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Ortega Fish Shack

16 Majorbanks Street, Wellington, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 635 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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91 reviews 91 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW 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
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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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88 reviews 88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My partner brought me here for my birthday dinner. The ambiance was great, waiters friendly and food delicious. There was plenty of variety on the menu. Will definitely be back.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Was a really lovely dinner - food and service were really great. You need to be a seafood fan, though. Everything was really fresh and the atmosphere was great for dining with friends or a romantic dinner.

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New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Had dinner at Ortega on a cold Saturday night. The restaurant was warm and inviting and the service excellent. As other reviewers have said, the menu leans heavily to the fish side of things, which is to be expected. Still, my partner had the beef fillet and commented it was perfectly cooked. I had the roast gurnard and enjoyed it... More

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Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Following TA's number 1 rating, dropped in on the off chance of a table-we were in luck. Loved the funky decor, service was great-just the right level of attentiveness. As the name implies, menu leans very heavily on fish, but this wasn't a problem for us, with a beautiful selection on offer. Would recommend to all, unless you don't like... More

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