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Ole Ole - 45 Reviews - 2137 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214, Portland, OR - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (503) 230-1132

Ole Ole

2137 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 230-1132
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Ole Ole - Portland, OR
Ole Ole - Portland, OR


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Great place for a quick, tasty lunch. Pros: Great food and excellent service. Cons: None.


TIGARD LOCATION at 13165 SW Pacific HIGHWAY recently opened. We ate there on Saturday, October 13 at 7:00 PM. The Tigard location has only been open for less than a week. There...

Neighborhood place I can walk to and 4/14/2012

Neighborhood place I can walk to and the food is always good and generally fast service more

fast mexican food but not fast tasting 5/23/2010

I have eaten here many times, usually when I am in a hurry and their food is good considering it is quite fast and their counter people are always friendly and helpful. Pros: fast service good prices Cons: a step above average more

Worst meal of my life. 3/21/2010

Worst meal of my life. The sauce tasted like Spaghetti O's. The inside of my burrito was mushy. I would recommend Cha Cha Cha or Pepinos or Por Que No or the carts downtown or 100 other places before I would ever recommend this place. Pros: The food is pre-made. Cons: The food is pre-made. more

Digusting 3/21/2010

This is like if your college roommate said he made you a burrito, but it turned out he just put spagetti-os in a tortilla. Pros: Gross Cons: The food, the service more

Clean and Fresh 1/20/2010

Great place for a quick, tasty lunch. Pros: Great food and excellent service. Cons: None. more

Oh yay! Ol?! 11/27/2009

A former girlfriend used to live 2 blocks away from the SW Jefferson Ole Ole, and I had the pleasure of eating there fairly often. From quite early on the owner, who at the time seemed to work the Jefferson location fairly regularly, would recognize me, thank me for coming back, talk about whatever. The staff in general always seemed cheerful and close-knit. I live much closer to the Burnside restaurant and eat there nowadays, and while the atmosphere on this side of the river isn't quite as familially chummy, the staff is still polite and friendly. I can't say much about most of the food at Ol? Ol?. I've tried a couple different burritos which were very tasty, if not gustatorial revelations; my lack of a broad knowledge of the menu is due to my indefatigable love of the cheese enchiladas plate with red sauce. The food always arrives about 2 minutes away from the enchiladas themselves cooling to a temperature at which they can be inhaled without fear of melted cheese burns. This is the perfect pause in which to mix, chop, and generally rearrange the plate's items into your favorite combinations (sorry, fussy ingredient separatists. You'll have to rea the Mercury or something. Although you're probably more the WW type). Once your plate is prepped, what you'll be eating is made with freshy-tasting ingredients--fluffy rice, crisp, unblemished lettuce, smooth and creamy refried beans--is generously portioned, and has a perfect ratio of side-items-to-enchilads-focus quantity. I've enjoyed the plate with beef and pork enchiladas, but here as with enchiladas in general i feel cheese only is the true soul of the dish, which i've always seen as a combination of soft, easy to eat items that can be consumed quite rapidly owing to the fact that most of its elements are as soft and blended as though they had already been chewed. While this is not to recommend that you bolt the meal as fast as you can, or that I do with any regularity myself. It does, however make it an ideal candidate for hangover recuperation chow, and also works quite well when for whatever reason you've gone an unusually long time without eating, most of the things you consider eating seem unappealing or even a little nauseating. And at that point, who wants to add a lot of avoiadable chewing? Pros: taste quality speed friendly staff affordable Cons: cash only more

Not sure how it used to be, but it was fresh, clean and great, with service, at a price anyone could afford 2/11/2009

I had not ate here before, but on 02-10-09 I had dinner there and was surprised that I could get a dinner platter for 6.50 and trust me I can eat a lot, and I could not finish my meal. You can tell that it is made daily with fresh produce. The Salsa was fantastic, both the red and the green. I spent some time talking with the new manager Mark, who assured me that they were doing everything they could to regain the customer they lost, although it was before his time he still accepts responsibility on behalf of the owner. He said that he would do anything and everything to make sure that people come back, and I believe him. The service was great, fast and it was very clean and orderly. The wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable of the all the menu items and willing to make recommendations. The manager acknowledged that they can never be perfect, but they will always take care of the customer under his watch. I think you should try them again, and I?m sure you will not be disappointed. I would love to see them be successful, so please pass the word. Pros: Great value for you money, with outstanding food and service. more


After being closed for several months, Ole Ole in Tigard is once again open. With a new manager, and a whole new staff, the dining experience here is wonderful!! Pros: Huge Burritos and Meal Plates, Great Service, Fast and Friendly Cons: There aren't more days in the week to eat there. :-) more

Tigard Location :( :( :( - I Would Rather Go 40 Days Without Food Than Eat Here Again 7/9/2008

Not even Christ on the cross suffered as much as I did eating at the Tigard location of Ole Ole. I should have known when I walked into a deserted restaurant during lunch hour, but I had already driven out there so I went ahead and ate anyway. BIG MISTAKE!! :( : ( :( Pros: Silly name Cons: Made me contemplate death as an escape from my burrito more

Tigard location is sooo gooood! 5/31/2008

My best friend recently told me about this place that he and his wife go to about 4 times a week. I tried it and was amazed at how good the food was. Taste is the most important factor for me, but as a side benefit the portions are freaking huge, and it's so affordable. This is my favorite place now, and the drivethru makes getting your food in about 1 minute. Everyone should try this place if they enjoy restaurant style mexican food. As a bonus their drivethru is open late. Check it out! Pros: Huge portions, very affordable, drive thru, open late more

