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“Great atmosphere & great food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ortega'z Southwestern Grill & Wine Bar

Ortega'z Southwestern Grill & Wine Bar
Ranked #4 of 35 Restaurants in Manteo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Southwestern, Seafood, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Raleigh, NC
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere & great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2010

Our server was great and very friendly, food was fantastic and came out very fast. Loved the homemade chips and salsa! And for the money and atmosphere you can't beat a quaint little restaurant like this in such a charming town! A definite place to stop and eat at while you are visiting Manteo!

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English first
North Carolina
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“LOVE IT!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2009

My family and I visit Ortega'z every chance we get when we visit the Outerbanks! I've had lunch and dinner there on several occasions and have yet to be disappointed. I really like their fish tacos and fresh chips and salsa! The food is excellent and the service speaks volumes. It is worth the drive over to Manteo if you are in the outerbanks and want some good food! The Chopped Salad was a favorite at my table last time as well as the pepper seared steak. I had the roasted corn chowder too and its to die for - again I can't say anything bad about this place. It's great that the owners came to the area to redo the building and provide this great site!

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Thank Kyleen
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Virginia Beach
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awesome resturant and specialized catering for weddings and events.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2009

The Ortega's recently catered our daughters vegan wedding reception. They used her suggestions and modified them with their awesome talents to provide an amazing feast for 150 people many of whom had never experienced a vegetarian meal and had no idea it would be so delicious. The most unexpected thing was that the tofu buffalo wings were the biggest hit and folks kept coming back for more. They and their staff attended to every detail to make the reception flawless. we also ate at the resturant several times and were always delighted with the resturant fare. I would highly recomend the resturant or the catering services to everyone.

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New York
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177 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Casual for lunch, upscale for dinner, great food either way”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2009

A Southwestern cuisine with a nice mix of NC seafood; eclectic and creative dishes. No appetite should be unsatisfied. The "poppers" are nice and hot with a lovely, creamy filling. The roasted corn soup had incredible flavor. The enchilada dinner (with house roasted pork) was both tasty and enough for two. And the lamb shank, with lovely gravy was deliciously tender; the sides of mashed potatoes and still crisp garden veggies were great. Nice beer and wine list. What's not to like? Only, perhaps, no room for dessert. Very attentive and friendly service. The waiter's beer recommendation was right on with a sample offered before the final decision was made. Very reasonably priced and a charming setting. There are picnic tables out front, and tables with linen inside. Also a small bar.

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Yorktown, VA
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292 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“great lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2009

We have had lunch at Ortega'z twice this summer with a large group of adults and children and everyone really enjoyed it both times. We have sampled a little of everything but especially liked the soup, cuban press sandwich, taquitos, and steak sandwich. The kids like the homemade chicken fingers and cheese quesadilla. Sit outside if it is not too hot.

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