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Tacos, Tortillas, Tamales: Latin Flair at Café Olé

CafeOle-TacosWho here has even heard of a Honduran Tamale? Thanks to Fondren’s new Café Olé, soon all of Jackson will be quite familiar with the dish.

Café Olé is the brainchild of Alex Sivira, a native of Venezuela, and 40-year veteran restaurateur in the Jackson area. At Café Olé, Sivira is serving up fresh, affordable cuisine from his native Venezuela, as well as bringing foods from other Latin culinary hotspots like Mexico, Honduras, and Cuba to the table. Located right on State Street in Fondren, this is a great new lunch spot for Jackson folks.

Here, freshness reigns supreme. The tacos are healthy and delicious. Made with soft tortillas and topped with mushrooms, tomatoes, cilantro, lettuce and cheese, they are a far cry from those found at your typical Mexican joint. Be sure and order a side of the guacamole and salsa served with hot and crispy tortilla chips.

Try the Honduran Tamale!

Try the Honduran Tamale!

But the real showstopper is hands down the Honduran tamale. Trust us, these suckers are better than they look. Cornmeal dough rolled with meat, rice, and veggies are all wrapped up in a big ol’ Honduran banana leaf. This menu choice will surely add a little Latin flair to any mundane lunch.

Stop by Café Olé for a fresh, yet traditional take on Latin cuisine. A great new place to eat in Jackson!

Food: Excellent.

Atmosphere: Bright colors and lots of natural light.

Service: Like most new restaurants, there are kinks to be worked out. While the food is great, you may not get it quite as quickly as you’d like.

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Café Olé
2752 North State St
Jackson, MS 39216
(769) 524-3627
Price: $

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7 Responses to Tacos, Tortillas, Tamales: Latin Flair at Café Olé

  1. Cheryl LaRoche April 2, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    Had lunch there today. Very yummy. I lived in Miami for six years, and this is as close as it gets to real South American food in Jackson. He even gets his Cuban bread fresh from Miami! Delicious.

  2. Jan April 5, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    Sounds delicious!

  3. Jena April 5, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    I can’t wait to try this place. A great addition to Fondren.

  4. Sherry April 8, 2013 at 9:58 am #

    Love Latin food. Can’t wait to visit and try new dishes.

  5. Kathryn Evans April 12, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

    We loved the Cuban food in Miami so much… Can’t wait to try this eatery! :-)

  6. Nyssa April 12, 2013 at 5:51 pm #

    I am a sucker for tamales.

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