Orale Mexican Kitchen

4.7
446 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Fun
  • Casual
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Orale Mexican Kitchen. Now Opened.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Tapas / Small Plates
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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
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Phone number
(201) 333-0001
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
James Muir
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Catering
Catering options are available. Please contact the restaurant directly.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Grove St.
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Public transit
Grove Street Path Station
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Entertainment
Live Band for Sunday Brunch 12:30pm to 3:30pm
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Gift Card
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 446 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 hours ago

Great food and fun atmosphere!

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4.0Dined a day ago

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.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food, great drinks, but very loud!

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OT
5.0Dined 4 days ago

Nice food. Half price tacos on Tuesdays, only cash though

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OT
5.0Dined 4 days ago

Love the food and servers

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ED
5.0Dined 5 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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

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OT
5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Date night

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OT
5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

This was my 3rd time here ! I love everything about this place, food, ambiance, service!

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M
3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Food was delicious but service was rushed and restaurant was too noisy. Tables too close together.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

My family and I drive over a hour to enjoy Oealé delicious food. Service and Food is always consistent.
Never disappointed :)

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

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.

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PC
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

You can always count on the food being delicious, the staff being friendly and professional, and that you always leaving glad you came!

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ND
3.0Dined on June 29, 2018

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.

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K
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Wonderful experience dining in a hot spot! Food and service was excellent!

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AJ
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Órale never disappoints. Great food, awesome drinks, courteous service. Best Mexican food in Jersey City by far!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Consistently my favorite in Jersey City; always innovative with the specials and menu additions!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Great food, excellent drinks! Highly recommend for a fun night out!!

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4.0Dined on June 19, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Took my parents and husband there for Father's Day dinner. Service was excellent. I'm currently pregnant and used to only drinking water when we go out, but our server offered to make me a virgin mojito instead, which was not only delicious but made me feel like a grownup again! The food came out quickly but we didn't feel rushed. Everything was delicious - HIGHLY recommend the Espquites Gratinee in particular (it's like Mexican street corn baked into a gratin). We will definitely be back as there were plenty of things on the menu we'd still like to try.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Took my wife here for a pre-concert meal and the staff was really terrific. Quick friendly service, great drinks, and the whole vibe was upbeat and fun

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OT
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Food and service were great. Authentic and tasty!

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OT
4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The carnita tacos, sweet plantains were very good. Brussel sprouts were cooked well but needed more seasoning or cheese. I wasn’t a fan of their frozen Guava margarita. They should offer more than one flavor daily on the frozen margs. Cute place!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Awesome. Again!!

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Food was incredible. Noise level much better in the back room. My only complaint would be that there isn't a spicy margarita on the menu. And then when the bartender tried, didn't taste so great. I would add a jalepeno infused choice. Otherwise A+

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We booked thru open table for 8:30 but didn’t get a table till 9:15. I am not sure if they respect the reservation policy.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Great place awesome drinks, def coming back.. thanks for the awesome service...

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Love their food

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Delicious Mother’s Day Dinner!

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OT
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent food service & ambiance

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Amazing as always! 10 our of 10

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Comfortable dining area. Service was great, waiter was super nice + helpful! Enchilada vegetariano was good but would not get again. Guac was delicious and so were the margs!

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OT
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

It was amazing!! Our waiter was perfect.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Amazing tacos! I come here all the time and always receive exceptional service! Corie is the best Bartendar!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Always a wonderful time. Great food, great drinks & a fun environment.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Awesome food. AmaZing drinks

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M
3.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Food is average, drinks are ok
Place is very Laud

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2.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Hostess was very rude and would not seat us because 1 member of our party wasn't there-- even though the table sat empty the whole time we stood and waited.

We explained that our friend was 10 min away and we would order additional food and drinks in advance for her-- she would not budge due to policy, however the way she delivered the information was aggressive, rude, impolite and was basically arguing with us without logic. Even as we sat, tables remained open all night-- it wasn't as busy as they typically are.

It was a special occasion and our friend wanted to eat there, which is the only reason why we stayed and waited.

The whole thing set a very bad tone for the whole experience.

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Loved the taco Tuesday!

Lamb tacos to die for..

however this time the lamb tacos were dissapointing.. the meat was rubbery and the pork tacos has very less meat.

Really surprised as I usually love this place

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

great place for Mexican food. It was amazing being there. Should be more latin music in my opinion, and a place to dance.

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