Mexican restaurants has been popping up all around the metro and one of those I had really wanted to try was Orale Taqueria Mexicana. The place has many namesakes all around the world but this restaurant is home grown. The most striking thing about Orale is the big mural dominating its wall featuring Mexico icons like Frida Kahlo, Luchadores and even Cheech and Chong.
The walls are smoothed concrete for rustic/industrial feel partnered with dark wooden furniture. A pretty unique washing are also adds to the ambiance. The restaurant is surrounded by big glass windows so you’ll get a lot of natural light during the day time.Ordering is easy, just step to the counter and look at the colored chalk board menu and get your choice of Mexican staples like burritos, tacos, quesadillas, nachos, enchiladas and more. The staff is pretty knowledgeable and can answer all your queries.Once you get to your table, you’ll notice your table number written in Spanish on your tissue holder.
Other Mexican restos we’ve tried:
Lauren also got a Plain Nachos (P195). We had it separated since she only likes cheese and chips. The staff acquiesced to our request and came out with a few plates of our deconstructed nachos. The nachos were not to our liking though, the cheese was a not melted enough to be able to dip the chips in, which were not that crispy on their own also.
Irene picked her favorite Double Cheese Quesadilla (P265). It came out with oozing cheese and vibrant salsa and jalapenos. Irene said this was not bad but declared that she still preferred the one from Hermanos Taco.
My choice was the Mar Y Tierra Burrito (P375/regular) which is a combination of prawn and my choice of meat (carne asada). The site was comparable to other Mexican joints and served with extra salsa and chips. The taste was ok but I just felt the burrito was missing a stronger taste.
The best thing about our meal at Orale Taqueria Mexicana, aside from the decor, was the Jarritos brand of Mexican softdrinks we had with our meal. We had Tamarind and Mexican cola, the one we liked better was the tamarind with its nice and refreshing sweet and sour taste.
I tried very much to like Orale because I loved the decor plus the availability of Jarritos but the taste just falls short. Have you tried Orale, how was your experience?