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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 36
    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
Good imaginative Mexican

This place has an imaginative menu w a good selection of interesting seafood, chicken and meat selections served in tacos, wraps and bowls. Table service is offered or you can order at the counter. The tacos are genorously sized and moderately priced. One taco w guac and chips are more than... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Debbie D
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This place has an imaginative menu w a good selection of interesting seafood, chicken and meat selections served in tacos, wraps and bowls. Table service is offered or you can order at the counter. The tacos are genorously sized and moderately priced. One taco w guac and chips are more than enough to fill me up. Be warned, the iced... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Oh my, I only got the shrimp taco and beans which was delish but my husband got some kind of a quesadilla with pineapple OH MY GOODNESS. They have great food.

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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Additional Information about Turtle Bay Taqueria

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

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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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