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Ortega'z Grill

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Mexican, Southwestern
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201 Sir Walter Raleigh Street, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
252 473 5911
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 130
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Fish Tacos. Ever!!!!

We stopped in for lunch after seeing that Ortega'z had been featured on Guy's Triple D. We had the most amazing fish tacos in the world. And, my teenage son who is the pickiest of eaters, got a steak wrap with french fries IN THE WRAP! He was in heaven. We got fabulous service, wonderful local... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
TarheelMama1989
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Harrisburg, NC
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Harrisburg, NC
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We stopped in for lunch after seeing that Ortega'z had been featured on Guy's Triple D. We had the most amazing fish tacos in the world. And, my teenage son who is the pickiest of eaters, got a steak wrap with french fries IN THE WRAP! He was in heaven. We got fabulous service, wonderful local beer, and one of... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A few years ago we visited Ortega'z Grill and it was great so it made sense to return. They apparently had changed their entire menu and although the entire old menu could still be found online, they 100% refused t make anything that was previously offered. The new menu is very limited. I ordered a Sierra Mist and it was... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A little hard to see, but it's Manteo, so you'll find it. Inventive Southwestern-styled cuisine (how many crabcakes have you eaten in New Mexico?), and attentive service. Good decor, good food, and good beer. How can you go wrong?

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We found this restaurant last year on vacation and we had to return! It's a small, cozy restaurant and the staff is very friendly! Our food was excellent, however, my Parmesan chicken pasta did not have any flavor, but they apologized and let me pick another entrée. I chose the shrimp and chorizo pasta, which was amazing! I will order... More 

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POWELLS POINT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My husband and I actually went for the first time with a friend that was visiting from out of town. We were all very impressed with the food. We all three got a different meal and every one of them was amazing. I will definitely be back often.

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Nags Head, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We live in Nags Head, NC and visit Manteo frequently. When we do, we visit Ortega'z Grill for lunch. A wonderful TexMex menu, fresh seafood, and cooked to order burgers. Moderately priced. Great selection of local beers, and a good wine list. Friendly and helpful staff.

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Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We saw the episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives that featured this place and agreed to try it this year while on vacation. Absolutely spectacular! I am not a huge southwestern food person, but I enjoyed this place so much. Get the chips and dip and the fish tacos. They are the bomb. Thanks Triple D for the heads up... More 

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Lovingston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Boy if you want great food you got to make this stop on vacation. The fish tacos are the best I've had anywhere ! The craft beer selection is awesome! Just a great dining experience!

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Roswell, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

After walking around Manteo we stopped in Ortega'z for an early dinner. I believe the restaurant maybe had two other tables with guests at the time. The waitress was very nice and made sure everything was ok and kept out drinks filled. I order the Papi's plate which was loaded with tasty roast pork over a bed of rice and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We were looking for a place to have dinner in Manteo and when we saw that Ortegaz was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, we decided to try it! We wanted to try the fish tacos since they were featured on the show and they were delicious! The fish that day was tuna and I wasn't sure how I'd like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 Sir Walter Raleigh Street, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Roanoke Island  >  Manteo
  • Phone Number: 252 473 5911

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?