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Turtle Bay Taqueria

1301 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 899-1010
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Ranked #21 of 79 Restaurants in Seaside
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- May 31, 2014
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English first
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 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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Clifton Park, New York
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135 reviews 135 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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Los Angeles, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

First off, we ate dinner at the Seaside location. We did not order from the lunch/take out menu. This was a sitdown dinner with wine. The photo they show here is from the Monterey location, not from the Seaside location. We loved the food here so much we went two nights in the row. Amazing seafood. The calamari steak is... More

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Monterey, CA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I love their fish tacos and Baja chicken wraps. There are two locations..one in Monterey near the Sports Center and the other on Fremont in Seaside.Sometimes their menus vary from place to place. Either place is good.

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Monterey, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Not that great but not terrible either. I ordered take-out one afternoon. the place was empty, but I still waited a bit for the person at the counter to address me. There was another person there who just ignored me. I don't think I'll go back now that I've found Michael's Taqueria in PG. But I was new to the... More

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Oroville, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

I found this location by searching "mexican food" on my GPS. My Mom and I were looking for dinner we could take back to the hotel. The place is nicely set up, has very friendly staff and very reasonable prices. The only thing I didnt expect was how "healthy" it was. When I inquired what came on the burrito they... More

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Boise, Idaho
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

If you want a great restaurant just a little off the beaten path, enjoy Turtle Bay. You can get the freshest tasting fish and great greens and throw it into a tortilla with awesome black beans. Try it!

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