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Turtle Bay Cafe

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Seafood, Family Fare
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Rinconada, Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Chef Alejandro is most excellent!

After spending 7 weeks in Puerto Escondido this winter, Turtle Bay is the best! Fresh, delicious seafood and wonderful steaks; absolutely everything was perfect! Alejandro comes up with new daily specials - and everything we ate was divine! I could eat there pretty much every night. Keep up the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
NanciAndLoren
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Portland, Oregon
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  • Reservations
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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

After spending 7 weeks in Puerto Escondido this winter, Turtle Bay is the best! Fresh, delicious seafood and wonderful steaks; absolutely everything was perfect! Alejandro comes up with new daily specials - and everything we ate was divine! I could eat there pretty much every night. Keep up the good work, we'll definitely be back! Also, they take reservations for... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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138 reviews 138 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This nice small restaurant outside of downtown Puerto Escondido will be recommended and you should go. We both got Tuna steak and I have not had a better cooked nor have I tasted nicer tuna steak. A big thick piece of fish, rosy red in the middle and seared all around. The price was rediculously cheap, and even if the... More 

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

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
59 helpful votes 59 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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17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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