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Ortega 120

4.4
894 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern
Perfect For:
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican / Southwestern, Organic, Regional Mexican
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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.
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Phone number
(310) 792-4120
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Thomas Ortega
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Catering
Catering and Fiesta To Go Packs available.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Palo Verdes
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Parking details
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!
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Public transit
Many stops are located around us.
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Entertainment
Please call for information.
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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.
Additional
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
What 894 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.4
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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Had not been to Ortega 120 in several years and I’m happy to say, the food, atmosphere and margaritas were even better than I remember! Exceptional cuisine!!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Celebrating my daughters 25th birthday

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Good Mexican food. Great margaritas

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I made a reservation for 4 adults. As soon as I checked in, they seated us immediately. The server was quick, attentive and anticipated our needs. I would definitely recommend this restaurant! We had a great time!

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great tasting upscale Mexican cuisine without being too pretentious. The service, though extremely friendly, can be a bit sluggish. However, I've never had a bad meal. The decor is 100% committed to a dia de los muertos theme which I love. A must try.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

I loved the Dia de las Muertas decor and they had many food choices for everyone - meat lovers, vegetarians and vegan. The chips and salsa were very good. The Margaritas were fresh and good. The food portion sizes were just right with a bit to take home. The place is very loud, and a bit dark for reading the menu, but it was so much fun looking around that I didn't care. I would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Our recent visit to Ortega 120 to celebrate our daughter's birthday was great. Super service and delicious food. Love going there!

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

The food was fabulous, and we loved our waiter. Great margaritas ((we got the pitcher) and I loved the chile relleno duo! Friends ordered the enchiladas with mole, and raved about them.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

O-120 has and always will be one of my top Mex restaurants. Their food, their appetizer and their horchata are to die for. Every time we dine at O-120, service is up to par, the food is delicious, and the ambiance is energetic. Recommend!!!

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Fun place with good food. As of late, the parking has been getting difficult. Yoga class Friday nights, 5 - 6. Takes all of the parking. Had to circle for 15 minutes in the structure to find someone pulling out. We find it best in early afternoon. fewer people and a nice quiet atmosphere. Dinner time, you have to sit right next to one another to hear each other speak. Carpet is not recommended for restaurants, but it would go a long way to quiet things down.

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3.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Food was ok. Not amazing, like usual. I actually think I got sick from the 9 Year Nachos.

Even the margarita pitcher was meh.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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!

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3.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Food was good. I enjoyed the Posole, although it usually is not served with Shreded pork.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The Cuban burger was awesome and the Pig tacos were as well. The guacamole was okay, needed a little more flavor. Service was good too.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was good, the chicken mole enchiladas were very good. Great margaritas !!!

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Server disappeared

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

It was nice. Very loud, good food, service was weird. They were very prompt then just left us for an hour after they gave us the dessert menu. I go there for the food.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Excellent margaritas, homemade titillasse chips and tacos. The Brussels sprout and ham tacos were great! Love the ambiance and decor.

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3.0Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on January 6, 2018

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 !

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Went with a beautiful girl and she enjoyed the food.

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4.0Dined on January 4, 2018

The menu is varied and the food is very good. Much better than any chain restaurant and the quality of seafood seems very fresh.

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3.0Dined on January 3, 2018

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.
Beans and

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3.0Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Ortega is great. The food, the margaritas, tortillas made in house. Their mole is exceptional.

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Absolutely inspired Mexican cuisine. It is our go to place in the South Bay when we need a taste of south of the border. Delicious!

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2.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Food was good. Service was terrible. There was was nobody there and it took us 25min to get a drink. The restaurant has potential since their food is really good, they just need to learn how to serve tables properly

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

A favorite of ours had previous slow service - this last visit was outstanding ! Always excellent food- was even better last night - device was very quick, attentive, exactly as ordered even with some special requests - we’ll done!!!

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Service was a little slow but the food was great I would come back. Everyone is friendly

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4.0Dined on November 26, 2017

Food is always consistently good here - this time, the service was a little lackluster. Not bad, just that our server seemed to be bored and not too friendly.

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Had a great experience! Food was excellent, service was top of the line with Jesus! Definitely visiting again!

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

First timers, but will return with a group of friends! Cool place, great food and the drinks were delicious!

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5.0Dined on November 21, 2017

Loved it! Will be back soon!

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2017

Came for lunch on a recommendation. Food was really good, even better than expected. Best Mexican food that I’ve had in LA.

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

We keep coming back over and over and over again. Elevates Mexican cuisine--pure pleasure!

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

The kale salad was delicious I don’t regret my choice at all.

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