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Tortuga Coastal Cantina

6010 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-5890
409-741-5000
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Ranked #58 of 256 restaurants in Galveston
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

As a true Texan, Mexican food is a staple of my diet. I can't get enough of it. Tortuga's is one of a kind and has some of the best Mexican food anywhere I've been. It's simple food that tastes good, is served nicely at the right temperature, and is done quickly. Our server was quick with refills and kept... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We were famished by the time we stopped by for some TexMex, and it hit the spot. Queso, cheese enchiladas, beans, and rice were really good. Loved the caramel sauce on the sopapillas.

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

My family and I visit this restaurant each time we are in Galveston. We love the atmosphere, and the food is some of the best I have ever had! Prices are reasonable and the service is awesome. We like "happy hour", too!!! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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TEXAS
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We ate here because it was close to the place we stayed and didn't want to drive. It was very good, I think the prices were a bit too high for the quality, but I guess that's what they do in "vacation destination" places. If we ever return to Galveston we would eat here again

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Fort Worth, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Every time we visit Galveston Tortugas is one of the places we eat at. I love their Chicken Tacos al Carbon! Good food, good price! Dessert was awesome also. Happy eating!

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Livingston, TX
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6 reviews 6 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Maybe I'm just too spoiled with the Houston Tex-Mex offerings, but on this visit I found the food to be just average, the salsa was very "blah" and the margarita I had tasted diluted. The restaurant itself has a very nice porch dining area with views of the ocean and makes for a good place to hang out and chat... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Service was excellent. Clean restaurant. By far, the BEST house margaritas ($1.99 happy hour). Best drink on the island, hands down. The food however, was awful. No taste to any of it, and we all had something completely different. And, we are really not that picky! It just was not good. Food from taco bueno blows this place out of... More

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Galveston Island, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We have come back here year after year and this will be the last visit. They were not packed and it took 1:15 to get our food.Waiter was slow, inattentive and didnt know the menu. Food was cold. I give up. Its too bad this was a good restaurant before.

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Location & atmosphere is fun & accessible. The restaurant gets a lot of activity, therefore it is rather "tired" looking and messy in appearance. Food prices are higher than expected, but of course, it's the area. Wait staff very harried during the dinner hour(s), but pleasant. An obvious faux pas: I asked for a "special" seafood meal, which was 13.00+++.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Service ignored us. Manager had to come out and serve us. When our food came out they had my daughters steak sitting on top of steak fries that were smoking and burning from the hot plate. The food tasted horrible. You cld tell everything was from a can. There was no flavor and very bland. Spending right at 99 dollars... More

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