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Ortega'z Grill

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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 108
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 24
    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 food, great service, great restaurant

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Kevin R
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Holden Beach, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Holden Beach, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
287 helpful votes 287 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
56 helpful votes 56 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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Evans, Georgia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

If your looking for great food in an authentic atmosphere Ortega'z is your place. This was our evening highlight. The staff is friendly and provide great service. We highly recommend this restaurant!

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Poquoson, Virginia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Ate hear for valentines day & wasn't disappointed our waiter Tom (the bomb.com) took great care of us, they had a variety of specials to tempt the taste buds.. They also have a nice outside patio for when the weather is nice..looking forward to eating at this gem often.

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Wilson, North Carolina
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158 reviews 158 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went on a coooold Feb. night. Good service. Pretty good choices for beer and wine. VERY good salad and the entrees were very good, too. Wife had fish tacos and loved them and the chimichanga was great. Plenty (almost too much) rice/beans on the side. Enjoy.

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Gardiner, Montana
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43 reviews 43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is a great little restaurant downtown in Manteo. Very nice atmosphere with outside seating. The fresh fish is good and excellent vegetable side dishes.

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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: 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?