Olé

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854 reviews
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Mexican
We are very excited to present Olé's renovated space and updated bar menus to the neighborhood. Olé has been in Inman Sq for 15 years, bringing traditional as well as innovative Mexican cuisine to Cambridge. Our 6 seat bar served us well over the years, but we always wanted a little more. Now we have it!

Please join us in our new space name with new cocktails, wines and new bar dishes.

More about the Restaurant:

In eclectic Inman Sq. lies a distinctive restaurant - Olé, where Chef David Tapia creates authentic Mexican delicacies from Veracruz, Oaxaca, amongst others. Popular for table side-award winning Guacamole it's the perfect destination for an outstanding evening.
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New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Going away party

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KP
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My barbacoa was on the salty side, but the meat was delightfully tender. The guacamole and chips and salsa and dangerous, they are so delicious. And the flan was so creamy and indulgent. A wonderful treat!

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LG
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy restaurant, friendly and professional service, delicious food and the tamarind margarita was superb!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have our monthly women’s comedy group at Ole and it is always spectacular!

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Naples
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. Exceeded expectations.
Great service

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EO
New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We visited this restaurant a few times two years ago and loved the authentic upscale Mexican food. On this recent visit, our food was inconsistent. Table side guacamole was delicious, but the mole sauce recipe was not as good as it used to be.
It was an unusual experience to be served in the “main dining room” across from tables where people could sit with their take out orders.

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

The food was not very good. It use to be good but it has gone down significantly. The mole sauce was not cooked through. The tortilla chips were too salty.

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SS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was terrific!t /Our favorite was the Pork Belly on grilled tortilla. REALLY good. Tasty tacos and very good chips and salsa!

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RK
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it. One of the best Mexican restaurants we’ve been to
Would go back in a heartbeat 😀

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LB
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

I was there for a 13 person birthday celebration on a Friday evening. The wait staff was fantastic and accommodated both requests to turn down the music so we could talk more easily and helped out with candles for a cake! They also brought out a sombrero for the birthday guest which was a lovely touch. The food was fantastic and the drinks were very good. We were seated immediately and the seating was not tight or cramped. They have a large back room that I think they put groups in and we were basically alone back there. Even if the room was full it would not have felt cramped.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We went to celebrate my husband’s 40th birthday with a group of 10 friends. They sat us earlier than our reservation which was very kind and accommodating. Our food was delicious but all of our drinks were poorly made. I don’t recommend ordering drinks off the menu, as I had to return a mojito. The ambiance needs improvement as the heat was cranked up and the music volume fluctuated. Overall the guacamole service and meals were the highlight. The waiter kindly split our checks and attended to us. Not our best meal in Boston, but not too bad.

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T
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Party of 9 experienced excellent service by a single server. Beverages were kept full. She was knowledgeable about the menu and everyone was able to get their dish prepared exactly how they wanted. All of the food came out at the same time but 2 people said their dishes were a bit cold. Overall everyone enjoyed their meals and drinks. There is a small lot next door. Parking on cambridge street is free after 8.

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M
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was so slow amd food was fine. Not worth thr price. Overall i wouldn’t clme back. The inly good thing was my beautiful date.

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AL
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Totally enjoyed the food at Ole. Tried the ceviche, tacos suadero and tacos with short-ribs. All were very tasty and fresh. Provided tortilla chips while waiting. Nice casual atmosphere and good for groups. Will go back again.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bartender was amazing! Service and food delicious, will definitely be going back again!

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JZ
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top 3 Mexican restaurants in Massachusetts. Get the ceviche and the tableside guacamole

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KC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

They have changed the layout and it really changed the feeling of the restaurant. There are people waiting in line for take-out next to a taco bar and there is a big bar now there. We used to go there for special nights, but it really doesn't feel like that now. The food was still very good, but didn't feel as special in the atmosphere.

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LM
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Easily the best Mexican food I've found in the Boston/Cambridge area. They made the guacamole fresh at the table and cocktails and service were fantastic.

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PN
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We were sat in the back where a a salsa event was taking place - it was VER loud and we were the only table seated back there not part of the event. They asked if we wanted ot move which was nice but htne it took forever to get us a new table.

