Tortuga's Saltwater Grill
Shrimp and Grits
A Fan Favorite. Gulf Shrimp Sauteed with Crispy Bacon, Poblano and Sweet Corn. Served over Cheddar Grit Cakes, Topped with a Decadent Pan Sauce. Garnished with Green Onion and Diced Tomato
Lump Crab Mixed with a Perfect Blend of Spices. Served with House Remoulade
Key Lime Pie
A must-have when on an island!
Maurice is the greatest server of all time
We love Tortugas but were a little disappointed this time with our food. We're sure just an off night in kitchen. Risotto was a bit crunchy and fish fry.
Staff and service amazing as always! Flavor of food always great! Highly recommend them and their franchise
Great food, we wanted to go back the next night but at 8:12 pm they were already closed. Darn!!
Normally this place is amazing. Staff is was very slow this past Sunday at brunch and the changes they have made to the food-migas, hashbrowns, lack of lattes, etc. left us very dissatisfied this time around.
Mariah was great
I had 1 reservation outside and my daughter had another reservation inside. The male host almost did not want to honor our outside reservation for our 6 teenagers until I told him we were covering both tabs separately. It was quite simple, we paid and gave tips to both our waitress and waiter at the end of our meal.
We got sat on time and our waitress was quick and attentive. We enjoyed our dinner and will be back again. Our food came out quickly and order was correct. We also go seated promptly when we arrived. We always have to eat here whenever we visit Port A!
The foos was ok, nothing extraordinary. We were disappointed.
Rubin our waiter was awesome. He made the occasion wonderful and the food was so good. We come to tortuga every time we come to Port Aransas!
Really like this place. Consider a more kid friendly dessert option!
1st time visiting Tortuga and it was worth it. We started with a glass of Cabernet and a crab cake. Plentiful for an app, lots of crab great flavor very little filler…tasty drizzle on the plate. Next I had the scallops over risotto…grilled to perfection, excellent dinner size. The dry spinach with grilled tomatoes was excellent. We had a great server, Christina who was super friendly, attentive and a pleasure to be around. All in all it was a five star night.
We had a charming wait staff, the food was great! There was a mixup with one special diet meal that they resolved. Always love a low key place with an inspired menu.
Our family enjoyed our meals at Tortuga. The red snapper and scallops were very good! Risotto and clamor salad yummy. Pass on the crab cake. Reuben was an excellent server!
We stop in every time we’re here. It’s absolutely amazing. We’re culinary geeks that travel for food. Most people won’t understand such a fine cuisine. It’s right here in Port A. We may be back twice before we leave
Very nice meal at Tortugas. The Panko Encrusted Snapper with crab on top was very good as was the Snapper Ponchetrain, though the fish itself was slightly overcooked. However, the excellent sauce mare than made up for it. The Asparagus was crisp and good. The key lime pie was small and and tasted off. Oh well.
Tortuga Saltwater Grill was an all around great experience for quiet Port A. Having just come from the foodie capital of Texas, Austin I had low expectations and was very pleased with the food and service.
Best dinner I’ve had in Port Aransas
A great place to dine anytime we come to Port Aransas!
The food here was outstanding. We had a table of 4 and tried the Shrimp and Grits (perhaps the best we have ever had), PortABene (crab cake eggs Benedict), biscuits and gravy with chiorzo gravy and steak and eggs/. All exceeded expectations. Food was fresh, very flavorful and nicely presented with generous portion sizes. A wonderful place for a special brunch or a delightful meal. We do recommend reservations at least until the staffing shortage gets better but it is worth planning for.
The food was great! Shrimp and grits were shared by all!!
Going back again tonite!
Good food, good price, good service
Food was very good! I had the shrimp and grits w a glass of wine. I believe this is one of their specialties. Hubby had red snapper ponchatrain which was good but not as good as Babins or Pappadeaux’s but probably the best you can get in Port A. We made a reservation and were running about 30 minutes late. They called us a few minutes after our reservation and we told them we were running late. They were able to move our reservation. I would highly recommend going here for a nice dinner out.
This used to be my favorite dining spot but recently I have noticed a steady decline in food options and service. They are always out of oysters and mussels, and even espresso this last time. Our drinks and food took a long time and our waitress was not very attentive. Hope this changes so I will enjoy coming back again in the future.
We’ve been to Tortugas several times and always love their food. The service is always outstanding and specialty drinks are good. We visited today specifically for brunch and found out when we got there that they were only going to serve lunch menu. It was very disappointing to have your mind set on brunch and then have to choose something to totally different. I had the blackened shrimp salad which was just okay. The lettuce was not the best.
Will continue to visit Tortugas as it’s definitely one of the best in Port A and the dinner menu is great!
Waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. Our appetizer was never brought out and they had issues with our drinks.
Great menu with an island flare.
Our server was very good, the food tasty, and a local Hef on tap. Very nice.
Great food, fabulous service! We went back the next day!
Friendly, fast service and delicious brunch
Great black and blue ribeye! My husband had the seafood pasta, and it was wonderful too.
We were delighted with our experience. Being a regular visitor to Port A, we have been creatures of habit and stuck to our tried and true restaurants. However, with some of the regular places having difficulties with staffing during the times of Covid, they were not all open during their normal hours. This led us to try Tortugas. It was such a great experience all around. The wine list was extensive and the amount of variety on the menu made it possible for my husband and I (he eats fish and I don't) to still have a good amount of menu choices. We shared the boudin balls which were very flavorful even without the sauce that came with them. I had the Black and Bleu Salad not quite knowing what to expect and was so excited when the steak medallions were cooked to perfection. My husband gave high praise to the breading and seasoning on the "All three Seafood" platter and swore the fish had to have been swimming not too long before it hit the plate. We will definitely be going back!
Fabulous food! The scallops and filet were melt in your mouth. I cut the filet with a butter knife, so tender. The key lime pie was very good! Just the right amount of tart!
Service was great! Will, our server, was friendly and super helpful! Kiki helped us with our purchases from the gift shop. Such a sweet young lady! Thank you all for the great meals and superb service! Wonderful atmosphere. Sad to be heading back home tomorrow but we picked a great place to have our final meal here in Port A!
Best service ever! Food was amazing. Patio was great too.
Delicious crab crusted Sea Bass and the spice cake dessert was amazing! Highly recommend.
Amazing food - wow! Super fresh and expertly prepared. Excellent service and very nice ambiance. Only wish we had sat outside as inside was pretty noisy. Would go back in a heartbeat!
Always great service and tasty food!
Good food and service.
So good! Always enjoy Sunday brunch! I wish they had breakfast every day though!
As usual Tortuga did not disappoint! The charbroiled oysters are so freakin good! So is the crab imperial. Literally everything we had was outstanding. You just can’t go wrong at Tortuga!
Tortuga's Saltwater Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (361) 749-2739.
Tortuga's Saltwater Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 157 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.