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Turtle Bay Taqueria

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1301 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 899-1010
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good honest food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Rod B
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Rod B
Fort Bragg, California
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18 reviews
8 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!

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Thank GMSue
Clovis, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

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Thank Doug-of-Clovis
Houston, Texas
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

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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 

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Thank mark n
Destin, Florida
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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!

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Thank golfgal32550
Carmel, California, United States
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Good prices, cheerful staff and the food is healthier than most taquerias, but the tastes are just barely under what you'd expect from a neighborhood joint. Still a good spot, especially for the health conscious eater.

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Thank Peter L
Seaside, California
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went here for lunch with a friend. She loved her veggie bowl with black beans. I had a burrito with carnitas. Flour tortilla was left open on one end for easy access to the carnitas. The black beans in the burrito were tasty. The shredded cabbage was lightly dressed which made for a different flavor than I'm generally used to.... More 

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Thank MaryBee715
Monterey
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This place is small (seating inside for about 10 people - one waitress and a cook) that serves fresh authentic Mexican food. It has a sunny, Caribbean beach shack kind of decor. When you walk in there is an open kitchen and a takeout order counter. You used order food there and then she would bring it to you, but... More 

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Thank Earl44
Malta, New York
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136 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We stopped here because my husband was hungry -- I wasn't, really, so I thought "oh, I'll just get a couple of tacos." I got two, but they were stuffed full enough for four (and came with two extra tortillas, so they must've planned that). I usually don't like soft corn tortillas (authentic as they are to the taco experience),... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1301 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Seaside
  • Phone Number: (831) 899-1010

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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