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Ole Mexican Grill

11 Springfield St, Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 492-4495
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Ranked #61 of 541 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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Irvine, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Laval, Quebec, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

While looking for a place to eat, we found this little gem, right off Main St. in Cambridge. Don't blink because you'll miss it. The place was semi-packed, even though we got there late on a friday night. We did get a nice window side table, and immediately our waiter brought us a basket of tortillas and some salsa. This... More

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Beamsville, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We visited Ole's take-out (across the street) for lunch. Just two people working (and it was busy). We were greeted with warm smiles and prompt service. We order one each of all the tacos and the fresh tortilla chips and salsa. The BAJA SHRIMP taco is fabulous!! All the ingredients were fresh and oh so tasty (even the salsa for... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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