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Tortuga's Cocina

11 1/2 Church St, Lambertville, NJ 08530
(609) 397-7272
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Ranked #9 of 38 restaurants in Lambertville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
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English first
bucks county, pa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We visit this restaurant often. Fabulous chips with salsa and guacamole - truly a meal in and of itself. The sangria and margaritas from the adjacent bar are wonderful. Meals are GENEROUS and heavy - it's not the spot for those watching calories. The California enchiladas could serve three people. We've never had a bad meal. The only downsides are... More

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Nutley, New Jersey
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

It was worth the little adventure to find this unique restaurant. Nestled behind another building (that it is attached to), Tortuga's Cocina is a great little find. It's actually in a lot, off of the main road. It is adjacent to an Irish Pub where the alcoholic beverages are served from and since most Lambertville restaurants are BYOB this is... More

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Belle Mead, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The food, atmosphere, service are exceptional! The most pleasant and accommodating service people. Can't rave more about the shrimp with chitpoli and the squid appetizer.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The creamy chipotle pollo was amazing! The service was incredible as well. We will definitely return!

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We stumbled across this restaurant probably 4 years ago. It is a favorite place for us and the kids whenever we want authentic Mexican food.

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New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My wife and I visit Lambertville many times throughout the year with lunch always part of our day. On our last visit we were trying to figure out where to eat this time. My wife remembered reading a review in the NY Times about a Mexican restaurant in Lambertville and maybe we should try that. After a quick google we... More

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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75 reviews 75 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I am a California transplant, stranded in alternating frigid/humid NJ. I first discovered tortugas probably 6 or more years ago, which is sad as I live in Lambertville... It is kind of the funky bohemian place I loved in CA. It is crammed tight almost all the time. The food is standard, but tasty, which is what I like. the... More

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Morrisville, PA
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149 reviews 149 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

My husband and I had lunch at Tortuga's which is a small restaurant off the beaten path in beautiful Lambertville--a small town on the Delaware. The atmosphere is cozy and quaint--you might want to make reservations as seating is limited. The chips and salsa which are free are very good and the combination lunch platter of a beef burrito, chicken... More

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Westfield, NJ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Hidden Treasure located down an alley in Lambertville, NJ. The chef made a HOT meal which was supposed to be mild which set our mouth on fire. However, I sampled all the dishes and have to say the food was good. Despite the mixup, I would highly recommend this restaurant. It was worth the trip.

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Union Beach, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The food at Tortuga's is excellent! However, if you are expecting to sit at the bar while waiting for a table, prepare to have your table ready before your drink. We waited 25 minutes to get a drink!! I now know for next time to be prepared to wait. I don't blame Tortuga's for this since it is a different... More

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