Tortuga's Saltwater Grill

4.6
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72 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Welcome to Tortuga's Saltwater Grill! We are a unique restaurant in the heart of Port Aransas' Old Town Historic District, offering a twist on some regional and exotic dishes, as well as some classic favorites. We have become well-known for our charbroiled steaks, oysters and Shrimp and Grits! With a lighter lunch menu and more extensive dinner menu, we have many offerings for the whole family. Grab a meal or choose a craft cocktail or glass of wine from our extensive wine list and enjoy a break from the sun on our large covered porch.
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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab dip and charbroiled oysters were amazing! Service and ambience were great too! We will be back!

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Andrew
Austin
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Will definitely go back.

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Eric
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great, fast, easy to make reservation and they managed it perfectly. We went twice during our stay and both times it was great.

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EmilyC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious! My girlfriends and I all ordered a different brunch plate, and they were all phenomenal! My 2 favorite were the Tenders and Toast and the Chorizo Eggs.

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MLLS
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cool place. Need reservation on busy summer weekends

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food not great. Service was ok but that’s understandable for covid and Port A. Ate outside bc weather was good. Kids menu is a nice touch also.

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AllinChrist413
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the team at Tortuga’s! Always such a great experience for us when we go! Our steaks were perfect, and the potatoes and asparagus were on point as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was so nice to not only find amazing food in Port A, but also a clean restaurant, and one that is taking Covid seriously and taking precautions. Our meal was so good. Highly recommend the tuna nachos. The only place worth eating at there is this one. It’s a must!!!!!

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EdFeldman
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great choice for us! We recommended Tortuga to the people we were staying with! They ordered to go and really enjoyed!

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DanelleS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside and all the staff we came in contact with was excellent. Our server was Laura, and even with the mask having to be worn, you could tell she was extremely happy and loved her job. Literally could not have asked for better service! The food was excellent, as well.

10/10 recommend Tortuga’s!

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vipBgideon
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The charbroiled oysters were delicious. We ate dinner once and all enjoyed 4 different entrees then went back for lunch and the Ahi Tuna bowl was yummy. Also, they do a great job with COVID guidelines and we felt very safe.

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JustinZ
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the staff was great! We loved it!!

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Jean88
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

If your looking for a dish that isn’t fried this is your place!! Beautiful plate creations!!!! Gorgeous place for din we as well!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted to try something different. Did not disappoint. Loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Father’s Day, the food was delicious and service was great.

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PamD
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The crab crusted sea bass was delicious, but the risotto was bland and the asparagus was woody.  The snapper ponchatrain was great, but there are bell peppers in the sauce, and the person who ordered this is highly allergic (not mentioned on the menu) and had to be rushed out to get her EpiPen, missing our friend's birthday.  Mussels were good but also a little bland.  Seafood pasta was good.  Server was really great, but service itself was a bit slow.  Do love that they take reservations.  Definitely too pricy for what we got.  Was $200 for party of 4.

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

It was our 4th wedding anniversary. The food and service were great but the noise was intolerable. They should have asked the customer keep it down. We paid 108 for our meal with the tip. We expected a whole lot more for the price we paid.

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TracyC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was so great that we are going again tonight! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Ordered $40 filet mignion and it was cold.
A $27 pesto that was cold. Way too overpriced

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KathleenH
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can stress enough how important it is to make a reservation during this “pandemic”. They are doing an amazing job about keeping it clean and tables away from each other. It’s a small, intimate setting. I can’t tell you how many people walked up, annoyed, that the wait for a party of 12 was 2 hours. They were absolute pros.

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vipFlynnsFromTexas
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for Sunday brunch - ordered the shrimp and grits cake and it was absolutely delicious! Our server was very sweet and knowledgeable. I’m gluten-free and she pointed out to me the items safe for me to eat. Very clean restaurant. Lots of people waiting to get in, but we had made a reservation and were seated right away.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Open table moved our reservation from outdoor seating to indoor. The manager made good on this with a free appetizer. We were not pleased this change happened without our knowledge. Otherwise, great food & staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Only complaint is they keep the red wine chilled

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our meal so much! Shrimp and Grits was yummy and the filet with blue cheese and red wine reduction was hands down the best steak I’ve had in a long time! What a fabulous night to venture out after quarantine. A special place.

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laureng
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we got there, we were told by the hostess that the table we selected thru this app wasn’t available but they still got us seated within 10 minutes (family in front of us was told 45 min wait) so that was a plus. Just wish the app would lock you in at a table forsure, but other than that, the food was delicious and our server was AWESOME and wearing a mask 👏😊

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vipAprilM
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food was okay not the best but definitely not the worst I’ve ever had. Service was friendly but not that great. I think it’s nice for a server to at least propose dessert no one did here, she just showed up with the bill.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great night out!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service! The chargrilled oysters were delicious and the filet with bleu cheese was perfection! So tender and flavorful and cooked as we requested I would definitely return to this restaurant!

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vipTeriB
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner and first social outing after stay at home orders. Been to the island many times and this was our first and definitely be back. The fish was outstanding with the crab! I highly recommend the appetizers of mussels; the sauce is drinkable

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vipDeniseB
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You guys were great. The food was so good, fresh and delicious. I am so glad we made reservations. I am sorry that you guys have to turn people away due to being out of food or having to abide by the new 25% capacity. In light of all you guys did a great job!

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KristenA
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great that you can make reservations so you did t have to wait!

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vipMark
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing meal. I had a blue cheese-crusted filet with a red wine reduction sauce that was fantastic and my wife really enjoyed her flounder covered with lump crap. The service was great and there was a nice wine list. We’ll definitely be back

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vipKimberlyS
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Laura/Laurie/Lori(I can't find my receipt to confirm her name, long blonde hair and tattoos) on Saturday night(2/22) gave us just about the best service one could possibly hope for at a restaurant. She is one of the best waiters we've ever had in 25+ years going to Port Aransas.

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CariL
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Megan provided excellent service and food was overall very good. Disappointed in up-charges of $2.99 for iced tea when all other adults had ordered an alcoholic beverage, $1.49 for 2 additional slices of bread for mussels, and 2.99 for a 4oz, actually 2oz, sauce indicated as something I really needed to taste (I assumed it was complimentary, my fault for assuming). Avoid the “love spritz” @ $15, too sweet and served in a tiny champagne flute. Recommend the boudain balls, shrimp and grits, mussels, and grilled daily fish. For dessert, the chocolate creme brûlée outshined the key lime pie but both were very good.

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MrsBS3
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks. So wonderful knowing they take my gluten sensitivity seriously.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Valentine's Day special menu still provide a varied selection of appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Everything tasted wonderful. The waitress even offered a key lime pie for dessert that wasn't on the Valentine's menu.

MB
MrsBS3
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So wonderful! The Valentine's menu was amazing. The staff was wonderful about my Gluten Free status. I had the Blackened Grouper and GF prepared Key Lime pie.

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PamelaH
Fayetteville
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall, our Valentine dinner was excellent. Our first time to dine here and was not aware, when making reservations, of a limited Valentine menu, but we still had a good variety of choices. We will dine here again when the full dinner menu is available.

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vipJeffK
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Valentine’s dinner with wife and another couple. Food was excellent but restaurant ambiance was anything but romantic or upscale. Cold air rushed in whenever door opened. Family with multiple kids seated next to us. We asked for booth but told couldn’t have. Staff not dressed appropriately if trying to be more upscale. We were never asked if f we wanted more wine or dessert.

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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 72 OpenTable diners.

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