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Ortega 120

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1814 South Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA (Palo Verdes)
Many stops are located around us.
310-792-4120
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Ooooooh Yeah!

My husband and I were staying at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes for vacation. We wanted to try some other restaurants in the area, and after doing a little online searching, stumbled upon this restaurant in the reviews. We decided to give it a shot and drove over to Redondo Beach. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
leonalab
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Denver, Colorado
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
203 reviews 203 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My husband and I were staying at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes for vacation. We wanted to try some other restaurants in the area, and after doing a little online searching, stumbled upon this restaurant in the reviews. We decided to give it a shot and drove over to Redondo Beach. We had lunch there - and were happy... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Ortega 120 reminds us of our time in Mexico City where we dined at truly fabulous restaurants that had delicious food, friendly and attentive service, beautiful décor and lively ambience. Yes, the service can be improved upon, but the food and overall experience is truly exceptional and the best you will find in the area. We highly recommend the enchiladas... More 

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Redondo Beach
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This restaurant has been around a while but went there until this week. Easy parking, nice ambience (a little loud) and a great Happy Hour all night in the bar on Mondays! HH food was good a reasonably priced. The margaritas looked tasty. They pour the alcohol in the drink in front of you. I wish I could say perfect... More 

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We stopped in an hour before they closed and had to track down someone to seat us since no one was either at the door or bar. The food was great when it arrived. The Mole Pollo was perfect. The burrito wss just as good. We sat eating and watching the staff yakking with their friends or regulars. We were... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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103 reviews 103 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We recently tried this hidden gem on the recommendation of a friend. We started with the standard margarita (pitcher) complete with the "shut up" (a carafe of tequila that is added to the mix of orange juice and lime). This was followed by the chips and delicious quest fundido. I had the tour de taco served on homemade corn tortillas... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This restaurant was very close to our hotel and we initially avoided it as it looked like one of those "themed" chain-style restaurants (visions of the interior being plastered with Frida Kahlo-esque imagery). One night, however, we were feeling lazy and caved. The hostess was rather surly and almost caused us to change our mind, but thankfully everyone else was... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The guacamole was the best we've every had. I had the short rib enchiladas and Robert had the short ribs. Both awesome. Will come again next time I'm in LA

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

We went there for lunch and ordered one of there $10 luncheons, which they have several to choose from. I had the tacos which came with three small tacos, chicken, beef and pork along with rice and beans. They have large chips with good salsa dip. One detraction was the loud Mexican music being blared out over the speaker system.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We went to Ortega 120 with a party of 10. That put us at a long table with benches. The table was sort of rustic, with cracks that held crumbs from who knows how many other customers. The food was OK. The service was lackluster . . . delivering incorrect dishes and disappearing when needed. I would not say don't... More 

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Plainview, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

We went to Ortega 120 because it was right near our hotel and we had read some good reviews. We were not disappointed. The food (including the delicious, zingy salsa and chips) and the margaritas were great. There was a very talented group of musicians who performed in the restaurant while we were there. Great place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1814 South Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA
    (Palo Verdes)
  • Public Transportation: Many stops are located around us.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redondo Beach
  • Phone Number: 310-792-4120

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?