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Ortega 120

1814 South Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA
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Ranked #6 of 260 restaurants in Redondo Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Palo Verdes
Transit: Many stops are located around us.
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53 reviews from our community

92% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This restaurant oozes atmosphere from the moment you walk through the door. Although it is quite dark inside once your eyes adjust the decor is fabulous. Chose this restaurant based on trip advisor reviews and the fact that it was only a few steps from the Best Western where we were staying. The reviews are spot on, probably some of... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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94 reviews 94 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The food was amazing, the margaritas were the best we had ever had, and the service was good. I wanted to go back before we left Cali, but my wife wouldn't let me.

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We picked this restaurant based solely on Trip Advisor reviews and are glad we did. We ate there last night, and it was terrific. We had a reservation at 8:00 that was promptly honored, and we had a nice table near the back of the main dining room. The service was really excellent, and the food was really quite good.... More

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San Francisco, California
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154 reviews 154 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

We must have gone on a night when the chefs were on vacation. Food was actually sub par. I ordered the red snapper as did my friend. We both found it lacking. The fish arrived with a sweet potato garnish that was tough and chewy; the flesh of the fish had the consistency of fish that had been frozen and... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

Staying at the Best Western next door and just arriving from the East coast, Ortega 120 is about 100 meters away. Worth the walk. It's a lot like a neighborhood restaurant, lots of nice, happy, fun conversations going on. They have a great mole sauce, which we got on the advice of the waitperson. Guacamole - first class. We asked... More

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

My wife & I ate here recently for dinner based off the online reviews. Sure glad we went! Fun ambience; colorfully decorated. The roasted brussel sprouts were outstanding. Just delicious. She enjoyed the 5 types of tacos & I love my skirt steak with shrimp. Just yummy & unique flavors all around. We'll return for sure. Great service too- very... More

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Fair Oaks, California
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271 reviews 271 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We've stayed next door at the Best Western for years, but we'd never thought to check out the restaurant. We wished we'd come sooner! As soon as you walk in, there's a lady to your right making tortillas by hand, and when you order them, you can tell the difference fresh tortillas make. From the chips to the street tacos... More

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Torrance, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We were a group of 5 and we all ordered something different. Not a disappointed person in the bunch. The pitcher of Margaritas (on the rocks)) was good, however the glass served with it was a bit on the small side. After a pour of drink with ice and a few sips the glass was empty quickly. Food was delicious.... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

The best Mexican food and Margaritas we have had in the LA area. The atmosphere is great for a group of friends. The service is great. Be sure to get the pitcher of Margaritas. The waiter pours the tequila into the pitcher on front of you and mixes it with juices. No grainy mix here. Also, a woman forms and... More

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Manhattan Beach, California
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117 reviews 117 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

Was looking for some good Mexican food close to Manhattan Beach last night. Was told to try Ortega 120 or Riviera Redondo. On a whim, we chose Ortega 120. This restaurant reminded me of one you might find in Santa Fe, NM. Very upscale Mexican. Very artistic decor, dark red walls, wooden tables, lots of crosses and skulls....nicely done. Our... More

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