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“Great Mexican Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Orale Mexican Restaurant

Orale Mexican Restaurant
2041 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, FL 33020-4509
954-367-6795
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Ranked #6 of 487 Restaurants in Hollywood
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Mexican Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The food is great! Had their Mole, which was amazing! Big portions at great prices. Best Mexican food in Downtown Hollywood!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York, New York, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Orale Andale!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

The food was excellent. It is very difficult to find a moderately priced and delicious meal. Orale gets it right. The food was very fresh, a fact that came across in every bite. We had a special for 2 which was served in a hot stone cauldron of sorts. (I forget the Spanish word they used) in it were shrimp skewers with grilled pineapple. There were slices of ribeye steak- real ribeye as I know the cuts of meat. There were thin slices of chicken breast as well as lechon ( roast pork). This was nestled together with sweet onions all grilled and served in it's own divine pot liquor. The side dish of dried beans, rice, lettuce, tomato and guacamole was also very fresh. The guacamole was delicious and I could have made a meal of the beans as they were the best I've ever had. I have lived in Mexico and the food at Orale is the BEST Mexican food I have ever had. The ambience is slightly lacking but the food and service make up for it. I will definitely be back.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Cute atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

I had been looking for exactly this kind of Mexican place for a while - not too sophisticated (e.g. Mercadito), but also not a dump (e.g. La Bamba III in Ft Lauderdale). You know, something with lots of sombreros on wood-paneled walls, big margaritas and enchiladas that could make even your mother-in-law stop complaining and smile.
This still isn't quite that good, but it gets close.
I admit, my standards have lowered considerably since moving to South Florida (why is it so hard to find decent Mexican food here???), but Orale is still a great place to get your fajita and margarita fix without having to resort to a chain restaurant.
I had the Camarones del Diablo, which were really, really good. Shrimp in a creamy, spicy sauce. The margaritas are so-so, but they are also pretty cheap.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Owners great food great great location. Very good all the way around. Juan the manager/owner is great.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Absolutely delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

My brothers roommate recommended this place and I'm so glad he did! It was great!!

I had the enchiladas with the green sauce. Best refried beans and rice I've had in a LONG time. Everything was so yummy and the prices were very reasonable. The server was friendly and the food came out quickly which was great.

Overall a very good experience and we would definitely go back.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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