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La Tortuga Torteria

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1257 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955-4830
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Huntsville, Texas
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174 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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

Thank Dale K
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76 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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!

Thank msdragonfly2259
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 

Thank Alfonso C
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5 reviews
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 

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.

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.

Thank John W
Baltimore, Maryland
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Nothing fancy here, but the food is authentic and delicious! Try the molcajete for a real treat - will feed 3-4 people. Off the beaten tourist path, this is worth the 10 ride from Monterey.

Thank Bo R
Monterey, California
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148 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

Amazing breakfast burritos, my office orders them 10 at a time & they are always great! Bacon, ham, chorizo, spicy sausage, etc. Delish. They also have lots of yummy tortas, with a multitude of filling options. They have a wide variety on their menu & the staff is always very friendly. Easy for take out or dine in.

Thank AEreviews
Daly City, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Best Mexican food I ever tasted. Also the servers were very friendly and helpful. The sauces were full of flavor. The food looked great and tasted that way too.

Thank paulsturm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1257 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955-4830
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Seaside
  • Phone Number: 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?