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About Orale Mexican Kitchen
Orale Mexican Kitchen. Now Opened.
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Mexican, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm,
Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Band for Sunday Brunch 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Catering options are available. Please contact the restaurant directly.
Grove Street Path Station
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Orale Mexican Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
I was unable to secure a reservation for 7:30, so I booked 9:15 and agreed to meet my date there earlier. We arrived around 7:45 and were able to secure two seats at the bar without a problem. The bartenders were very attentive and even cleaned our spot off as we sat. We tried a couple of the margaritas (Elite is fantastic) and the duck fat bacon truffle fries (also incredible). I liked that we weren't crushed against the bar and that we could hold a conversation without screaming all night. 9:00 rolled around and she asked the host stand if we'd be able to sit a little before our reservation, and they were very accommodating. We sat and our waiter was friendly, informative, and very attentive. We had a great experience and I do believe this venue had a lot to do with how our night went. Thanks and we will be back!
At first when walking in thru a crowded bar area I was concerned, very loud music and people. When seated towards the back it was still very loud, however I understand the Vibe they are going for. Not a quiet conversation or fist date place, but food was fantastic and since we are foodies that's really all that matters. We will be going back again for sure. Bone Marrow, pork belly tacos and the 5 sample Guac is to die for.
This is one of our favorite places to have dinner at We never have a problem with the waiters. But we had a waitress this time and it seem like she had to many tables so when we needed her we had to flag her down. It took about 10mins or more to bring my husband drink over which was the frozen Margarita from the machine which doesn’t take anything to make. But when she came over she was very helpful and very friendly. When we go there we are very use to waiters just coming over to check on us. We never have to flag anyone. But other then that we love this place.
Orale was great! The restaurant has an awesome vibe with cool wall decorations. We had chicken tacos and fish tacos, so yummy (especially the slaw on both!), and of course chips with guac. The real treat was the margarita! The flavor of the night was Mango Blueberry and it was delicious. Great date night spot or dinner with friends!
Went for a birthday dinner, let alone love for Mexican food. This was amazing and the guac options were incredible. If you're only 2 don't fill up on the apps bc the meals (esp the Barrio Burger) are so good, had to bring it home. You won't be disappointed.
Loved the food and appetizers. The meals came to the table smoking hot (and within minutes of order) which I loved because I eat slowly and once my food is cold I'm done. I had the shrimp dish which was flavorful and the shrimp were not over cooked. The food is more of a fusion than full on authentic Mexican food. Fine by me. I had a Pina Colada mojito (couldn't taste the pina colada part and the drink was weak ;( The atmosphere was alive and bustling- the front bar was packed -so happy I made a reservation. I was there on a Friday night, so it wouldn't be a great night for a first date unless you want to yell across the table. I was seated in the back room, that I now prefer because I'm sure the front room was even louder. The seating was a little tight but not overly cramped. The service was great, our waiter was helpful and seemed to know the dishes quite well. I liked that he allowed us to enjoy our meal and wasn't at the table every 5 mins trying to hurry us along even though they were very busy. We had the tres leche dessert which was fresh and uh ok. I'm not big on desserts but I would order it again. Parking is horrible. I lucked up and was able to park right across the street. However, there are quite a few restaurants down there. Either arrive early, or have a plan for parking. A cop would not allow a car to wait while I pulled off so he could get the spot..so there's that. I would definitely go back to try their tacos. Hope this review helps with your choice to visit. Enjoy!
Great food! Half off tacos is a superb deal. Drinks are good. Their service could improve. 4 out of 5 of us were at the restaurant on time for our reservation. Even though they had our table ready, they didn’t let us sit and order drinks until the 5th person arrived. Even after we sat, the server took a long time to see us and take our order.
Good food and fun ambiance. $6 margaritas, bellinis and bloody Marys for brunch are always appreciated. Restaurant would not seat until everyone arrived though that is probably standard even if there are 5 tables sitting unoccupied.
Service was attentive and quick.
Always great food. Lots of items for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike...also caters easily to those who are gluten-free. Favorites are the guacamole with serrano marmalade, borracho tacos and beef tacos. Drinks are delicious - and the service is always friendly and attentive.
My sister and I went to Orale MK for the first time. We had a great experience. The waiter was excellent and very helpful with the menu and cocktails. Very attentive. The appetizers and main course were very delicious and made with fresh ingredients. We did not have to wait long for the food or cocktail. We are definitely going back and recommending Orale to friends.
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