In Tigard - Great home-made-restaurant-quality Mexican food at fast-food prices 5/30/2008

We just discovered the Tigard location, next door to Schuck's on 99W - and were blown away by the quantity and quality of the food. We first went in expecting typical fast food, and got so much more. Just got back from our second visit. Fresh, made from scratch, and a mole' sauce that's to die for. Everything we've had has been seasoned perfectly - I'd use a touch more chipotle in the chipotle sauce, but that's just me - a wonderful balance of flavor and spice. You can't get better at twice the price. Pros: Scratch-made, friendly people, great food, great prices more

Can you email me some tacos? 5/23/2008

I moved to Portland from Austin, TX in 2000 & thought I would never find worthy Mexican food, so I was so very happy when I discovered this great little taqueria relatively close to my office. During my 4 years in Portland my family & I were regulars at Ole Ole & now that we're back in Austin I find myself craving their tacos quite regularly. I never thought I'd see the day when I would be scouring Austin in search of a taco that can compare to one I once enjoyed in Oregon! Pros: Amazing food, authentic, great price, excellent service Cons: can get really crowded at times & parking can be a pain, also they don't have a ton of seating so if you're in a large group it's best to take it to go more

yech! Tigard location 2/27/2008

Do not go to the Tigard location! This was the worst so-called mexican food I have ever had. I should know, being from Fresno, Ca. It is so hard to find really good mexican food here, but there is an exception right across the street from this joint. Sanchez restaurant, very authentic. We thought we would try something new, big mistake. How do you not season food? Anyway, the other locations might be good. This one s....! Cons: horrible mexican food more

Burnside Location : Do Go ! 10/20/2007

Hola, The Burnside Location is fantastic. The staff are all very polite and unlike most places in southeast, seem to be happy to be at work and to serve you. There is great outdoor seating in the summer time and plenty of space inside to eat in the winter. Pros: Staff, Speed, Selection, Bike Parking (and auto) ,Service. Cons: Chicken Stock in Rice more

Don't Go To New Tigard Ole Ole!!!!!!!!!!!! 10/15/2007

This was the worst experience I have ever had at a restaurant (and I use that term loosely with regards to this place)!! Every thing we ordered was wrong and there was absolutely no customer service. All but two of the soda selections were just water. My 13 year old daughter said McDonalds has better service than this place and she was right. A complaint to the manager only got us a blank stare and some excuse about them just opening. Save your money for some place that actually values their customers; we certainly will! more

Tigard location - um, no, don't go!! 10/13/2007

TIGARD LOCATION at 13165 SW Pacific HIGHWAY recently opened. We ate there on Saturday, October 13 at 7:00 PM. The Tigard location has only been open for less than a week. There was kitchen equipment stored by the front entrance, there was mold / dirt / gunk in the get-it-yourself coke machine. This may give you an indication of how the ordering process is - counter-style, ""here's your empty paper cup, get your drink over there....and don't forget to drop some money in my tip cup when you order""."" Prices were more than I would expect for having to counter order food , get my own drink and no service to speak of. The salvation was that the food was good and the red and green sauces were the best I've ever had. We probably won't go back due to lack of service and it was so dirty - uck! Good luck, although I don't expect this place to stay open more than 60 - 90 days. Pros: no pros Cons: no service=- serve yourself, dirty, not a good value more

Terrific Ole burrito (chile relleno plus meat). Nearly ev... 7/23/2007

Terrific Ole burrito (chile relleno plus meat). Nearly everything on the menu is under $5, which is... more

Terrific Ole burrito (chile relleno plus meat). Nearly ev... 7/23/2007

OregonianSteve Provided by Partner
Terrific Ole burrito (chile relleno plus meat). Nearly everything on the menu is under $5, which is unbelievable considering how good the food is. more

mexican beware 12/23/2006

We eat at this place all the time. As far as the atmosphere & food its great but the service lately was awful. A heavy set waitstaff named Alma was hitting on me and my husband the whole time as if she'd like to smother us with her chest. I am not a conservative person by far but she pretty much blinded us by the outfit she was wearing. My husband and I are both insulted by the way she was acting maybe she's been high on something. There is something wrong with that girl, I'm hinting some testing for employees at least while they work. My suggestion is the restaurant need to get more presentable wait staff. What good is the food if the service isn't very good. Overall, beside the awful waitress the food's great. My coworkers and I had been coming to this place and never had this experience such a bad service. I will definitely think twice about coming again if employees acts like that. Pros: Food Cons: Less presentable waitstaff more

Chili Relleno 3/9/2006

The chili relleno burritos are to die for. Seriously. And the price is amazing. The service has always been great, even when there is a line out the door, the counter person is always calm and friendly. I almost always take the food to go, as the restaurant is usually loud and cold, but when it's nice outside they have a good amount of tables outside. Highly recommended. I've yet to find a better chili relleno burrito in Portland. Pros: chili relleno burrito, fish tacos, super friendly staff Cons: poor ambience more
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  • In Short
    Simple, minimal decor, high ceilings and lots of light welcome a bustling business lunch crowd and couples and families for dinner. The menu features many taqueria favorites....

  • 3/27/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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    Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program, Kerns