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Ortega'z Southwestern Grill & Wine Bar

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Seafood, Bar
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201 Sir Walter Raleigh St, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9420
+1 252-473-5911
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Stuarts Draft, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wat an amazing spot,full exciting menu. A very quiet spacious seating ares with a fully stocked bar. The service was super friendly & the food was outstanding. I would def recommend this place to anyone & will def be going back on our next visit.

Roanoke, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food and nice wine selection. Homemade chips and fresh salsa. YUM! Less likely to have long wait times because ortegaz is a bit hidden and not as much of a tourist spot. Located in downtown manteo area near the waterfront. One of our favorites and not too expensive

Thank CJHartman
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party of six ate dinner at this delightful spot in Manteo in January. Nice wine and beer selection. Good variety of dinner entrees. Great service and casual, comfortable environment. We loved the crab macaroni and cheese appetizer and the shrimp and sausage Alfredo (Food Network approved by Guy Fieri!). Fish tacos were decent but not as good as the... More 

Thank Akm2r
Chesapeake, Virginia
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Off season in Manteo, nice and quiet. Stopped in Ortega'z one night just for drinks at the bar and returned a second night for dinner. Had fish tacos and chicken fajitas. Both delicious and plenty of food. We would return.

Thank harks
New Bern, North Carolina
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives showcased this restaurant! This place is great - fresh and tasty! Please enjoy this gem!

Thank KaisyWMills
Wilmington, North Carolina
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110 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Ortega'z had been recommended by a friend who's a local, plus I think it's been featured on some TV show. We were seated right away, but it's low season, so not much going on. A reasonable beer list and an OK wine list. Service was efficient and friendly. We ordered chips and salsa (they are NOT served gratis). The chips... More 

Thank Eatsmeister
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114 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

While staying at the Tranquil House in Manteo, we asked for a restaurant recommendation since the hotel restaurant was closed. Their recommendation was warranted as we had a great meal with excellent service. The menu is very different and very good. I highly recommend it.

Thank BobooVa
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

My husband and I had this restaurant on our list when we visited the Outer Banks and we weren't disappointed! We ate outside on the patio, and had the server's recommendation of Tuna tacos with black beans and rice. They were incredible. The service was excellent and the staff extremely friendly. We went back for another lunch a couple of... More 

Thank RobertaC1632
Saint Augustine, Florida
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Stopped for dinner. Greeted by very friendly staff and seated right away. Our server was great. My husband ordered an overstuffed beef burrito and I ordered the shrimp quesadilla. Both entrees were steamy hot and very delicious. We enjoyed the evening and would recommend it to others.

Thank Bernadette S
Suffolk, Virginia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I have had lunch here maybe 4 times and dinner once, never disappointed in fact walked away with a smile each time. Very good, casual, southwestern, fresh NC seafood incorporated in the menu. I heard is run by a husband/wife team that swaps roles annually. Keep up the good work.

Thank Paul S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Seafood, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Sir Walter Raleigh St, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9420
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Roanoke Island  >  Manteo
  • Phone Number: +1 252-473-5911

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?