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Review of Ortega Fish Shack

Ortega Fish Shack
Ranked #2 of 1,022 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Fresh NZ Seafood
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely night, great atmosphere, top notch service & food! Well worth the price, owner Davie came round to make sure we were satisfied, perfect Wellington dining experience!

1  Thank place4kids
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Booked last minute, the ambience is relaxed, the service nothing is too hard. All staff have a wonderful attitude. The food is amazing, cooked to perfection. A very memorable dining experience. 10 stars they deserve, highly recommend taking time out to dine here.

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1  Thank Cathie T
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Ortega boasts delicious food and an extensive wine list all served in a relaxed rustic setting with excellent service. I had a perfectly cooked eye fillet steak, the prawn tail pasta and the scampi cerviche were flavourful and delicious. The main course fish meals looked beautiful and the rest of our party were very happy. The restaurant is small so make sure to book well in advance

Thank g n
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

WE went for a Birthday and the atmosphere was fun and busy. The food was dreamy. I had the monk fish and cooked perfectly, One had the lamb and the colour was brilliant and the other two had the snapper and it was a big piece, Our waitress was fun and attentive and was able to suggest wine pairing with food so was happy about that. Service was great so gave a tip

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Thank Richard W
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

When the same family owns and actively runs a restaurant for 9 years plus you know the attention to detail and commitment to excellence is there. When other restaurants have 2 tables sat at 6pm this place is fully seated... every night. And that should tell you all that you need to know.

8 seat bar with a mixologist that loves her calling. She said this bar was her happy place. Now how can you not be happy when she is weaponized with every alcoholic libation in her happy place? She constantly kicks out craft cocktails into a loaded dining room of happy patrons.

Culinary team keeps the main reason for being in a seat real. We just did starters and dessert as we were happy bar seat people. Our second dining of the evening. But a constant flow of food delights wizzed by, every one with not a hair out of place. Hmmm not a good food metaphor but you get my drift. The food is gorgeous. How the mains taste you will have to tell me. But from the level of execution and passion I would not expect failure.

Ambiance is homey two level house. A bit dark and close. But everyone is polite and focused enough to know that dining is the main show here. We saw nothing but empty plates go back to the kitchen.

The highlight was the smooth service team. Obviously captained by the Owners who were everywhere. Polishing silver, answering the phone, seating guests and delivering food. This passion for running a tight ship is expressed in the individuals they have selected. Easily the most easy on the eyes team of table-side professionals. They look as delicious as the food. Hey, these are my wife’s comments not mines. But it is all part of the dining package.

So, Ortega should be on your list of must dine in Wellington. It was our choice for best restaurant NZ.

1  Thank David W
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