Orale Mexican Kitchen - Jersey City

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Mexican
Orale Mexican Kitchen. Now Opened.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.7
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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Vegetarian options were limited

PS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambience. We are glad we chose it for our Valentines day dinner. Our go to place for Mexican from now on.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mexican food so far. Amazing sangria's and margherita.

J
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic meal, we are regulars here because the food and drinks do not disappoint!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was sexy af

MC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent. Drinks were also very god. Service was great except it can get a bit busy, especially on Taco Tuesday so it can be a while in between visits by your waiter. Overall very good and will definitely come back to try more of the menu.

RB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Server was amazing - very friendly and attentive. Food was just ok this time.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish we had was delicious, from the pork buns to the Cemita—definitely coming back!

F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!! Excellent staff!! Food and drinks on point.

s
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently great food, drinks and service!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is slaps

BW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The guacamole was amazing! Tacos great too! Definitely coming back...

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere is young with modern murals in spray paint graffiti and high ceilings. Great vibe matching by excellent service and food. Churros were to die for. Highly recommended for a cool dinner. Hipster Mexican in a good way.

RA
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to eat and drink for a night out. Sometimes and can get a bit loud

SP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was incredible— can’t wait to go back

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very nice and attentive even though it was New Years Eve. The food was very good.

GC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my fav restaurant in town. The drinks, the guac, the seafood apps, the tacos... THE PLANTAINS!!!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

I used to love this place but last time was horrible. Service was slow, drinks were horribly inconsistent, and food was not as described. Ordered the half chicken mole, and it was very burnt and did not have sesame seeds or cilantro. Also did not ring in our appetizer and never received. Really hope this was a one off because I used to love Oralé.

CB
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night for my nephew’s birthday. Best Mexican food have eaten.

L
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I’m a huge foodie and travel the world to experience as many cuisines as possible. Mexican food is one of my favs, and when I searched for a place to go with my friend, I came across Orale. With the ratings and menu, I was excited to go. I’m basing this on the food, since the ambiance and service was great! I ordered the Lamb Taco and was very surprised to have it served on what looked like Pita bread instead of a taco. My friend ordered the beef taco which was presented on actual tacos. I’m assuming the pita was suppose to be a very large flour taco. It was thick and wasn’t too tasty. The lamb wasn’t too far from being the same. The flavors were non existent. We also had a side order of rice and beans which were the same. The best thing for me was the cheese dip and the salsa served at the beginning. If this was suppose to be elevated Mexican cuisine, they missed the mark.
I will go again, because I feel everyone has a bad day and give them another chance.

BC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been visiting Orale for a while now and, as a vegan, I love that they offer vegan options. The food and drinks are always great!

HS
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Well worth the visit, look forward to visiting again!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

SB
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I prefer lunch at Orale. It’s quieter. I think the quality and value has declined. It always seems like a good idea, until you get there and realize the menu is very limited. The chicken mole was dry and there aren’t enough entree salad selections.
And, forget about having a conversation - even if you’re in the back room. There’s no reason to have the music playing that loud, on top of chatter from the bar.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, as always!

SP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. I had huevos rancheros and my husband had French toast. Appreciate that they have a few American brunch options on the menu as my husband is one of the few people who doesn’t like Mexican food. Great happy hour brunch specials on drinks too. Will be back again soon

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre wedding

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, great food

K
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good. Food and service was awesome

ZV
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent and good portions. Noise level is a bit on the high side but it was a Friday night as expected. Will go back for sure.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Make sure you make a reservation. We walked in and saw there were open tables so we figured that we would sit right down. I went to the front and asked for a table and was asked if we had a reservation. I replied no and the man told me I’d have to wait until 7:15 to get a table. It was 5:50 and I wasn’t going to wait that long so we were going to leave. Before we left I checked open table. There was a 6:15 reservation so I immediately booked it. I made my fiancée go tell the guy we now have a reservation and he was speechless. He kept stuttering and didn’t know if he should seat us or not. The manager was next to him since I spoke to him so he saw the reservation and told him to seat us now. We ended up sitting right where we saw those “open tables” when we walked in. I thought he was saving the seats for a bigger party but two couples sat down on either sides of us. He wouldn’t look at us the rest of the night because he knew he was wrong.

J
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it and can’t wait to go back!

AJ
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not many choices for vegetarians and would not accommodate any moderation to food .

M
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location! Cool ambiance, great service. Brunch food was good although I think pricey. Try the honey guacamole - it was really good.

M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice vibe, good food, brought friends visiting from another country. It was great!

PC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always delicious! Can’t go wrong there. And the staff are really out to make sure you have a good time!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is seriously the best Mexican food I have ever eaten and I’m a foodie. Excellent, diverse menu with great specials throughout the week and a very cool brunch and happy hour. There’s a DJ on Sundays for brunch who was fantastic but loud, lol. Guess I’m getting old. It’s worth the trip from anywhere.

MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Orale is a go-to spot in Jersey City for Mexican-inspired options, often with some interesting twists. While it does tend a bit more upscale, it is a worthwhile visit with great food and hard-working staff. Have always had a good meal here, along with some tasty margaritas.

NG
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cool atmosphere! Entree was a little pricey for what I got, but it was delicious! Service was excellent! We’d go back again.

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