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Ortega's

Ocean Beach
Mexican
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4888 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107
(619) 222-4205
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Mexican!

Centrally located on Newport Ave in Ocean beach, this Mexican restaurant is definitely worth a try!! They have amazing corn shelled tacos! Their margaritas are by far the best I've ever had; not too salty. They were friendly, quick and not expensive at all.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Julie R
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Tours, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

i booked this hotel online . it was with complimentary breakfast. when we sat for breakfast they said there are only sandwich for u because u have booked online. straight away insult for those booking online. we left the the restaurant immediately after this insult.

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Tours, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Centrally located on Newport Ave in Ocean beach, this Mexican restaurant is definitely worth a try!! They have amazing corn shelled tacos! Their margaritas are by far the best I've ever had; not too salty. They were friendly, quick and not expensive at all.

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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Been here multiple times and had different experiences each time. Nothing too bad and nothing over-the-top exceptional. I think the prices are reasonable and I like the complimentary chips n salsa (not free during happy hour). Drinks are pretty good and I love the tacos. Their fish tacos are pretty good and better yet, you don't have to wait forever... More 

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Knoxville, TN USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Good Mexican food. Very good margaritas. Excellent quesadillas. Service wasn't extraordinary, but friendly and acceptable. Right on the main road in Ocean Beach just a few blocks from the beach. Fair prices. Would definitely return.

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French Lick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Tried the Paella- excellent Lobster enchiladas- excellent Chile relleno- excellent Had a great time! Guacamole was delish Flan was great too Will definitely be back

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Hayward CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The salsa is noteworthy being made from fresh roasted tomatoes! The décor is worth checking out- very kitchy (and don't miss the Cross Room!). Down home food! Good service. Typical Mexican food with the home made flavor often missing in restaurant food! Good vegetarian options. Interesting beer cocktail - Michelada style- with lemon and chili paste and a salted rim!... More 

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Joshua Tree, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The food was about average, not very good parking, small front lot and had to drive around to search for parking. Service was very average, and the food so-so. Probably will not return here

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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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Denver
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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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4888 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Ocean Beach
  • Neighborhood: Ocean Beach
  • Phone Number: (619) 222-4205

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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

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