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Ortega Fish Shack

) #2 of 697 Restaurants in Wellington €€€€ Seafood, European,
16 Majoribanks Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-382 9559
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (86 reviews)
“snapper” (50 reviews)
“scampi” (15 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 23:00All hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
16 Majoribanks Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Delicious food, great wine and really good service, the wait staff were very attentive but not overbearing

Thank 00Becky88
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellence in every way. Staff, atmosphere, patrons, menu, drink selection, ambience, comfort. Nothing was a trouble and everyone on staff had a warm smile and happy greeting.

Thank clancy105
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Although we were slightly rushed as we were heading to a midweek British Lions v Hurricanes match, food, atmosphere and service were all very good. I say authentic as it was meant to be (I think) Latin American/Cuban and rather than being a faux Tex-Mex...More

Thank metrsa2017
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was my big 50th birthday. Ortega looked after me very well. Thanks for a great meal and I really appreciate the great attention given to me on my big day. Your food is brilliant and I'd say one of the best restaurants in Wellington...More

Thank Knutus
Reviewed 6 days ago

My fiance and I went to Ortega last night with friends to celebrate our engagement and it couldn't have been better. The staff were hugely patient with us being a big, excitable group, and even when I knocked over a glass of beautiful bubbles in...More

Thank Charlie P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked for a special family birthday and pre-ordered a special entree of crayfish. We were welcomed and led to our table by the window upstairs as requested. The atmosphere, welcoming staff and knowledgeable people discussed other courses so we could order to individual preferences....More

Thank Les S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went based on many very good reviews. Now the food wasn't bad but was not anything so special. Sat at the bar for a drink and the bartender literally pours one shot and not a drop more...and each drink was $15. Started out with...More

Thank Rich30306
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was invited to celebrate friend's 60th. A wonderful night right from the warm welcome from all the staff as we made our way upstairs. Food was delicious and portions generous. Service efficient and unobtrusive. Had been a while since we last visited but will definitely...More

Thank Lifeisgood258
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here with a whole group of people for dinner. Drinks at the bar with such a group is not the best solution as the staff constantly has to pass there. The wine and food made more than up for it. Would definitely go...More

Thank HansenNienke
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined in with a group of around 20 using a set menu, service was attentive even with the restricted space with such a bit group. Raw oysters and tapas to start then a good selection to choose from on the set menu. Entrees arrived in...More

Thank Jared-Kiwi
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9 December 2015|
Response from hunkyman | Reviewed this property |
no you can dine here but if you are under 18 they won't serve you alcohol.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Majoribanks Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-382 9559
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