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La Tortuga Torteria

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1257 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955-4830
831-899-8429
Today
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great authentic Mexican

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2014
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Mankato, Minnesota
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17 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Mankato, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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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Budapest, Hungary
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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seaside, ca
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70 reviews 70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Seaside, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

loved the burritos and love the flan!! perfect for a quick bite and relax before heading back out to the busy work day!!

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san diego
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

This is no frills place to eat but the food was "awesome". The food is based on the state of Oaxaca in Mexico. Very different but fresh made. I had a chili relleno that was stuffed with cheese and brought out in a bowl laced with tomatoes and broth. It did have a batter on the relleno but the way... More 

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Salinas, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Love the food and the ambiance here. Service is excellent too. The whole place reminds me of a truly authentic Mexican restaurant (a far cry from those westernized Mexican places like Baja Fresh). Great seating and decor made my first eating experience here fantastic. Very cute! Our waiter first brought out the tortilla chips and salsa and it was super... More 

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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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