Orale Mexican Kitchen - Jersey City
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Chili rubbed & seared tuna, lime green salsa, baked jicama chips in romaine wraps
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
4 jumbo shrimp with smoked oaxacan cocktail sauce
Braised Pork Belly
Marinated red onions, demi glace
Always the best!
Food was great, margaritas excellent. Service great
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
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.
Everyone was so accommodating and the food was AMAZING!
Everything was great! The waitress was awesome! Thinks we’re good
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.
The manager was rude, condescending and flippant
Good food, a little pricey for what you get. Definitely recommend the hot honey guacamole appetizer.
First time going to brunch. Great happy hour pricing for drinks and they are very accommodating in case you’re a vegetarian (like me).
Vegetarian options were limited
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!
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!
Excellent food and ambience. We are glad we chose it for our Valentines day dinner. Our go to place for Mexican from now on.
Best Mexican food so far. Amazing sangria's and margherita.
Our host Zack was very accommodating. Food was amazing.
Had a fantastic meal, we are regulars here because the food and drinks do not disappoint!
It was sexy af
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.
Server was amazing - very friendly and attentive. Food was just ok this time.
Every dish we had was delicious, from the pork buns to the Cemita—definitely coming back!
Great service!! Excellent staff!! Food and drinks on point.
Consistently great food, drinks and service!
Food is slaps
The guacamole was amazing! Tacos great too! Definitely coming back...
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.
Wonderful place to eat and drink for a night out. Sometimes and can get a bit loud
Everything we ordered was incredible— can’t wait to go back
The staff was very nice and attentive even though it was New Years Eve. The food was very good.
This is my fav restaurant in town. The drinks, the guac, the seafood apps, the tacos... THE PLANTAINS!!!
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.
Great night for my nephew’s birthday. Best Mexican food have eaten.
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.
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!
Great food and service. Well worth the visit, look forward to visiting again!
Amazing as always
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.
Great food. Excellent service.