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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (21)
Good for a Date (16)
Hot Spot (16)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Casual (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Spicy (9)
Authentic (8)
Great for Brunch (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Special Occasion (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Cozy (5)
People Watching (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tapas (4)
Vegan (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Live Music (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Romantic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (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 18, 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 16, 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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·Dined on November 15, 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 12, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 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 4, 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 25, 2017

Always flavorful taco choices, solid tequilas

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·Dined on October 25, 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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·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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·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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·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great restaurant highly recommend this place. Food is excellent and the red sangria is delicious.. you won't be disappointed ..

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Incredible food and excellent drinks!
Service is wonderful!

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

Extremely loud, so much you barely hear anyone next to you. Better to buy to go and eat in Newark avenue in the street. Won't be coming back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Orale provides a high energy, fun experience for diners. The service is always top notch, especially fo large groups. The ambiance and decor is colorful, loud and fun.... just a small reminder it gets very loud and very crowded on weekends. The food is great... I would recommend all the seafood appetizers! Definitely a fun spot to visit with friends or on a casual date!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Super slow service- but friendly staff! Food was tasty. Loved the guac.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Wonderful! I love this place. The food is really good and different from your everyday Tex-mex. Guac options are on point. If you like spicy this is where it's at. Always ask about the flavor of the day frozen margarita. And try the tuna tacos

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Best Mexican in a long time! Outstanding Margaritas with fresh juices. Worth the trip from far away.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Great ambiance, service and interesting food. Would go back there again

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Live Sports, Vegan, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Fun atmosphere. Amazing food. Best tres leche ever!

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great food and great greats. Service was a bit lacking, but the restaurant was very busy!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Service & food were great, solid but creative Mexican. Only gripe is that the guacamole is expensive for the portion size - no need to be stingy with the guac!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We always enjoy Orale whenever we dine there. The menu is creative and the food is delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Hot Spot, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Fun colors but food was just so-so. Very loud, made conversation difficult even on a Sunday night. Service was friendly but slow. Wouldn't go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Every single item on the menu continues to be stellar. Every time I go I think there must be a dud cleverly hidden in there. Not so. Our food was great. The frozens were great. The service was good for a packed brunch. I'm sure we'll be back.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Good for a Date, Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I've been to Orale twice for dinner and would recommend it. The drinks are delicious. The place was packed and loud which makes for a fun atmosphere. The food is very good but it is quite expensive. The servers are a bit rushed which is understandable given the crowd but for the price it would be nice to have a little more attentiveness. Overall it's a fun night out.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great food. Highly recommended. Wait times can be long, and the place gets loud though.

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