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Ortega's - A Mexican Bistro

141 University Ave Ste 5, San Diego, CA 92103-3063
+1 619-692-4200
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
141 University Ave Ste 5, San Diego, CA 92103-3063
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten at Ortega's numerous times and have always been satisfied with the taste of the food and the service they provide. My family and I had a large party to celebrate my daughter's birthday. Our server, Jonathan was very attentive, efficient, and overall...More

Thank Angelica S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small menu, great guacamole, beans and carnitas...parking is an issue however the food and service are good

Thank travelshooter71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a wonderful meal here. The steak was cooked perfectly and the homemade tortilla was delicious! What was the best was the salsa, it was totally different than the typical Pico de Gallo, so good.

Thank Sherilee N
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

This is a great resturant! My wife and mother both enjoyed the meals. Service was outstanding. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends and family. Keep up the great service and outstanding food!!!

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 2 May 2017

I was there at happy hour, probably change of shift. Management sat me and took my order. My cadillac margarita had no color or bite and I asked if the Gran Marnier had been left out. The manager/waiter told me it had not, and that...More

Thank HikerWNC54
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Had not been here for a long time, so was pleasantly surprised and chagrined at what we had missed. the service on the patio remains a little slow but the food does make up for it. The shrimp ceviche is on the Happy Hour menu,...More

Thank Coleman M
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Everything we ordered was delicious. Starting with the perfectly spiced soup. We had the lobster and shrimp special, grilled dorado veracruz (mahi mahi), and adobo carnitas tacos. Each dish was extraordinarily special. We will be back! and often.

Thank Joyce W
Reviewed 29 March 2017

There are so many poor TexMex type Mexican restaurants in San Diego that you begin to despair of finding something that offers real taste. Ortega's is one of the rare exceptions. My wife and I have been here several times and have always left pleased...More

Thank howcrab
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Many Mexican restaurants don't serve chile rellenos but Ortega's were really delicious. Next time we will go for dinner and share the lobster, prepared Mexican style.

Thank longponder
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We got recommendation from the locals to visit this restaurant. Gorgeous food and staff. Specially guacamole, they make it just in front of your eyes. Worth visiting.

Thank Andrius D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141 University Ave Ste 5, San Diego, CA 92103-3063
    (3rd Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-692-4200
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