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“fresh seafood with sublime effortlessness”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ortega Fish Shack

Ortega Fish Shack
Ranked #2 of 911 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, European, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Fresh NZ Seafood
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3 restaurant reviews
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“fresh seafood with sublime effortlessness”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

With a sublime effortlessness in Ortega‘s cuisine, focussing on fresh seafood and produce with a twist of oriental, alongside the front of house Davey – Maitre’d and co-owner – with his quirky-slick presence, there is no question as to why people leave here with lauding reviews, and that the halls are decked with numerous awards for front of house, cuisine, best fish restaurant, and even for its beer list.

Visited December 2013
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Auckland
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193 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“fantastic food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2013

Business dinner for 7 - brilliant service and atmosphere, food was exceptional and everyone was on their A game - don't expect a quiet night

  • Visited December 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A wonderful meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2013

Ortega Fish Shack is not to be missed. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The Roasted Tarakihi was a delicious main meal, followed by the the pear souffle- yummy.
Highly recommended.

  • Visited October 2013
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Brisbane
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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“Deserves to be the No 1 seafood restaurant in Wellington”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

Buzzing, professional, friendly establishment. Great wine list, inspired menu making choices difficult because it all sounds fabulous. Not to be missed if you love seafood!

  • Visited December 2013
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Lyttelton, New Zealand
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9 reviews
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“Outstanding salmon and overall great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2013

Inventive cuisine. Laid back atmosphere and unbelievable truffles for a complementary dessert. Outstanding.

  • Visited December 2013
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