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Tartaruga Restaurant & Bar

Italian, Seafood, European, Asian, Sri Lankan
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Yaddehemulla Road | Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
94914927116
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The best food and sea food on the coast in Unawatuna. Look no where else! Love their mixed rice and devilled fish and chicken dishes. Salads and Soups are very nice too! Staff is nice and Friendly. Dining on the beach under candle light is just awesome! Parking can be tricky and it came a bit tricky to find. Apart... More 

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Thank Miyuru W
San Diego, California
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here to order some drink and food by the beach. They have great sundeck chairs so you can lounge and relax. The wait staff however, were reluctant and half unwilling to attend to us. Expect long wait times here.

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Thank Chris P
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tartaruga used to be a nice place when it was started, I had stayed many times there but now they have a new annex built where the rooms are more expensive than the star class hotels near by.

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Thank Pramudith
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to this restaurant twice and service is good - yes it is a little long but we are on holidays, who cares?! Food is not cheap by local standards but it is still cheaper than you'd have to pay for such a spread in Australia. Staff were very nice. All in all a good experience.

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Thank Frauggie
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very cozy restaurant at the beach with multiple options to sit and enjoy a meal. We had a pizza each which were both a 5 out of 5....good service, stunning view, good place to go

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Thank Hegoats
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere sitting on the beach under candle light. I ordered chicken curry. It was all amazing! The accompanying spicy sautéed potatoes were the best I have ever had- I love potatoes and they were in my top three- still talking about them! I would recommend here for evening beach dining with good food!! If you are eating here- order... More 

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Thank Annie J
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

We went for a meal and decided to sit at a table on the beach as the ones in the restaurant meant you were very far away from each other with a big umbrella post in the middle. The service was good but the food was so bland .. No taste at all. The spring rolls tasted like deep fried... More 

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Thank Zinny P
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch, recommended by another group however we were waiting to get any wait staffs attention to get a table so instead we went and sat ourselves. Service wasn't that great to talk about, we ordered food and it came 30minutes later and the beers were not chilled. There's also nothing fancy about their dishes, except the devilled... More 

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Thank Tripnnow
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was average, nothing to blow your socks off but good atmosphere and decent food, we only ate the bruschetta. They have a neat selection of seating from beach seats, to comfy chairs, to floor level couches!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We stayed next door, but ate here at least once every day. The green-bean curry was the best and we always had the fried banana's for desert. The staff always took care of us and suggested amazing dishes to try. They had the best selection of fresh seafood each night and always kept a cold beer coming. By far the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, European, Asian, Sri Lankan
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yaddehemulla Road | Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle  >  Unawatuna
  • Phone Number: 94914927116

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?