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Turtle Bay Taqueria

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431 Tyler St, Monterey, CA 93940-3027
(831) 333-1500
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Monterey, California
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109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This used to be our "go-to" place when attending a concert in Monterey or for lunch with friends. Sadly, it has really gone downhill the last two times we visited. The servers are inexperienced and don't seem to know the menu items. The food lacked flavor. During our last visit, there was a problem with getting the orders out and... More 

Thank Anne S
Atwater, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a friend in from out of state and wanted her to have some authentic California Mexican food. This place delivered. I shared the beef nachos with my daughter and they were delicious! Even our picky eaters found something to eat. The service was quick and polite. I will definitely eat there again.

Thank ckgomes1984
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

For many years we have been going to the Turtle Bay Taqueria for lunch whenever we are in the area. The food is always very nice, reasonably priced and the service is very friendly. They have good vegetarian options. I would thoroughly recommend.

Thank imd321
Monterey, California
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109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant serves consistent good quality food. It is very convenient to eat here before going to the theatre. Service is quick and efficient. Prices are reasonable. I especially like their sand dab tostaco. The sand dabs are not on the menu but are usually available. I also like their grilled shrimp tostaco. They now provide table service when previously... More 

Thank Anne S
Dublin, California
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128 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch during the July 4th weekend since the other vegan Mexican place was closed. The food is good, not outstanding, the service is good as well. I had horchata for the first time in my life and really liked it and seeing many other customers also sipping it may i dare say they make it quite well.... More 

Thank Ninaad D
Peregian Beach, Australia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

My family of 5 arrived at 7:50pm unaware that the restaurant closed at 8pm. Despite this we were invited to sit down and eat in, offered unhurried service, and enjoyable drinks and meals. The meats on the Hacienda Platter were particularly tasty and tender. $80 for dinner, a margarita, a Corona and other drinks was great value for an efficiently... More 

Thank 1sharon1
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

We were hungry for fish tacos and went off a verbal recommend. Should have looked it up. The tacos were ok. We ordered nachos too and they don't have jalapeños ? We should have just went to the pier goes to show you read reviews first if we did that we would not have eaten their. We are kind of... More 

Thank Millie V
San Francisco, California
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157 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016

Sort of Caribbean dishes that are quite tasty and healthier than the fast food joints. Very good selection for a range of tastes and service is very fast. Great place for healthy take out that it 3 steps above McDonalds or Subway

Thank elkhornsun
San Francisco bay area, California
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112 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

Stand in line and order your food and beer. Great tasty and reasonably priced food. Love the fish tacos. and the chips and the salsas.

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Monterey, California
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2015

This relatively small restaurant isn't fancy or pretentious. It is clean, however -- which I'll take over being fancy or pretentious -- and features good food and much more than friendly servers. The black bean paste, which is spread inside tacos before the other fillings are put in, is worth the price of admission by itself. Another bonus (as long... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 Tyler St, Monterey, CA 93940-3027
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: (831) 333-1500

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