Orale Mexican Kitchen - Jersey City

4.7
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674 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
JERSEY CITY
Orale is a fun and unique space as you enter from downtown Jersey City to enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine with a bar that includes some of the best handcrafted cocktails.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So grateful for the accommodation. Thank you to the wonderful staff!

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vipBill
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food and nice margaritas

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amberd
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bomb fish tacos! The guacamole can’t be beat! And strong Rita’s! Highly recommend and it didn’t even break the bank!

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vipNickN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!

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ChynaC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great, margaritas excellent. Service great

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MariaW
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

But they have this stupid rule to make you get a reservation, but refuse to seat you until all your party arrives. I think this is because they can charge your credit card if your a no show. But hey your in New Jersey most patron are arriving by train from New York, they are late sometimes. It makes people upset

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PaulL
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We visited as a group of 8 people and all of us had a great night out. Food was amazing as always. If I have one gripe it would be that the menu seems to have changed and that there wasnt as much choice as I had previously experienced. That said, I will reiterate that the food was incredible.

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Nick
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so accommodating and the food was AMAZING!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Everything was great! The waitress was awesome! Thinks we’re good

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vipjpgirl
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite Mexican restaurant in NY/JC area. Most tacos are 50% off for Taco Tuesday!! (Cash only for the discount) the fish taco and bone marrow with crispy pork tacos are my favorites. Staff is friendly and attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

The manager was rude, condescending and flippant

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AlyssaD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, a little pricey for what you get. Definitely recommend the hot honey guacamole appetizer.

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vipEdHerrera
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time going to brunch. Great happy hour pricing for drinks and they are very accommodating in case you’re a vegetarian (like me).

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Vegetarian options were limited

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noodlegirl
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Packed and lively which I love to see at a local spot. Drinks and food were solid as usual. We had an awesome night out!

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vipEmma
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We are both vegetarians and really enjoyed the food - the guacamole is good but the salads are really awesome. I usually have mediocre veggie tacos at most places but these were really good. My friend likes her veggie enchiladas. Drinks were tasty too!

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PranayS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambience. We are glad we chose it for our Valentines day dinner. Our go to place for Mexican from now on.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mexican food so far. Amazing sangria's and margherita.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our host Zack was very accommodating. Food was amazing.

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Jason
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic meal, we are regulars here because the food and drinks do not disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was sexy af

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MatthewC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent. Drinks were also very god. Service was great except it can get a bit busy, especially on Taco Tuesday so it can be a while in between visits by your waiter. Overall very good and will definitely come back to try more of the menu.

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vipRandB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Server was amazing - very friendly and attentive. Food was just ok this time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish we had was delicious, from the pork buns to the Cemita—definitely coming back!

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Foodie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!! Excellent staff!! Food and drinks on point.

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vipsuzeyes
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently great food, drinks and service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is slaps

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vipBrynnW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The guacamole was amazing! Tacos great too! Definitely coming back...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere is young with modern murals in spray paint graffiti and high ceilings. Great vibe matching by excellent service and food. Churros were to die for. Highly recommended for a cool dinner. Hipster Mexican in a good way.

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RashadA
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to eat and drink for a night out. Sometimes and can get a bit loud

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vipSweetP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was incredible— can’t wait to go back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very nice and attentive even though it was New Years Eve. The food was very good.

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GigiC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my fav restaurant in town. The drinks, the guac, the seafood apps, the tacos... THE PLANTAINS!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

I used to love this place but last time was horrible. Service was slow, drinks were horribly inconsistent, and food was not as described. Ordered the half chicken mole, and it was very burnt and did not have sesame seeds or cilantro. Also did not ring in our appetizer and never received. Really hope this was a one off because I used to love Oralé.

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ChrisB
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night for my nephew’s birthday. Best Mexican food have eaten.

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Latac12
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I’m a huge foodie and travel the world to experience as many cuisines as possible. Mexican food is one of my favs, and when I searched for a place to go with my friend, I came across Orale. With the ratings and menu, I was excited to go. I’m basing this on the food, since the ambiance and service was great! I ordered the Lamb Taco and was very surprised to have it served on what looked like Pita bread instead of a taco. My friend ordered the beef taco which was presented on actual tacos. I’m assuming the pita was suppose to be a very large flour taco. It was thick and wasn’t too tasty. The lamb wasn’t too far from being the same. The flavors were non existent. We also had a side order of rice and beans which were the same. The best thing for me was the cheese dip and the salsa served at the beginning. If this was suppose to be elevated Mexican cuisine, they missed the mark.
I will go again, because I feel everyone has a bad day and give them another chance.

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BrittClew
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been visiting Orale for a while now and, as a vegan, I love that they offer vegan options. The food and drinks are always great!

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HughieS
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Well worth the visit, look forward to visiting again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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vipSandraB
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I prefer lunch at Orale. It’s quieter. I think the quality and value has declined. It always seems like a good idea, until you get there and realize the menu is very limited. The chicken mole was dry and there aren’t enough entree salad selections.
And, forget about having a conversation - even if you’re in the back room. There’s no reason to have the music playing that loud, on top of chatter from the bar.

FAQs

Orale Mexican Kitchen - Jersey City does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Orale Mexican Kitchen - Jersey City also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 333-0001.

Orale Mexican Kitchen - Jersey City is rated 4.7 stars by 674 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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