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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.
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.
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.
Service was terrific!t /Our favorite was the Pork Belly on grilled tortilla. REALLY good. Tasty tacos and very good chips and salsa!
We loved it. One of the best Mexican restaurants we’ve been to
Would go back in a heartbeat 😀
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bartender was amazing! Service and food delicious, will definitely be going back again!
Top 3 Mexican restaurants in Massachusetts. Get the ceviche and the tableside guacamole
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
Have always had fantastic service here. Great food and amazing margaritas. Always a go-to!
Helpful staff, great food. Very noisy next to a party of 10. Warm and close this summer night.
great dinner to celebrate my husband's birthday. Fresh guacamole made at your table and the enchiladas were delicious.
Great night, amazing ceviche!
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.
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!!!
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!
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.
Good Mexican food, for both locals as well as night out in Cambridge. Nicely presented and above average quality
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.
Best Mexican restaurant ever!
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.
Love it there.. we will definitely go back..especially for the churros!
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.
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!
Lovely waitstaff but food not as good as I remember. Worth going for the fresh made to order guacamole!!!! So delicious!
Olé? More Like "Oy Vey..." Believe me, I am only giving two stars out of a generosity and a certain regard I have for restaurants that stay in business through thick and thin. Olé certainly has endured in its Inman Square location, but our recent experience was shockingly bad. We never got food that we ordered, and the food that did come was universally uninspired. In some cases the dishes were downright awful-- bony, dry fish; tough, flavorless chicken. The service was bare bones, the waiters disappearing for half an hour at a stretch. Our party of six was then charged a 20 percent service fee without explanation or notification— and believe me, we were not "problem customers." There's no way we could have caused trouble, since we had almost no interaction with the wait staff throughout our meal.
We had read that this was modestly-priced Mexican food, but that's not true: entrees are $20 and up, and with three drinks and tip our bill for two people came to $90. So it's much more of an upscale night out, price-wise, and a typical Mexican restaurant. That aside, the food was great and we were satisfied with the experience.
We were a party of 9 , we all really enjoyed our meal choices. The guacamole made at the table is outstanding.
The noise level was very high the music should be lowered.
The server was good but his assistant did not know the menu nor who ordered what, our food was brought to the table and it felt like it was being actioned off.
Nice ambiance and good quality food. The prices are a bit on the high side though for what you get.
Very dependable, excellent Mexican food- has only improved over the 25 years I have occasionally had dinner there. Miss the cozier Street front dining area