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Tartaruga Restaurant & Bar

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Yaddehemulla Road | Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
94914927116
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Ajith's service is Excellent! Wonder how he does it, but he offers personally looks after each table with the help of others. Incredible. Nice location even though you've got walk a bit far along the beach to get into the sea. We were adviced not to get into the sea right in front of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Ni M
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Really cute little restaurant and guest house right on the beach. The best scrambled eggs I've ever had with the most incredible view of the beach.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Their food was lovely and the attention to detail from their staff was good. They accept Credit Cards, so it was very convenient going to their restaurant for dinner. We went there for dinner and ate there about four times. Crab Curry and Lasagna was our children's favourite. Compared to some restaurants around Unawatuna Beach and indeed that area, their... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Ajith's service is Excellent! Wonder how he does it, but he offers personally looks after each table with the help of others. Incredible. Nice location even though you've got walk a bit far along the beach to get into the sea. We were adviced not to get into the sea right in front of the restaurant by Ajith. It was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Fell upon this place on the first day after walking down the Unawatuna street and seeing a sign to 'Tartaruga' and the beach, after walking the length of the beach and checking out many of the places to eat, we returned to a fantastic meal for both myself and my partner as this looked the most well kept of what... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I've not stayed here in a long time, but it used to be a pretty nice, if basic place. Utilitarian rooms and facilities, but clean, fresh and in good working order and for what it cost, well worth it. The staff were quite friendly too. They used to have a nice beach out front as well and away from the... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Nice chilled place by the beach. The food was okay, the lobster we had was really small and over priced compared to the other places. The pizza was also very average.

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Rhondda Cynon Taf, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Called in here for a beer with my wife whilst walking up the beautiful beach one evening. They had a little seating area at the front where you could sit on cushions on the floor looking out over the bay with small wooded tables so place your drinks/food on. We sat there for about 2 hours it was so comfortable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

perfect spot for drinks on the beach. Food was ok, nothing special. Great staff and a nice vibe. Club sandwich was large and good service.

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Middle East
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The place is directly on the beach, and looks nice, however we ordered bruschetta and it took them around 45 minutes to prepare.. Aside from that the place is nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We stopped at this restaurant during our trip in Sri Lanka. The dinner was absolutely delicious and the atmosphere as well. We had the possibility to dine on the beach on a nice summer night. The owner of the restaurant was really polite and careful. The grilled fish was very good and well cooked!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Yaddehemulla Road | Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle  >  Unawatuna
  • Phone Number: 94914927116

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  • Cuisine: European

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