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Ole Mexican Grill

11 Springfield St, Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 492-4495
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Ranked #43 of 553 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $40
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
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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165 reviews 165 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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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: American, Latin, Mexican

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