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Olé

4.3
814 reviews
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(617) 492-4495
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
David Tapia
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Catering
Please contact Raj Thapa for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cambridge St
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Parking details
There is a parking lot behind the restaurant which is metered parking until 10:00pm.
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Public transit
Red line to Kendall Square
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Entertainment
Mariachi on special occasions
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Ole serves upscale, modern but authentic dishes. Hospitality, tapas, and maragritas abound. The bold food and flavors of Chef David Tapia take this hip urban neighborhood spot to a new level.

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Specials

Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers

Come join us for Cinco de Mayo! We are accepting both walk-ins and reservations all day from 12pm-12am. Corona specials from 6-8pm and margaritas all day long!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

We will be offering a special Mother's day brunch menu! Make your Mother's day one she won't forget.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 814 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
service
3.8
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3.9
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 5 days ago

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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2.0Dined on April 4, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Nice ambiance and good quality food. The prices are a bit on the high side though for what you get.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Quality food, good flavors, but overpriced for what it is. The beans tasted like they came out of a can. The interior decoration could have been better. I saw an old plastic Christmas decoration still up in February.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

My husband and I have dined at Ole in the past and our first visit was close to 15 years ago. We always liked the food; particularly since it isn't easy to get authentic Mexican cuisine. We have not been to Ole in a few years and were happy to see that it was still up and running, with prices scaled down since our last visit. Our food was delicious and the service was good, our server got hit with a rush of new customers (large party) and she valiantly tried to be as attentive as possible. One disappointment was my margarita that appeared to be 70% crushed ice. Otherwise, we heartily recommend Ole to anyone seeking good, authentic Mexican dining.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Enjoyed the meal a lot. Table side was guac was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

I loved the service and the food and the yummy spicy mango margarita! I had a great time and my boyfriend loved his shrimp tacos while I had the enchiladas mole which was really good! I also enjoyed the churros for dessert...hmmm...yummy!

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Everyone enjoyed their food (my skirt steak special was tender flavorful and perfectly cooked) and the service was really excellent. I had a margarita that was delicious but mostly ice - not a good value at $14. I found the ambiance a bit cafeteria-like and not what I had expected from previous visits.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Great family gathering place. The best guacamole! Good, friendly service.

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1.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Ole is under new management and has turned from a jewel of a fine dining Mexican restaurant into a seedy bar. I was shocked by the new ambience. I had a housefull of guests whom I had invited to Ole for a special Christmas get together, and I was so embarrassed by the noisy environment, unappealing decor, and mediocre food. Sadly, I won't be returning again.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Had the duck mole dish which was just amazing. As tasty as terrific duck we had is south of France which looks and tastes almost like a cut of beef and with the great sauce (and Mexican style mashed potatoes) made for a meal that was definitely worth the price.

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2.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Most of our party enjoyed their food and drinks, but agreed that it was overpriced for what it was. We've definitely had better Mexican for a third of the cost. My chicken tinga tacos were extremely spicy - to the point where I could only eat 1.5 out of 4 tacos. Had to give the rest away to my friends who also agreed that they were way too spicy (and one of them LOVES spicy food). Don't think I'll be coming back.

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Olé continues to deliver a great dinner, but not quite as fresh and notable flavors as years past. The guacamole made table-side still delights, and the service is friendly. But reducing the restaurant into the back room made the ambiance a bit less elegant and cool. We'd go back but with slightly lowered expectations.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

This was a great choice for my birthday dinner on a snowy evening. A warm place with food that was both a comfort and interesting -- went beyond usual Mexican restaurant fare. Our waiter was attentive and offered good advice.

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3.0Dined on November 9, 2017

Was a bit too quiet, a slow night.

Food was tasty.

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3.0Dined on October 28, 2017

The dining room is behind the take-out area in this restaurant, so I had some reservations when I first walked in with my extended family in tow, but we had a lovely, affordable meal that delivered authentic Central American cuisine. There’s a big menu, so everyone in our (large) Party was able to find something they were excited about, including the vegan and some of my family members with more pedestrian (read: no spice, nothing “weird”) palates. They were also happy to accommodate our party of 9 without issue (something I discovered is a rarity in the Boston area). Generous portions and really good salsa!!

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4.0Dined on October 27, 2017

Our food was delicious. Our server was friendly but so, so, so slow. The space itself is very warm and welcoming. They are going for the tequila crowd and were a bit surprised by my order of a glass of wine... wine snobs look elsewhere! After all is said and done, the mole sauce is worth every penny.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

They must have a new cook at Ole. We stopped going there over a year ago because the food was cookie cutter Mexican. Now its got new style, new deliciousness and a sense of the Mexican market and the best Mexican kitchen at the same time. Maybe the best Mexican food in Boston.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Best Mexican in the greater Boston area.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Well-made (and not oversized or oversugared) margaritas; fresh guac, all dishes (tamales, chicken tacos, tuna tacos, mole enchiladas) very tasty. Great service.

