A large restaurant space at the very northern end of the Mile Square City is getting filled after going dark for almost a year, as a Mexican eatery from Jersey City is expanding to what many dub Hoboken’s “final frontier.”
Orale Mexican Kitchen has officially announced their imminent arrival at 1426 Willow Avenue. The sprawling space clocks in at over 3,000 square feet and was formerly home to Anthony Pino’s Porter Collins venture, which shockingly closed last September after just six months of business.
Some had questioned if the former restaurant’s location played a role in its fate, but Orale co-owners Louis Alvarez and Alex Mendelsohn don’t seem fazed by Hoboken’s outer limits. The pair, who cut their teeth at Rosa Mexicano for many years before opening Orale on Grove Street in 2013, is pumped about their latest project.