Morristown is getting ready to add another exciting restaurant to its vibrant food scene. Orale Mexican Kitchen is expanding to Morristown, replacing J&K Steakhouse at 56 South Street. This isn’t your average Mexican restaurant: Orale infuses creativity into traditional Mexican foods and heightens the experience by offering craft cocktails, happy hour brunches and featuring local street artists on the walls of the restaurant.
“We don’t consider ourselves as traditional in any concept. We definitely break the rules when it comes to Mexican,” co-owner Alex Mendelsohn said. “We do have some traditional areas though, like every winter, we always put on a very traditional móle.” The restaurant’s name is unique as well. “Orale is a slang Mexican term, not even necessarily Spanish, but predominantly Mexican. And it has a ton of different meanings… It means awesome, exciting, great, let’s go. If you look it up in Urban Dictionary, you’ll probably find it, but you won’t find it in the normal dictionary.”
Orale’s other locations include Hoboken and their original home in Jersey City, which also encompasses their cocktail bar Dullboy.