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Ortega Fish Shack

16 Majorbanks Street, Wellington, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 636 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Fresh NZ Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Fresh NZ Seafood
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Timaru, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Spending a long weekend in Wellington and looking for somewhere with a seafood menu for dinner. Read about Ortega's in the motel guide, phoned for a reservation and nothing was a problem. This was on a friday night and the All Blacks were in town for a test. We arrived, were taken good care of and the service was great.... More

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new zealand
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The food was tasty and service was very good,but my husband and daughter ordered a rum and coke and when we got the bill at the end where charged $30 per drink! i know this is a good quality rum but that is excessive. Other then that it was an enjoyable meal, but have had better.

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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Our first visit to Ortega. The welcome from the staff was the start of wonderful knowledgable service throughout the evening. The beer and wine list in this restaurant is amazing. Lots of choices and the staff were more than happy to let us try any of the 'wines by the glass' before ordering. Whitebait was on the menu as a... More

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Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Our first dinner out in Wellington will remain a memorable night because we had dinner at the Ortega Fish Shack. The service was great, we were welcomed as if we were regulars, the owner Davey and the chef Mark both made time to talk to us, there was no problem with catering for me as a coeliac and the food... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

In Wellington for the opening night of a new play at Downstage, we were delighted to take also part in the culinary promotion of Wellington on a Plate. Our family in Wellington had recommended Ortega Fish Shack, knowing we were keen consumers of kai moana. However when we saw the two menus offered, their regular a la carte and the... More

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Muscat, Oman
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I eat here every time I come to Wellington. I didnt have a reservation and the place was booked out but got a seat at the bar with my daughter. We had a great meal and great service and interaction with the staff. ANd the Bluff oysters make the 24 hour trip from Oman seem worthwhile!

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sydney
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96 reviews 96 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Believe all the good things written about this place. Attentive and friendly service, interesting and delicious food and real value for money. It is really busy but the staff are extraordinary and you feel when you leave as if you have had a special experience. A standout restaurant in a city of excellent restaurants. If you are in Wellington, try... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Having initially struggled to secure a reservation at Ortega due to its popularity for the " Wellington on a Plate" fortnight,we were delighted to be assigned a great table for two in the downstairs section of the restaurant, with its attractive tile flooring and eclectic mix of photos and pictures on the walls. The warm,busy and friendly atmosphere is evident... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Come early, sit down by the bar and have a drink. Enjoy the place and have a great meal. Lovely atmosphere, bit hard to find parking but hey - park at a parking house and have a good walk before and after dinner. Great place to go before heading to the movies at the Embassy

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Brisbane
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90 reviews 90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The best meal I had in Wellington was definitely at Ortega Fish Shack. They have a very creative menu, food was delicious and very well presented. Service was fantastic too, with very friendly and professional staff. My husband arrived in Wellington a couple of days before I did and discovered Ortega Fish Shack, he liked it that much that returned... More

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