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ORTEGA'S Bistro has been recognized by Fodor's Travel, the foremost name in travel publishing, as a 2010 Fodor's Choice selection. This distinction represents a remarkable achievement and recognizes ORTEGA'S as a leader in its field for service, quality, and value in the 2010 year. Restaurant Critic "Ortega's brings a lifetime of experience to this two-story restaurant, which is warm and modern. The creative menu runs the gamut from enchiladas and tacos to Kobe beef burritos and chicken mole. Everything Ortega's serves has a fresh and clean flavor." Maria C. Hunt Californians long have flocked to Puerto Nuevo, the "lobster village" south of San Diego in Baja California. When a member of the family that operates several Puerto Nuevo restaurants opened Ortega's, it became an instant sensation, since it brought no-nonsense, authentic Mexican fare straight to the heart of Hillcrest. The specialty of choice is a whole lobster prepared Baja-style and served with superb beans, rice, and made-to-order tortillas, but there are other fine options, including melt-in-the-mouth carnitas (slowly cooked pork), made-at-the-table guacamole, and grilled tacos filled with huitlacochecorn mushrooms and Mexican herbs. If you like authentic spice, ask for the special red salsa. EPICURIOUS EATING: Ortega's BISTRO "Freshly made tortillas emitting their moisture from steel serving pots merely added to the bakery-like redolence in the room." Frank Sabatini Jr.
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Ortega's A Mexican Bistro

Mexican Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Latin American Restaurants, Restaurants
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I do enjoy going to this place once every couple of months for a ""Puerto Nuevo"" lobster. \r \r Why a 3 star rating? Technically 3 stars means ok, so this place is actually ok. \r \r Positives: \r I do like their tortilla soups (they have 2 kinds, both are good), and I do like the Puerto Nuevo whole lobster. \r \r Not so positives: \r I really don't like the salsa, the rice or the beans. \r \r If you are in the neig... view more

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Great Mexican bistro

Very good bistro. If you like Mexican food than this is the place to stop and eat. I came here with a group of friends over the weekend and we had an absolute blast!

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Great Mexican food

I really like this next restaurant in San Diego. They have a very extensive menu and the food is very authentic. Parking was a little bit tough but other than that I was really happy with my experience and I will definitely be coming back.

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141 University AveSan DiegoCA 92103

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