Orale Mexican Kitchen - Jersey City

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547 reviews
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Orale Mexican Kitchen. Now Opened.
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GP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

The service was really bad. When we got seated and placed the order, the server told us that we have to place all the entree order in one go and CANNOT order more food, if needed. I have never heard this one before and when I confronted him, he goes “it’s busy today and you learn something new”. Didn’t appreciate the service provided.

The food overall is average and pricy for a Mexican place. You are better off eating at Taqueria downtown. If don’t make a reservation, your wait time can vary from 30-90 minutes, depending on day and time.

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PC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always amazing, and the staff are top notched! It's a neighborhood favorite!

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KS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We love the food here - I'd say some of the best in Jersey City. The noise level is always just a bit much though dinner is manageable - brunch is deafening. It is expensive - you could get a comparable meal in the city for less but I guess in this case you are paying for NOT heading over the river? Again though, food is delicious.

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NI
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, atmosphere, and brunch was amazing.. Will definitely recommend Orale to friends and clients! Thank you

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Delicious Flan!!! Atmosphere was great. Was seated right away did not have to wait at all. Tacos were good.

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m
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

This is a cool place to be seen. It is crowded, loud and attracts a young and hip crowd. We had to wait for our reservation and the bar is packed tight. The wait staff is inexperienced and unapologetically not great. The waiter dropped a tray of plates when clearing the table next to ours. He picked up the plates and left the nasty left-over food and chicken bones on the floor next to us for us to enjoy. Our waitress never brought part of our order. The food is interesting and the guac was good. It is a good place for loud conversation and groups, but not a quality dining experience.

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great waiter. Overall great experience that I ended up going back the day after. Also got lucky to have the same waiter as before.

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DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and Margaritas!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great Service was excellent

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was soooo insanely delicious. Place was definitely busy/bumping but I like that. Really depends on your taste.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Did a pick up order. Food was great as usual

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HO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about this place! Not only would i recommend this restaurant but, i will not stop coming again . Food was just perfect. From the appetizer to the desserts i was mind 🤯.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

We just moved to Jersey City and the food situation has been hit or miss. Orale is the singular exception, every single thing we had was fantastic. The service was attentive enough, unfriendly, but that’s ok, b/c we weren’t there to party with the staff. Back to the food, everything we fresh and delish. Will definitely be back.

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A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Margaritas anywhere! Taco Tuesday is the best

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M
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Awesome tacos! Over ordered on the eat my guaca otherwise would have tried more tacos!

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AS
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tacos and drinks! Make sure you make a reservation before coming in though! Without one, you might be waiting awhile.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and awesome atmosphere!

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MB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Came out for valentines date with my wife and we were craving tacos and Orale hit the spot. The blend of flavors they put in their tacos is delicious!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Valentine day

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Where do I begin, this place puts the d in dining. The establishment decor is so fun and festive, which automatically puts you in a good mood. The waitstaff is so accommodating and friendly, the food is amazing and the drinks are to die for! Me and my fiancé love coming here to have good food in a chill environment that won’t break the bank.

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KL
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food. Big drink selection.
Great location. Tasty food with good
Selection.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My pregnant girlfriend and I want to get outta the house for dinner. Good food and the wait wasn’t too long. Just don’t go during brunch. Good luck.

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AE
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was great. On Tuesday if you pay cash tacos are half off.

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CS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent brunch! Delicious food and attentive service. Make sure you get the nachos. The mariachi band added a nice surprise.

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JR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance

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FN
Atlantic City
25 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always terrific! Always consistent! They even make me lettuce tacos (for my keto diet)

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They certainly know how to make a first impression! I came here with my girlfriend and a few friends on a Thursday night. Everything was amazing! From the drinks to the food...Duck Nachos, guacamole, shrimp scampi tacos, the burger w/ duck fat truffle Parmesan fries, OMG. A must try when you’re looking for authentic Mexican with a twist.

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KA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend!! We randomly stumbled upon this restaurant and then booked through open table. Great, upbeat environment for a Thursday night. Can grab a drink at the bar while you wait for your table. We got the daily frozen marg -YUM! The chicken tacos were so so good. There was some kind of sauce on them that was unique and delicious.

The staff was so nice. From our server to even the host. Actually when we were waiting for our table I saw a little boy looking at the toy cars on the wall and the host gave him one on his way out! How sweet!!!

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AP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to Orale a few times. They have good food and good drinks. Service was great as well. I thought the prices were a bit much.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is made different. Good experience

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Great ambiance. Will definitely be back.

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S
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice modern/hipster location. Great food. Awesome experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time there and the food was amazing definitely going back !

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and drinks were amazing. Somewhat cramped, although that is what you get in Jersey City.

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MN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had so much fun and the food and staff were exquisite! Thank you Orale!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite spots in JC. Really affordable and great attention to detail. Awesome and friendly managers, servers and bartenders!

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything tastes great! Love the Chicken Tacos!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for my husband's bday and it was a good choice. It was the 4 of us and we made reservation and Good that we did. We were seated right away. The food was great and so were teh drinks. Get the red sangria..loved it! The chicken tacos are awesome..my husband is picky and for him to say he loved it says a lot.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Ok food, fun atmosphere.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The waiter was rushing our entire meal; he came to our table like 8 times. I usually enjoy my time here but that ruined our meal tonight.

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