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“Horrible service, mediocre food” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Cafe Ole
Cuisines: Latin, Spanish, Central American
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout
USA
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Horrible service, mediocre food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

Went to this restaurant during a Fondren After Five event with a few friends. Will not be back. The service was absolutely horrible. The owner and staff were very rude. Food finally arrived cold. Don't waste your time going to this place. Fondren has much better offerings.

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18 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Jackson, Mississippi
Level Contributor
43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“fun and easy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Too many "Mexican" restaurants are all the same and the menus have a billion things and the plates are all sort of the same 3 flavors. Not so, Cafe Ole. Distinct flavors and options from different Central and South American countries. All good quality. Not fancy, just good!

Visited March 2014
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Jackson, Mississippi
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A taste of South America!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

Cafe Ole was great on my recent visit. The owner was helpful and eager to explain the whole menu to us. The food was well-prepared and tasty. There are only about two places in the Jackson metro to get authentic South American cuisine and this is one of them. The price is reasonable and it's in Fondren, in an old gas station, so it's hard to beat the location.

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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“HORRIBLE service, always out of food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

The food is very fresh-tasting, if they actually have it in stock. I keep giving it a chance because I live nearby, by 5/7 times I've been here, they have been out of beans. At a Latin restaurant. Out of beans. The food is prepared any way they want to, disregarding what the menu says your ingredients will be, and disregarding the way you order it. The owner is so rude. They don't tell you they are out of things until they bring your food to your table or you go to pick up the to go order, after you've already paid and are waiting. The owner is always praying for more business on his Facebook, but you can't expect good business when you are so rude. Also, don't show up in the last 30 minutes before they close, or they will turn your business away. This happened when the owner was out of town, so I don't know if it happens regularly. I had such great hopes for a Fondren restaurant but am so disappointed.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Charleston, South Carolina
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Food that melts in your mouth!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

My adult son and I ate there last evening and the food was delicious! He had Taco's and I Chicken Empanadas. He liked mine better than his and I loved them! We both ordered Tres Leches Cake and brought it home and it was truly melt in your mouth! The environment is a clean transformed gas station. It's bright and has a few televisions. Its centrally located in the city. We will definitely go back!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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