Tortuga's Lie

Tortuga's Lie

Seafood Restaurant, Bar, and Caribbean Restaurant$$$$
Nags Head
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    Vanessa C.
    "The sauce for the Coco Loco chicken is delicious!"(5 Tips)
    Geoff P.
    "The Cayman Conch Fritters are awesome!"(10 Tips)
    Kelsey✨
    "Go for the shark attack, bloody mary, fish tacos and jerk chicken."(20 Tips)
    Clayton T.
    "A must go if you venture to the OBX, the Jerk Burger is a classic!"(3 Tips)
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  • Joschka
    JoschkaMay 20, 2013
    The Hummus and Fish Tacos are amazing! Also try the House Margaritha and ask for their specials, the Salmon Salad we got was great as well! Nice staff and reasonable prices.
  • Kelsey✨heart icon on user image
    Kelsey✨July 24, 2019
    Everything we tried was great! Go for the shark attack, bloody mary, fish tacos and jerk chicken. The homemade hot sauce is also killer.
    Upvoted Mar 31
  • Just Spray It Power Washing J.heart icon on user image
    Excellent service, seated quickly, staff was very polite, food was "off the hook!!" Definitely added to our regular places to eat. Great staff and great food, you run a fantastic restaurant Richard.
  • Adriana S.
    Adriana SheckJanuary 1, 2019
    Teriyaki burger is so yummy! This place also has great tortilla chips and salsa. Fries are alright, but they put a lot of salt and pepper on the fries. Ask for none or to go easy on seasoning.
  • Tony C.
    Tony ChangAugust 4, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Roasted Red Pepper Artichoke Crab Dip - roasted red pepper - artichoke heart crab dip topped with jumbo lump crab meat. served with toasted pita points. (via @Foodspotting)
  • Emmaheart icon on user image
    EmmaMay 7, 2016
    The CocoLoco Chicken is great!! So is the bacon wrapped shrimp and grits as well as the beans and rice.
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MorrisonJuly 5, 2012
    Far and away the best place on the beach. Fish tacos are bomb. Always a long wait so post up at the bar for a drink while you wait for your table. Banging sushi, but only on Wednesday's.
  • Tony C.
    Tony ChangAugust 1, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Four Cheese Artichoke Crab Dip - four cheese, baby spinach, artichoke and crab dip with toasted pita points (via @Foodspotting)
  • Visit North Carolina
    Visit North CarolinaSeptember 21, 2011
    A local favorite. Seating is limited but the conch, crab, clams and more are worth the wait. While here, take a trip around the world by exploring the license plates that cover the walls and ceiling. Read more
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley StewartJuly 7, 2012
    Holy hell!!! Amazing fish tacos and steamed shrimp! Great atmosphere and everyone there was sooooo nice, from staff to patrons. We will definitely be back next time we're here!
  • Fraz N.
    Fraz NayyarJuly 22, 2011
    Fish tacos and the jerk burger were both good. Fries here are quite unique (in a very good way). Unsweetened ice tea (the only way they serve it) was good too. Will be visiting this place again!
  • Travis C.heart icon on user image
    Travis ConteJune 7, 2015
    Great beachy cocktails and definitely get the fish tacos. Very cool little place.
  • Pete B.
    Pete B.August 9, 2013
    Salsa had a bit of a spice kick. Had to wait an hour to be seated (unless you go to the open bar) but this is during vacation season. Jerk chicken was packed with flavor. Service great!
  • Tony C.
    Tony ChangAugust 1, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Chili Wings - chili wings ~ chili garlic glazed wings with chopped peanuts & scallions (via @Foodspotting)
  • Kaitlyn F.
    Kaitlyn FreemanJune 22, 2013
    Get there early for an easy wait! Jerk chicken, fish tacos, and Bajan burger are all amazing
  • Tony C.
    Tony ChangAugust 4, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Creamy Red Curried Crab & Portobello Soup - creamy red curried crab and portobello soup (via @Foodspotting)
  • The Outer Banks page
    They have some of the best steamed, spiced shrimp on the beach. Parking is limited, but there is a public beach access nearby folks use for overflow parking and walk.
  • Vixen
    VixenOctober 4, 2012
    My favorite beach restaurant by far! Small and cozy, great atmosphere, good food, and all sorts of great beers (imports) on TAP.
  • Tony C.
    Tony ChangAugust 1, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Conch Fritters - conch fritters ~ loaded with conch, lightly fried (via @Foodspotting)
  • Conner W.
    Conner WilbergerJune 9, 2013
    Sunshine Margarita Grande is a must, especially if mamma needs a refill! Nachos are always # 1 for appetizers & a BOFF is a given
  • Eleanor P.
