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“Worth the adventure to find!”
Review of Tortuga's Cocina - CLOSED

Tortuga's Cocina
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Nutley, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Worth the adventure to find!”
Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

It was worth the little adventure to find this unique restaurant. Nestled behind another building (that it is attached to), Tortuga's Cocina is a great little find. It's actually in a lot, off of the main road. It is adjacent to an Irish Pub where the alcoholic beverages are served from and since most Lambertville restaurants are BYOB this is great business agreement!
Initially the service was a little slow but once my order was taken it was better. Food came out quickly and was hot and delicious! Sangria from next door was also great!
I would definitely go back when I return to town!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Joanna S
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Belle Mead, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Outstanding!”
Reviewed April 25, 2014

The food, atmosphere, service are exceptional! The most pleasant and accommodating service people. Can't rave more about the shrimp with chitpoli and the squid appetizer.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Booches3
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Robbinsville, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Mexican Fare”
Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

The creamy chipotle pollo was amazing! The service was incredible as well. We will definitely return!

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Thank Ronnie R
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best Mexican”
Reviewed March 19, 2014

We stumbled across this restaurant probably 4 years ago. It is a favorite place for us and the kids whenever we want authentic Mexican food.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank ATahaney
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New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Pleasant Surprise!”
Reviewed March 17, 2014

My wife and I visit Lambertville many times throughout the year with lunch always part of our day. On our last visit we were trying to figure out where to eat this time. My wife remembered reading a review in the NY Times about a Mexican restaurant in Lambertville and maybe we should try that. After a quick google we found it tucked away behind Mitchell's Cafe. It was a small but inviting place attached to Mitchell's from where all drink orders came. The chips and salsa were excellent: spicy but not too. My wife had the fish tacos and I had the huevos chorizo. Both meals were excellent. Both meals came with refried beans and rice. My dish also had guacamole, sour cream and tortillas. The fish tacos were wrapped in blue tortillas. Both meals were filling and relatively inexpensive. We can't wait to try it for dinner!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Foma
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