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Ortega's

Ocean Beach
Mexican
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4888 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107
(619) 222-4205
Today
9:00 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

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Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Food, Pleasant Amtmosphere

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2014
Mark O
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Denver
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French Lick
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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283 reviews 283 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Denver
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?