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Turtle Bay Taqueria

431 Tyler St, Monterey, CA 93940-3027
(831) 333-1500
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Ranked #60 of 258 restaurants in Monterey
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
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English first
Northern California
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Monterey, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Overall my visit to Turtle Bay was great; however, there was one thing I will address in the end. First, the parking. There is little parking in front, but plenty street parking around the restaurant, too include a bank lot on the weekends (BUT ALWAYS CHECK THE SIGNS HERE IN MONTEREY!) The place itself was a bit warm inside, but... More

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San Leandro, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is a reasonably priced family restaurant with the usual Mexican fare as well as delicious seafood salads (with grilled fresh fish) and tasty bowls with beans, rice, choice of seafood and Caribbean vegetables.

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Central Valley, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is out go to lunch or dinner place in Monterey. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Salsa is great. We bought their cookbook a few years back since we do not get to Monterey as often as we would like.

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Monterey, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Now and then I get a little hungry for fish tacos. Surprisingly, good ones are hard to find in this town. One afternoon I was too tired for much else, so went in to get something from Turtle Bay. The service is casual. Get a menu and sit down. In my case, I was mulling over the menu for a... More

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Bethesda, MD
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

This informal family place had much to offer: excellent fish tacos, great chips and guacamole, wonderful chile relleno, and friendly service. A great place for lunch.

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Ventura, Cal
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The food was excellent and the slightly different method of preparation (Belize-influenced) made for an interesting meal. Chicken fajitas were similar to those from most Mexican restaurants. But the talipia bowl offered two generous pieces of grilled talipia with a tasty green sauce, a very nice salsa, refried black beans and tasty rice. The portions were ample, and, for Monterey,... More

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cleveland,ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Loved the fish tacos and the calamari tacos. It was very fresh and tasty. My family had the chicken Belize burrito and seafood burrito which they enjoyed. The green cashew sauce in the chicken Belize was yummy.

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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I always love eating here. The tacos are authentic and excellent. The tortilla soup is very flavorful. Their sauces and garnishes are as hot or mild as you want. Great food at great prices. Wonderful value.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We came here on honeymoon and had a totally delicious meal, the staff were wonderful and the tacos were very very yummy, awesome evening!

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