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“Lovely setting, nice food and good service”
Review of Tortuga

Tortuga
Ranked #208 of 9,701 Restaurants in Dubai
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, Bar
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The warmth and flavours of Mexico have arrived on the Arabian Gulf shores. Tortuga is the new vibrant and colourful Mexican restaurant in Dubai at Jumeirah Mina A'Salam, Madinat Jumeirah. Headed by Mexican Chef Oscar Rito, guests at Tortuga are invited on a culinary journey to authentic Mexican home. Come and enjoy Dubai's newest and most exhilarating fiesta, where the food will revive your soul. Tortuga welcomes you to its home: Mi casa es su casa.
Reviewed June 4, 2014

We took the abra to Tortuga for a nice mexican dinner with our 16month son. They were very quick to bring out his dinner and made as requested. Our food also was also very tasty. We chose to sit outside as they have fans and the setting is beautiful. We enjoyed the experience!

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Reviewed June 1, 2014

Tortuga has been true to its' word that they bring authentic Mexican taste to satisfy your unique palate. Chef Carlo's Molcajete recipe coming from his grandmother is truly a family heritage that he and Tortuga should be proud of. The melting cheese on a volcanic rock bowl left us impressed. The Camarones Al Ajillo is also a must try with its' sizzling flavor and tangy taste.

Our dinner wouldn't be complete without the frozen margaritas with the zest of blood orange. For a GP (general patronage) diners, chilled Jarritos is would be my recommended beverage; kinda something that reminds me of childhood on a sunny summer day.

The ambiance was quite charming; with its' scarlett & bright sunny" adorned cushions and wick basked lamp shades, you will really get the "fiesta" feeling. service was great. With the scenic view of the lagoon, water taxis and the Arabian Gulf, the restaurant has somehow brought us to sunny Acapulco :-).

Our server Janice was so informative, friendly and "intuitive" with what we might be looking for in a cuisine that is somewhat new for us. Truly, she is an ambassador for their lovely restaurant and had shown us about what they take pride with Tortuga.

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2  Thank foxyjulius
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Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Service was very good in the 42 degrees heat !
Had beers outside overlooking the water but had to move inside for food as was just too hot. Lovely friendly staff and food was good and tasty.

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Simply great. The food and the services are amazing. Healthy mexican food, not toooooo fatty like other Mexican restaurants in town. The terrace has a great atmosphere, when the weather allows it.

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1  Thank laurie_meens
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Reviewed May 25, 2014

The food was good, especially the mushroom quesadillas. But it's too hot to eat outside now and unfortunately they would not relocate us inside. If they don't close the covered terrace for the summer they should screen it off and use portable air con units. The greeter and manager were both fantastic but our server was offhand and extra items appeared on our bill. They served us 2-for-1 margaritas outside while we waited for our food but later told us it was a bar only offer. Good for the holiday crowd but as a resident it's not good enough to entice me back.

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Thank travellingcherry
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