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Ortega'z Southwestern Grill & Wine Bar

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Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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201 Sir Walter Raleigh St, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9420
252 473 5911
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Columbus, Ohio
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We thought this restaurant would be better because of the reviews. We ate here for dinner before we went to see the lost colony. The food was average and service was on the slow side. The bill for our family of six was about $150. We would not eat here again.

Thank allboysMom06
Lexington Park, Maryland
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped in with my fiancee for a late lunch and enjoyed ourselves. The server (don't remember his name) was excellent and very nice. The food was great, though pricey. The cocktails were very pricey and not so great (had the blood orange margarita, which tasted like tequila with a little blood orange).

Thank Chris A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The location is nice, the staff very friendly. The food is OK, nothing too special. The price is excessive comparing with the quality of the food. The chips are not corn chips, they are flour dough with oil and then fried. The chips are very bad. The Mac and cheese with crab is an original creation but nothing super special.... More 

Thank Jocelyn L
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmophere here is pretty cool. We came from Pennsylvania and were on our yearly beach trip so went with our couples friends. Wasn't over packed. Went at about 8 at night. Drinks are very expensive. $6 for just a beer. $14 for a mixed drink. They were smaller and that price was outrageous. We started with nachos and the... More 

Thank Amanda W
Randolph, New Jersey
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family stopped in for a late afternoon lunch and we were not disappointed. Quesadillas were great and the home made key lime pie was as good as I have had anywhere! Highly recommended.

Thank ScottOBX
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In my opinion, the best restaurant in Manteo. The 'quesadilla del dia' is always excellent and incorporates local seafood, the chips & salsa (not complementary) are my favorites out of any Mexican restaurant I've ever frequented, and excellent Sangria, made to order. There's a full bar, a friendly & knowledgeable staff and a nice atmosphere. We eat here at least... More 

Thank Stephanie E
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been coming to Ortegaz each summer when we come to OBX for a few years now. It was our favorite - delicious food and good service. I ordered the same thing every time, and the rest of my family of 10 has tried most of the menu. When we visited this year, it had a very different feel.... More 

1 Thank tlb333
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are trying to decide between this place and somewhere else...go with the somewhere else. Please go with the somewhere else. We were sat promptly and then served quickly. That was great. However, when we ordered we asked for extra peppers and tortillas with our order. The waitress asked if we ordered takeout earlier in the day, with a... More 

Thank njtravelermomof4
Waldorf, Maryland
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at a B&B in Manteo and Ortega'z was just around the corner. We had to wait about 10 minutes for an inside table. My husband had the lime chicken and I had the buffalo chicken tacos. Both were excellent. I couldn't finish the tacos (there were three very large ones). Our waitress was excellent. Definitely a must... More 

Thank terpfan1
Manteo, North Carolina
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to try Ortega'z again last night for dinner. My wife's meal was good but my Parmesan Crusted Chicken was horrible, the sauce had no taste and the chicken was no more than 3 little strips of chicken! It had been a few years since we had eaten here and it appears as if the menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Sir Walter Raleigh St, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9420
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Roanoke Island  >  Manteo
  • Phone Number: 252 473 5911

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