Olé

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$30 and under
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Mexican
We are very excited to present Olé's renovated space and updated bar menus to the neighborhood. Olé has been in Inman Sq for 15 years, bringing traditional as well as innovative Mexican cuisine to Cambridge. Our 6 seat bar served us well over the years, but we always wanted a little more. Now we have it!

Please join us in our new space name with new cocktails, wines and new bar dishes.

More about the Restaurant:

In eclectic Inman Sq. lies a distinctive restaurant - Olé, where Chef David Tapia creates authentic Mexican delicacies from Veracruz, Oaxaca, amongst others. Popular for table side-award winning Guacamole it's the perfect destination for an outstanding evening.

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JesseK
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The new manager made us feel right at home. Treated us like old friends.

We tried Olé a few times many years ago and were underwhelmed. The new owners have really improved the menu and ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was extremely slow. They got my order wrong 2 times. So I had to eat my meal in pieces.

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BenjaminH
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were some issues due to the restaurant being extremely busy, but I am going to try this place out again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, cozy environment. We got a table right by the window which was a perfect spot. Ambience is very cozy. The complimentary chips and salsa were good to start and the fresh guacamole is a must have. In the other reviews, I read that they make it right at the table fresh and I saw that happening at other table but it dint happen to mine. The guacamole, though was really fresh and topped with lemon juice. The food was great and well served. Quantity of food was quite enough. Prices are on a little higher side. Overall a perfect place for your Mexican tastebuds.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went for a Valentines dinner and it was amazing. The table side guac, the margs, the steak tacos, and the chocolate cupcake dessert... all unbelievable. Will definitely be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

I have been going to Ole for at least 15 years but much less frequently in recent years. It used to be a very special place for magical meals. Maybe it has changed ownership but it is no longer gourmet Mexican. Plus, we were seated in the back, even with reservations. I have never eaten in that room before. I always thought it was just used as a function room. It was really depressing with grey lighting and alternating freezing and hot air blowing on me. I think I’m done with Ole. How disappointing.

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Miranda
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive staff. Food came out quickly. Great food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Staff was friendly although the food (still) feels very average for the price paid. Guacamole was made unenthusiastically table side and to me, lacked salt and garlic (essential). Margarita was apparently made to spec (tequila lime Cointreau only) but was very watered down. Entrees were well plated and tasty; expensive by Arizona standards, but effectively the same as past dining experiences here; not pleasantly shocked or surprised but not a disappointment. I did find it surprise they served my wife’s dish separately from mine, and also let it sit at the table for 5-8 mins while she was not at the table and was in the restroom. I’ll never understand restaurants that do this (take a hint from the French in service). At around $100 for two, and very average cocktail and guacamole at $13 each, it’s simply overpriced. Had I paid $60 all in, I’d be quite happy with the value to price.

The wait staff didn’t acknowledge us on the way out; I saw staff (manager even?) sitting at the bar on their phones as we left on a quiet Sunday. They didn’t seem to mind us leaving and we didn’t mind wrapping up our evening either. Ole hasn’t changed much in 20 years, so about every five or so I check back in for a surprise. Nothing new yet for 2020.

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AvaniS
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and service! Would love if they could try to add more vegetarian options!

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vipHymie
New England
21 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Other than the aggressive pricing, this place really shined: very tasty food and friendly service.

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vipPaulG
New England
21 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Slow service. Food was fine but value was not there for the price

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Eastsider
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good tableside guac. Very attentive service. Enchiladas carnitas were fabulous.

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Didibeeps
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Our waiter,Juan, was great. We requested the back room because of noise in the front and the only problem was that it was freezing cold. The only heat seems to be a gas fire place. People wore coats and hats through dinner.

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CamilleC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ole is a great place for delicious Mexican food, take out of the full dining in experience. The drinks are great too!

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Lene
New England
39 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ole' was amazing! I hadn't been there for a couple of years. All the food was so delicious! Not your average basic Mexican food, all the dishes are dressed up. Best plantains ever. Best lemonade ever. Great atmosphere, casual vibe, and great service.

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RyanB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my wife's birthday and it was great! The food was delicious as always, and our waiter Juan even donned a sombrero and sang a mariachi birthday song (to my wife who was also given a sombrero to wear). Ole is always so good we will be back soon.

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Cboc
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice place when good food.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend needing support

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ilovethisplace
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

They forgot about our reservation but the food was good and they were quick to get us a table.

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SuzMcDee
New England
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I made a reservation for 20 people on a Tuesday night. They let us use the backroom (at no extra charge) and decorate with a few balloons. The food, drinks and service were excellent. I highly recommend for large groups. Thank you!

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DavidS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely food, wonderful staff, very reasonably priced

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vipEmFoodie
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The guacamole was some of the best I've ever had. The margarita pitcher was a bit of a rip off because it was mostly full of ice.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was fantastic!

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KateH
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great place for a group. A lot of space, a fairly casual atmosphere. The staff was very friendly and handled our large group very well. They have a large menu with options for lots of dietary restrictions.

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NatashaH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very nice and professional. Our waitress was great, especially considering our large party. Food was fantastic, as always. If I had to come up with a negative, it would be that the music was a little loud, but in their defense, we did not ask them to turn it down.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and good food.. The staff was very hospitable and flexible.. We had a big group and they let us get seated without everyone there. A few people cancelled at the last minute and the staff there were very nice and readjusted our seating arrangement without any issues. Love Ole' and would go there again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

We came back to Ole after moving out of town 5 years ago and were disappointed to find that the food quality went down. The charm and quality isn’t the same since Chef Ramos left

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TomB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ole was amazing. I loved the service we got for my girlfriends birthday and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a place for small groups or large. Very accommodating!

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sarahf
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Yummy. we were celebrating my daughters birthday and it was just the right spot. They make the guacamole at the table which s fun. food and drinks very good and attentive service. I recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We arrived on a sultry evening to no air conditioning in the restaurant. It was unfortunately insufferable.

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vipjbboston
New England
28 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The “made at the table “ guacamole was made at a service station out of view. It was okay, not great. The glasses looked cloudy and I didn’t drink from the water glass. My entree, fried fish, arrived cold. It was inedible. I had to find the host to tell him because the waitress never returned to the table. The restaurant was less than half full; don’t know what the servers were doing but it wasn’t customer service.The manager apologized and brought a gift card for the amount of the dinner. Unfortunately I will not cash it because I will not be returning.

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Caid
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very quality service in a nice area. Went for a birthday dinner and it was a nice surprise to say the least.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Came here with my brother and mom and had a great meal! The steak in the tacos suaderos and the lobster quesadilla were exceptional! We also enjoyed the salsa.

JM
JonathanM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt like I was back in California eating Mexican food. The service is out of this world just like the food!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was courteous and efficient. The table-side guacamole that they made for our party of 11 was excellent. Our entrees came in a timely manner, and they were delicious.

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Nortaro
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good overall, yet surprised by the cost ... seemed pricey for what it is. Also, the bar needs REAL Luxardo Maraschino Cherries! ~TD

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amiable and quick service, excellent food, comfortable setting, appropriate prices

KB
KarenB
Chicago
1 review