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Ole Mexican Grill

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$$$
Mexican, American, Latin
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11 Springfield St, Cambridge, MA 02139 (Cambridge St)
Red line to Kendall Square
(617) 492-4495
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Today
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: We are very excited to present Ole's renovated space and updated bar menus...
We are very excited to present Ole's renovated space and updated bar menus to the neighborhood. Ole has been in Inman Sq for 15 years, bringing traditional as well as innovative Mexican cuisine to Cambridge. With 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 Chef Erwin's new bar dishes. More about the Restaurant: In eclectic Inman Sq. lies a distinctive restaurant - Ole Mexican Grill, where Chef Erwin Ramos creates authentic Mexican delicacies from Veracruz, Oaxaca, amongst others. Popular for it's table side-award winning Guacamole it's the perfect destination for an outstanding evening.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Would come back again

Had a fun time here enjoying sangria, guacamole, braised short ribs and the salmon. Our server, Dominique, was so incredibly sweet. We really enjoyed our meals, the chicken flautas as an app, and the atmosphere. Would definitely come back again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 24, 2014
Justin C
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
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Derwood, Maryland
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Beautiful decor and ambience in a great neighborhood. Make sure to have the fresh guac made tableside with the crispy tortilla chips. Our party of 8 loved the chiles rellenos (both vegetarian and with pork) and mushroom crepes; the enchiladas rancheras and swordfish were also good. Ole has been a longtime favorite among the many excellent restaurants in the Inman... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Wonderful drinks and varied menu. Great flavors, preparation, and presentation. Authentic Mexican. Our party had seafood, pork, and beef. All were very enjoyable! It is a nice touch to be able to see the tortillas and guacamole being made. We will visit again.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Thanks Thalia! For the best drinks Boston has to offer!!!! :) you made my night!!!! Every time I come. First to serve.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Had a fun time here enjoying sangria, guacamole, braised short ribs and the salmon. Our server, Dominique, was so incredibly sweet. We really enjoyed our meals, the chicken flautas as an app, and the atmosphere. Would definitely come back again.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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192 reviews 192 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I'd like to preface this by saying we lived in Southern California for 16+ years and have had some fantastic Mexican food. Ole was a delightful surprise in Cambridge. Everything was fresh, authentic and unique (chef's influence). We loved the guacamole, corn, fried cauliflower taco, pork belly taco (amazing) and the ribs. Loved being able to see the fresh tortillas... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Ole provides a welcome alternative to the standard variety of Mexican fare. The standard fare (e.g., taco's, enchilada's) is indeed available here, but the ingredients are decidedly non-standard (e.g., chunks of nicely seasoned braised meat, fresh vegetables). The menu also includes a rotating array of upscale Mexican fare (e.g., grilled halibut with roasted poblano sauce). On our most recent of... More 

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California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Not your usual Mexican put-together dishes and menu. Each item has a polish and rich flavor that makes you re-think what American Mexican can be. (The waiter mentioned what province/department the cuisine is based on, but I've forgotten what he said--Oaxaca?) They call themselves "casualy upscale," which is correct. Place is a little dark and squashed, but it's possible to... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

This place easily has the best and freshest guacamole around. Made right in front of you with the freshest ingredients. The margaritas are strong and flavorful. A bit pricey, but worth it.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

A friend recommended this place and we enjoyed every bit. Everything was made fresh. The Guacamole was made right in front of us!! We ordered mussels and another appetizer. Both were tasty and delish! I ordered pork Enchiladas! So good! My husband ordered Halibut! He loved it. The plate was practically licked cleaned. My daughter ordered some steak thing with... More 

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Boston, MA
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97 reviews 97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Took my daughters and some friends there for dinner last week. It seemed, to me, the menu was limited. Perhaps when the thought of Mexican cuisine comes to mind there are many dishes one can think of. The wait staff was very friendly and he knew the menu. My daughters were familiar with the place and insisted we go there.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Springfield St, Cambridge, MA 02139
    (Cambridge St)
  • Public Transportation: Red line to Kendall Square
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: (617) 492-4495

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 40
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Latin

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups

Description

We are very excited to present Ole's renovated space and updated bar menus to the neighborhood. Ole has been in Inman Sq for 15 years, bringing traditional as well as innovative Mexican cuisine to Cambridge. With 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 Chef Erwin's new bar dishes. More about the Restaurant: In eclectic Inman Sq. lies a distinctive restaurant - Ole Mexican Grill, where Chef Erwin Ramos creates authentic Mexican delicacies from Veracruz, Oaxaca, amongst others. Popular for it's table side-award winning Guacamole it's the perfect destination for an outstanding evening.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?