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Ortega Fish Shack

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16 Majorbanks Street, Wellington, New Zealand
+64 4-382 9559
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I came here on a backpacker's budget and definitely spent more than that but it was worth it! The staff were very friendly. The meal was so fresh and local and probably the best meal I had in New Zealand. I had tiger shrimp and prawn ravioli and it was delicious!

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Thank Danielle2014e
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've never had a bad meal at Ortega. No strike that - I've always had excellent meals at Ortega. They do fish wonderfully. Creative without losing the plot, always fresh, always great. Good wine list with some quite interesting stuff on it. Service can be a little patchy if you are seated upstairs, but still good. You need to book... More 

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Thank Paul S
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went on a Saturday night and the place had a great atmosphere. The place is small intimate and the food and wine are outstanding

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Thank David S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We tried out this restaurant on a whim and hadn't heard anything about it. The staff were professional and friendly, with excellent product knowledge. The food was sublime in both presentation and in flavour combinations. There was a pleasing variety of seafood on the menu. The winelist was extensive. We dined leisurely and were unhurried by the staff. Our evening... More 

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Thank Glenda P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is very relaxed and casual, yet the food selection would best sit in fine dining restaurants (if it is) in Melbourne! For starters, we had the duck liver pate and house made baguette - delicious. Followed by John Dory and risotto with beans; and crayfish ravioli and grilled tiger prawn. The ravioli is actually an entree size but... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Table of six for dinner. Overall a good dining experience. But this place needs to keep a balance of cool casual and high quality. Five out of six meals were good. The noisy vibe in the restaurant is OK but it can be a bit squashy. Two more elderly guests at our table struggled to hear what was going on.... More 

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Thank Ham M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our favourite place to enjoy dinner. The courses are fantastic and while the prices are not cheap it is definitely value for money. The service matches the food and the experience is one of affordable opulence from start to finish.

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Thank Belinda B
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ortega's Fish Shack is casual but elegant, with relaxed and attentive service and fresh food prepared to perfection. My husband ordered the vegetarian entree, papparadelle pasta with a delicate squash and cheese sauce, hazelnuts and spinach; I loved the snapper entree on a bed of chick peas, spinach and tomato sauce. Just a delightful night. Make reservations, this place is... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First rate service and wonderful atmosphere at Wellington's finest eating house nestled on the slopes of Mt. Victoria. make sure you book because this place is just so popular with those in the know.

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Thank brentrae
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a fabulous and enjoyable night. The food was divine and the service superb. Everything was fresh and tasty and totally delectable.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Majorbanks Street, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-382 9559
Description
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?