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Tortuga's Mexican Village

44 Leigh Avenue, Princeton, NJ 08542
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Ranked #39 of 170 Restaurants in Princeton
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
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Sep 16, 2014
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English first
Princeton Junction, New Jersey, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

You may miss this place the first time, it is almost hidden on Leah Avenue in Princeton. They have added a parking lot (for few cars) at the back of restaurant. And yes, before you enter, remember NO Credit Cards Accepted, so keep Cash handy. I think they accept personal checks, but am not sure and never tried. As opposed... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Good stuff. I would not call it totally traditional but the flavors were great. I would totally recommend it.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This place was awesome , the food was very good and the staff were great as well.....The only disappointment was arriving and finding out that they do not sell liquor but you may bring your own so I guess its not that bad.....

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Kendall Park, New Jersey
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72 reviews 72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We found out about Tortuga's from our son's friend, who grew up in the area. You'd be hard pressed to find it if you aren't looking for it, but it's worth the short trip from the Princeton University area. My wife doesn't even look at the menu anymore, it's always going to be Carne Asada. She always has enough to... More

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Resturant smells and very conjusted. Bad attitude by waiters. Waiter tried to snick in $30 into the bill hoping I want realise.Gratiuity is already added to the bill so waiters dont care about service. I would not recommend or go there again.

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Greater Princeton Area
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Came early on a Sunday . There is a very small parking lot with just a few spots next to the place . It is located on a one way street near the old hospital . The chips and Salsa were good and my steak fajita was GREAT. Everyone had a good time . Make sure to bring cash as... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Tortuga's is in a residential block of Princeton down some side streets. It offers true mexican food. It is a cash only/ byob place. Tortuga's is a great place to go for a simple family Mexican food dinner. I find Tortuga's to be clean, friendly, and reasonable. I am a repeat customer. If you are looking for a casual tasty... More

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

This was my first visit since they moved to this location and I was disappointed. The exterior door opens into the dining room which was annoying on a cold winter night. The food was just OK. If you need a reasonably priced BYOB in Princeton to hang out with friends, go with realistic expectations.

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Morristown, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Our first and LAST time. Both the food the service sucked. The burritos were not even warm, soggy and surrounded by a cup of watery sauce without any taste. When I complained I was told "that's the way it comes". Asked for hot sauce and sour cream - never came. Check - $ 70.00 dollars without a receipt - not... More

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Hollywood, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

I would rate this a 5 because it is one of the best Mexican food I've ever eaten in my life. It tasted home made, healthy and very fresh. I like the environment of the restaurant - it is very unique. The portions are really big and the food comes out on time. It's also BYOB which is nice. It's... More

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