Orale Mexican Kitchen - Jersey City
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.
The food is always amazing, and the staff are top notched! It's a neighborhood favorite!
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.
Service, atmosphere, and brunch was amazing.. Will definitely recommend Orale to friends and clients! Thank you
Great service! Delicious Flan!!! Atmosphere was great. Was seated right away did not have to wait at all. Tacos were good.
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.
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.
Great food and Margaritas!
Food was great Service was excellent
Food was soooo insanely delicious. Place was definitely busy/bumping but I like that. Really depends on your taste.
Did a pick up order. Food was great as usual
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 🤯.
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.
Best Margaritas anywhere! Taco Tuesday is the best
Awesome tacos! Over ordered on the eat my guaca otherwise would have tried more tacos!
Great tacos and drinks! Make sure you make a reservation before coming in though! Without one, you might be waiting awhile.
Great food and awesome atmosphere!
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!
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.
Good food. Big drink selection.
Great location. Tasty food with good
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.
The food was great. On Tuesday if you pay cash tacos are half off.
We had an excellent brunch! Delicious food and attentive service. Make sure you get the nachos. The mariachi band added a nice surprise.
Great food and ambiance
Always terrific! Always consistent! They even make me lettuce tacos (for my keto diet)
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.
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!!!
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.
Food is made different. Good experience
Amazing food! Great ambiance. Will definitely be back.
Nice modern/hipster location. Great food. Awesome experience!
It was our first time there and the food was amazing definitely going back !
Food and drinks were amazing. Somewhat cramped, although that is what you get in Jersey City.
We had so much fun and the food and staff were exquisite! Thank you Orale!
One of our favorite spots in JC. Really affordable and great attention to detail. Awesome and friendly managers, servers and bartenders!
Everything tastes great! Love the Chicken Tacos!
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.
Ok food, fun atmosphere.
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.