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Tortuga Coastal Cantina

Mexican
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6010 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-5890
409-741-5000
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night

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  • 111
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  • 122
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 20
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  • 20
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great margaritas and generous portions

We stopped by for lunch. Their tequila selection of margaritas was impressive. I ordered the sampler platter, and it could have fed three people. Service at the bar was great. This is my favorite Mexican place on Galveston Island.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
GailGee
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Leander, Texas, United States
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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319 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Leander, Texas, United States
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We stopped by for lunch. Their tequila selection of margaritas was impressive. I ordered the sampler platter, and it could have fed three people. Service at the bar was great. This is my favorite Mexican place on Galveston Island.

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Glenwood, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is arguably the best restaurant on the Island. We keep going back. I recommend the fried/stuffed pablano pepper dish. It comes with all the fixings which are a meal in themselves. We go back every time we make it to the Island. Thanks Tortuga

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

the food was awesome and their burritos was huge, We had to pack it up. The waitress were friendly and knowledgeable.

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Lucas, Kansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The food and drinks are really good. The wait staff is very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this place.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We eat here every time we're in Galveston. The waitresses are fun and enjoyable. The margaritas and chips & salsa are great and the food is delicious!

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Bracebridge
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

we went twice...first time order was for tacos and chimichanga...were less than good but the chips and salsa great as well as the margarita's..service too was good...next time was chicken fajitas and they were just ok ..so not going back except for drinks..great location on the sea wall

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Galveston Island, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Although we enjoyed our meals, it is pretty over priced. nearly $20 just for myself getting fajitas. Good food, great location, just not somewhere for an inexpensive meal.

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Oskaloosa ,Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We went over to the Tortuga on Galveston from our hotel the Quality inn. The beer was clod and reasonably priced. We sat at the bar and the bar tender was friendly and quick. It was a Sunday night so it was not crowded. We did not eat there but the food I saw ordered looked good but do not... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Good food and good service. It is very convenient as it is located right across from the beach. Love the salsa here! We visit Galveston every year and always go to Tortuga. It is constantly good food and a nice atmosphere.

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Irving, Texas
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121 reviews 121 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We ate lunch on a Saturday at the Tortuga in Galveston. We both had the beef fajita chimichangas which were quite tasty. The food was good enough standard text makes cuisine but the waitress said staff were lacking I guess you could say disinterested. Our waitress seemed a bit overwhelmed with the small number of tables she was servicing. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6010 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-5890
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: 409-741-5000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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