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Cafe OLE Restaurant & Cantina

$$ - $$$Mexican,
210 N Milwaukee St, Boise, ID 83704-9131
+1 208-322-0222
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good24%
  • Average44%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (4 reviews)
“black beans” (2 reviews)
“burrito” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
210 N Milwaukee St, Boise, ID 83704-9131
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Remembered they had a decent lunch menu 11-4pm and when you combine it with happy hour specials 3-6pm you can’t find a better sit down restaurant value anywhere. I had chicken quesadilla with tortilla soup and a frozen margarita. Tortilla soup is a good 4....More

Thank Jack M
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Cafe 'Ole was a big deal back in the 1980s, but it still seems lost in that decade. Seemingly nothing has changed. And that's not a good thing. They specialize in American-Mexican dishes. Nothing that seems authentic but pleases the people who think that what...More

Thank Sowellman
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Business meeting with a light appetite. Loved the happy hour specials and ate the street taco appetizer for a very reasonable price and did not leave hungry. Margaritas were delicious, their salsa was just ok. The staff was exceptional.

Thank msfinn12
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Good place for a margarita and some chips.... cold beer. Forget about the food though. We had 3 dishes for 3 adults...plus chips and beers. The food was ... BORING. No inspiration, little flavor. When we go to Mexican restaurant we expect food to pop...More

Thank AsiaTr0tter
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The wait staff is terrific. Attentive and friendly. Very helpful explaining menu options. Good food, not very expensive. Good size portions too.

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

I had the most perfect lunch here today. I had the best waitress I've ever had in my life. The food was so good. Best Mexican rice and beans I've ever had.

Thank HonestReview2015
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Cafe was host to a Paintnite event, so we were excited to get food and drink before because it was my friend's birthday. Well on a Saturday they had one person in the cantina who was making all the drinks and then acting as wait...More

Thank Kieande
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We went here on a business trip, and it wasn't to bad. I had the shrimp salad and it actually was really good! The chips before hand were a bit tasteless though. The atmosphere was nice but seating by the fountain was a bit strange...More

Thank Pete Y
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We've eaten at Cafe Ole many times; in fact it was one of my late Mom's favorite places to go. My wife and I stopped in for lunch today after Christmas shopping. The snowy weather limited the crowd, but our server Marisela was very helpful...More

Thank StuartGustafson
Reviewed 6 December 2016

This location consistantly has given me very good service and food. I really like the mini chimichongas. They refill soft drinks too. It's very convenient if you are at or near the mall.

Thank kpl200
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 N Milwaukee St, Boise, ID 83704-9131
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
  • Phone Number: +1 208-322-0222
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