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For 2
Date
Thu, 2/22
Time
11:00 PM
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Ortega's A Mexican Bistro

4.3
620 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Happy Hour
Ortega’s Mexican Bistro features the authentic flavors of Puerto Nuevo. Experience Baja style lobster and table side guacamole while sipping a decadent pomegranate margarita. Enjoy dining in our restaurant or for a more energized evening, dine in our bar - La Cantina. Additional flavors include Banana Crusted Huachinango, Kobe Beef Bistek and Chicken Mole. Newly expanded and designed to capture the festive traditions and tasteful flavors of Puerto Nuevo.
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern
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Hours of operation
Monday thru Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm

Fridays: 11:30am-11:30pm

Saturdays: 10:00am-11:30pm

Sundays: 9:30am-10:00pm
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Phone number
(619) 692-4200
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
3rd Avenue
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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With two kitchens, bar area, and two private rooms, Ortega’s is the perfect location to host your next event. Reserve any of the spaces below for a truly exclusive celebration.

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What 620 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HannahM 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

$2 margarita special in Tuesdays! Great deal, large entrees and delicious tableside guacamole

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Last time we had a good time,this time, not so much. The waiter was rude, the food cold and over priced.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Always enjoy Happy hour & delicious food when we come for any celebration. Also have recommended friends

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Playaman (San Diego)
1.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

It was totally disappointing compared to our previous visit several years ago. We thought we'd return for lobster dinner as we had enjoyed in the past. It was not busy as there were maybe four couples in the dining room. It took over 25 minutes before our drinks were served and over 40 mi utes before our lobsters were served. The lobsters were under cooked making cutting. It with the dull flat ware knife a workout. When lobsters are cooked, the shell should be red/orange. These shells were primarily brown. Waitress asked she could get something else. I asked for a glass of water. It never came. Two lobster dinners, 1 ice tea, 1 cocktail...$98. Not bad if the food was done and if service was good. Had neither. Manager advised of our experience.

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Outoftowner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Visiting from New York, have been here a few years ago and it is still as good as it ever was. Fish tacos, fresh guacamole, margaritas were all fabulous! Great attentive service

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent service! Excellent food! We will definitely plan on returning. Great alternative to Puerto Nuevo!

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vipfictiongirl28 (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Been here quite a few times over the years. Prices have seemed to have gone up, and they were kind of high before. Food is good but not good enough in relation to the price. Had the carne asada burrito and the beef was overcooked. My husband had the chicken enchilada thing and the chicken was mediocre at best. Margarita was weak, and I'm a light-weight. Waiter was good though.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for lunch New Year's eve, had the lobster- which was excellent and not TOO pricey! Server was helpful and nice.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Menu is creative. Chips are great. The price is relatively high. The food was prepared well but quite salty. Parking i the area is generally quite challenging.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Great value... we drive from Orange County for the lobster

It’s great... and nice place

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