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Hotel Tortuga

East Village
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246 East 14th Street, New York City, NY 10003
+1 212-228-1884
11:00 - 23:45
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:45
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:45
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New York City, New York
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106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a burrito snob and I know New York City is not the epicenter of good Tex Mex, but Tortuga makes a good burrito. A wee bit on the salty side but I've eaten here so many times. Recommended.

Thank MorganPaar
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I was a fan of Paquitos on Third Avenue and 16th St., which has been closed for a little while now. I like the Paquito's on First and 9th Street, but it's too far outside of my lunch travel circle. Astoundingly, when I took a closer look on 14th St., I found the Hotel Tortuga and decided to give it... More 

Thank LCarbone23
Espoo, Finland
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Tortuga is a small genuine taqueria with excellent food in a small, cozy environment. On top of the good food, the restaurant has good music to enjoy.

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a late dinner after a show at the DR2 Theatre. Great service, amazing food -- vegetarian and omnivores alike were thrilled!

Thank halfhis0range
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

A great little find while walking around the city. Really great food, good prices, and excellent service. They were really friendly - couldn't fault it

Thank JimmUK
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The BBQ tempeh burrito with refried beans was incredible. I loved the whole "self service" chips and salsa, something I wish more places did. Pretty busy and had a hard time getting the waiter, but other than that it was fantastic.

Thank KevDawg67
Victoria, Canada
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

On our first night in NYC, we had dinner here. Our server was so kind and good at her job. She gave us one of the best customer service experiences we had in New York. The food was super tasty - lots of veggie and meat options. The quality was good, the portions were generous and the prices were good... More 

Thank LindsayC00
New South Wales, Australia
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123 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

I stumbled on this place on a rainy New York afternoon, looking for somewhere to get dry. The décor is bright and colourful, full of drawings pinned to the wall (most by kids, from the looks of it). It was hard to choose what to eat, the menu was so comprehensive. They have a great lunchtime special too, where you... More 

Thank DaisyFire
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

Excellent Vegan and vegetarian Mexican food with an authentic taste at a reasonable price. The owner also chooses a great selection when featuring Vegan cake for dessert!

Coventry, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015

Cute little place - amazing atmosphere - fantastic service! And the food... Veggie heaven!! If you like weird little, dive-y places to eat and you're a veggie/vegan who likes Mexican food, you NEED to go!

Thank TripMember04272015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:45
11:00 - 22:45
11:00 - 22:45
11:00 - 22:45
11:00 - 22:45
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 246 East 14th Street, New York City, NY 10003
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-228-1884
They opened in Fall of 2010.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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