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Ole Mexican Grill

11 Springfield St, Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 492-4495
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Ranked #81 of 538 restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $40
Cuisines: American, Latin, Mexican
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Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Cambridge St
Transit: Red line to Kendall Square
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.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I've been to Ole for dinner, for drinks at the bar, for brunch—whatever the occasion, it feels like a special treat. This is Mexican food that is a cut above the typical fare. Expect innovative dishes and a margarita menu to match. Don't miss the guacamole, which is made to order at the table (but expect to have too much... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

What a delightful brunch! The ambiance in this little gem is bright and cheerful. All three of us had the crab cakes benedict - delicious. Lots of interesting items on the menu. The coffee, with raw brown sugar, orange zest and cinnamon sticks was divine. I would definitely return.

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MA, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

From the outside of the building, I wasn't expecting much, although I friend said this restaurant had great food. I also found that I liked the interior, that - I guess - has been warmly redone. We were seated near the front window before the bar where there were three tables. So it felt intimate and sheltered. We had reservations... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We've had some great dinners here. We love the food, but it's so popular that it's pretty overwhelming (crowded and loud) at the height of the dinner hour on the weekends. Go early and go on a weeknight if you want to actually converse at the dinner table. The guacamole is really good; the margueritas might be too good! I... More

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Boston, MA
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221 reviews 221 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Came here for a dinner recently and was impressed. Very fresh food in a lively atmosphere. It was rather quiet when we first arrived, but quickly livened up. Service was good - although the waiter could have been a bit more attentive to our table. Guacamole was very good and the food was very tasty, not greasy at all. I... More

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Acton, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Went there as a group of 6 for a family celebration. Many great variations on Mexican cuisine that were outstanding. Drinks were very good too .Guacamole was made fresh at the table & sesoned perfectly.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

The food and décor is good and they are one of the few places around that has parking (in the back of the restaurant). Get the guacamole... it's good. That said, they pack people in like sardines here. They probably should increase the cost of their food, move a few tables out and consider making the tables bigger. We felt... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Glad we finally made it back to one of our favorite places. We had a reservation and they were waiting for us. Service was outstanding and friendly. The bar is now on the right side of the restaurant - and bigger and the walls are brighter. We too love the guacamole cart where they prepare it fresh at table side.... More

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Cambridge
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Sorry Legal Seafood and Turner Fisheries but Ole has more interesting perfectly prepared fish than I've found just about anywhere in Boston/Cambridge and I live here. This is a fun and friendly restaurant that knows how to execute. I usually go with a friend and start with the guacamole prepared at the table. Today I was at the bar alone.... More

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Vienna, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Really excellent Mexican restaurant. You know how so many restaurants feel so dirty? Ice tea in red plastic glasses and old chips... This is NOT the case here. The Guacamole bowl was super fresh and perfectly prepared. We all got the enchilada dish of 3 different ones... Each with its own sauce. Amazing. Hot. Tasty. The meat was fresh inside.... More

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