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4888 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107 (Ocean Beach)
(619) 222-4205
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Ranked #1,169 of 4,093 Restaurants in San Diego
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: Ocean Beach
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We are visiting family here and decided to eat here for late breakfast and lunch. Fast friendly service, good selection. We ordered a vegetarian omelet and chicken Cesar salad. Absolutely Delicious! No kidding!!! Salsa was amazing!! Portions are really good. That's important to me. What good is great food if you don't get enough?! Anyway.... You won't be disappointed. I... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Our second visit to Ortega's, drove there specifically from Pacific Beach. It was a quiet night and there was only one other table of diners. Quick, attentive service, but the food took much longer than expected. There was a strolling musician which was a nice touch, but not necessarily what we wanted. The food was tasty and enjoyable. Worth a... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I had the seafood ceviche and the shrimp trio tacos. Both were incredibly delicious. The ceviche was my favorite. I highly recommend the pomegranate margaritas. I'm unsure if there is live music every night, but I was there on Thursday and the live music was an added bonus. They were awesome! The only thing that could have made this 5... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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91 reviews 91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Had lunch there (1 pm) while walking on Newport towards the OB pier. Fine food, had a salad. good selection/choices, wall opens onto Newport Av. Plenty air and good lemonaide. Casual. Service speed needs improvement, waitress was fine, don't know why food took so long.

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San Diego, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I cant even rate the food because we NEVER got our food!! 45 min at the table without a refill of water and we finally walked out. Even after inquiring after 25 min where our small order ( salad, taco and burrito) would come, the waitress never bothered to stop by our table. We were amused after a while watching... More 

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Rosarito, Mexico
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67 reviews 67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

If you want really good Mexican food then this is the place. They may cost a little bit more than you'd expect but it is so worth it. Even the most finicky eater will like the food at Ortega's in Ocean Beach. Their Chili Rellanos are to die for!

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Food, service, drinks were all great. We wanted a place that had great Mexican food and we were not disappointed.

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Adelaide, Australia
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275 reviews 275 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

This is not a place that pushes itself - it is simply a very low key café with friendly staff and excellent food. The cerviche was spectacular. If you are in Ocean Beach - drop in for a great meal.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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231 reviews 231 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Good food, well prepared and well presented. Everything we had was flavorsome with style. Service was friendly and the location convenient. Good value for money especially given the quality and creativity of the food.

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Going into this place that looks like nothing special we missed a sign that Chef Ramsey had eaten here and recommended the at table Guacamole, and the fried ice cream dessert. Well based on how good our food was, we must have missed something special. I've eaten a lot of Mexican traditional food, and American Mexican food ... and this... More 

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Additional Information about Ortega's

Address: 4888 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107
Phone Number: (619) 222-4205
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Ocean Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Mexican

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