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La Tortuga Torteria

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1257 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955-4830
831-899-8429
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican Sandwich Shop

Extremely casual, counter service, wall menu, Mexican Deli is good.The prices are very fair. Flavors are delightful. Enjoy!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
Kim H
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Seaside
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Seaside
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Extremely casual, counter service, wall menu, Mexican Deli is good.The prices are very fair. Flavors are delightful. Enjoy!

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Fort Bragg, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Our usual restaurant was closed so we read the reviews and came here. It was crowded with lots of families but they cleaned off a table for us by the time we were ready to eat. My buddy and I love tongue so we had the burritos. Perfect! Huge! The meat was tender and well seasoned.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

What a great find! We spent a few days in Monterey. It was a treat to find this local place away from the tourists. The food was wonderful! The service was kind and polite. And, did I mention the food was wonderful! Our son had an enormous quesadilla, our daughter had beef taquitos, I had a chile relleno covered in... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

It's a basic little restaurant with diner style furniture and authentic Oaxaca style food and cheap beer. Service was great and so was the food. We sat and watched the World Series in Spanish while listening to Hispanic families (we were the only non-Hispanics in the restaurant, which I always take as a good sign) chatting away with their children.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

While looking for a quick breakfast , we drove by a Mexican Resto at 9:09 AM, open and in full swing. Hungry and in a rush , we entered this simple but clean establishment and were welcomed by a kind waiter who took the time to ask about where we were from, say a few words in french and explain... More 

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Fair Oaks, California, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Loved it, great food, great price. Very authentic, perfect tortillas. Fresh carrot juice and other varieties. Not as pricey as other healthy fresh food places. Lots of locals.

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Marina, California
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Oaxacan mole sandwich is great, nice family atmosphere. The waitresses are always so busy, but it is worth the little bit of extra time it takes. Do not go here for Tex-mex or you standard issue burritos, they are best at the Oaxacan flavors!

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Houston
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107 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Small place, good food at good prices. We've always been disappointed with the Mexican restaurants in this area. Being from Houston, we know good Mexican food. This place has the stuff. Dark mole, great soups and excellent chile relleno. Good desserts too. Plus the portions are large.

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El Dorado Hills, California
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

I was in Monterey all week on business and blundered into this place. The food is based on the Oaxaca region in Mexico so it tastes different then your basic, standard issue mexican fare. I went here twice for dinner; both times I was the only white person there.The atmosphere is very laid back; I would not hesitate to bring... More 

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California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

Food was serviced quickly, soso waitress, didnt care for the food, pricea cheap if u like the food. Clean place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1257 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955-4830
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Seaside
  • Phone Number: 831-899-8429

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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