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Ole Mexican Grill

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Mexican, American, Latin, Spanish
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11 Springfield St, Cambridge, MA 02139 (Cambridge St)
Red line to Kendall Square
(617) 492-4495
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 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
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Large groups
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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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 4
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Ole!

Ole! Ole! That's Mexican for, "If John Wayne had eaten here first, the Alamo would never have fallen!" Ole! Okay, pilgrim, you got lost in Boston after drinking some tea and then chucking the foul brew back into the Charles River. Somehow you've staggered into Cambridge, hoping John Wayne... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Nicholas K
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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316 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Everything is exactly what you wish for! Food is great; service is perfect and drinks are well done! Margaritas are perfect! Mexican food well done and super tasty! Presentation is really nice! It is worth every cent! Not cheap but worth it!

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Thank Danuza
Seattle
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

First, service was spotty. I asked the server for salt, never got it. She seemed distracted. My chile relleno was good, not great. Cocktails were very watered down. Overall not impressed.

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Thank SeatownTravelJunkie
Singapore, Singapore
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119 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Excellent service, outstanding ambience and a classy menu. We had enchilada, braised short ribs, homemade guacamole at your table. The margaritas are best in the world. For dessert, the highlight was chocolate bread and butter pudding. Drinks were expensive. Worth at least one visit.

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Thank roysush
Mukilteo, Washington
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211 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

I'm from the NW and was shocked at the costs of drinks (and to some degree food as well) in Boston. A margarita for $15? And with a higher grade agave, even more. They were great, but have 2 and you are starting off at $30 before even an appetizer. The service was great, the food middling.

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Thank Richard R
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135 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Ole Mexican Grill - Cambridge, MA 9/2/2015 I have to tell you that based on most of my bookings on Open Table, there is a certain expectation as you pull up in front of the restaurant... This one threw me for a loop... Walking in, the decor is also not quite what I expected... Bold colors of red & yellow... More 

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Thank BuyfromPaul
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Ole! Ole! That's Mexican for, "If John Wayne had eaten here first, the Alamo would never have fallen!" Ole! Okay, pilgrim, you got lost in Boston after drinking some tea and then chucking the foul brew back into the Charles River. Somehow you've staggered into Cambridge, hoping John Wayne and the Seventh Cavalry will come to the rescue. Bad luck,... More 

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Thank Nicholas K
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Thank Michele P
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank themanwholaughs
Derwood, Maryland
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112 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank APalan
Boston, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Thank James M

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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, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups

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?