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About Orale Mexican Kitchen

Orale Mexican Kitchen. Now Opened.

341 Grove St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Grove St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(201) 333-0001

Website:
http://www.oralemk.com/

Entertainment:
Live Band for Sunday Brunch 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Catering:
Catering options are available. Please contact the restaurant directly.

Public Transit:
Grove Street Path Station

Executive Chef:
James Muir

Additional:
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

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4
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (17)
Hot Spot (16)
Good for a Date (15)
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Casual (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Spicy (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Authentic (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Cozy (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tapas (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Sports (2)
Romantic (2)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Great dinner and drinks. Staff is top notch.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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!

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Casual, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

food was outstanding, however very loud because we were sitting next to a large loud party.
was able to easily accommodate an extra seat when i realized I had accidentally made a reservation for 4 instead of 5.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Fantastic. We continue to be big fans .... Every visit is exceptional!!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Had a great meal, interesting specials and ingredients make this a must. Drinks are awesome too

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

My favorite in my town. Food is always on point! Drinks always good and strong! Drawbacks: it is crowded and it is so loud I can barely hear my friends.

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Sports, Authentic, Spicy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We requested a table in the back room Definitely made it easier to enjoy the dining experience. Great service as usual and tasty food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Some of the best Mexican food I have had in a long time! Margaritas were on point and service was quick and always made sure my drink was refreshed. A must go for anyone looking to go out and eat in jersey city.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great food but service was rushed. Waitress was pushy....!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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!

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Fantastic tacos and overall food.

The taco Tuesday is amazing !

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The food was great. Unfortunately, our waiter rushed us through dinner and snatched our half full drinks away. They asked us to leave due to another reservation. However, we had not even been there for an hour yet. It was disappointing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great holiday lunch. Food was excellent and restaurant had a fun atmosphere. Local neighborhood great place for lunch or dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

My go-to restaurant for Mexican food and amazing margaritas.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Wife birthday

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Amazing food and really good service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was amazing, the mariachi band was a little loud, but overall great place for brunch!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Consistently my favorite brunch in the area. Vegetarian friendly-- the best seitain I've had at a restaurant. Love the daily frozen Marg flavors.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Appetizers were delish. One diner had the carne asada and that was a disappointment- steak was only warm and the fries hard and over cooked. Other mains were good per previous reviews. Steak tacos excellent. Service was great.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Really loved the food. Great enchiladas and guac. We went to the Taco Tuesday. Pay cash for 50% off the tacos!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I have nothing but great things to say - his is a must go!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Tapas, Quick Bite, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Waitress was unbelievably rude. Taking drinks before we were finished and making us extremely uncomfortable overall. We have been here at least 20 times and never experienced anything like this.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent dinner at Orale! We are considering moving to the area and visited Orale after checking out a few apartment showings. Definitely want to come back here. Service was the best part.

Tags: Spicy, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Authentic Mexican food as it is meant to be . Worth the drive to Jersey City.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Always flavorful taco choices, solid tequilas

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food and service was excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Vegan, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We love orale the margaritas are fantastic and so are the tuna tacos. Happy hour here is a must and so is the guacamole . Perfect for a date night or a friends get together.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food is always creative and excellent. Not your typical Mexican restaurant.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

very good food and big drinks. they dont skimp on drinks

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Vegan, Authentic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Amazing decor, exceptional food and friendly workers! Definitely going back again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was not fresh. Tacos were soggy and cold.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Very good food and nice atmosphere! Great service!

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