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Turtle Bay Taqueria

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431 Tyler St, Monterey, CA 93940-3027
+1 831-333-1500
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 21:30
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Monterey, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Just got over the flu and survived thanks to their soup. Love just about anything on the menu. For me, if the salsa is not good, I just don't order anything. We have eaten here since they opened at least 15 years ago!

Thank nixnansd
Richmond Ca.
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Got a bowl which the menu said came with salad, and beans. When the salad didn't come, the waiter said that was only with some of the bowls. No chips. Place was freezing cold. Food not very good. Service spotty. Don't go here.

Thank Pete S
San Diego,CA
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Found this by luck and was very impressed with the service and meal. Great value too. Very clean and casual atmosphere

Thank sendlog
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

we were on the road trip h1. stoped in monterey for californian dinner! the place looked very cool, nice decorations, staff was sweet as well. had ginger tea and 1st choice of plates (can't remember the name but it had salmon, shrimps, other fish salad rice etc) and my mate took corona with grilled prawn bowl. the food was great!... More 

Thank Gerda R
Monterey, California
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119 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This used to be our "go-to" place when attending a concert in Monterey or for lunch with friends. Sadly, it has really gone downhill the last two times we visited. The servers are inexperienced and don't seem to know the menu items. The food lacked flavor. During our last visit, there was a problem with getting the orders out and... More 

Thank Anne S
Atwater, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I had a friend in from out of state and wanted her to have some authentic California Mexican food. This place delivered. I shared the beef nachos with my daughter and they were delicious! Even our picky eaters found something to eat. The service was quick and polite. I will definitely eat there again.

Thank ckgomes1984
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

For many years we have been going to the Turtle Bay Taqueria for lunch whenever we are in the area. The food is always very nice, reasonably priced and the service is very friendly. They have good vegetarian options. I would thoroughly recommend.

Thank imd321
Monterey, California
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119 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant serves consistent good quality food. It is very convenient to eat here before going to the theatre. Service is quick and efficient. Prices are reasonable. I especially like their sand dab tostaco. The sand dabs are not on the menu but are usually available. I also like their grilled shrimp tostaco. They now provide table service when previously... More 

Thank Anne S
Dublin, California
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134 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch during the July 4th weekend since the other vegan Mexican place was closed. The food is good, not outstanding, the service is good as well. I had horchata for the first time in my life and really liked it and seeing many other customers also sipping it may i dare say they make it quite well.... More 

Thank Ninaad D
Peregian Beach, Australia
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

My family of 5 arrived at 7:50pm unaware that the restaurant closed at 8pm. Despite this we were invited to sit down and eat in, offered unhurried service, and enjoyable drinks and meals. The meats on the Hacienda Platter were particularly tasty and tender. $80 for dinner, a margarita, a Corona and other drinks was great value for an efficiently... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 Tyler St, Monterey, CA 93940-3027
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-333-1500

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