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Ole Mexican Grill

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Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
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11 Springfield St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1329 (Cambridge St)
+1 617-492-4495
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This has long been one of my go to places for interesting Mexican food. But on the last trip, the menu had definitely become more conventional and much less interesting. Food was still good but... Service was also lacking. It took a long time to get our drinks and the latecomer to the table flagged down the waiter twice before... More 

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Thank bangsibear
Boston
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

We ate here twice recently, the first time there were 3 of us and each of us enjoyed our food. The second time with 4 of us - it was as if this was an entirely different restaurant as the food was awful. It did not taste fresh and the service was indifferent and sub par. The salad served with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

It's true what they say about the guacamole...it's fab. I'm not a fan of tequila. However, I did like the cocktails. The tacos were fun and well executed. It's worth the effort to find....the food is not at all heavy...unlike most Mexican food.

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Thank rkjlondon
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Group of 5 friends decided to try dinner here for a night. Guac was great! Salsa tasted like ketchup so we had hem bring some habanero sauce to the table to flavor and spice it up. Drinks were not great. Some of us got beers - good. Some got margaritas - underwhelming. Tacos were fabulous! Carnitas Enchiladas were disappointing. Something... More 

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Thank tricia W
Geneva, Switzerland area
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

Ole is better than you'd expect -- not your everyday tex-mex, as another reviewer observed. Lovely appetizers, and go with what they recommend that day.

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

My experience at Ole was amazing. My boyfriend and I got a lot of small plates and shared because we wanted a taste of it all. I suggest getting the ceviche; it is a little spicy but it was very tasty. The guacamole and also one of the biggest hits in our table as well as most of the tables... More 

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Thank CJimenez24
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

The experience was haute cuisine Mexican. Many tequila choices. Great appetizers and main choices. I had the duck molé which was delicious. The guacamole is made fresh at a station near the front entrance.

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Thank Marjstock
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

Their freshly made guacamole is very good. The Margaritas are good, but stay away from the smokey one! Them "not having had their seafood delivered", I settled for their pork-belly starter, which was quite tasty

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Thank Jakob H
Evanston, IL
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

A really fine place for typical Mexican dishes prepared in original ways. Our group had fish tacos (there are two options in this category), chilaquiles, and chili rellanos. All were very fresh tasting and prepared with care. Excellent margaritas, and the non-alcoholic options were terrific. Also recommended are the fried plantains.

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Thank pdjames
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

Great spot. Our standards for Mexican food are pretty high, having spent the last decade of so in SoCal. And let's face it - great Mexican food in Boston is not on every street corner. This place sets a pretty high bar, and is probably our favorite in the Cambridge/Somerville area. From the guac to the short rib tacos, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $40
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Springfield St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1329
    (Cambridge St)
  • Public Transportation: Red line to Kendall Square
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-492-4495
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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