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Ortega'z Grill

201 Sir Walter Raleigh Street, Manteo, NC 27954
252 473 5911
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Ranked #6 of 29 restaurants in Manteo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Southwestern
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Philadelphia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

After seeing this restaurant featured on the tv show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, my husband, son, and I decided to check it out. It is situated on a quiet street in Manteo. It's not a huge restaurant, but we were able to get seated promptly as we got there at around 5pm. We started out by ordering chips and salsa... More

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Suffolk, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My family and I were on vacation in the Outer Banks and while visiting the waterfront in Manteo, wanted to eat an early dinner/late lunch at Ortega'z. We had seen it featured on Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and wanted to see what the fuss was about. It did not disappoint! We started off with the old standby of... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Good food and large portions. Small seating capacity for the demand. Get there early for dinner or you will wait. This is a very good and safe pick for a family meal. Recommended and I will return.

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My parents are locals in Manteo and warned against this restaurant. We should have listened to them!! The service was slow and our waitress was in attentive and never asked us how our food was after she delivered it. We ordered the pork tacos and paella-the chips were very greasy and the shellfish in the paella was fishy and uneatable!... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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250 reviews 250 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My wife and I ate lunch here on June 25, 2014. We arrived around 1PM and were promptly seated by the hostess. We split and order of the Crab Baked Mac & Cheese, and we both ordered a cup of their She Crab Bisque, and the Crab Stuffed Shrimp as our entrée. The Mac & Cheese is to die for... More

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Hampstead, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We enjoyed sitting outside, and the food was good - good portions and served quickly. Server was friendly and kept an eye on our needs.The fish tacos were tasty and well priced. The black beans could have been a little softer for my taste. Would like to come back and try more items.

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South Mills, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Will definitely be back again! The server was friendly, knowledgeable, and excited to do his job. The food came out quick and was hot and full of flavor. The owner came out multiple times to check on us and even acknowledged and talked with my 3 year old. Would recommend trying ortegaz and I will be back !

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

This was by far the best place to eat in obx. The owner was very kind and a gentle man. Service was quick and the desert was to die for. Plan on returning very often

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Norwalk, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Food was wonderful. Though I would love chips on the table like other Mexican restaurants. Fish tacos and shrimp quesadillas were a winner at our table. We also got steak chimichangas.

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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142 reviews 142 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We stopped here because the open air diners were having such a good time. Our first time in Manteo we were looking for a nice restaurant. Much to our delight, Wine Wenesday at Ortegaz has HALF PRICE for all of it's bottled wines. There specials are varied and tasty. I had the soft shell crabs and my wife had the... More

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