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Villa Ortega's


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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner

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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Mexican, Latin, Seafood
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are always disappointed with the deep fried Baja Lobster, but that isn't the fault of Ortega's. We always get excited to order it and afterwards compare it to the New England lobster. It never wins. Ortega's is a nice restaurant in the very aggressive...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Stephen M
Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

Came to Puerto Nuevo with friends and had a great seafood feast. This is a excellent place to get the traditional fried lobster halves at a reasonable price with a seaside view. Homemade rolls filled with cream cheese are amazing. The “camarones al ajillo” were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Glob_Travlr
Reviewed November 28, 2018

Great food, premium drinks, and awsome views for our family of 12. Got out for $35 apiece for all we could ever eat and at least 2 premium drinks

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lost_bobcat
Reviewed October 28, 2018

This is a lovely authentic Mexican restaurant right on the cliffs in Puerto Nuevo. The ocean View is in the left hand corner. We went on a tour bus and parked up on the main road. It is a little walk down the hill to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Linda R
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Not the typical steamed lobster it is fried served with beans and rice. Variety of menu options not just lobster. We Ordered three medium lobsters and was not disappointed good flavor and pretty good size. The tortillas are gigantic and delicious! Very relaxing atmosphere with...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Outstanding chef and staff, place is clean. The food tastes good, quality tacos and variety of desserts!!!!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Petite20182018
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is one good option for lobsters in a different fashion. You know traditional Bostonian steam lobster but this plate is way different. Combine the lobster with beans, rice and flour tortilla, ... yummy!!! Don’t choose a table inside, go for the outdoors experience,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jagonvi
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Well know restaurant that is fairly classy but also casual. Big menu. Lobster is the number one dish. It’s delicious, expensive, more commercial than the smaller restaurants which don’t have ocean views. Highly recommend for a great meal and also to have a relaxing party...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Don C
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Not the best flavor, their lobster is allright (not better than Sandra's) but with out doubt the busiest/best known restaurant in Puerto Nuevo with a wonderful view of the pacific sea and that is why the charge a little more than other places but their...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank edcc2106
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Celebrating birthday for my mother and mother in law, dry over cooked lobster , overcharges on our bill that were non nehotionable! Yes it’s a beautiful building but will try somewhere else.

Date of visit: August 2018
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November 25, 2017|
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Response from theGeo | Reviewed this property |
One can Uber down but not back as I understand. Hire a cab on return so you’re not waiting on border traffic.
August 30, 2017|
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Response from lilies3 |
We have plans to head down tomorrow . I use to driving from Tj to Puerto Nuevo a lot but it has been a few years. Is there any word of caution to get down to Villa Ortega’s with parking etc? I know we just have plans to... More
August 30, 2017|
Response from theGeo | Reviewed this property |
I recall cash only. Cannot answer about reservations, we just showed up and despite Saturday, only a short wait for a party of four. Enjoy!
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