Olé

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$30 and under
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Mexican

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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 Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was fantastic!

KH
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A great place for a group. A lot of space, a fairly casual atmosphere. The staff was very friendly and handled our large group very well. They have a large menu with options for lots of dietary restrictions.

NH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was very nice and professional. Our waitress was great, especially considering our large party. Food was fantastic, as always. If I had to come up with a negative, it would be that the music was a little loud, but in their defense, we did not ask them to turn it down.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and good food.. The staff was very hospitable and flexible.. We had a big group and they let us get seated without everyone there. A few people cancelled at the last minute and the staff there were very nice and readjusted our seating arrangement without any issues. Love Ole' and would go there again!

OT
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

We came back to Ole after moving out of town 5 years ago and were disappointed to find that the food quality went down. The charm and quality isn’t the same since Chef Ramos left

TB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ole was amazing. I loved the service we got for my girlfriends birthday and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a place for small groups or large. Very accommodating!

s
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Yummy. we were celebrating my daughters birthday and it was just the right spot. They make the guacamole at the table which s fun. food and drinks very good and attentive service. I recommend

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

We arrived on a sultry evening to no air conditioning in the restaurant. It was unfortunately insufferable.

j
New England
24 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

The “made at the table “ guacamole was made at a service station out of view. It was okay, not great. The glasses looked cloudy and I didn’t drink from the water glass. My entree, fried fish, arrived cold. It was inedible. I had to find the host to tell him because the waitress never returned to the table. The restaurant was less than half full; don’t know what the servers were doing but it wasn’t customer service.The manager apologized and brought a gift card for the amount of the dinner. Unfortunately I will not cash it because I will not be returning.

C
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very quality service in a nice area. Went for a birthday dinner and it was a nice surprise to say the least.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Came here with my brother and mom and had a great meal! The steak in the tacos suaderos and the lobster quesadilla were exceptional! We also enjoyed the salsa.

JM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I felt like I was back in California eating Mexican food. The service is out of this world just like the food!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was courteous and efficient. The table-side guacamole that they made for our party of 11 was excellent. Our entrees came in a timely manner, and they were delicious.

N
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good overall, yet surprised by the cost ... seemed pricey for what it is. Also, the bar needs REAL Luxardo Maraschino Cherries! ~TD

OT
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amiable and quick service, excellent food, comfortable setting, appropriate prices

KB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stopped in on a rainy afternoon. Service was polite and quick, food was delicious, drinks were great. We'll be back!

f
New England
39 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and service. Crowded, noisy, and cold. Pricy$ ($14) guacamole.
Parking behind a plus in crowded Inman square.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Portions seem small at first but are very filling, tasty and authentic. Getting the tableside guac with bacon is a must!!!!!

c
New England
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The wait staff was very engaging. We wound up moving to the bar after dinner and striking up a conversation with Bernie, the bar Tender. Very friendly atmosphere.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Will not be going here again. Made this reservation at high top seating and they told us we’d have to wait until a bar spot opened. You should not accept reservations for bar seating if you’re not going to hold the seats.

Corona came without a lime. Other drinks were not good either.

Food was overpriced and small portions. Average taste.

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

This place is the best! Wonderful food, great staff and the best waiter in the world in Juan. Make sure you get the guac if you go!

RB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great vibe. Good food. Fun and kind staff. Margarita pitchers!!

BH
New England
23 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. And their Guac is the best!

JL
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
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 !

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!

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!

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.

l
New England
31 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

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

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

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

b
New England
12 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.

CC
New England
25 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

Guacamole is made to order right in front of you! It is amazing guacamole as well. The restaurant is tucked away in Cambridge and honestly the atmosphere is very old. They could use a major remodel

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!

BP
New England
6 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.

LF
New England
9 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.

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

j
New York Area
4 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.

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!

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

Great, easy spot!

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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