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1257 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955-4830
+1 831-899-8429
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Newark, California
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a group of 9 people here and everyone loved the food. It was fresh and tasty and the price was right. As many people have said, it is the place to go if you are on a budget. It may not be fancy but the food is excellent. I had the chicken mole and really enjoyed it. The... More 

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Thank GKayY56
Duluth, Minnesota
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101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate three meals here while visiting the Monterey area -- once at breakfast, once at lunch, and once at dinnertime. Place was busy at all times. Excellent, friendly service and good sized portions. A large menu, with many offerings from Oaxaca.

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Thank Aaron B
Winchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Recommended to us by lovely local couple we met on our travels as a good place for great Mexican, home cooked, good value food. That is exactly what we found and very delightful friendly helpful staff. Looked like it was family owned and run and a popular spot. spacious, brightly lit, resteraunt with many locals tucking into huge portions of... More 

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Huntsville, Texas
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188 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

What a great local small place. The meal was terrific. Friendly staff and quick service. Chips were good as was the salsa.

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Thank Dale K
Monterey
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76 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

The restaurant specializes in sandwiches, but do not pass up the Oaxacan specialties. My favorite dish is the enmoladas de pollo. (Chicken enchiladas in a mole sauce.) They serve large portions at reasonable prices. This is a great place to try a regional twist on Mexican food.

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Thank Allan152
Monterey, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We took our grandsons here to eat...servings were large. We had to ask for to go boxes. A little pricy but the food was good!

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Miami, Florida
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

We've enjoyed this restaurant for two years now. Low profile and delicious! Their food and service is superb. I'm a Mexican food fan and life-long eater, I'm also well aware of the important difference between Tex Mex and the real thing...this is the 2nd one. Their tortas (Mexican sandwiches) are awesome, for breakfast or brunch try the huevos con chorizo... More 

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Thank Alfonso C
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We just recently moved to Monterey, less than a week ago, after living overseas for the last 5+ years ... We have been scouting out local restaurants to see which ones may become family favorites. Well, La Tortuga DEFINITELY made the list!!! Starting with the chips and salsa, this meal did not disappoint! (My mouth is watering again, just thinking... More 

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Thank MommaMelissa
Newman, Ca
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Mega sized coffee cup hit the spot. But the posole was so savory and delicious! The bowl could feed two people. My husband loves my cooking and he is picky when trying other Mexican food. His burrito hit the spot.

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Thank ramonar97
Seaside, California
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

Casual atmosphere and friendly efficient staff along with freshly prepared dishes keep locals and frequent visitors coming back.

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Thank John W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1257 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955-4830
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Seaside
  • Phone Number: +1 831-899-8429

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