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“The food was actually decent!”

Tortuga Coastal Cantina
Ranked #59 of 308 Restaurants in Galveston
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Roseville, Ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“The food was actually decent!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

The service was top notch, the margarita excellent and man did they every bring you tons of chips and salsa. That was the bomb. Being from California, you can't even smoke on an outdoor patio when food is involved. I was inside, close to the patio and there were smokers outside. Amazing how even when the door opened, smoke smell would come inside. Totally gross, but it didn't entirety ruin the meal! Time for Texas to get tougher on that issue.
I had a delicious combo plate that had a very good tamale, taco and enchilada. Nice work!

Visited March 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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526 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“Great margaritas, less successful fajitas”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

Delicious Tortuga Rita (margaritas) and nicely priced during Happy Hour. The special Valentine's chicken fajita for 2 was not as great. No sour cream, no cheese, picco de gallo was tasteless, chicken was spongy. Service was excellent.

  • Visited February 2013
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Houston, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good food, great service, nice ambience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

My family and I really enjoyed our meal here out on the patio. Plus, happy hour margaritas are tough to beat! Great vibe, relaxing meal.

Visited March 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good Mexican Food on the Seawall”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

First trip to Galveston since Hurricane Ike, so our family decided to revisit some of our favorite restaurants, including Tortuga. We arrived around 7 p.m. on a Friday night during Spring Break, and despite a full parking lot, were told it would be a 15 minute wait for our party of five. Much to our surprise, we were seated in less than 10 minutes.

Fresh guacamole, prepared tableside, was delicious accompaniment to the chips and salsa. After a late lunch, our party had lighter meals, which included fish tscos, fajita nachos and grilled, bacon-wrapped shirmp, which was served quickly, especially given the crowded restaurant. Food was delicious - grilled shrimp was stuffed with cheese and a slice of jalapeno before being wrapped by bacon & grilled perfectly. Fish tacos were fresh and light, and enjoyed by two in our party. Nachos were good, but rather typical.

Overall, a great meal with efficient and attentive service. Happy to see that Tortuga weathered the spring break crowds and a hurricane!

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“Good food, quick service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

After a long day of playing on the beach, we enjoy going to Tortugas for dinner.

The food tastes fresh and most importantly, is served quickly-which makes all of the hungry bellies in my crew happy.

The sopapillas were excellent! Price is great for families too.

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