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Turtle Bay Taqueria

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1301 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955-4801
+1 831-899-1010
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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North Dakota
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167 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by here for lunch after going to the aquarium, where the restaurants were super crowded. Chips and Salsa did not arrive until ordered, which I wasn't use to but that's ok. The food was excellent in my opinion and I think decent priced for the area. Plenty of space for families or kids too.

Thank MyPrairieGirl
Carmel Valley, California
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Turtle Bay always has really good fish bowls - I really like the tilapia but will have sandabs if available. The chips and salsa are good. The ice tea is very tasty and they also have excellent brownies if you have room for desert. Reminds me of food in Belize.

Thank Teri S
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Stopped in to have lunch 10/18/16 after being away from the area for 6 years. It's so nice to see that some things haven't changed. Had my favorite, seafood quesadilla. It was as good as always. It is a quite filling lunch but would be a good table appetizer for dinner. The sopa de lima is also very good but... More 

Thank Teester49
Barcelona, Spain
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131 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

The service is good, the food is normal and the portions are ok. It is on a main road so don’t expect great views.

Thank Nabilios
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We tried this place out for lunch the other day, wanting a little Mexican food. It was just ok. Chips and salsa are not complimentary. Kids ordered chicken strips, the fries were decent. The chicken strips, subpar. The flautas were ok, one strip of chicken breast rolled in a tortilla and fried. Just ok is the best way to describe... More 

Thank MommaMelissa
Carmel, California
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

Always bring visitors here. We and they are NEVER disappointed in the taste, quality and preparation of the food. Fresh and tasty and enough for two meals (for me anyway!)

Thank elelvr
Lacey, Washington
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

Perhaps it was just the dish we ordered, but we thought the food was a little too spicy. But if you like spicy, this might be your place! Wait staff was friendly and prompt, and the prices were reasonable. Conveniently located right on Fremont.

Thank 2TravelBears
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

Amazing bowls, burritos, tacos, flautas, quesadillas, enchiladas, fajitas. Nothing like what you're used to at Chevy's or Chipotle. This is gourmet food in a very casual atmosphere. Everything is fresh. The creatively prepared delicate crunchy tacos don't contain the usual glob of sour cream and pile of cheddar. The bowls are amazing with their own special sauce. Fish options are:... More 

Thank Joy583
Manteca, California
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164 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016

We checked the internet for places to eat in Seaside and came upon the menu for Turtle Bay. Sounded like a good place to eat. We got there about 4pm and it was empty. Older and tiny place. Like café style. The cook and waitress were just adorable. So nice, polite and wanted to please us. I had the shrimp... More 

Thank Orchard Orchid
Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2016

I ate here years ago when the place had a different name. Decided to stop again on the way through Monterey in December only to discover it was under a new name turtle bay. I'm no expert on what is authentic Mexican coastal cuisine but we thought everything tasted really good. I had the steak quesadilla which was good. It's... More 

Thank Rod B

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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, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 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 - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1301 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955-4801
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Seaside
  • Phone Number: +1 831-899-1010

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?