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Tortuga's Cocina

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11 1/2 Church St, Lambertville, NJ 08530
(609) 397-7272
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Dessert

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Just ok

We have been to this place several times and to be frank it's completely hit or miss. A couple times it's been yummy and the others have been a total bomb. The Mexican chorizo pizza is always tasty. The sodas are pricey, margaritas are also hit or miss depending on who is making them. In addition... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
Kimberly M
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United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Dessert
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128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
United States
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We have been to this place several times and to be frank it's completely hit or miss. A couple times it's been yummy and the others have been a total bomb. The Mexican chorizo pizza is always tasty. The sodas are pricey, margaritas are also hit or miss depending on who is making them. In addition the drink service is... More 

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

A delightful experience. Started with traditional Nachos for two, followed by their combo specials. Traditional Mexican food, but generous portions and nice presentation. More importantly, very tasty! We will be back!

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Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is one of our favorite restaurants in the area and a very good value. Recently had the paella special and it was amazing. HUGE heaping platter of mussels, clams, shrimp, fish, chicken, squid, and sausage over rice with their signature creamy chipotle sauce. Awesome. Took half home for dinner the next day, so got two meals for $23. The... More 

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New Hope, PA
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295 reviews 295 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

located behind the shot and beer joint, Mitchell's, the Tortuga is a small restaurant and a big Mexican menu. Classic Mexicana dishes use the freshest ingredients.

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Forked River, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The food was very good. The wine came to the table chilled but only because the bar it was stored in was cold. Funny because the wine was the right temperature to be served. The service was fine. The décor is typical. Finding the place was difficult. On the side of the building there is a sign for Tortuga's but... More 

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Flemington, New Jersey
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

We had reservations for 7:00 but weren't seated until 7:40 and only because I came out of the bar to see if our table was ready. The hostess never came to get us. Then we waited until 8:00 for the waitress to come take our orders. When we finally got our food, it was very good except the rice was... More 

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Lambertville, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Have eaten here many times, both in the restaurant, and at the attached bar, Mitchell s. Food is inconsistent, as is the service. Some of their dishes are quite good (Chipotle Shrimp), where other come out bland or soggy. Service is never great, sometimes adequate, sometimes staff acting like you are a burden on them, and they can be somewhat... More 

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Westlake, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

If "back alley" and "hole in the wall" conjure negative images, you might be surprised by Tortgua's Cocina. I would have missed the place if others hadn't pointed it out to me. Once inside, the modestly decorated dining room, we felt immediately at home. The service was prompt and pleasant; the food was very good. I will go back.

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Lambertville
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Love this place. The Black Bean Soup and the Chipotle Chicken were just heavenly! The taste of these two items will keep you coming back again and again, We also had the guacamole salad and the special steak tacos. Both were really good, had nice flavor, and huge portions, The service was lovely. A really nice night out!

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Morrisville, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My husband and I went here to celebrate my birthday. We went for an early dinner and it was good that we did. We had no idea how many people would have reservations for that Saturday night. We would not have been able to get a table if we had gone an hour later. The food and the service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 1/2 Church St, Lambertville, NJ 08530
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lambertville
  • Phone Number: (609) 397-7272

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?