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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicioso!

Casual restaurant, great energy, yummy food. Veggie enchiladas were the best I've ever eaten. The veggies were flavorful and cooked perfectly. Black beans and rice are worth eating and not your typical Mexican sides. Table service was a little slow but food was worth the wait.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Cherese T
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Meridian, Idaho
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Excellent Caribbean style Mexican! Almost as good as eating in Cancun. I highly recommend it because it isn't so touristy like some of the other places to eat around here. The locals love it.

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Meridian, Idaho
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Casual restaurant, great energy, yummy food. Veggie enchiladas were the best I've ever eaten. The veggies were flavorful and cooked perfectly. Black beans and rice are worth eating and not your typical Mexican sides. Table service was a little slow but food was worth the wait.

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st. paul
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120 reviews 120 reviews
85 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?