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“Very accommodating owner!”
Review of Restaurante Ole!

Restaurante Ole!
Ranked #284 of 1,420 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Marlboro, New Jersey
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“Very accommodating owner!”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

I was in the area visiting my nephew at a nearby naval base. It was almost 10 o'clock at night and we feared all restaurants would be closed. We saw a light on in the bar area so we went in. The owner greeted us warmly, told us the restaurant was closed, but that he would make us anything we wanted and serve us in the bar area. The food was fabulous and generously portioned. My nephew's burrito could be shared by two. My veggie mushroom quesadilla was bursting with fresh vegetables and cooked perfectly. Not greasy at all! The bartender was so friendly; we felt very special!

  • Visited February 2013
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English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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317 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“Best Latin Cuisine in Virginia in Beach”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

All too often, one Mexican restaurant tastes like another, with the refried beans and burritos/enchiladas drowning in unknown sauces. In particular, on Shore Dr in Virginia Beach, there are a lot of these type of establishments. However, the exception to these cookie cutter restaurants is located east of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, toward Norfolk (Across from the Naval base).
Ole's is a breath of fresh air in the TexMex space of restaurants. The food is fresh and unique. You won't see food drowning in colorful sauces. In place of traditional sauces, they use South American spices. This reflects the owners Argentine background.
The Ole Bar has plenty of tequila options. Order up a top shelf Margarita. For an appetizer, have the staff make a "table side" quacamole. For a real test of eating, try your luck at the "Texas burrito".
Entrees are reasonably priced for the quality,.but you will pay a good amount for their top shelf margarita, $18.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Mayoplan
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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156 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Enjoyable Tex-Mex”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

Visited for our first time for lunch on a Saturday, had passed it many times but never been. Saturday's, combination dinners are half price at lunch which is nice. We were given both salsa and a white cheese sauce for the chips. I had the loaded burrito with rice and one had a combo dinner of two enchilatas with rice. I asked for a side of refried beans; we planned to share, but the beans came on my plate and not seperate (I may have not been clear on the order). One had the Chicken Tortilla soup. It had vegetables she had never seen in the type of soup. We suspect it was the vegetable soup with chicken placed in it. The food was very good, the service was great. They have many selcections on the menu that I would like to try at another visit. Biggest down side, I did not see tables, only booths. Tables are out side though. Over all we liked it and will give it another try some time.

  • Visited September 2012
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Best Mexican in Virginia Beach”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

From Margaritas to Margarita Steak, there is so much to love at Olé. Family friendly, with a separate bar area. Delicious, adorable menu w/specials with a Spanish flavor. Fish tacos are great. Chips and salsa are made fresh. And you'd better be hungry if you order either the Neverending orTexas burrito. This is my family's favorite, both for the food & the staff.

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milford de
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“Great Spanish food with a Mexican flare”
Reviewed August 4, 2012

Outstanding Cameron in garlic and jalapeno sauteed and flambayed at table side by the Owner
This restaurant owner and staff really care about the food and customer well being. This is very obvious. Great bartender and wait staff with Famous signature margaritas which are very reasonable for top shelf heavy pour margaritas.Do your self a favor and Dont judge the exterior
of the building since the inside matters..Its unusual for the owner of a restaurant to visit with customers so i am very impressed .Good Job OLE

  • Visited July 2012
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