We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Cafe OLE Restaurant & Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
210 N Milwaukee St, Boise, ID 83704-9131
+1 208-322-0222
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 52: English reviews
Boise, Idaho
Level Contributor
40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 staff. Service was slow. I asked for dressing on side of my salad and the... More 

Thank Kieande
Wellington, Utah, Usa
Level Contributor
75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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 because of the table shapes. Service was excellent and I would go again!

Thank Pete Y
Boise, Idaho
Level Contributor
457 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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 and professional. The lunch prices (for the same items as for dinner) were a few... More 

Thank StuartGustafson
Boise, Idaho
Level Contributor
38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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
Boise, Idaho
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We have always loved this location, but lately the food has not been as good. I can't even say exactly what it is, but the food just doesn't taste as good. I can't even get anyone to want to go back there to eat, since the last couple times we went there were not so great.

Thank diningexp
Ogden, Utah
Level Contributor
26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Great place for lunch. Quick, yet very good food. Great service. Clean. Great atmosphere! In a great spot by the Boise Towne Mall.

Thank ChristineHoop
Ogden, Utah
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I order chicken enfuego and chicken tortilla soup. The chicken was really hard and greasy. It was served with black beans and rice. The dish is supposed to be spicy but it was nothing what I was expecting. It seemed to be just sautéed chicken and green peppers with onions and topped with spicy salsa. The tortilla soap was very... More 

Thank Rocio V
Level Contributor
74 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

So we stopped by for a quick lunch and to our surprise it wasn't quick at all. The service was very inconsistent with a hesitant waitress. The food is ok without much taste but adding spice is easier than taking away. Chips and salsa work though

Thank Darren G
Boise, Idaho
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I went there today and had a couple beers for happy hour and ordered a $5 appetizer of 4 "mini" steak tacos. And when I say mini, that is the amount of meat on the tacos! The beers were half price....so instead of $6.50 for a large Coors Light, I paid half....just bump up the starting price and give half... More 

Thank Marty J
Idaho Falls
Level Contributor
139 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We ordered a variety of food and they were all very large portions. We had leftovers for lunch the next day. Chips, salsa and bean dip served while waiting for dinner. Food is ok. My kids were very intrigued by this Sun in the lobby.

Thank IdahoGems

Travellers who viewed Cafe OLE Restaurant & Cantina also viewed


Been to Cafe OLE Restaurant & Cantina? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cafe OLE Restaurant & Cantina staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?