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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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Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Dan W
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Fort Worth, Texas
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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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13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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60 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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25 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is a BYOB restaurant which is a home, having limited number of tables that are turned over very quickly by a hard working staff. The food is good and the crowd gets busy, which is awkward if you are seated on the lower floor and people start gathering in a crowd around your table...waiting to be seated. Cash only.

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Utica, NY
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Very good authentic Mexican food. Went here when visiting family and am so glad that I did. Everything was absolutely delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Authentic home cooked Mexican food. The guacamole is fresh and plentiful. My mom got the California burrito and felt like it was a Mexican lasagna with beef. I got the flautas de haurnitas and they were delicious along with their black beans and rice. This place is BYOB. Warm atmosphere with attentive staff. The best part of the whole experience...... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you are hungry, this is the place to go because their portions are enormous and very reasonably priced. The food is OK but we found it a bit heavy. The menu is extensive and reasonably authentic. It is a good place to go with a group of people and the staff is always pleasant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Probably one of the best I've had. Non chain. Authentic options. Very fresh and delicious. The salsa was really great! Not much for parking and no where to wait. It is positioned in a neighborhood so it is a little odd to find it there but it is worth it!

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Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Very authentic Mexican food. Restaurant is located near the old Princeton Hospital (Witherspoon) on Leigh St. This place has it's following through word of mouth, and is usually buzzing with diners. Food and service is always good. I've been eating at Tortuga for about 26 years. They do not take credit card. and you can not get lunch after 2... More 

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Always appreciate this place more when ever I try another Mexican restaurant. Love the cold avacado soup.I always add a spoonful of their fabulous salsa.The steak and shrimp fajitas couldn't be better.The shrimp are gigantic and always have good flavor.My wife often makes her choice from the large vegetarian options.Portions are large and are accompanied by refried beans or black... 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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