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Ortega Fish Shack

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Seafood, European, New Zealand
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16 Majorbanks Street, Wellington, New Zealand
+64 4-382 9559
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Saturday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Calgary, Canada
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

LOVED this place. Food was amazing - creative, innovative, and well prepared. Service was casual and fun, but attentive. An amazing spot.

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Thank Greg C
Wellington, New Zealand
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Finally had a chance to visit Ortega after hearing so much about it. While obviously busy we were able to book a table for two upstairs. The experience was near perfect, I really do struggle to fault it. The service was quick but not pushy, our entrees and mains came out promptly and I was never left wondering where the... More 

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Thank chr1sm
Wellington, New Zealand
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379 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped of here for a pre cinema bite to eat. Didn't have a booking but luckily they were able squeeze us in (last table for two on a busy Saturday night). My god the food was amazing. Partner had the cray fish raviolli (silky smooth sauce) and i had the steak (cooked to perfection). Service and ambience was exceptional and... More 

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Thank Anthony G
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was good and friendly. We ordered some oysters which were nice and fresh. We ordered the paua with spaghetti starter which was quite nice. The whitebait omelette was just okay as we couldn't really taste the whitebait. For the mains, we had the flounder in seaweed butter was very impressive as well as the snapper. We had catalan... More 

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Thank Happy B
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has to be the best restaurant in Wellington... and yes, we have been to most of the others! It is buzzy - busy - bistro at it's best. The staff are wonderful and there are plenty of them; the food is always good, innovative without being over-the-top clever. (I had crayfish and prawn ravioli which was superb. John Dory... More 

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Thank Brian C
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great welcome and service. Relaxed atmosphere in a little converted villa. The food was a taste blast! The combinations were delicious and abit different but really worked! Definitely good there!

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Thank Sheryl H
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Average service but they were very busy.food was great and we'll presented. ..not sure about value as boss paid...would recommend.

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Thank Jatbowelly B
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service, comfortable atmosphere, friendly staff and FANTASTIC seafood. They make you feel so welcome the minute you arrive, like an old friend.

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Thank marileejanine
Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ortega is hugely popular and you should think about booking if you want to go. Despite the full tables, you can still hear yourself talk. The service is charming and accurate. It is mostly a fish restaurant - and they have very good raw ingredients. So that is all good. However, I find the cooking over elaborate and heavy handed.... More 

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Thank Procrustes
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For us this is one of those special anniversary or birthday restaurants. We don't go out often but when we do we like to enjoy the whole experience; the food, service and atmosphere. Ortega satisfies all these and more. We would reccommend anyone to eat here. If the children had been with us the fish and chip shop across the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, European, New Zealand
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Majorbanks Street, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-382 9559
Description
Fresh NZ Seafood

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?