Orale Mexican Kitchen
Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm,
Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
I came with my husband and 3 kids and we were so wowed by the beautiful decor and great food. The service was exceptional! My children thought they entered the Disney movie Coco restaurant.
Taco Tuesday - half price taco with the amazing Tuna taco. Overall rating outstanding. Even another day but Tuesday taco I'll be back for tacos.
GET RID OF THE COMMUNITY TABLES. I HATE to be so close in proximity to some stranger and barely have any elbow room. Aside from that, the server was inattentive. Food took over 30 minutes to arrive. Server forgot to order our appetizer, ended up bringing it out as we were ready to ask for our check. Fortunately, the app was removed from the bill but that's the least you can do at that point. I even noticed a couple who was sat after us receive their food before us. Wonder how that happened. The icing on the cake was when the fire alarm went off during our time there. Such a nice ambience to have blaring alarms, flashing lights, and firefighters storming through. Carne tacos were good though. Had the tuna tacos as well which were also good but the portion of tuna was too much for the lettuce wraps provided. Either bigger lettuce or less tuna, your choice, Oralé.
Oh, and another thing. Why does your entire staff consist of men? Male hosts, male servers, male bartenders, male managers, and male cooks. It makes you look sexist or even misogynistic. Try to work on that.
Truly amazing ! Friendly staff and great food. I will be returning for sure
Food drinks ambiance everything = PHENOMENAL!!!!!!!
Always love Orale! Always can count on a great meal and incredible service. Pork belly Bao buns, Carolina Barbacoa Tacos, Shrimp Verde, Serrano Marmalade Guacamole my personal faves!
The food is always great. But the staff is never friendly. stick to open table for reservations and don't bother calling the restaurant.
Food and service were excellent - their passionfruit margarita was amazing! I will visit again!
Most Mexican restaurants will give you chips and salsa free, this one charged you for the salsa. The chips were cold, most mexican restaurants I go to that are good serve them hot. The service seemed rushed, it had a feel of trying to turn over the table rather than enjoying a meal. Great atmosphere in the restaurant.
Wish they would expand their menu, was disappointed they did not give an option for Enchaladas with red sauce, or some of the basic mexican favorites. Overall the food (beef & pork tacos) was very good that we ordered but the value was not there, it was very pricey dinner tab for mexican food & drinks for two.
I was very pleased with the venue, service, and food. They accommodated a group of 11 ppl when the reservation was originally for 8 ppl. Our waiter ( while presumable overwhelmed with many orders) had a great attitude and kept the drinks coming! Additionally the food was amazing - this certainly will not be my last visit.
Outstanding service and impressive portions. The food was far better than most.
The menu selections and preparation are some of the best in Jersey City. It’s definitely upscale Mexican cuisine and authentic. The special “fish & chips” is divine!! Fresh Bronzino and beet chips, sprinkled with pecan , pistachios and cashews—so savory. A little disappointed in the hard shell octopus taco appetizer—the hard shell made it too difficult to eat and overpowered the flavors. Service is friendly and prompt.
One complaint is the noise. Even in the back room, the music is too loud to hold any conversation. And, if you’re out near the bar—forget it.
Overall, it’s a 4 star place and more enjoyable off peak hours.
Very attentive restaurant manager, Zach, was terrific! Great vibe, but I was meeting a business associate, so not ideal due to decibel level. I'll definitely go back but just to have fun and enjoy the great food and frozen margarita of the day!
Fun place, good fish tacos and great cash deal. Had a nice time!
Sort of like a new-age Mexican fusion restaurant. The food we had were all delicious (tofu appetizer w/ house sauce, kimchi and pickled carrots; beer-battered fish tacos with cole slaw; vegetarian enchilada; and tres leches cake; as well as the margarita). And my wife and I were convinced afterwards that we would probably like anything on the menu, given the great quality of how the food were cooked and prepared. The sauces along with everything we had seemed to be made from scratch, from the appetizers to the desserts; and I always feel like this is an indication of the level of the restaurant.
The noise level was a bit too loud for my personal preference. But the vibe was nice and relaxed. We went on a Saturday so it was packed, with lines of people waiting out the door. I would recommend making reservations if you go. I thought the fish tacos I had were a bit pricey -$17 for beer-battered fish tacos, but the fish was cooked perfectly, it tasted like butter and so I was fine with paying that price for it. We really enjoyed ourselves and would go again.
