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Tortuga's Mexican Village

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44 Leigh Avenue, Princeton, NJ 08542
609-924-5143
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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    Very good
  • 17
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Mexican American food

This is s good neighborhood restaurant in Princeton. We come here often. Large portions often too much to finish. Cash only is annoying . Byob so plan ahead.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Princeton, New Jersey
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I should first of all start by mentioning that spicy Mexican cuisine is a favourite of mine so I may be more critical than the average person in Princeton! Let's start with the food... The portions at Tortuga's Mexican Village are huge but the quality and presentation of the food is a bit varied. The fajitas, burritos and tacos are... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is s good neighborhood restaurant in Princeton. We come here often. Large portions often too much to finish. Cash only is annoying . Byob so plan ahead.

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New York City, New York
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116 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Large portions. Good food. Cash only. Nice place that's off the beaten path but worth the trip. It's a residential neighborhood so parking is easy to find.

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Skillman, New Jersey
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The location is difficult to find and they take cash or check only, but the food is very authentic and tasty. I would recommend to anyone in the Princeton area for mexican food.

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New Jersey
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Not to hard to get to but not in the well established Nassau Street area, this small gem is located in a neighborhood several blocks from downtown. Parking can be a bit difficult, but if you are up for a walk, you'll be happy you made the effort. The restaurant is nicely decorated and welcoming. The food was delicious and... More 

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bucks county
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Husband enjoyed the Santa Fe buritto. Huge and chock full of fresh veggies. Delicious! I enjoyed the fish tacos, fresh and seasoned to perfection! Good service and reasonable prices. We will be back soon!

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Milford, MI
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This restaurant has mixed reviews, mainly that it is over-priced. Not cheap but not bad for Princeton and generous portions. Pleasant atmosphere and good street parking. The quesadilla was like an open-faced pizza and surprisingly filling. My table mates enjoyed their mole chicken and burrito. The one negative note was the flan, which looked lovely, but was overcooked and bitter... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Generous portions. Most meals are $15-20. Good experience. Being from out of town, I had to drive a little to get here. Next time, I'll probably try something else, but I wouldn't mind coming back here. They don't take credit cards, so be aware of that. Cash only.

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Brisbane, Australia
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We just had a fantastic meal at Tortuga's Mexican Village. A four course meal for three people (two adults and a toddler) totaling $70 with leftovers, which we think is very reasonable considering the size and quality of the food. The complimentary chips and salsa were brilliant, very fresh with just the right amount of spice. This was followed by... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This cozy BYOB has a small parking lot behind the restaurant. It's in a residential neighborhood, about a mile from 'downtown' Princeton. We split everything, since the portions are fairly large. The service was fine and even though the restaurant was crowded, our food arrived in a reasonable amount of time. Loved our nachos (which had plenty of cheese), burritos... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 44 Leigh Avenue, Princeton, NJ 08542
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: 609-924-5143

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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