Orale Mexican Kitchen - Jersey City
Great food, good drinks, sometimes service can take a bit and you have to flag the staff down.
Food and service was not good. Got sick afterwards and the server had a bad attitude.
We have made this our "go-to" Mexican restaurant. The food is flavorful and the ambiance is nice, but not too overwhelming.
One minor issue I would address is the appetizer we chose from the "to share" section of the menu was 4 TINY, tiny, tiny flautas and the cost was the same as our entree. Again, the flavor was great, but it is definitely not a shareable dish and the quantity is not equal to the size of a main entree.
Orale always takes care of us whenever my family and I go here!! Food is great and the service is exceptional. Thank you!
The tacos were amazing. 🌮
One of the top places in JC in terms of food. As a vegetarian I’ll say that the seitan is delicious. It’s always loud with loud music and an echoing tall open space so have to be in the mood to deal with that. Request the back room for a somewhat more mellow experience (where you can actually hear what your dining companion is saying). Wish they would rotate in some new guac options for the trio. I’ve been getting the same combo time and again.
As always, excellent food, service, ambiance, and all around great experience.
I would recommend to someone wanting to really eat healthy. This place was recommended for the tuna tacos, which I’m not familiar with nor have any comparisons. I didn’t particularly like them. If you want a true Mexican experience, I would not recommend here. This place is some kind of fusion place or something, not a place for stuff like tacos, quesadillas etc. unless you are ok with lettuce as the wrap instead of tortilla types of wraps, I would not go here for that. But if I wanted to go for nice and healthy, I would go. I didn’t study the menu but I had the salmon which was ok but it was blended with a salad. The service however was phenomenal. The vibe was cool too
The wait staff was great and the food was too. The host was a bit short tempered. We had asked to be seated in a back room that is quieter than the main dining area. The reservationist said they would add a note to the reservation for the manager on duty that day. When we inquired, the host was short with us and said the notes in the system say they told us that wasn’t possible. When we said we were not told that he rudely said the same thing again. The room was closed for service that day. A simple explanation would have gone a lot further than a rude response.
This was the first time I had been to Órale in over 2 years, so I was hoping that all elements were still as I remembered. YES!! They were. Fun atmosphere, good, friendly service and, of course, good quality food.
As well as the above qualities, the fact that it's steps from the Grove St. PATH station is a major plus.
Will definitely return when the craving for comida Mexicana hits.
This restaurant is so incredible that words are hard to find to express my happiness with the experience. Everyone was so accommodating and the food was incredible!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
Food and service top notch .
Love that they are always changing the menu , never stale !
Loved the nachos.
The service stood out. Kind, attentive, knowledgeable. Food was tasty, there was plenty of it. Drinks well prepared, water glasses kept full, Cadillac Margarita was excellent.
Great place to come and chill. Came with my girlfriend to have dinner Saturday night. Burger was awesome 🤤 but the enchilada Suiza was ehhh not much flavor. I didn’t return it just cause I can give it to the homeless guy down the street he would love it. Service was ok most definitely coming back.
Food was surprisingly good. Carnitas tacos were excellent, and my friend loved the enchiladas. Reasonably priced and energetic atmosphere.
Orale in both Jersey City and Hoboken are where we go for all of our special occasions, or when we just feel like going out to eat in general.
We take our friends there because we know it will be THE BEST time, with the best food and strong drinks! We love them.
always fresh, delicious and great service. Great frozen margaritas
We celebrated a bachelorette lunch! Decor was great, food was ok, drinks were strong. I really liked my chorizo verde side.
Was a wonderful time- great food, great drinks, great ambiance!
Orale is the best place around for tacos, hands down, not even a debate.
We would love to try more vegetarians/vegan options. The options that they have are so good :)
This place was delicious! As someone who was born and bred on incomparable southern Californian Mexican food, I’m pretty hard to impress. Orale delivered! Their tasting guacamole option is great. The pork belly is perfect! Such good food!
Great food and consistently provides an overall amazing experience and value. Don’t pass up the guacamole trio as the different flavors are all exceptional.
I love the service and the ambiance. The food is excellent!
Another great dining experience at Orale. Love that they have good veggie options, and the Truffle Honey Guacamole is so amazing we ordered it twice. Only downside is that it’s kind of pricey.
First time at Orale, girls night and we all had a great time, the food is tasty and the drinks are awesome, margaritas galore.
Food, service and atmosphere was wonderful. My only comment is that it’s very loud.
Amazing food and service. Our waiter was incredible! We had a great time- highly recommend.
Amazing food and drinks! We will definitely be coming back!
My guest and i arrived a little early than the reservation which was set at 8pm. After i checked in with the host, we were seated 5 minutes before 8. The sear octopus was prob the most tender i had. The mexican corn was good but for $7, its a little steep. Ordered the braised pork which was good but its lacking a little punch to the tacos. The fish taco was good with a nice battered crisp to every bite. We also tried the tres leche, the sponge portion was great. Fresh. Overall experience with nice friendly staff, i would definitely return for the tuesday taco night. Half off price tacos if paid cash.
Service was great, food was great, small portions. Music and environment was super loud very hard to have a conversation
This place hits the spot every time. My wife and I have been a few times now, both alone and with groups, and have enjoyed trying the different tacos and apps. I usually get the Cemita Sandwich, which I can't get enough of and usually results in leftovers.
Only issue is it can be a little loud depending on when you're going and where you're sitting. If you're in the back room they have, it'll be fine.
Great restaurant! Delicious food, great presentation and lively atmosphere!
The food is absolutely outstanding, drink compliment the food nicely. You won't find a cooler atmosphere in Jersey City
Amazing guacamole and tacos
Went there for dinner yesterday, seated promptly. Server was attentive and helpful. Loved the guac sampler and bone marrow tocos and corn. Will definitely be back!
Good food, great service. Interesting take on Mexican fusion dishes.
Food is delicious! It does get very crowded and so sometimes it’s loud! Great drink specials!
Orale always delivers - consistently. Excellent drinks, great food.
Wish they had more shared plates !