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Tortuga Coastal Cantina

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6010 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-5890
409-741-5000
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 127
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  • 138
    Very good
  • 62
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  • 30
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  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, good service, confused atmosphere

We were in from New York, and one of the children was looking for a Mexican meal. For whatever reason, we chose Tortuga's as our destination. The food was good. Our waitress was attentive and knowledgeable. Food and waitress would get five stars. However, the Decour was both Mexican and sports... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Brian B
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We were in from New York, and one of the children was looking for a Mexican meal. For whatever reason, we chose Tortuga's as our destination. The food was good. Our waitress was attentive and knowledgeable. Food and waitress would get five stars. However, the Decour was both Mexican and sports bar. It was as if there was a confusion... More 

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Dallas, TX
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My husband and I ate here because my mom and sister had raved about it. Its a nice little spot. We enjoyed the food. It was a bit different than what we were used to but it was good. The view of the beach from the patio was great.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a Mexican Seafood restaurant to have our wedding dinner. Coming from San Antonio, we expect homemade tortillas at a Mexican restaurant. That was not the case here. The tortillas were store bought, the salsa wasn't much better and the tortilla soup was meh. The carne guisada was tough and lacked flavor. Even the tea wasn't good.... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

the food was not good at all, way too much cost for the lack of quality. Maybe we are just use to our Mexican restaurant we go to at home but this place did not even come close to measuring up.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Tortuga's on Galveston's beach is a very popular and busy restaurant. The wait is not long during non-peak hours. The staff are very nice. The setting is casual. Drinks are a little watered down. Food is good but you have to ensure it is delivered to you hot. We had to send one of our plates back because it showed... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Tortuga is close to some other places- like Rita's (great custard!), which is why I went to eat there. I had their fish tacos with corn tortillas and they had a good Baja sauce, but the fish pieces were HUGE so I had to take one or two of them out of the taco, in order to eat the taco...like... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Birthday lunch. Staff and waiter were nice. Food came out promptly. Everyone enjoyed their meal: taco salad, enchiladas, and fajitas. Waiter brought birthday dessert. Waiter was slow to let us pay. We finally had all but one leave table to get his attention!

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Leaving San Luis and wanted something quick and different. This place was not busy, but took forever to take our order and bring our food. Many, many options on the menu for Mexican food made all different ways. I eat a ALOT of Mexican food restaurants, and this one was just okay.

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The food was amazing, very authentic Mexican food. Our waitress was super friendly and went out of her way to make sure we had a good time.

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Forney, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

As the restaurant title suggests, the service is turtle like. Our order was missing side dishes and food carrier was rude and condescending about it. Manager came out and commented she might "take a dollar off" because "that's all the rice costs," totally missing the issue and not caring to rectify it. Too many other restaurants on the island to... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?