Everything was really good until we found a long hair in our dessert
The drinks were awful, the food was canine-grade and they’ve scaled their portions of everything (except for their now terrible tacos) way back.
My favorite place to bring out of town friends. It’s always a huge hit! Plus their tequila menu is impressive. Go... like yesterday!
Everything was great! Maitre D was great. I had to push my reservation by 45 minutes due to car trouble; he was awesome and appreciated that I called to let him know. Food was amazing. Appetizer portions were a bit small for 4 people to share, but delicious!! So fun! Decor on point. Drinks were great, too. Oralé!! Try it. You'll love it. We did!!
Great food and fun atmosphere!
I have not been there for over a year: it got even better. Great inspired Mexican cuisine. We had the ceviche, guac, oysters shot, fish tacos and the seafood mixiote, all excellent. Noise level close ro the bar is too high for conversation but the back room was not yet open at 6:30. Will go later next time. Kudos to the team.
Great food, great drinks, but very loud!
Nice food. Half price tacos on Tuesdays, only cash though
Love the food and servers
Wow! We loved the food! We are 2 adults and 2 kids (ages 10 and 12), and we had so many great options for all of us! Two of ius don't eat meat (we eat fish), and had several choices of seafood or vegetarian appetizers and entrees.
I enjoyed that my steak was the perfect medium rare. The chips were a little tough but the steak made up for it and the frozen mango margarita sealed the meal. I will definitely be back again
This was my 3rd time here ! I love everything about this place, food, ambiance, service!
Food was delicious but service was rushed and restaurant was too noisy. Tables too close together.
My family and I drive over a hour to enjoy Oealé delicious food. Service and Food is always consistent.
Never disappointed :)
It is by far the best Mexican food around. We've been cooking for four years and it never fails. Awesome food, great service, cool environment. Total winner.
After a visit to LSC with my huaband, our 8 and 4yr old daughters we wanted some Mexican food and found great reviews for Orale. We were seated quickly altough we made it there about 15 minutes late due to not finding parking. Food and drinks were great. They did not have a kids menu, and altough there were others there with kids it doesn't seem that they intend for the place to be "kid friendly" I would definitely go again without kids.
You can always count on the food being delicious, the staff being friendly and professional, and that you always leaving glad you came!
The food here is great! I usually hate getting tacos out because they never give you enough, but here they do and they are delicious too. My husband swears the burger here is the best in JC. I also really like that they offer Happy Hour specials at their tables on Thursdays, if we're eating out on a Thursday chances are we're at Orale for this reason. My only complaint here is that it can get very loud.
Restaurant has very poor seating policy and quite a rude bunch of staff at checkin. We were not told at the time of reservation (6.30 for pm on a Friday) that all guests have to be present to be seated. We were 4 out of 6 guests and they refused to seat us. When the 5th one arrived, they still refused to seat us till the 6th person arrived (who was driving in from Princeton and stuck in traffic). After a 20 min wait, when the 5 of us insisted we be seated, the staff told us that we would need to leave by 8.30 pm. I’ve never been asked before the start of the mean that one needs to leave in a certain period of time! This too after wasting 20 mins refusing to seat us. Need less to say, the food and the service by our waiter was decent but not enough to overcome our experience at trying to get a table. Never coming back here.
Wonderful experience dining in a hot spot! Food and service was excellent!
Órale never disappoints. Great food, awesome drinks, courteous service. Best Mexican food in Jersey City by far!
Consistently my favorite in Jersey City; always innovative with the specials and menu additions!
Great food, excellent drinks! Highly recommend for a fun night out!!
Orale always promises a fun and energetic atmosphere. We started with chips and guacamole and the ceviche which has a generous amount of the shrimp and lobster with a flavorful sauce. ‘Illegally Aged’ cocktail is delicious, as well as a large selection of margaritas. I had the mint and cucumber margarita and added the peppers for some heat. Not too sweet - really refreshing. Ordered the fish tacos - you get 5, although they are pretty small and could use more sauce but were still very tasty and the chicken enchiladas. Fries cooked in beef fat?!? Addictively delicious. Overall Orale never fails - service is attentive and friendly, place has good laid back vibes and food is fresh and tasty. We’ve come with the kids - but it gets busy and crowded and seating is tight, so better for a date night or dinner for 2. Side note - the shirts the staff wear are awesome and we’ve purchased a few of the designs!