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Turtle Bay Taqueria

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1301 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 899-1010
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Close, but...

Good prices, cheerful staff and the food is healthier than most taquerias, but the tastes are just barely under what you'd expect from a neighborhood joint. Still a good spot, especially for the health conscious eater.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Peter L
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Carmel, California, United States
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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Tried this during a stay in Seaside as a local photographer recommended. It easily met the "dive" definition and it was obvious most of the customers are locals. The food was ok, could have been better if meat and fish were not overcooked. The cook needed to pull both a minute earlier. I'm glad I tried it, but probably wouldn't... More 

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Orangevale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

on vacation from Sacramento with my wife and 3 boys. hungry for good Mexican food but could do the taco bell thing. so I googled the closest taco plate and followed. loved the small setting and open grill to watch the prep. the staff were lovely and the food was delicioso. so much so I told them I would review... More 

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Destin, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Food was just ok. We had fish tacos, black beans, and rice. Our waiter was friendly and it is very clean. I was looking for a little more spice and flavor!

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Carmel, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Good prices, cheerful staff and the food is healthier than most taquerias, but the tastes are just barely under what you'd expect from a neighborhood joint. Still a good spot, especially for the health conscious eater.

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Seaside, California
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went here for lunch with a friend. She loved her veggie bowl with black beans. I had a burrito with carnitas. Flour tortilla was left open on one end for easy access to the carnitas. The black beans in the burrito were tasty. The shredded cabbage was lightly dressed which made for a different flavor than I'm generally used to.... More 

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Monterey
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This place is small (seating inside for about 10 people - one waitress and a cook) that serves fresh authentic Mexican food. It has a sunny, Caribbean beach shack kind of decor. When you walk in there is an open kitchen and a takeout order counter. You used order food there and then she would bring it to you, but... More 

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Malta, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We stopped here because my husband was hungry -- I wasn't, really, so I thought "oh, I'll just get a couple of tacos." I got two, but they were stuffed full enough for four (and came with two extra tortillas, so they must've planned that). I usually don't like soft corn tortillas (authentic as they are to the taco experience),... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Dinner on a Friday night. We're able to get right in. Service was excellent - pleasant, prompt, orders correct. Food was average, carnitas Bahia bowl had good carnitas (though small portion) but remainder of lettuce/cabbage/beans/etc was just average. Carnitas burrito was very large and got a good review from my son. Price was good, about $10 per person.

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Lafayette, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We have enjoyed meals here in the past. We almost went to their "sister restaurant" next door, but decided to eat here. Am disappointed we made this choice. The waitress was great. She said "Would you like some chips and salsa?" The 8 chips were large on the top and underneath they were "little bits". They did not taste very... More 

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Paradise California
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

I got the grilled vegie taco and it was excellent. My daughter loves the grilled shrimp taco. Salsa are great they have several of them. However, it is their black bean puree that makes this place stand out!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1301 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Seaside
  • Phone Number: (831) 899-1010

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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