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4888 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107-3111
(619) 222-4205
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Anchorage, Alaska
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141 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I usually do not really care for Mexican food that I get in most "American" Mexican restaurants but some friends recommended Ortega's and I enjoyed it so much that we went back a second time during the week we were in San Diego. The owner is friendly and goes out of his way to make sure we are happy with... More 

Thank Lynne A
San Diego, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Everyone is very friendly and the food is good, but not great. The downer is that every time they ask you if you want something, like beans and rice with your meal, or guacamole, or more salsa and chips: be prepared to pay through the nose for it! Yes, even on chips and salsa! A family of 5 or 6... More 

Thank garbanzo2016
Cape Coral, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

I want the world is to know how good the food here is. The chef came out to speak to me and he was awesome. It may seem like a lil hole in the wall. But the best food isn't always hidden behind TV commercials and fliers. The environment is laid back and the decor is super cool. The homemade... More 

1 Thank JustDoe
Sarasota, Florida
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230 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

Ortega’s is a tiny, authentic Mexican restaurant in Ocean Beach. This family friendly restaurant had a troubadour serenading our table during dinner. The servings are ample here and appeal to a large crowd but some can be pretty spicy. I had the chile relleno plate and found I needed a beer to cool down my tongue. Everyone enjoyed their meals... More 

Thank Kelleygirl2
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Excellent food. We had a mixture of people who like spicy food and those who really wanted to try Mexican food. It felt authentic to me, both in style and in the food, and the chimichangas were excellent, and my wife loved the quesadilla. The service was friendly, it is inexpensive and a very pleasant evening out.

Thank TomZunder
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

They heap tons of Guac on ur tacos if u like that kinda thing this is paradise. Super flavorful and fun place. Try the house made kefir soda.

Thank Priceal
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

i booked this hotel online . it was with complimentary breakfast. when we sat for breakfast they said there are only sandwich for u because u have booked online. straight away insult for those booking online. we left the the restaurant immediately after this insult.

Thank Richa N
Tours, France
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Centrally located on Newport Ave in Ocean beach, this Mexican restaurant is definitely worth a try!! They have amazing corn shelled tacos! Their margaritas are by far the best I've ever had; not too salty. They were friendly, quick and not expensive at all.

Thank Julie R
San Diego
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Been here multiple times and had different experiences each time. Nothing too bad and nothing over-the-top exceptional. I think the prices are reasonable and I like the complimentary chips n salsa (not free during happy hour). Drinks are pretty good and I love the tacos. Their fish tacos are pretty good and better yet, you don't have to wait forever... More 

Thank Jemma1502
Knoxville, TN USA
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143 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Good Mexican food. Very good margaritas. Excellent quesadillas. Service wasn't extraordinary, but friendly and acceptable. Right on the main road in Ocean Beach just a few blocks from the beach. Fair prices. Would definitely return.

1 Thank BizTravelerLady

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4888 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107-3111
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Ocean Beach
  • Neighborhood: Ocean Beach
  • Phone Number: (619) 222-4205

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