Best of Boston

2003 Best Mexican Restaurant, Upscale

Olé Mexican Grill

It’s hard to be unhappy when you dine at Olé. The vividly colored dining room sings in shades of orange and yellow, and the food begins with handmade guacamole—prepared fresh tableside—and ends with such authentic Oaxacan specialties as grilled marinated tuna steak with tomatillo-avocado salsa. In between come high-octane margaritas with countless flavor combinations and a choice of 22 premium tequilas. If that’s not enough to put a smile on your face, there’s also homemade sangria, a perfect match for the subtly spicy chiles rellenos.

11 Springfield St., Cambridge, 617-816-9996,