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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, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 63
    Very good
  • 29
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  • 8
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fish tacos are awesome!

We decided to eat here because we saw the restaurant on an episode of Diners Drive ins and Dives and we just visited the North Carolina Aquarium a few miles down from the restaurant. We loved walking through Manteo to get to the restaurant. What a nice little town. My wife and I ordered the two... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We decided to eat here because we saw the restaurant on an episode of Diners Drive ins and Dives and we just visited the North Carolina Aquarium a few miles down from the restaurant. We loved walking through Manteo to get to the restaurant. What a nice little town. My wife and I ordered the two dishes from the TV... More 

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manteo
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Recently had dinner with friends, acoustics were not great,very noisy,food was good,but ac wasn't working,numerous other customers were commenting on the lack of ac, it was one of the days we were in the upper 90's,not very pleasant

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Wonderful selection of food. Authentic and delicious. One member of our family had medical food needs and they handled it with assurance and ease. Nice decor, great food, fun!

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Philadelphia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We have been wanting to try this restaurant since we saw it on the food network 2 years ago so we stopped in for lunch after doing some kid activities in town while on vacation. We had the fish tacos and buffalo shrimp po boy. The fish tacos (wahoo) were slightly over cooked and the blackening rub overpowered the other... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Too noisy of a place for a romantic dinner, but If I were looking for a casual lunch place and really craving fish tacos, I might go back. The staff were helpful and friendly, but there were too few of them for the workload of a Friday night. The house-made flour tortilla chips were mouth-wateringly delicious; however, I was shocked... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Saw the listing on Food Network app and thought we would try this place. Very glad we did!! Fish tacos were made with tuna and the fish was perfectly prepared. Well balanced and tasty meal! Shrimp po' boy was good, too, but the spices overpowered the delicate shrimp flavour. Still, it was delicious and the shrimp were perfectly cooked. Service... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This place serves everything from Italian to seafood to "Mexican" and none of it was very good. It is also expensive. There's better Mexican spots across the bridge

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The pork nachos were out of this world! I had a wonderful first time experience here. My glass was always kept full. And the hostesses welcomed us kindly. I absolutely recommend coming to ortegas or you are ever in Manteo. The obx is a wonderful getaway for us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great food, great bar. Lots of local foods and drinks for those that want local food. Very friendly staff and even the locals that frequent the restaurant were friendly. Fresh local catches on the menu and very fresh food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Love this place! One of my favorites in the outer banks! I always get the pork nachos.. And they are delicious! I also enjoyed their guacamole last time. The food has a southwestern feel. I will definitely be back!

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Additional Information about Ortega'z Grill

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

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?