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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Fresh fish cooked to perfection and served with fabulous flavours. Busy restaurant, but service was friendly and well informed. Highly recommended.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We ate at Ortega for the first time tonight. The restaurant absolutely deserves its number one spot on trip advisor. We were a group of four, the food was amazing but the service we believe the best we've had in a long time. Lots of lovely little touches like my husband didn't have desert and was given a lovely chocolate... More

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Wellington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We ate here on a cold winter's evening. Despite the weather, the restaurant was busy. I had booked a table, and we were shown quickly to it. Our wine was delivered with speed, and throughout the evening the service was uniformly excellent. Our meals were very tasty and interesting. I had monkfish and garlic dumplings to start then salmon with... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We turned up early tonight before 6, hoping to get a table, unfortunately they were already fully booked however we got offered a seat at the bar and we found out it was the best seat in the house! Rory, the amazing bartender made your night, accommodated for our pregnant friend by suggesting the cheese change for the soufflé main... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

After reading all the positive reviews we decided to eat here on a Friday evening. We had pre-booked and are glad that we did. It was very busy and was filling up fast! I ordered the prawn tails as a main and it was stunning. My husband ordered the salmon which also got the big thumbs up. For dessert I... More

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Tromsoe, Norway
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This didn't really look like a top restaurant, but partly because of the TA ranking we chose it for a birthday meal, and we were not disappointed. The food was really excellent, and arrived quickly on hot plates. The waiter was quick, efficient and unusually attentive (in a good way), always making eye contact with each table before exiting; always... More

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Wellington, NZ
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

A year ago I nearly had to be dragged here as I don't eat fish .I have now eaten here with friends,family and clients at least once a month and it remains my favourite restaurant . The atmosphere is fantastic as Davey and his team work to squeeze those who havnt booked into the small but cosy rooms. At the... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I wouldn't usually start a review with "efficient" but theres no other way to describe my latest visit to Ortega. Firstly Davey managed to squeeze in a booking for my partner and I at the last minute (an hour turn around time which I imagine can be hard on staff). Secondly I have a list of serious dietary requirements a... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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132 reviews 132 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I came here for dinner with a group of colleagues and we sat upstairs in the private dining room with a small set menu. This turned out to be the best meal I've ever had in Wellington, which, to be honest is a relief as I was beginning to think I was one of the only people in the world... More

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Bristol
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you like fresh, well-prepared seafood then you're in for a treat. [Pet hate, people who go to a seafood restaurant and order steak then say it's not amazing] I went twice on my recent trip to Wellington. As a solo traveller, I was pretty happy to be sat at the bar, where the bar staff were great at chatting... More

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