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Turtle Bay Taqueria

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431 Tyler St, Monterey, CA 93940-3027
(831) 333-1500
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Friendly casual atmosphere and good food

Just off the Main Street of Monterey but away from the busyness of the wharf , this is a good spot for a causal meal. We had supper of chicken enchilada with green sauce and a grilled shrimp bowl. Both were good. There are several good beers on tap as well as bottled beer , wine and margaritas... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
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st. paul
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
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84 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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st. paul
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Just off the Main Street of Monterey but away from the busyness of the wharf , this is a good spot for a causal meal. We had supper of chicken enchilada with green sauce and a grilled shrimp bowl. Both were good. There are several good beers on tap as well as bottled beer , wine and margaritas. All the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Turtle Bay is owned by the same people that own a seafood area favorite- The Fishwife. Turtle bay has many of the same food items, and similar items, at a much lower cost and just as delicious. We love the tilapia bowls and burritos! Recently the restaurant changed the way you order. Now you sit down and have a menu... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

So much to choice from! Fish tacos are good and fresh. The salads with your choice of seafood are wonderful. Great for lunch or dinner. Friendly staff. A very good value! You'll be back.

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Fresno, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

My 12 girlfriends and I rent a house on the Peninsula every summer. Some of the gals took me to Turtle Bay our first night. I had the best frajitas I've ever had ! The seasoning was incredible,scrumptious,unusual !! I want the recipe !!! Please !!

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Having already enjoyed fresh seafood at Fisherman's Wharf, for our second night in Monterey we fancied some simple Mexican food excellently prepared. We'd spotted this place on our walk the previous night, read the reviews and decided this was the place for us. We weren't disappointed. From the lovely warm welcome we received at the door, to the diner style... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Yummy homemade salsas and overall excellent food. The shimp enchilada was fabulous, as are the shrimp tostacos. Table service was nice and a change from previous years.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Excellent food prepared with fresh local ingredients. Add friendly service and a fine selection of homemade self service salsas including cranberry [loved this one] and fire roasted tomato. In honor of my arrival in the artichoke capitol of the USA, I ordered . . . what else???? . . . the artichoke enchilada which was delicious. Sampled the spinach portabella... More 

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Seattle
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We both enjoyed our tostacos, which were really big! We ordered two each and it was a bit too much. Good Mexican food with lots of seafood options.

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Sacramento, CA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Locals are often there. The chicken quesadilla is literally filled with chicken. Great deal and close to everything!

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Northern California
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155 reviews 155 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is the very casual offshoot of Fishwife (Pacific Grove, Seaside). We stop here for lunch sometimes when in downtown Monterey though I don't see why you wouldn't go for dinner as well. Very fresh fish options plus some of the more standard Mexican dishes but done with a flair and a feeling that you are getting something quite fresh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 431 Tyler St, Monterey, CA 93940-3027
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: (831) 333-1500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?