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“Mediocre Mexican Fare”

Ole Ole Restaurant & Grille
Ranked #30 of 60 Restaurants in Suffern
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed August 3, 2013

Just ate there for the first time in many years and it was not a great meal for the money they charge. I've eaten better Mexican food at the fast-food chain Moe's. The place itself was a bit dingy and had a door open to their basement that had a really awful smell. We didn't sit near there but it gave a very bad impression. The meal started out okay with the decent frozen margaritas my girlfriend and I drank along with some chips and salsa they served. But from there it went downhill. Ordered some boneless Mexican chicken wings as an appetizer and asked for them to be spicy. This turned out to be the consistency of bad sesame chicken you would find at a cheap Chinese takeout place. And they were anything but spicy.

Next, we had the following entrees: enchiladas for my girlfriend and Aztec chicken salad for me. Both dishes really lacked flavor and were completely unmemorable. The place gives the impression that it's authentic Mexican but it is far from authentic.

Our waiter for the evening was pleasant enough and came by frequently during the meal to ask how things were. However, after our table was cleared, we waited 10-15 minutes and had to call him over to ask for the check.

Anyway, I would suggest avoiding this place unless you have some sort of special deal or coupon. It isn't worth the visit.

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1  Thank SRJ35
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Eric C, Owner at Ole Ole Restaurant & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2015

Hi There!

We are disappointed we could only provide an average experience for you. We are rolling out a brand new menu in April (2015) and would love for you to come and try! Please ask for Eric and mention TripAdvisor as I would like you to try one of our new appetizers on me!

Thank you,
Ole Ole

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

We had eaten at Ole Ole several years ago. We had purchased a Groupon and decided to try it again. We were pleasantly surprised. Started with the typical complimentary chips and salsa - the salsa was tasty. Had the Nachos with Chorizo as an appetizer. Our two main dishes: the shrimp with plantains in coconut and ginger sauce was not overly sweet (a good combination) and the rib-eye which was tender (like butter) and marinated to perfection (you could still taste the meat). The Groupon included 2 sangria (although there was an additional charge because one was white Sangria instead of the typical red). We will be back!

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Eric C, Owner at Ole Ole Restaurant & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2015

Thank you so much for your review!

We hope to see you again soon!

Thanks,
Ole Ole

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Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

We've tried this place twice. The food is way too bland for our taste. We prefer a few other places in town.

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Eric C, Owner at Ole Ole Restaurant & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2015

Hi There!

We are disappointed we could only provide an average experience for you. We are rolling out a brand new menu in April (2015) and would love for you to come and try! Please ask for Eric and mention TripAdvisor as I would like you to try one of our new appetizers on me!

Thank you,
Ole Ole

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Reviewed April 23, 2013

I went here for a family outing and all of us loved it. The service was good and the salsa and chips to start the meal are very tasty. I had the seafood burro and it was terrific. Nice seasoning and well put together. Everyone seemed happy with their meals. We loved the frozen margaritas- had pomengrate and regular and they were very very good. Would defintiely come back the next time in town.

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Thank Natsfan24
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Eric C, Owner at Ole Ole Restaurant & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2015

Thank you so much for your review!

We hope to see you again soon!

Thanks,
Ole Ole

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

If you visit the Tapas bar you will find that some dishes have lots of flavor and others are just...ok.
The people and the atmosphere were very good and the mood was light and fun.
If in the area and just want to relax with a few drinks and good Tapas then Ole Ole Tapas Grill is the place for you.
By the way it is next door to the actual Ole Ole Restaurant.

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Thank Nailmark
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Eric C, Owner at Ole Ole Restaurant & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2015

Thank you so much for your review!

We hope to see you again soon!

Thanks,
Ole Ole

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