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Tortuga Coastal Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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6010 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-5890
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mesquite, Te
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went in for lunch, had the stuffed avocado with beef instead of shrimp. It was delicious!!! I loved everything about this place. Van, our waiter, was so polite and helpful with choosing what I wanted. I would definitely go back.

Thank Marcy L
Harker Heights
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293 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed at the Quality Inn behind the restaurant, so we hit the bar since it was within walking distance. Sampled the margaritas and walked back. The basic $8 drink near the beach.

Thank David W
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great lil Mexican joint on the sea wall. Service was great, quick to be seated, orders were taken right away, no waiting. Food was very good. Atmosphere was great as well. Full bar, had the kids with me so didn't have any drinks. Meal prices very reasonable. We opted to sit on the patio to take in fresh sea breeze.... More 

Thank John F
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

New to the Houston area, we tried Tortuga because of the location. The service was very slow and the restaurant was not crowded. Drinks are were watered down and the food was very salty. The restaurant does have a great atmosphere and is close to the gulf. There are much better restaurants on the sea wall. I would say, skip... More 

Thank Callie M
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All 4 of us thought is was the worst Mexican food we have ever had. It taste just like a frozen dinner, and there salsa is awful. We had to find someone to take us to a table, and they weren't busy when we were there. I wouldn't recommend this place at all.

Thank jv2275
Savannah GA
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305 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My tuna tacos arrived in a fair amount of time, unfortunately it was hardly warm and the corn tortillas tasted like they had been in the microwave. The seasoning was good and the bean soup was very good. The wait staff got let down by the kitchen but someone should've checked the temp of the food before giving it to... More 

Thank dolomoto
Keller, Texas
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit and we were just as happy as the first time. Delicious food, attentive service and great prices!

Thank Jason-christy H
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made it there in time for happy hour which was great not watered down we had burgers on homemade buns delicious

Thank renaeb2
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered my food for eight of us . 1st thing waiter was rude . Had trouble ordering food as he would not listen to me . 2nd food came out and three plates got sent back cold and 3rd major problem I NEVER GOT MY ORDER . I am the paying party and they expected me to pay the... More 

Thank Buddy B
League City, Texas, United States
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have driven by Tortugas a good bit and it looks like a nice LOCAL place to eat. It may not be a chain (not sure honestly) but their food is chain quality. Don't expect anything close to real mexican food. This is more tex-mex than anything and a step above taco casa quality if you ask me. There are... More 

Thank amitya

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6010 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-5890
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: 409-741-5000

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