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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cheap eats

Delicious, delicious Mexican sandwiches. Get lots of napkins, some of them are quite messy. Served hot and fresh by friendly servers. This place doesn't look like much from either the inside or the outside, but don't judge a restaurant by its decor (or lack thereof).

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
Ramirez-Sanchez
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New York City, New York
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31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

We found this little place a few years ago, looking for a good Torta. Oh man this place is great. Growing up with a Mexican mama meant lots of good food. La Tortuga is from a different region and has some Amazing flavors. So far I haven't found a dish I I didn't like. You won't eat hear and leave... More 

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Thank Xmaslvn
New York City, New York
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Delicious, delicious Mexican sandwiches. Get lots of napkins, some of them are quite messy. Served hot and fresh by friendly servers. This place doesn't look like much from either the inside or the outside, but don't judge a restaurant by its decor (or lack thereof).

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Thank Ramirez-Sanchez
Seaside
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116 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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Thank Kim H
Fort Bragg, California
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18 reviews
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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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Thank GMSue
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15 restaurant reviews
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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Thank rubyandvince
Mankato, Minnesota
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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Thank Orangedog42
Montreal, Canada
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 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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1 Thank rfds37
Fair Oaks, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 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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1 Thank mbragiao
Marina, California
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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1 Thank Tom M
Houston
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 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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Thank jimbill

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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