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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Music and food was good but waited far to long for service. When one of our party complained to the owner he replied with " I don't care". Whilst leaving the owner was very rude to my friend who had complained. We will not got...back.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 1, 2021

Repeatedly ignored!! Finally waitress took our drink order as we asked for a menu. Waited 15 min. For our drink order. We asked again, twice for a menu. Finally got a menu. At least 3/4 hr. Later a different waitress asked if we had placed...an order. Finally ordered. Asked 3 times for ice for my drink as it was warm by now. Then out of the blue manager came over as my husband stated we were about to leave. Manager stated they are having staff problems. Within 2 minutes our food was there very hot and very good. Sorry will not put ourselves nor friends through this ever again. Too bad for this establishment.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 18, 2021

Prices are up and Quality is Down. I just had a grouper sandwich. The size of the fish couldn't have been more than 4 inches. It didn't even cover the bun! It was fried to a dark dark brown and tasted fishy! I used to...get a generous piece of fish fried to a light golden brown. The fries were dark brown and cold. What a disappointment for a $17 basket.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 15, 2021

We were there today at 17:50. They say to seat yourself, so we did. We sat at the entrance to the open seating and the waitresses serving that area passed us many times without regnising us or greeting us. At about 18:10, after having asked...who was serving us and being told, "not me." "NOT me" finally decided to take our order. I wanted to know if happy hour prices applied to us and "waitress not me" didn't know. She also didn't know what sauces came with the conch fritters. At 18:22 I went looking for the manager, who was the bartender. Waitress not me saw me and headed to get our drinks. By now my wife had left and I went and took the owners details from the bartender (manager) and left to find my wife in the parking lot. Other patrons were amused by our misfortune, to the point that it became obvious that this is a moron hangout staffed and run by morons. Been going there for years but assume that it changed ownership or management recently. Thirty plus minutes seated and still without drinks is ridiculous. Beach House or Sandbar here we come. The owner never answered their phone and there was a recording to "enter your pin." The place is a dead loss, with half asleep waitresses or waitresses so busy sucking up to those leaving that they are oblivious to the customers arriving. Finding that the bar lady is the manager explained a lot. She lacked the courtesy of a regular bar lady, let alone that you would expect of a nanager. Just a waste of time. Pay 25% more elsewhere and enjoy professionalism. Something has changed, even the customers look dumb now. Easily pleased might be the kinder description.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 3, 2021 via mobile

We were there to have a early supper around 3:30 walked in and the cigarette smoke was terrible. No one had masks on including the bar tender. We left and went across the road where all waitresses and people seated had masks on till they...ate. There was no horrible smoke smell either.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed December 29, 2020 via mobile

One server for the whole restaurant. Half of our party left because after 30 minutes they never even got to order. This was at 2:30 on a Tuesday. The one server was working hard but this is ridiculous. Not usually one to complain. I am...a Florida boy and brought some family from out of town to visit here. Food was great, when it arrived. Writing this review as I sit here and wait...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed November 10, 2020

We enjoyed our evening out with friends with good service from Cindy. She was working alone with many tables and still did a great job. Super recommendation on the shrimp!!! Can't wait to return.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 3, 2020

Hubby and I had not been out much with covid around. We are senior citizens, We decided to go there for a late lunch because they have an open air deck. I avoided crowds by going for a late lunch. Service was terrific...Hubby ordered the...Grouper Sandwich. I ordered the 1 pound shrimp appetizer which was more than ample. They food was excellent, the weather as very nice (not too hot or cold). Overall, we look forward to returning -- soon!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 24, 2020 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed our dinner at this nice little restaurant that is off the beaten path. It sits right on the bay. During our 9 day visit I have been trying to find the best Scallops and theirs are very good! Great food...+ great service = great time!!!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 20, 2020

We like to stop in the "Kitchen" for a nice cold beer and peel and eat shrimp. This is a great local place with always friendly staff and cold beer!

Date of visit: August 2020
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I have never seen anyone order one but the bartender's are amazing and I am sure that they could make anything that you could want.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cortez Kitchen

Yes, Cortez Kitchen offers takeout services.

Yes, Cortez Kitchen offers delivery services.

Cortez Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4