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Tortuga's Mexican Village

44 Leigh Avenue, Princeton, NJ 08542
609-924-5143
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Ranked #34 of 170 Restaurants in Princeton
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
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Lawrenceville, New Jersey, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I love Tortugas in Princeton. They are amazing guac, fajitas and other Mexican dishes. We've been coming here for years and it is always a treat! It is BYOB and cash only (no checks anymore) but they have added an ATM. Definitely worth a visit!

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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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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106 reviews 106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Additional Information about Tortuga's Mexican Village

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

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