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Tartaruga Restaurant & Bar

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Yaddehemulla Road | Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
94914927116
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 77
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 17
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  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good service, good prices, ok food

We went to Tartaruga for a snack, first day we ordered Hotel Club Sanwich, which was very tasty. I think a bit dry, though my man liked it because there was no mayo. I took fruit salad - what could be better than fresh fruits? YUMMY! The service was excellent, so not typical sri lankan service. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sanja H
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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

maybe thats me adjusting to Sri Lanka time, but 45mins from order to food arriving for lunch too long for me. chicken curry meal very tasty

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Thank Philippa_Summersby
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a terrific meal of mixed grilledseafood, spaghetti bolognese and salad followed by coffe and cake. Magnificent setting right on the beach. Highly recommended.

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Thank BobBramble2013
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Tartaruga for a snack, first day we ordered Hotel Club Sanwich, which was very tasty. I think a bit dry, though my man liked it because there was no mayo. I took fruit salad - what could be better than fresh fruits? YUMMY! The service was excellent, so not typical sri lankan service. The other day my... More 

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Thank Sanja H
Oslo, Norway
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although having to wait a while for our food, we enjoyed our grilled fish platter on the beach. Good service and nice prices

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Thank AdrianRaj
New Delhi, India
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42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met some friends here and we had a lovely time. The service was good, the food excellent and the cocktails were suitably effective!

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Thank judydidi
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting Unawatuna with my mum we have eaten here twice. On both occasions the food was outstanding: all the fresh fish was at a reasonable price. I had lobster and King prawns the first time and they were beautifully cooked to perfection. The service was exceptionally friendly and no request was too big. Our waiter even suggested where to... More 

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Thank Laura N
Chisinau, Moldova
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for a whole day,had lunch,everyone was pleased, quite tasty food. Great seafood soup! All the places here share the same idea, providing some place in the shadows and offering drinks/food... That is why there is nothing special about this place :) Overall, a good place.

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Thank RaduPV
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here to have breakfast and couple drinks and waited 25 min for an omelette, salad and milkshakes. They are nice but waiting is terrible!

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Thank Арина К
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My problem is not with the food. As we didn't get any. My wife and I staying at this hotel were kept waiting for our dinner for at least 2 hours. And then we had to leave hungry. The same story was repeated the next morning as we were made to wait an hour again. Stay away from this place... More 

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Thank Ashish R
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I walked by this place with friends, and we were drawn in by the smell of fresh seafood on the grill. The grilled calamari was excellent, definitely a 5, and the grilled fish (I think it was jackfish?) was very tasty. The bill was surprisingly reasonable for such a swanky location - right on the beach!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Yaddehemulla Road | Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle  >  Unawatuna
  • Phone Number: 94914927116

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Sri Lankan, Italian, Pizza, European, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene

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