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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.
The new manager made us feel right at home. Treated us like old friends.
We tried Olé a few times many years ago and were underwhelmed. The new owners have really improved the menu and ambience.
Service was extremely slow. They got my order wrong 2 times. So I had to eat my meal in pieces.
There were some issues due to the restaurant being extremely busy, but I am going to try this place out again.
Great food, cozy environment. We got a table right by the window which was a perfect spot. Ambience is very cozy. The complimentary chips and salsa were good to start and the fresh guacamole is a must have. In the other reviews, I read that they make it right at the table fresh and I saw that happening at other table but it dint happen to mine. The guacamole, though was really fresh and topped with lemon juice. The food was great and well served. Quantity of food was quite enough. Prices are on a little higher side. Overall a perfect place for your Mexican tastebuds.
My boyfriend and I went for a Valentines dinner and it was amazing. The table side guac, the margs, the steak tacos, and the chocolate cupcake dessert... all unbelievable. Will definitely be coming back!
I have been going to Ole for at least 15 years but much less frequently in recent years. It used to be a very special place for magical meals. Maybe it has changed ownership but it is no longer gourmet Mexican. Plus, we were seated in the back, even with reservations. I have never eaten in that room before. I always thought it was just used as a function room. It was really depressing with grey lighting and alternating freezing and hot air blowing on me. I think I’m done with Ole. How disappointing.
Attentive staff. Food came out quickly. Great food.
Staff was friendly although the food (still) feels very average for the price paid. Guacamole was made unenthusiastically table side and to me, lacked salt and garlic (essential). Margarita was apparently made to spec (tequila lime Cointreau only) but was very watered down. Entrees were well plated and tasty; expensive by Arizona standards, but effectively the same as past dining experiences here; not pleasantly shocked or surprised but not a disappointment. I did find it surprise they served my wife’s dish separately from mine, and also let it sit at the table for 5-8 mins while she was not at the table and was in the restroom. I’ll never understand restaurants that do this (take a hint from the French in service). At around $100 for two, and very average cocktail and guacamole at $13 each, it’s simply overpriced. Had I paid $60 all in, I’d be quite happy with the value to price.
The wait staff didn’t acknowledge us on the way out; I saw staff (manager even?) sitting at the bar on their phones as we left on a quiet Sunday. They didn’t seem to mind us leaving and we didn’t mind wrapping up our evening either. Ole hasn’t changed much in 20 years, so about every five or so I check back in for a surprise. Nothing new yet for 2020.
Great food and service! Would love if they could try to add more vegetarian options!
Other than the aggressive pricing, this place really shined: very tasty food and friendly service.
Slow service. Food was fine but value was not there for the price
Good tableside guac. Very attentive service. Enchiladas carnitas were fabulous.
Our waiter,Juan, was great. We requested the back room because of noise in the front and the only problem was that it was freezing cold. The only heat seems to be a gas fire place. People wore coats and hats through dinner.
Ole is a great place for delicious Mexican food, take out of the full dining in experience. The drinks are great too!
Ole' was amazing! I hadn't been there for a couple of years. All the food was so delicious! Not your average basic Mexican food, all the dishes are dressed up. Best plantains ever. Best lemonade ever. Great atmosphere, casual vibe, and great service.
We went for my wife's birthday and it was great! The food was delicious as always, and our waiter Juan even donned a sombrero and sang a mariachi birthday song (to my wife who was also given a sombrero to wear). Ole is always so good we will be back soon.
Very nice place when good food.
Friend needing support
They forgot about our reservation but the food was good and they were quick to get us a table.
I made a reservation for 20 people on a Tuesday night. They let us use the backroom (at no extra charge) and decorate with a few balloons. The food, drinks and service were excellent. I highly recommend for large groups. Thank you!
Lovely food, wonderful staff, very reasonably priced
The guacamole was some of the best I've ever had. The margarita pitcher was a bit of a rip off because it was mostly full of ice.
The food was fantastic!
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.
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.
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!
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
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!
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
We arrived on a sultry evening to no air conditioning in the restaurant. It was unfortunately insufferable.
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.
Very quality service in a nice area. Went for a birthday dinner and it was a nice surprise to say the least.
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.
I felt like I was back in California eating Mexican food. The service is out of this world just like the food!
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.
Good overall, yet surprised by the cost ... seemed pricey for what it is. Also, the bar needs REAL Luxardo Maraschino Cherries! ~TD
Amiable and quick service, excellent food, comfortable setting, appropriate prices
We stopped in on a rainy afternoon. Service was polite and quick, food was delicious, drinks were great. We'll be back!
Good food and service. Crowded, noisy, and cold. Pricy$ ($14) guacamole.
Parking behind a plus in crowded Inman square.