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Ortega Fish Shack

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16 Majoribanks Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-382 9559
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A gem of a place for a romantic dinner. We were in Wellington for the weekend and had pre-booked, just as well as the place was buzzing. Had a fantastic meal..Snapper was out of this world! Great choice of wine and the staff were friendly, fast and efficient. Definately recommend the Ortega !! Thank you Davy for making it a... More 

Thank CharlieBrigid
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Snapper was delicious though the seafood broth was a bit of an acquired taste type dish. It was was quite strong and thats coming from someone who loves seafood. One of the mussels tasted a bit odd. Atmosphere was cosy and welcoming. Staff were friendly and attentative. Menu was small but adequate. Overall a pleasant experience. Worth trying at least... More 

Thank jkzwin
Canberra, Australia
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182 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Ortega Fish Shack is so popular that it's packed - or it was on the Thursday evening we dined there. That's not surprising considering its deserved reputation and ratings, but it does make for an unpleasantly noisy experience at the height of the evening's service, not helped by the restaurant's modest dimensions. The food was very pleasant. I had... More 

Thank Peter S
Wellington, New Zealand
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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing service and food. Atmosphere was awesome. Entrees and mains were so yummy. Seafood broth was packed with perfectly cooked seafood and the snapper main was perfect. Will definitely be returning for another meal in the future.

Thank lmosullivaan
New Zealand
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Old Terraced house turned into a quirky but amazingly good food choice when in Wellington. Just book it you won't be disappointed.

Thank tuscany08NewZealand
Capel, Australia
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What's really delightful about this place is how they treat people. From the boss on you are made to feel like a welcome friend. The meal was delicious, attention to detail without pretentiousness. The whole place was happy. We booked ahead to make sure we could try the cafe while on a visit from WA and had one of the... More 

Thank JandBPGB
Gosford, Australia
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the third visit here for my wife and I. It's always busy, which is a measure of how delicious the food is. The ceviche is amazing - so many fresh, bold flavours, and the staff are efficient, friendly and attentive. The crepes are my favourite for desert...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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238 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our advance booking was a blessing as the place was packed. Dining with old friends including gluten free vegetarian requirements, we had a most enjoyable experience with outstanding seafood dishes and knowledgeable and engaging service. Some noisy patrons at times were intrusive, but overall the buzz and character of the restaurant made the evening memorable. Recommended and pre-bookings desirable.

Thank Peter A
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best place to eat in Wellington - it's not cheap, but it's certainly worth the money. The desserts are to die for.

Thank Katamal2020
Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been meaning to come here fir some time and very glad I did! If you are a seafood lover this is the place for you. The scampi ceviche and swordfish Kokoda were divine but the best was the crayfish and prawn ravioli. Silky perfectly cooked packages of deliciousness where you could very definitely taste the crayfish. The sauce and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Majoribanks Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-382 9559
Fresh NZ Seafood

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?