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Ole Mexican Grill

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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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11 Springfield St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1329 (Cambridge St)
(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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Dinnerout66
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Thank Ralph R
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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Singapore, Singapore
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $40
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic
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: (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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?