Olé

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872 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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JL
New England
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone's meal was excellent and the service was outstanding. Two waiters sang Happy Birthday to my husband - who knew they also had such great voices! We had a great night - thanks Olé !

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SK
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely little hole-in-the-wall. The margaritas and the guac are amazing and the service is great!

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VO
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love their homemade table-side guacamole, fresh Mexican beer with lime and crispy healthy fish tacos!

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a
London
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was delicious and the servers were friendly and attentive. Two thoughts on what can be improved, the lighting was bright in the back room for dinner and the whole fish was red snapper knowing there maybe tiny bones hidden would have been helpful for deciding on a entree.

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OT
New England
23 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

most dishes needed more spice/taste but were good...

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C
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the staff, and in particular Juan - consistently great experience

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JJ
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place amazing guac large chili rillenos wait staff waa great great margaritas, beats a chain anyday

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b
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Unfortunately, a very loud bridal party sat down next to us, so this review is colored by that loudness.

That said, the restaurant wasn't full yet it took a very long time for someone to take our drink order.

The fish dish I had suffered from the fish having a less than fresh aftertaste.

The guacamole was good, and my wife enjoyed her food very much.

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DK
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the guacamole made at the table. I had shrimp tacos, which were delicious. Service was pleasant and attentive. Great night out!

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BP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for a group of people - we celebrated my husband’s birthday and had so much fun. Service was awesome (yay Juan!!!) and the good/drinks were excellent. Table side guacamole is a must. Pitchers of margs were yummy but there was WAY too much ice in there and not as much drink as we would have liked. But overall, stellar time.

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LF
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a very good meal and a terrific waiter. This was my first time there. Will be back.

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PM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Ole is just not the same restaurant as it was ten-15 years ago. Food quality is down and the ambiemce has completely changed for the worst. I don’t think I can eat here again

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j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I love their drink specials, and the food is delicious. They have a varied menu, so you can have something different every time if you want to. I often meet friends here for dinner after work.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious guacamole, great main meal choices, excellent service. Great spot for large groups in the back!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, easy spot!

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SS
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great drinks, and an incredible staff! I came to Ole for my birthday dinner with friends and was in love with the vibe of the space. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a quaint space to have a meal.

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MH
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The overall experience was okay. The food was average in flavor and heavy in saltiness (table side guacamole). Margaritas were tasty, especially the added habenro puree.

The one thing that set a negative tone, in my opinion, was when the hostess seated us and told us we needed to eat and be done in an hour because they had booked another reservation behind us. I understand you may book reservations tightly on a Saturday night but that's not good customer service and shouldn't be the way you welcome people into your restaurant.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 7, 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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n
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 11, 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
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 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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RJ
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and authentic food! Service was good and the waitstaff were very patient with members of our 8 person party who didn't have much experience with Mexican cuisine.

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LB
1 review
Dined on December 14, 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 10, 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 9, 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 8, 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
3 reviews
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 1, 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 8, 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
22 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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