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“Great traditional food!” 4 of 5 stars
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Ortega's Restaurant
108 North St, Groton, CT 06340
(860) 405-1275
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Ranked #37 of 103 Restaurants in Groton
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Delivery
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Dining options: Delivery
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great traditional food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012 via mobile

This is one of my favorite Mexican restaurants. Great food, good value and decent atmosphere. They care about their customers, but service could be better. The margarita's are amazing!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Authentic Mexican Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012 via mobile

Good Mexican food. Clean inside. Looks like a dump on the outside but Definately worth walking through the dirt parking lot, the liquor store, past the alley for good food. Drinks were pricey. Meals were priced right.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Waterford,CT
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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Very Good for the Price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

Like I have said before-Does any american know what authentic Mexican is? This one just tastes good.The service is very fast and the prices,very reasonable,not much over 12 bucks.The wife and I love coming here when there is not a lot of time and not alot of money.The dishes are not super fancy and your run of the mill Mexiacn fare is on hand.Margaritas are good and the food is always good-not fancy-but a solid meal.I have bounced around the menu and never had a bad meal.Not much for atmosphere,but plenty on the menu to keep the kids happy.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Ledyard,CT
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45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great food, great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

Dont go if you want your food covered in sour cream. This is home cooked mexican food. Great flavor, simple and delicious. Comfortable friendly atmosphere. Where to locals go for good food and good prices.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lincoln, Rhode Island
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good Food, Lousy Service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2010

Once again, this dliemna, which seems pretty common at restaurants in this area: the food is pretty good, but the service is bad, so should I go back?

The last time I went there was on a Monday night. It took an extremely long time for the waitresss to take our order. A couple who arrived 15-20 minutes after us were served their entrees before we were served our appetizers. Three different waitresses served us at different times, and they were very cold, no matter how polite and friendly we were. One of them even grunted after putting items on our table. They truly acted as if they did not want us to eat there.

The atmosphere is not attractive, but I actually wouldn't let that stop me from eating there. It's the terrible service that will keep me from returning.

At least they usually greet you politely when you go through the Taco Bell drive-through. Or, just stay home and eat Ortega's tacos-the kind that you can buy at the supermarket.

Don't bring a date unless you are planning to break up with her.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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