Orale Mexican Kitchen - Jersey City

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Orale Mexican Kitchen. Now Opened.
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Very expensive. 2 out of the 4 dishes were almost too spicy to eat. Great decor and location but would only return for drinks and apps.

EH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Great food, good drinks, sometimes service can take a bit and you have to flag the staff down.

Z
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Food and service was not good. Got sick afterwards and the server had a bad attitude.

MO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have made this our "go-to" Mexican restaurant. The food is flavorful and the ambiance is nice, but not too overwhelming.
One minor issue I would address is the appetizer we chose from the "to share" section of the menu was 4 TINY, tiny, tiny flautas and the cost was the same as our entree. Again, the flavor was great, but it is definitely not a shareable dish and the quantity is not equal to the size of a main entree.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Orale always takes care of us whenever my family and I go here!! Food is great and the service is exceptional. Thank you!

S
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent experience.
The tacos were amazing. 🌮

KS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

One of the top places in JC in terms of food. As a vegetarian I’ll say that the seitan is delicious. It’s always loud with loud music and an echoing tall open space so have to be in the mood to deal with that. Request the back room for a somewhat more mellow experience (where you can actually hear what your dining companion is saying). Wish they would rotate in some new guac options for the trio. I’ve been getting the same combo time and again.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

As always, excellent food, service, ambiance, and all around great experience.

SA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I would recommend to someone wanting to really eat healthy. This place was recommended for the tuna tacos, which I’m not familiar with nor have any comparisons. I didn’t particularly like them. If you want a true Mexican experience, I would not recommend here. This place is some kind of fusion place or something, not a place for stuff like tacos, quesadillas etc. unless you are ok with lettuce as the wrap instead of tortilla types of wraps, I would not go here for that. But if I wanted to go for nice and healthy, I would go. I didn’t study the menu but I had the salmon which was ok but it was blended with a salad. The service however was phenomenal. The vibe was cool too

m
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The wait staff was great and the food was too. The host was a bit short tempered. We had asked to be seated in a back room that is quieter than the main dining area. The reservationist said they would add a note to the reservation for the manager on duty that day. When we inquired, the host was short with us and said the notes in the system say they told us that wasn’t possible. When we said we were not told that he rudely said the same thing again. The room was closed for service that day. A simple explanation would have gone a lot further than a rude response.

CN
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This was the first time I had been to Órale in over 2 years, so I was hoping that all elements were still as I remembered. YES!! They were. Fun atmosphere, good, friendly service and, of course, good quality food.
As well as the above qualities, the fact that it's steps from the Grove St. PATH station is a major plus.
Will definitely return when the craving for comida Mexicana hits.

DW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is so incredible that words are hard to find to express my happiness with the experience. Everyone was so accommodating and the food was incredible!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service top notch .
Love that they are always changing the menu , never stale !

MG
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Loved the nachos.

RC
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The service stood out. Kind, attentive, knowledgeable. Food was tasty, there was plenty of it. Drinks well prepared, water glasses kept full, Cadillac Margarita was excellent.

JG
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Great place to come and chill. Came with my girlfriend to have dinner Saturday night. Burger was awesome 🤤 but the enchilada Suiza was ehhh not much flavor. I didn’t return it just cause I can give it to the homeless guy down the street he would love it. Service was ok most definitely coming back.

EF
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was surprisingly good. Carnitas tacos were excellent, and my friend loved the enchiladas. Reasonably priced and energetic atmosphere.

I
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Orale in both Jersey City and Hoboken are where we go for all of our special occasions, or when we just feel like going out to eat in general.

We take our friends there because we know it will be THE BEST time, with the best food and strong drinks! We love them.

TR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

always fresh, delicious and great service. Great frozen margaritas

NJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated a bachelorette lunch! Decor was great, food was ok, drinks were strong. I really liked my chorizo verde side.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was a wonderful time- great food, great drinks, great ambiance!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Orale is the best place around for tacos, hands down, not even a debate.

AB
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We would love to try more vegetarians/vegan options. The options that they have are so good :)

CD
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place was delicious! As someone who was born and bred on incomparable southern Californian Mexican food, I’m pretty hard to impress. Orale delivered! Their tasting guacamole option is great. The pork belly is perfect! Such good food!

NT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and consistently provides an overall amazing experience and value. Don’t pass up the guacamole trio as the different flavors are all exceptional.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love the service and the ambiance. The food is excellent!

SD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another great dining experience at Orale. Love that they have good veggie options, and the Truffle Honey Guacamole is so amazing we ordered it twice. Only downside is that it’s kind of pricey.

LF
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time at Orale, girls night and we all had a great time, the food is tasty and the drinks are awesome, margaritas galore.

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food, service and atmosphere was wonderful. My only comment is that it’s very loud.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Our waiter was incredible! We had a great time- highly recommend.

SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and drinks! We will definitely be coming back!

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My guest and i arrived a little early than the reservation which was set at 8pm. After i checked in with the host, we were seated 5 minutes before 8. The sear octopus was prob the most tender i had. The mexican corn was good but for $7, its a little steep. Ordered the braised pork which was good but its lacking a little punch to the tacos. The fish taco was good with a nice battered crisp to every bite. We also tried the tres leche, the sponge portion was great. Fresh. Overall experience with nice friendly staff, i would definitely return for the tuesday taco night. Half off price tacos if paid cash.

PW
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Service was great, food was great, small portions. Music and environment was super loud very hard to have a conversation

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

This place hits the spot every time. My wife and I have been a few times now, both alone and with groups, and have enjoyed trying the different tacos and apps. I usually get the Cemita Sandwich, which I can't get enough of and usually results in leftovers.

Only issue is it can be a little loud depending on when you're going and where you're sitting. If you're in the back room they have, it'll be fine.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant! Delicious food, great presentation and lively atmosphere!

BB
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food is absolutely outstanding, drink compliment the food nicely. You won't find a cooler atmosphere in Jersey City

NB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing guacamole and tacos

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NL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went there for dinner yesterday, seated promptly. Server was attentive and helpful. Loved the guac sampler and bone marrow tocos and corn. Will definitely be back!

AP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good food, great service. Interesting take on Mexican fusion dishes.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food is delicious! It does get very crowded and so sometimes it’s loud! Great drink specials!

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