    Eleanor PriceJanuary 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I have never had a bad meal nor have I had bad service here, both during the busy summer season and the off season!
  • Monica E.
    Monica EhrsamJuly 8, 2012
    Best food on the Outer Banks. Get your name in early cause they fill up fast. Fish tacos and BBQ Cluck sandwich are amazing!!
  • Clayton T.heart icon on user image
    Clayton TaylorSeptember 20, 2019
    Been here 5+ times
    A must go if you venture to the OBX, the Jerk Burger is a classic!
  • Kevin S.heart icon on user image
    Kevin SAugust 31, 2017
    Great Beer selection and fresh steamed seafood choices!!
  • Emilie M.heart icon on user image
    Emilie MoseleyJune 3, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    HUGE fish tacos. I couldn't eat more than 1 at lunch. Conch fritters were excellent.
  • Brian F.
    Brian FanzoJune 11, 2012
    Authentic local seafood... Amazing tuna and great little local atmosphere... Not great for big groups so get their early!
  • Rrawat F.
    Rrawat FelknerSeptember 1, 2020
    The only thing good here was my drink Lost Tortuga (Light rum & Spiced rum, Creme de banana, Orange & pineapple juice). The food was meh. Anything in the menu w/jerk seasoning was bland.
  • Kathy M.heart icon on user image
    Kathy MartucciJune 25, 2014
    Fish tacos are yummy! Tortuga's Lie jot sauce is no joke. It will melt your face off.
  • Heatherheart icon on user image
    HeatherAugust 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Go for sushi Wednesday - it's fantastic! Get there very early to get a seat!
  • Heather V.
    Heather VandermydeApril 1, 2011
    Love tortugas,my favorite spot when looking for good fresh food.awesome fries and great salad specials.they make my favorite hot sauce ever.
  • Dale A.heart icon on user image
    Dale AndrewsSeptember 7, 2015
    Fish tacos! Rice and beans were excellent, just a bit spicy. Amazing.
  • Desiree C.
    Desiree ColonnaJune 19, 2015
    Don't even look at the menu. Just get the fish tacos. You can thank me later...
  • ✨Naveena A.heart icon on user image
    ✨Naveena Abodha✨October 29, 2016
    Tasty seafood, nice atmosphere
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley CookAugust 5, 2013
    Worth the wait! Get the island fries. Delicious. Very friendly and accommodating.
  • Brandon W.
    Brandon W.August 3, 2011
    Coco Loco Chicken (coconut breaded chicken breast with black beans, rice & a killer lime sauce) is the bomb!
  • Janell F.
    Janell FitchMarch 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best fries! Always get the special and you will never be disappointed
  • Tony C.
    Tony ChangAugust 4, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Cayman Conch Fritters - cayman conch fritters (via @Foodspotting)
  • Danni C.
    Danni CruiceJuly 22, 2021
    After an hour wait, the food was not what we expected for a place that was featured on Diners Driveins and dives. Subpar at best. 100% not worth the wait/money
  • Scott O.
    Scott O'ConnorSeptember 15, 2011
    Steamed spiced shrimp, coco loco, any tuna special and a cold Pacifico and you cannot go wrong.
  • Caleb H.
    Caleb HollandJuly 17, 2011
    This place is amazing! Fries are great and the chips and salsa are a great alternative too
  • Blakeley N.
    Blakeley NewbillAugust 30, 2011
    Uh, amazing scallops, fish tacos, fish burrito, oh the sushi, by FAR the best restaurant on the beach!!
  • Jameson B.heart icon on user image
    Jameson BeatesJune 18, 2012
    Get the Baja Fish Tacos... Flat Tire is also on tap!
  • Carey S.
    Carey SullivanAugust 20, 2011
    Great place to eat anytime, kid friendly. Quiet and full of locals in the off season.
  • Brian R.
    Brian RennJuly 4, 2013
    Great place for drinks and food and cool people. The real deal!
  • Bailey C.
    Bailey CrewsMay 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the "catch of the day" it's fresh & always amazing!
  • Tim D.heart icon on user image
    Tim DraperOctober 10, 2014
    Tried the Chicken Coco Loco, definitely something to get when you visit
  • James L.
    James LindoAugust 9, 2014
    Great way to end the week
  • Aaron R.
    Aaron RashOctober 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Baja fish tacos with tuna is the best ever... Everything here is awesome
  • Angela A.heart icon on user image
    Angela A.October 3, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The tomato clam bisque is heavenly!
  • Breaux V.
    Thursday is 1/2 off wine by the bottle! Wednesday is sushi night!
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