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About Ortega 120
Redefining Nuevo Latino Cocktails & Cuisine.Ortega 120 opened June of 2008 & has received critical acclaim as well as numerous awards including: South Bay’s Best-“Favorite Mexican Restaurant & Chef” Daily Breeze, “Top Ten Mexican Restaurants in America” Steven Milling—ManMade 2010 “Top Ten Mexican Restaurants in LA” Gayot, “Best Classic Margarita In Los Angeles” LA WEEKLY, “Top Ten Summer Cocktails in LA” City Search, “Best Margarita in the South Bay” and “Best Tequila Bar” Voted in Easy Reader Best of the Beach,“ …Nowhere by the beach can you find such heartfelt Mexican cooking” S. Irene Virbilia- LA Times, “Shout Ole!…” Merrill Schindler- Daily Breeze,
Ortega 120 is a lively venue where people come to celebrate many special occasions from birthday's to surprise wedding engagements!
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Mexican / Southwestern, Organic, Regional Mexican
Hours of Operation:
We are open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner from 11:30am till 10pm weeknights and 11pm weekends 9pm on Sunday. Brunch on Saturday & Sunday from 10:30am to 3pm. Happy Hour 4 to close on Monday, Wednesday thru Thursday 4pm to 6pm, Fri- Sat 3pm-5pm and Taco Tuesday 4pm to close.
Open Table reservations are for regular dining only. Taco Tuesday and Happy Hour are on a first come first served basis only. Exceptions are respectfully declined, gracias for your understanding.
$30 and under
Please call for information.
Catering and Fiesta To Go Packs available.
There is ample parking immediately behind the restaurant. Simply turn from Pacific Coast Highway into our lot. The turn is at the light at Vista Del Parque. All spaces are ok to park in!
Many stops are located around us.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
For reservations over 6 people please call the restaurant. Happy Hour seven days a week! Please call for cooking classes, Tequila University, Tamale 101, wine or tequila dinners and upcoming events.
Ortega 120 Ratings and Reviews
This is a great place to experience quirky, tasty "mexican-esque" cuisine. The chile relleno is delicious, as are the street tacos and carnitas.
You absolutely have to make a reservation though. If you don't have one, the pretty hostesses are cold and impregnable. But they will fawn all over you if your name is on their list. And the staff will herd you out as quickly as they can, but they will be polite about it and do it all with a smile. So, enjoy the food and find some entertainment in the trendy, "teenager" staff!
No acknowledgement of parents anniversary even though I put it down on the reservation
Service was okay. Had to keep asking for water. Food was okay. A bit overpriced but I get that you are paying extra for the ambiance. Drinks were good and strong. Table chips were fresh.
It’s extremely loud!! Lol. Good place for those who like to just eat, drink and be merry... just not a place for a date night... unless your into that. :)
Food’s very good. Service that night was great and the Modelo Especial hit the spot
Recommend O-120 for those who like good food, cold beer and your choice of tequila !
Happy Hour Skinny premium margaritas are just all sour juice and little top notch tequila. Been going there for years and we can’t figure out why their margs are voted so highly. Try Panchos in MB for the best.
Food - they discontinued the best fish on the menu the trout.
Salmon sauce is way overpowering and too sweet
Tacos Pastor are limited on actual filling size.
Still festive and solid food but not our best visit here by far. Not our servers fault completely but overall service was inattentive and not adequate for number of tables. We did not get checked on for quality of food nor 2nd round of drinks. Server was very busy with bigger groups and tables. Margaritas lacked sparkle of other visits. Carne Asada ok but not memorable.
This is my go-to for terrific cocktails and cool atmosphere and for that this visit delivered. My waiter, Eric was excellent. My husband ordered the enchiladas mole which we both loved,however my carne asada was luke warm when it was set down. Which detracted from the overall presentation and experience. Next visit I will ask that it be hotter.
Loved the décor and vibe at Ortega 120. Hot chips and salsa were delicious and the pork tacos and brussel sprouts dish with pumpkin seeds and cotija cheese was divine! Would come back for that dish alone!!! On less stellar notes...michelada was lacking and the enchiladas were ok not bad but just ok. Can't wait to come back with friends and sample a few more dishes.
this was our first time at Ortega 120 and it certainly met my expectation. I always look at menus of restaurants new to me when I book and the tour de taco really interested me and it did not disappoint. Each taco was simply crafted and tasted amazing. We ordered guacamole and when it did not come, before our entrees, they brought it anyway and comped it. This is how restaurants should treat their customers. We had the churros for dessert. they were excellent, but for 3 4 inch churros, we thought $7.50 was a bit pricey compared to the cost of entrees. We will go back.
I really enjoy my dining experience and it was very comfortable. I really recommend this restaurant to my family and friends. I love that it is very traditional and it has famous pictures of my Mexican culture.I would definitely come back to dine in and enjoy with my family and friends.
I like this place a lot, though sometimes the slowness of service and messy plates of food prevent me from LOVING it. But they have $5 margs and mimosas/sangria for $1.70 when you order an entree, so it's a good value. That's how much mimosas SHOULD cost!!!
It was noisy... The chips tasted stale. That was not a good start. When the meal arrived (it took a while) the food and margaritas were very good. We couldn't eat everything or finish our pitcher of Margaritas. When they cleared our table the waiter took our 1/2 drunken pitcher poured it into a couple of glasses and then served them to another table! Gross! Recycled Margaritas! We won't be back.
Some of the food is outstanding, some just okay. Noise level as everyone knows that has eaten there is off the chart the later in the evening that you dine. Curious, they usually push their guacamole, but this time they neglected to mention it. The margaritas are good. Don't order the pitcher unless you drink fast as the ice dilutes the drink. Good parking and friendly staff. FYI, make a reservation thru Open Table. Things get pretty crowded the later you go.
Enjoying introducing my mom and brother to places they may never have been, for dinner this evening I chose Ortega 120. Despite their initial fear of going outside the burger norm, I pushed forward confident in my decision. Aside from a couple mild irritants, the two were impressed. (A win for me!)
Enchiladas Mole and Chilaquiles, chased shortly after by a delightful churro and ice cream dessert filled our bellies and made us say mmmmmmm.
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