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“Great Location and Food”

Tortugas Cafe and Tiki Bar
Ranked #183 of 1,452 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Price range: $6 - $15
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Healthy
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Description: Tortuga’s Café and Tiki Bar, at the Ocean Beach Club pool level, is the local island-like escape offering a laid back vibe that is Virginia Beach’s best kept secret for delicious café fare, beautiful drinks in collectible glasses and buckets and the best oceanfront views north of the Neptune Park statue.
Reviewed September 24, 2012

An absolutely relaxing patio restaurant with a beautiful ocean view. Service was quick and the waitress was attentive. The BBQ chicken bites appetizer was tasty and the salads substantial. The lunchtime special on the mimosa was a surprise. We wish we had more time at the beach we would surely return.

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Thank DreamingOfTraveling3
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

The food at this place is terrible. Everything is just frozen food, thawed, and put on a plate. Nothing is fresh. There were three of us and we had an order of nachos as an appetizer. The chicken was canned chicken with no flavor. They were just big rubbery pieces of chicken. I had a shrimp wrap and the shrimp was frozen from a bag - there was no seasoning or anything. It was really inedible. One of our party had a club panini and the tater tots and she said it was bad. She didn't eat her food either. When the waitress came over we politely explained our issues and she was nice and gave us a discount on the bill. The patio is nice and customer service was good but other that was it.

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Thank loveshak22
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

We loved that it felt like a tropical place. The food was great and the ambiance perfect. They were playing nice reggae music and our server was very attentive.

Thank travel74Travel74
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

One of our most frequent stops at the beach, just for drinks and a quick bite.

Absolutely a tourist drop-in, and there's nothing wrong with that. All the usual frozen drinks and heavy fried foods and nachos, a couple of wraps so you can pretend to be eating healthy. So with that in mind, it's still a great place for an afternoon break or an evening drink.

The food is OK, actually, though not excellent, and the Long Island Iced Tea and Mai Tai are pretty respectable, not too heavy on the sour mix & pop. Beers are cold, always a reliable alternative. The real asset is the setting, tables for two or four nestled among plants and flowers, right on the boardwalk, large umbrellas for relief from the sun in Summer, and a fire pit for cooler evenings when the season is turning. Service is spotty at times, but usually pretty good.

It does have a kid's menu, but not usually any children - it's just not that kind of place. Much less hectic than the always raucous Catch 31 down the boardwalk, so you can actually enjoy some conversation. More comfortable than most of the oceanfront Formica or worn wood outdoor dining spots.

So all in all, a pretty fine place just to share a drink or two with friends.

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Reviewed September 3, 2012

They really try to get you to buy a bunch of the drinks, I almost wanted to ask if they were non-alcoholic

Thank Mary B
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