing fish tacos, shrimp/scallop, cauliflower baja taco (my favorite), and the chicken flautas. All together it was a great experience and I hope to come back soon to check out the brunch and try out other main dishes at Ole. It's definitely my go to Mexican in Cambridge.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
we were all very pleased with our orders. Not your run of the mill Mexican menu. They have a nice variety of drinks and the wait staff was pleasant, personable and knowledgable. I have food intolerance (dairy and gluten) and asked them to just make something for me that I could eat - I was delighted with the shrimp with dippings and spinach dishes they brough.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
still thinking about it
Ole is our go to "get out of the burb's for creative Mexican food" and it is a total Neighborhood Gem! Highly recommend both the table side guac ***&*** salsa and the restaurant is really known for (and the reason we always choose it) for their different, creative dishes. I had the vegetarian Mexican lasagna which was on a corn puree --delish!
The vibe of the restaurant is comfy and cozy and it just feels nice, definitely not commercial and that is one of the reason we keep coming back.
Thumbs up for the waitstaff as well, really helpful in assisting in menu and drink selection
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a great meal
We have been going to Ole' for a number of years. The food is always fresh, creative and top quality. The sangria is fantastic!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place...
Had a really excellent time at Olé. The service was outstanding. The food is always excellent and fun. We love the guacamole cart where they make fresh guacamole at your table. Everyone enjoyed their food. We had not been to Olé in about 2 years and the interior has been nicely redone with an expanded bar moved to the right side of the restaurant and brightly painted red walls. They have fantastic margaritas. We were there on a Sunday so it was a little quiet. we would totally go back. well done.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ole is enjoyable
Enjoyed a Sunday evening dinner at Ole. Went early - 6pm. Fairly quiet when we arrive and as very vibrant when we departed around 7:30. Have dined at Ole many times and always an enjoyable evening. Don't miss the guac prepared at table side. Excellent!
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM