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“A real find”
Review of Ortega Fish Shack

Ortega Fish Shack
Ranked #2 of 916 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, European, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Fresh NZ Seafood
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A real find”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

Wow, what a find!. Passing quickly thru Wellington and looking for dinner found Ortega on TripAdvisor. They fitted us in early (booking may be advisable on a Friday).

Excellent food. Fish and oysters were great, crepes were to die for. Lively atmosphere with young servers going like crazy but always attentive, friendly and helpful (even to old stagers like us!). Not cheap but well worth the price.

Thoroughly recommended.

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
clearwater, fl
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“They know how to cook”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

This was the one restaurant we tried in Wellington and it was a smash hit. An intimate setting in an old house, two floors of seating but cozy. Had squid ink risotto and fish in a simple butter sauce. All were cooked perfectly. Not cheap but worth it.

  • Visited October 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Most delicious meal I had in New Zealand”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Recommended to me by a friend and so glad I went as it was the most delicious meal I had in New Zealand in a week long trip on the North Island. Delicious food - Pan-fried Prawn Tails and Braised Pork belly with a salad of scallop as entrees; Roasted Tarakihi in a Malaysian coconut gravy and Snapper for mains; Catalan crepes and Warm coconut finger with mango sorbet for dessert. Friendly staff with prompt service. Amazing wines. And complimentary dessert wines.
Would definitely recommend if you are a seafood lover and in Wellington.

Visited October 2013
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“Great night out!!!”
Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

Started off with the new pork belly/nelson scallop entrée, had the Porae dish for a main and the mousse for dessert. Best seafood, service and wine in Wellington! !

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Thank Richard C
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“Accommodating, pleasurable, tasty, great atmosphere.”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

We were a group of 12 at 8.30pm looking for a seafood restaurant. We arrived in staggered numbers and had split tables, as soon as another table can free the team swung into action and rearranged the tables to allow us to fine as a group. The food was 5* and the service and attention was just the same. The wine list is well thought out with a great selection of craft beers, there is also a dish for those whom seafood is not an option, I can not wait to head back and try more of this delectable menu.

Kyran O'Hara.
Flooring Brands Limited - Carpet Court.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Kyzan
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