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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 - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 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: Dinner, Breakfast, 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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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:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

From start to finish, this was a Dining Delight ! Top-notch service and Quality food made for a wonderful evening. The fresh guacamole prepared table-side was a special treat and the Sangria superb - Highly Recommend and a Must Repeat !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Best guacamole I've had so far and the pork tacos are bomb! The servers were attentive and the mescal selection is great!

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Derwood, Maryland
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Ole Mexican Grill

Address: 11 Springfield St, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone Number: (617) 492-4495
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 40
Cuisine: Mexican, American, Latin

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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: Large groups, Romantic

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?