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Tee-Jay's Tacos

112 Haven Road, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA
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Ranked #13 of 30 Restaurants in Eastsound
Price range: $3 - $13
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican, Pacific Rim, Fusion
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Takeout
Description: Tee Jay's Tacos is a local eatery on Madrona Point, Orcas Island, Washington. TJ's operates out of the Odd Fellows kitchen on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from noon until 6:30 pm from October until May and Thursday and Friday from May until September. We are at the Orcas Island Farmer's Market on Saturday's during these months. The Odd Fellows kitchen is an open kitchen, so our atmosphere is very casual. In good weather we offer outside dining on Fishing Bay with a great view. TJ's has a simple menu built around Tacos, Burritos,Enchiladas and Quesadillas. Our offerings include: beef, poultry, pork, fish and vegetables. The menu is the same from open until close and we have chips & salsa and rice & beans daily. Our appetizers, salads, soups and desserts are seasonal and vary, as well as our weekly specials which have an Asian, near eastern or Indian flair. Be on the lookout for our street sign which says TACOS in big letters.
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It's just over the hill. About two blocks off the main road. Food was excellent and you can sit outside and enjoy the view of the sound. Not fancy at all but definitely good.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

If you like hearing racial jokes from the cook/ owner.. Including.. Please excuse me " the N word for black and the F word for gay then this is your place.. If you like seeing an employee in the kitchen dig a juicy bugger out of his nose and look at it before he wipes it on his apron right... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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212 reviews 212 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Yeah, the location is different (like in the basement of a building) and the interior décor is nothing to write home about. But the food is great! Everything is fresh and made to order (anyway you like it) and this is one of the cheapest meals you will find on Orcas Island. I had a burrito and it was huge... More

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Eastsound, Washington
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

In addition to our home in Eastsound, we have a home in San Diego Ca, the Mexican food Capitol of the U.S. We always look forward to getting back to Orcas and Tee Jays tacos. So good that I go thru withdrawal on Sunday thru Wednesday. Yes it's in the basement of the Odd Fellows Hall, there's no waiter service... More

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Ontario, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Atmosphere...not happening! Service...poor! They don't greet you or even acknowledge you. We almost just left. Didn't feel welcome at all. In fact one of the customers gave us the low down on menu/ordering. They might want to work on that. I enjoyed my tacos. They were very good. They didn't get my husbands order as he wanted. We ordered it... More

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208TimB208, Owner at Tee-Jay's Tacos, responded to this review

Tee-Jay's says: Thanks for your review. Sorry about the service. Sometimes we are crowded and our system doesn't include table waiters. Flatware, napkins, water, salsa, etc are self serve. More

Northern California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

The one good thing about the food we got at this place is the fish; it wasn't cooked to death. But the salsa, cheese and tortillas were very average quality. The beans and rice were close to inedible. Mexican cuisine is a favorite of mine, and I can't recommend Tee-Jay's on taste alone. Can't comment on the location since my... More

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208TimB208, Owner at Tee-Jay's Tacos, responded to this review

Although we appreciate all the feedback we receive through TripAdvisor, we can only speculate whether or not this food came from Tee-Jay's or not since the reviewer never came in for food and trusted her husband to get the right food from the right restaurant. We are open Thursdays and Fridays and we wonder when this food was bought, possibly... More

Eastsound, Washington, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

A friend took me here a couple years ago for my first Fish Tacos - I was skeptical - Fish?? Tacos?? I'm a convert - I now try Fish Tacos where ever I go and so far none have topped Tee-Jays! The salmon tacos are wonderful but the cod tacos are my favorite - seasoned perfectly and not dry! Ignore... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We never would have found this without Trip Advisor. We loved this out-of-the-way place frequented by locals. Delicious, simple mexican food for a great price.

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orcas island
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

What a great place! Definitely don't let the hole-in-the-wall atmosphere slow you down. This is a local place, we almost don't want the tourists to find it! Ask about specials. I almost always have the fish tacos... Cod, mahi mahi, sometimes shrimp. The pickled carrots are amazing. Carne asada tacos are also wonderful. Sit at the bar if you can,... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

As almost every reviewer has said, the food was great and really filling. The complimentary carrot pickles and salsa were outstanding, and the quesadillas were wonderful--we had two sodas (don"t miss the green apple) and 2 medium and 1 large quesadilla (which meant enough leftovers for breakfast) for $20. The service was friendly and casual, but it was attentive and... More

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