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N
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

12 of us went to Olé for my friend's birthday. Food and drinks were great. We made a lot of noise, but it was masked by the music playing through the restaurant. After dinner, we went to the back room for a free salsa lesson and had so much fun dancing!

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G
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ole used to be our favorite place for brunch when it was on the menu a while back, so we were excited to try it now that it's back. (Our favorite dish before was the breakfast quesadilla, which is no longer offered.) The chips and salsa were great and the coffee was tasty (though the cups were too sticky). I ordered the hotcakes, which came with whipped cream, dulce de leche, and strawberries/raspberries. The hotcakes themselves were a little too dry and dense without a ton of flavor, but the toppings were good. My partner ordered the omelet, which he enjoyed, but it was way too eggy (and the eggs were very thick). Overall we enjoyed the meal, but would definitely try something else next time.

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LC
New England
21 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Fabulous group dinner! The food was awesome start to finish and the tequila options were top notch! Guacamole was one of the best ever! Super fresh ingredients! We will definitely be back!

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QF
New England
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Olé serves the best Tex Mex we have found in the Boston area. We always order the guacamole, which is the best I have ever had.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful when it came to suggesting items. Will definitely be eating here again.

Perfect place for birthdays or just a casual day night!

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SL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have always had fantastic service here. Great food and amazing margaritas. Always a go-to!

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S
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Helpful staff, great food. Very noisy next to a party of 10. Warm and close this summer night.

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DB
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great dinner to celebrate my husband's birthday. Fresh guacamole made at your table and the enchiladas were delicious.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great night, amazing ceviche!

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N
New England
79 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We went with another couple and the four of us loved the food. The guacamole was made tableside and was particularly good. Three of us are vegetarian and had no trouble finding delicious things to eat. Our only complaint was that it was incredibly hot in the restaurant and we did not get enough water refills. I don’t know if their A/C wasn’t working or wasn’t on or is a very inefficient system but we were all glistening with sweat. I will definitely go again but maybe not in the summer.

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KA
New England
37 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s so hard to find decent Mexican food in New England that isn’t all just a big plate of brown covered in cheese. The Chile relleno & enchilada mole Maria were just what I’d been looking for & as close to authentic as I’ve ever had in this area. Love!!!

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MC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I come to Ole about once a month. Not to be missed are the margaritas and especially the guacamole, served in a traditional mocajete! Lots of options on the 'newish' menu that are not what you find on a "typical" Mexican menu. Most dishes are not exceptionally spicy, but if you like the heat they will provide you with sauces that add quite a bit of fire! Definitely recommended!

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CS
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We have not been since new owners took over. In need of sprucing up. Our server was really great. The food was good. But the atmosphere was lacking.

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D
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good Mexican food, for both locals as well as night out in Cambridge. Nicely presented and above average quality

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ND
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We hadn't been to Ole for at least 5 years. We used to love it but it's really changed. The floor plan is different and so is the food. The menu is shorter and less creative. The quality of the food was lacking. My enchiladas weren't even warm. There were also a number of parties with small children and the room was really quite noisy. That's not necessarily the restaurant's fault but contributed to an all around negative experience. We won't return.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Mexican restaurant ever!

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GM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife and I had our anniversary dinner at Ole. We thought it would be a first for both of us, but when we arrived, I realized that I had been there before for a work lunch. We had an early reservation, but it looked like we were the first customers to sit down, so maybe I didn't need it. The guacamole was outstanding. I had the beef enchilada's, and they were very good. My wife had chicken enchilada's, and she said they were excellent. The service was great. We had a very nice time.

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ZG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it there.. we will definitely go back..especially for the churros!

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M
New England
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I see why others give 3 stars. Food was fine. After dinner the waitress asked if we wanted to get another round of drinks. When we said we didn’t know she said our table was reserved for another party in 10 minutes. Ehhhh.

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WC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great per usual. A little pricey, but the servings are quite large. Plus it has the benefit of being one of the few restaurants in the area with smoke parking!

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MC
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Lovely waitstaff but food not as good as I remember. Worth going for the fresh made to order guacamole!!!! So delicious!

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