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Tortuga's Mexican Village

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44 Leigh Ave, Princeton, NJ 08542-3112
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Judging by the youth and inexperience of the wait staff, it almost seemed as if this were a family place just trying to survive. But clearly they've got a really good chef, a really smart menu, and a really strong word of mouth. No liquor license: bring your own!

Thank steventobolsky
Bordentown, New Jersey
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been coming here for many years and the food is always spot on. Started with the Nachos with Chicken and shared the Steak Fajitas for the entree. Both go perfect with your BYO Yuengling!

Thank trestuccia
Laurel, Maryland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing fancy but a nice varied menu and delicious food - we had the Mole chicken and the California burrito. Both were outstanding. Don't forget to BYOB.

Thank Dave_and_TerryM
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Took my staff to lunch today at Tortugas Mexican restaurant. Great Mexican food. It has good size portions and the food is delicious. Be warned that in the evening there can be a wait.

Thank John C
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

This is such a hidden gem in Princeton NJ. Small, cozy yet very welcoming vibe. There is parking in the rear which is not that common in Princeton. We got the chip n dip on the house and the salsa was very fresh and bit soicy(but very yummy! We ordered the spicy chicken platter that came with two huge pcs... More 

Thank Umber A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Recommnded by my girlfriend's sister, we visited Tortuga's twice in a week. I had the steak & shrimp fajitas both times, really good portion size and very tasty! Good, fast and friendly service too. You need to bring your own alcohol though - which to be honest was a good thing, we picked up a couple of beers from a... More 

Thank David G
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Food is awesome. Great chips and salsa put down before you order. Salsa is fresh with a little heat from jalapeno so all can partake. Quac is quite possibly the best I have had. Made fresh with a basket of fresh made chips. Heaven. I had a cheese burrito with beans, rice a very satisfying portion. Others had carnitas, tacos,... More 

Thank Merrywonder
Champion, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

We had family members of all ages all at once at this restaurant for a celebration. Our food was excellent great portions and hot! The service was really good and they also scramble to make sure we could get seating for all 11 of us for our celebration. Staff was very pleasant and made the entire night enjoyable. We will... More 

Thank mtntechy
Yardley, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We had been to Tortuga's when it was in Lambertville, and then it was quite good. But apparently they have let it go downhill a bit after the move. The table salsa had way too much vinegar in it and was not very spicy. The appetizers were poorly done, the guacamole was not fresh/average supermarket quality and appeared to scooped... More 

Thank A1328
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Cold, unappetizing, and simply terrible. I never knew Mexican food could be this bad and expensive at that.

Thank jennuper

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Leigh Ave, Princeton, NJ 08542-3112
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: 609-924-5143

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