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Ortega'z Southwestern Grill & Wine Bar

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Seafood, Bar
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201 Sir Walter Raleigh St, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9420
+1 252-473-5911
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114 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

While staying at the Tranquil House in Manteo, we asked for a restaurant recommendation since the hotel restaurant was closed. Their recommendation was warranted as we had a great meal with excellent service. The menu is very different and very good. I highly recommend it.

Thank BobooVa
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

My husband and I had this restaurant on our list when we visited the Outer Banks and we weren't disappointed! We ate outside on the patio, and had the server's recommendation of Tuna tacos with black beans and rice. They were incredible. The service was excellent and the staff extremely friendly. We went back for another lunch a couple of... More 

Thank RobertaC1632
Saint Augustine, Florida
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Stopped for dinner. Greeted by very friendly staff and seated right away. Our server was great. My husband ordered an overstuffed beef burrito and I ordered the shrimp quesadilla. Both entrees were steamy hot and very delicious. We enjoyed the evening and would recommend it to others.

Thank Bernadette S
Suffolk, Virginia
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I have had lunch here maybe 4 times and dinner once, never disappointed in fact walked away with a smile each time. Very good, casual, southwestern, fresh NC seafood incorporated in the menu. I heard is run by a husband/wife team that swaps roles annually. Keep up the good work.

Thank Paul S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I was intrigued by Ortega'z menu after seeing it online. The restaurant is charming, the staff is friendly and attentive, the view from the patio is engaging, and the food is delicious. I wanted to order one of everything! We'll be back as we plan to make Roanoke Island our part-time home.

Thank Leigh B
Annapolis, MD
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We stopped in for dinner our first night in town and enjoyed it very much. Service was friendly and helpful and we felt welcomed. My husband had the tequila lime chicken and are every bite. The chicken was flavorful and perfectly. I had the fish tacos, made with fresh tacos, and they were the best I've ever had. The side... More 

Thank joansch
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I'm giving three stars instead of one because the food was exceptional. The service, however, was abysmal. My husband and I had looked forward to dining here after seeing the restaurant on DDD. We arrived mid-afternoon and the restaurant was not busy -- a few people at the bar and maybe 4 tables seated between the outdoor patio and dining... More 

Thank denise1936
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Upon arrival we sat at the bar & asked if they had any HH specials, DADA! On a Friday night @ 5:45?? Perusing the menu they charge for chips & salsa. When being seated there was something wet in the corner behind my chair which soaked the bottom of my maxi dress!! We were meeting family, so we thought; let's... More 

Thank Bobbi S
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Food was okay. Everything was as expected but lacked any wow factor. Especially Considering this rest was on tv food show. Prices good.

Thank tdunmir
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23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Had a very good meal recently! Better than in previous years. Service was good and liked menu selections. Will definitely go back.

Thank Saundra W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Seafood, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Sir Walter Raleigh St, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9420
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Roanoke Island  >  Manteo
  • Phone Number: +1 252-473-5911

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