Ole' Restaurant

★★★☆☆

About Ole' Restaurant

Hours
Mon. - Thu., Sat. - Sun. 11am - 10pm;Fri. 11am - 11pm

Food

Food
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My coworkers & I hadn't eaten here months but we're been in 3 times in the last 2 weeks because we heard it was under new management and boy does it show!?! We had lost faith a few months back because had experienced a series of unfortunate events from no guacamole to sloppy service but we heard it had changed. The food is tastier than ever and we left completely satisfied. We could tell that the server was pretty new, but overall she was sweet & attentive, most of all....she remembered our beverage orders & details upon our second visit. She also remembered 2 out of 5 of our names upon our second visit! And on the 3rd visit she remembered us all. We'll keep coming back!

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★★★★★

My coworkers & I hadn't eaten here months but we're been in 3 times in the last 2 weeks because we heard it was under new management and boy does it show!?! We had lost faith a few months back because had experienced a series of unfortunate events from no guacamole to sloppy service but we heard it had changed. The food is tastier than ever and we left completely satisfied. We could tell that the server was pretty new, but overall she was sweet & attentive, most of all....she remembered our beverage orders & details upon our second visit. She also remembered 2 out of 5 of our names upon our second visit! And on the 3rd visit she remembered us all. We'll keep coming back!

Pros: Better food & great service

Cons: no delivery

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If you have a penchant for good service and good food, this is not the place for you.

My family and I, a party of 10, made the mistake of eating at this establishment on a Sunday afternoon. Mind you, it was not a holiday and the restaurant was near empty as we were one of the firsts to arrive. Everything went wrong from the beginning. If we were smart, we would have left as soon as we received the drinks, but we were open minded and mistakenly believed things would improve. We ordered a range of drinks, some were brought immediately (coke, juice) others took longer. To say that the drinks were bad is an understatement. Had the drinks merely tasted inadequate I could have lived with it, but when one is served spoiled milk, there is a .problem. As troopers, we ventured on. The appetizers were decent, but not great. Replacement drinks took another 15 minutes to be brought out, and the food was over 45 minutes before being served. The server kept forgetting things, but she seemed to be trying, just not too hard. The food was brought out, there were 3 wrong orders and we were all served and eating for about 10 minutes before the final order was brought out and it was a salad. Some of us had cold food and the overall taste was less than mediocre. The refried beans looked more like baby food than beans, the rice was tasteless, and the chimichangas were decent compared to everything else. Out of 10 people, only 2 liked the food, the fajitas and the taco salad. Everyone else just wanted out of there. We are nice people so we just paid our bill, including the 18% tip added for "our convenience" without dispute, and booked out of there as fast as we could.

It was a waste of a good afternoon and a bigger waste of money. The prices are too high for the service and the nonexistent quality of the food. This place doubles as a party spot at night so maybe that's where their strength is. Save your money, eat at home.

0
★☆☆☆☆

If you have a penchant for good service and good food, this is not the place for you.

My family and I, a party of 10, made the mistake of eating at this establishment on a Sunday afternoon. Mind you, it was not a holiday and the restaurant was near empty as we were one of the firsts to arrive. Everything went wrong from the beginning. If we were smart, we would have left as soon as we received the drinks, but we were open minded and mistakenly believed things would improve. We ordered a range of drinks, some were brought immediately (coke, juice) others took longer. To say that the drinks were bad is an understatement. Had the drinks merely tasted inadequate I could have lived with it, but when one is served spoiled milk, there is a .problem. As troopers, we ventured on. The appetizers were decent, but not great. Replacement drinks took another 15 minutes to be brought out, and the food was over 45 minutes before being served. The server kept forgetting things, but she seemed to be trying, just not too hard. The food was brought out, there were 3 wrong orders and we were all served and eating for about 10 minutes before the final order was brought out and it was a salad. Some of us had cold food and the overall taste was less than mediocre. The refried beans looked more like baby food than beans, the rice was tasteless, and the chimichangas were decent compared to everything else. Out of 10 people, only 2 liked the food, the fajitas and the taco salad. Everyone else just wanted out of there. We are nice people so we just paid our bill, including the 18% tip added for "our convenience" without dispute, and booked out of there as fast as we could.

It was a waste of a good afternoon and a bigger waste of money. The prices are too high for the service and the nonexistent quality of the food. This place doubles as a party spot at night so maybe that's where their strength is. Save your money, eat at home.

Pros: Validated Parking

Cons: Service, Food, Ambience

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Not sure why people complain about the service here, I always get good service though it IS fairly empty on weekday afternoons. You can get a decent lunch if you work in the area for under $10. The 3 tacos are massive and you get chips and salsa gratis. Food is tasty and comes out super fast. Booths are definitely uncomfortable and I avoid at all costs.

Overall, I like this place and would recommend.

2
★★★★☆

Not sure why people complain about the service here, I always get good service though it IS fairly empty on weekday afternoons. You can get a decent lunch if you work in the area for under $10. The 3 tacos are massive and you get chips and salsa gratis. Food is tasty and comes out super fast. Booths are definitely uncomfortable and I avoid at all costs.

Overall, I like this place and would recommend.

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The service is really bad. Went in on a Saturday afternoon- wanted to order food after a few drinks, and the waiter took 10 mins to get us our menus, and then he took another 20 minutes till he came back to take the order (that was after he asked another waitress to call him) --we were one of three other tables. He never returned after that. The food is decent, but they need to fire this particular waiter.

1
★★☆☆☆

The service is really bad. Went in on a Saturday afternoon- wanted to order food after a few drinks, and the waiter took 10 mins to get us our menus, and then he took another 20 minutes till he came back to take the order (that was after he asked another waitress to call him) --we were one of three other tables. He never returned after that. The food is decent, but they need to fire this particular waiter.

Pros: Decent Food

Cons: Bad waiter

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15 people for lunch in a restaurant that was almost empty. 10 minutes for menus - 25 minutes before the order is taken - 40 minutes for chips and salsa - 55 minutes we went inside to get our own water - 1:15 minutes for the sodas to arrive - 1:35 minutes before appetizers come out 1:45 minutes (and down 3 people) for the lunch to be served. Service was so bad - no explanations - no apologies, the entire meal was eventually comped.

0
★☆☆☆☆

15 people for lunch in a restaurant that was almost empty. 10 minutes for menus - 25 minutes before the order is taken - 40 minutes for chips and salsa - 55 minutes we went inside to get our own water - 1:15 minutes for the sodas to arrive - 1:35 minutes before appetizers come out 1:45 minutes (and down 3 people) for the lunch to be served. Service was so bad - no explanations - no apologies, the entire meal was eventually comped.

Pros: The salsa was good

Cons: Everything else was awful

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Had lunch there recently. The resturant was only 1/4 full. Service was extremely slow. They were out of the chicken tamales, so I had the chicken fajitas. They were good, not great. Waiter never checked on me. I had to have a different server re-fill my water. Took 10 minutes from time I was finished before someone realized and sent my waiter over. Poor service in Jersey City's only Mexican.

1
★★☆☆☆

Had lunch there recently. The resturant was only 1/4 full. Service was extremely slow. They were out of the chicken tamales, so I had the chicken fajitas. They were good, not great. Waiter never checked on me. I had to have a different server re-fill my water. Took 10 minutes from time I was finished before someone realized and sent my waiter over. Poor service in Jersey City's only Mexican.

Pros: Location, Prices

Cons: Service, Menu

 

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