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Turtle Bay Taqueria

Mexican, Southwestern
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1301 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955-4801
(831) 899-1010
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Carmel, California
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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145 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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
Fort Bragg, California
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We go to Monterey area each year specifically for the Turtle Bay Taqueria bowls and all day at the Aquarium!

Thank GMSue
Clovis, California
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Whenever I find myself in the Monterey area, I always dine at Turtle Bay Taqueria. My favorite dish is Seafood Combo (NOT the bowl which has cabbage and rice)... the one with linguini and lobster sauce with a bit of cheese (I ask to hold the black beans out). It is SO good. Everything at this small local 'gem' is... More 

Thank Doug-of-Clovis
Houston, Texas
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Tried this during a stay in Seaside as a local photographer recommended. It easily met the "dive" definition and it was obvious most of the customers are locals. The food was ok, could have been better if meat and fish were not overcooked. The cook needed to pull both a minute earlier. I'm glad I tried it, but probably wouldn't... More 

Thank Greta513
Orangevale, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

on vacation from Sacramento with my wife and 3 boys. hungry for good Mexican food but could do the taco bell thing. so I googled the closest taco plate and followed. loved the small setting and open grill to watch the prep. the staff were lovely and the food was delicioso. so much so I told them I would review... More 

Thank mark n
Destin, Florida
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Food was just ok. We had fish tacos, black beans, and rice. Our waiter was friendly and it is very clean. I was looking for a little more spice and flavor!

Thank golfgal32550

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, 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 Peninsula  >  Seaside
  • Phone Number: (831) 899-1010

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