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Turtle Bay Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, Family Fare
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Rinconada, Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent

Honest food, great chef, good portions/prices. One of the top restaurants in Puerto Escondido. Congratulationns !

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
GeorgieBlanca
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Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Honest food, great chef, good portions/prices. One of the top restaurants in Puerto Escondido. Congratulationns !

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Keswick, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We ended up at Turtle Bay for lunch and were talked into the fish tacos by one of the regular gringos. He said they are the best fish tacos he's ever had so we had to try them. The fish was breaded and deep fried, but still delicious. Comes on a soft taco shell with a bit of lettuce and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Nice place - easy beach decor and very nice people who run it. Fish tacos are amazing, and the salads were very good. Ceviche was just average - go to Cayuco in Zicatela for that.

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Toronto
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Nice place, good service great fish tacos and guacamole. Fairly priced and yummy.on the Rinconada strip.

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Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great mahi-mahi the night we went, a delicious shrimp sautée, and a mussel dish that everyone raved over. Great, smiling service and a surprise round of complementary mescales to send us off into the night.

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Puebla, Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The place is very relaxing, the food is incredible, gourmet and for a really nice cost. Sometimes when the place is full the food could be delayed a little bit, but really worth.

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Portland, Oregon
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87 reviews 87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is a quieter version of Nene or some of the other Rinconada restaurants, but the food here is very good. We had lunch --- good food, great service too. My wife had a "house salad" which was either a mistake or the best bargain of the year --- large, eggs and a big piece of grilled fish, etc., for... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Loved the mahi mahi with garlic and lemon sauce. Very friendly service. The margarita was way too sweet but they happily remade it and the result was much better.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I had good cooked fish, but had asked for mash (which was confirmed by waiter) and then given rice instead (with no comment made). My partner had surf and turf, and the prawns tasted of the steak. Which was a shame as they were a good size, and looked like they would be delicious. Food was fine, but nothing to... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Alahandro makes really great food. We even took a seafood cooking class from him. We learned how he is always so careful to clean everything including seafood prior to cooking. His restaurant is generally busy and frequented by expats and locals alike. Highly recommend this place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rinconada, Puerto Escondido, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Puerto Escondido

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Family Fare

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