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“Good food, drinks, service and view” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tortuga Coastal Cantina

Tortuga Coastal Cantina
6010 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-5890
409-741-5000
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Ranked #57 of 241 Restaurants in Galveston
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout
Mabank
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good food, drinks, service and view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We eat here every time we are in Galveston. The food always comes out hot and very good. The drinks are great, never watered down. The staff is wonderful, always helpful. Bowl of chips and salsa are never empty. The view of the coastline is outstanding. You can set on the patio and people watch. What a great evening.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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US
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Was surprised at how fast the service was and the food was awesome! Husband had the swordfish and it was wonderful! Mexican coffee was delicious and salsa was very fresh. Staff was friendly and prices were reasonable.

Visited November 2013
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Humble
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

I have been at this restaurant several times over the years and the food and service has always been great. The only drawback is that when you eat outside you may have to deal with the grackels (birds). They can be a pest. Restaurant needs to put up a screen around their outside patio or do something with the birds.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Adequate”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I had the Chicken Chili Relleno; wasn't too spicy and was fairly good, good rice. Food was about $10 for a meal so I was satisfied with the price. Service was slow because we were outside by the road away from the kitchen. Had the $8 Mai Tai which was poorly made, not worth it.

I would give this place a second try if the opportunity presents itself, but I still prefer Salsas. Check out my review on Salsas Mexican Restaurant.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great food and great margaritas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Ate here with the family and no one had a bad word to say, and that's a first. Th Kids had a good choice and the quesadillas were a huge hit, the fajitas were great, and the margaritas were better! A great place to eat and relax, just make sure you listen carefully to the servers, especially if your server is mexican, can be a bit of a challenge, and I thought no one talked faster than my daughter!

Visited October 2013
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