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2.0Dined on October 13, 2017

I'm not sure if the place is under new management, or what, but it's completely different. The front part, which was where the atmosphere was, now appears to be a different entity entirely. It was too bright and empty- I think it might be the take out . Handwritten signs pointed top Ole being in the back room. There was little to no atmosphere back there. A fire at least made it look cozy but it was a 70 degree evening and made the room too hot. The menus were dirty. The guacamole is not made at the table anymore, but it was excellent. Of a party of 3, two of our plates were ok, the third was great (a steak plate special). The margaritas were mostly ice. T

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1.0Dined on October 11, 2017

This restaurant has been sold and is now no more than ordinary take-out food served at tables.

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1.0Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was awful and we did not like the restaurant redesign.

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3.0Dined on September 23, 2017

This place was so much better in years past. The ambiance and menu have changed a lot and not for the better.

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2017

Everything was delicious! Definitely get the guacamole! It's the best I've ever had.

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4.0Dined on September 22, 2017

The food is incredible and highly recommended. The ambiance is not what it was before the remodeling. We were seated in the take out part of the restaurant (in front) despite having had a reservation. The front lacks ambiance and is loud. We asked to be moved to the back and fortunately there was room for us. In the future, I'd request to be seated in the back restaurant. Or better yet, if not wanting a margarita (which are quite good), I'd just get the food to go.

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

We always have a good meal here. The fresh Guacamole is awesome as are the handcrafted margaritas. Parking can be tough on weekend nights. They have a to-go counter in front, or you can sit down and enjoy in the back.

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1.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Ole is apparently under new management. The prices seemed higher than before, but we had not been there in a while. It was practically empty on a Saturday night around 9. The guacamole was not good. It was made at the table and it was so loaded with salt and lime that you couldn't taste the avocado. They did take it off the bill. The rest of the food was ok. We were expecting the old Ole and were disappointed. They may improve with experience.

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3.0Dined on September 2, 2017

The food and drinks were excellent but the service was so poor that it overshadowed everything. We won't be back.

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4.0Dined on August 12, 2017

Excellent food. Quiet for a Saturday night under rated restaurant.

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3.0Dined on July 19, 2017

They have redesigned the bar area and down scaled the menu. I was looking forward to the old Olé and was disappointed. We were told we couldn't sit out back because of the heat so we had to sit out front which has no ambiance. This used to be one of my faces but no more.

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2.0Dined on July 17, 2017

We have eaten here for a number of years but didn't realized that the restaurant has changed hands. The menu is now very limited, the food is so-so (but the guacamole is still excellent) and the redecoration changed things for the worse. We were quite disappointed. There were only 3 other tables of people there. We could have saved a lot of money and eaten in the casual front of the restaurant. We won't be back, which makes us sad because we used to love it.

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2017

This is one of my Inman favorites and I have been going there consistently for a really long time.
The service is great and the ambiance very nice. Their margarita options and entire drink menu is awesome. I would only recommend them to offer more meatless options and more apps choices at the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2017

Real neighborhood gem with excellent service and great Mexican food. The menu is not long but everything we had was excellent, high quality, and reasonable portions. The staff were also helpful to us in choosing among 20 (!) kinds of tequila. Definitely recommended.

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3.0Dined on July 5, 2017

Ole used to be my favorite restaurant in the area, but over the last last few years they have made some pretty big changes. I am not a fan of the changes! The menu has been cut to less than half of what it use to be, and they didn't keep most of their best dishes (the dishes you can't get everywhere else). It's actually a totally different restaurant, that has a name that I used to love. Quite sad...

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1.0Dined on June 30, 2017

Very disappointing. I've been here once before and I raved about how great the food was. I came back bringing a friend we were so disappointed. Last time the salsa had a roasted tomato taste this time it was bland. The guacamole was too salty. They didn't have the pineapple juice for margarita so I tried a new one which was too smokey. The rest of the dinner was really not good. Unsatisfied with the food, the service was also slow and the ambience had changed. Before the room was dimly lit, now it's too bright. Lastly, there was a cat at the table... I mean I understand service animals but having a dirty cat a table where other people eat is absurd. That is not the fault of the restaurant though.

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3.0Dined on June 26, 2017

Food was excellent; staff were friendly, especially bartender. But both the front and side entrances need cleaning. Dirty, dead leaves, the threshold is not inviting. There was a step ladder in the middle of the room (but no one working from it).

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