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Ortega's

4888 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107 (Ocean Beach)
(619) 222-4205
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English first
Littleton, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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205 reviews 205 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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205 reviews 205 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 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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Clarkston
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

I took my three sons age 10-22 to the Ortega's and we do not always agree on food, but we were unanimous on this one. The food was terrible. One quote was "the worst meal I have ever had" from a 17 ear old who downs 6,000 calories a day and is not picky. It was bad! The restaurant had... More

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Alexandria
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Given the number of Mexican restaurants in San Diego, I was worried about picking this one over the others. The interior decor is very nice and the service was great. However, the french toast was truly the best I have ever eaten - they somehow cook the challah bread without over soaking or frying it. It has this amazing coating... More

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