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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 110
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great lunch

Excellent drinks, excellent food, excellent bartender. Nice, casual atmosphere. My husband had tacos, I had a crab cake sandwich - both were very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
dee648
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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204 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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365 reviews 365 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Half the restaurant was empty, but the server rushed us through our entire meal. Too bad.as our food was actually very good but the rushed feeling ruined the experience.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Excellent drinks, excellent food, excellent bartender. Nice, casual atmosphere. My husband had tacos, I had a crab cake sandwich - both were very good.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My friends and I discovered Ortega'z about a year and a half ago. Now we never take a trip to OBX without having a wonderful meal there. The service is exceptional, the staff is all friendly and the food is fabulous!

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Garrettsville, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My husband and I ordered the fajitas and they were delicious. The seasonings were on point and the service was great. Fish tacos were also great. We'll be back!

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Holden Beach, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We visit OBX every year for a "guys weekend" of golf. Ortega'z is now on our short list of must go to restaurants. The food is excellent. * of us came in and they waited on us promptly, all food was served hot, and not a single person had a complaint. Appetizers are all killer! Fish Tacos are the best... More 

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Haymarket, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We chose this restaurant after reading a list of hidden gems on the OBX and it did not disappoint. My only hesitation for not giving 5 stars is that we had to wait longer than normal to see a server once we were seated. The atmosphere is a combo of eclectic and rustic and in warm weather, it would be... More 

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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324 reviews 324 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
289 helpful votes 289 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We ate dinner at Ortegaz on Friday, April 10, 2015. It was just me and my wife as we arrived at 5:30pm and were immediately seated on arrival. For starters we got the Roasted Pablano She Crab Bisque. It was excellent. As our entrée, we both got the Seafood Trio which has Grilled shrimp, fried crab cake, and grilled fresh... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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96 reviews 96 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Ortegas has you thinking, I cannot wait to go back! The food is amazing. The service is excellent and the outdoor patio was a perfect dining spot. I dined here recently while visiting the OBX. I wish I had found this gem sooner and now I cannot wait to return. Everything was delicous. The nachos were unlike an nachos I... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I'm a tough sell on restaurants but this place was first rate. The interior is fascinating, beautiful decor. We had drinks and small plates before going to the theater. Who can rave about chicken quesadillas? Anyone who has been to this place! We ordered a second plate! Handmade, homemade jalapeno poppers were fantastic with a chipotle cream cheese filling. Pork... More 

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Burlington, NC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I've been here several times since moving here in September 2014. I have not had a bad meal yet. Tom is a great waiter, even resurrected a menu item that was no longer on the menu for us. Highly recommend this place.

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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?