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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, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout

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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
Good honest food, convenient and helpful staff

Ended up here after trying to find somewhere to eat late afternoon on 4 July holiday, before the municipal parade and fireworks. We didn't have a plan and it was getting busy on the sea front so popped in here. Will caveat this report by firstly saying we are expats living in Texas so our world... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Angharad J
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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Ended up here after trying to find somewhere to eat late afternoon on 4 July holiday, before the municipal parade and fireworks. We didn't have a plan and it was getting busy on the sea front so popped in here. Will caveat this report by firstly saying we are expats living in Texas so our world view is from a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A must visit when we come to Galveston. Shrimp or Fish (grilled) tacos always fresh and tasty. Great service and friendly staff. Reasonable prices too!

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was an inexpensive and good Mexican restaurant. We got in right away even though they were busy and the service was great. Everything was good and tasty. We had chicken fajitas and tropical shrimp tacos. Chips and salsa were great. Margaritas were good as well. They have big size portions so go hungry. They can accommodate larger groups and... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We went to eat dinner at this restaurant as it was located in front of the hotel we were staying in and it had good reviews. We were very disappointed. Food was mediocre at best. Refried beans appeared to be out of a can, rice wasn't great, and food didn't have much flavor. We won't be returning. I'm certain there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

I was delighted to find a tex Mex restaurant in Galveston. The enchilada's were good. They actually put a fair amount of cheese in them, unlike some other restaurants. The portion was a good size. The restaurant had many fancy decorations which gave it a festive atmosphere. Great location as well

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Nice place lots of room indoors and out. On the sea wall so you are close to everything. Some very good Mexican food and strong drinks.

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Ile-de-France, France
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Great food, music and service. The place is ideally situated, cosy, not to noisy. The cocktails are delicious and Mexican food scrumptious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We always come here before we board the cruise line. Excellent good as usual. Huge portions, great presentation, staff could be a bit more hospitable but the were friendly overall.

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Tulsa, OK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I liked sitting on the patio. The food is average. The cheese enchiladas are good. It didn't blow me away but it was good. A bit over priced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I love Mexican food, tex mex particularly. This was one the money tex mex food. Had lunch there and it was cheap too! Happy hour margarita topped it off. All for under 40 bucks

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Additional Information about Tortuga Coastal Cantina

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

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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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