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Ortega'z Grill

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Mexican, Southwestern
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201 Sir Walter Raleigh Street, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
252 473 5911
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Always Great Food!

The food is always great here! Try the She-Crab Soup and Chicken Fajitas! YUM! Lovely atmosphere and local in downtown Manteo. Great servers!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Manteo, North Carolina
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Manteo, North Carolina
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199 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food is always great here! Try the She-Crab Soup and Chicken Fajitas! YUM! Lovely atmosphere and local in downtown Manteo. Great servers!

Thank sweetsugartree
Beach Haven, New Jersey
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been coming to the Outer Banks for over 20 years. Our boat is a fishing sportfisherman and needs maintenance during the winter. Those trips are hard, work days. One of our group had seen an episode withe Guy Fieri at Ortega'z. WE found they were open and went that evening. The food is 4 Stars! Most restaurants around... More 

Thank JLin08008
Hampton, Tennessee
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Before our visit to the Outer Banks (one of my favorite places to go on vacation) we had seen an episode of diners, drive ins, and dives that featured Ortegaz. The food looked great, and since we had planned a vacation to stay in Hatteras village/ Outer banks for a week, we decided we had to try it. We opted... More 

Thank ChrsGuit
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a local. My wife and I eat at Ortega's once every couple of months. We love the tacos and almost always get an order of the nachos. Much better than your typical Mexican!

Thank Timsveum
Reston, Virginia
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

My husband and I visited Ortega'z for the Moskow Mules. I tried every one on the menu and they are all amazing. The food was also very good. We sat at the bar (Jenna) was so friendly and attentive. We will definitely be back next time we are in the Outer Banks.

Thank shoniej74
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Need to go back to there old menu. New dinner menu is missing what they are famous for. Loved coming here to eat, but last night will probably be my last trip. Need to find a new place to replace them.

Thank mribandit
Edenton, North Carolina
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

My husband basically inhaled his brisket tostada -- I don't think I have ever seen him eat so fast! He said it was the best thing he had had in a long time. I had the salad with cobia (fish of the day). I was sure I would be taking part of it home, but somehow it became all eaten... More 

Thank Terriinnc
charlottesville, VA
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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Had dinner there last night. It was first Friday's in Manteo. Town was busy with a good band on the street. Ortega'z was a lovely experience. The food was very good, the service was excellent. I had fish tacos, the fish fresh and sweet, lime sauce added a bright note and the heat was stronger than usual for eastern US... More 

Thank halcho
Wilmington, North Carolina
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

I loved everything we had here, especially the awesome selection of Moscow Mules. I got the Berry Moscow Mule and it was delicious. We got the guac, crab stuffed shrimp and split the pasta with chorizo and everything was delicious! The service was excellent, even on Halloween when the town was buzzing. We will definitely make this a regular stopping... More 

Thank Jessie H
Southern Shores, North Carolina
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130 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Great local restaurant in Manteo; we always have lunch here, when we get over there from Kitty Hawk. Started off with the crab soup and the chicken soup. Next up, fish tacos (tuna), grilled to perfection, along with the steak tacos. I could have ordered eveything on the menu; it' all good. Great bar, service is always good. I would... More 

Thank john b

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 Sir Walter Raleigh Street, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Roanoke Island  >  Manteo
  • Phone Number: 252 473 5911

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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