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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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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 41
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
¡Muy Rico!

For years, my mother has insisted that ALL the good restaurants are in my area. While that may be a bit of an exaggeration, last night’s dinner proved that at least one of them is. We were tired, it was nine pm and it seemed like a good night for staying local, so off we went to Ortega 120, a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Neanne
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Torrance, California
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Torrance, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

For years, my mother has insisted that ALL the good restaurants are in my area. While that may be a bit of an exaggeration, last night’s dinner proved that at least one of them is. We were tired, it was nine pm and it seemed like a good night for staying local, so off we went to Ortega 120, a... More 

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Hermosa Beach, California, USA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We are regulars at this place! The decor and vibe are awesome, and the 120 actually stands for the 120 different tequilas they offer! Monday night they have all night happy hour, it includes $20 pitchers of margaritas (no sweet n sour, just fresh squeezed juices) and really great food specials. Off the regular menu we love the street corn,... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

First the "day of the dead" decor was just off putting to me. Not a place for a relaxing meal either. Loads of children there the night we went. So good if you are looking for a place to take small children but we were not. The food was good, solid Mexican fare but not great. The service was efficient... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I had heard many good things about ortega 120 but never had the desire to go because of the location and the parking situation. Well that was a mistake. We were invited by friends that frequent the establishment regularly and swore by the ambience the food and cocktails. They were right. The decor was great our server was friendly and... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Loved this restaurant! The food was very authentic tasting and delicious. The waiter had a smile on his face the entire time and was very helpful with suggestions and help. If I lived locally, this would be a regular restaurant that I would frequent. If you are a traveller to the area, do yourself a favor and pop in some... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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162 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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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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7 helpful votes 7 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
35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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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
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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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