Turtle Bay Taqueria

Mexican Restaurant · Old Monterey Business District
431 Tyler St, Monterey, CA 93940, United States
Hours:
Open until 8:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–8:30 PM
Price:
$$$$
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Cocktails
Outdoor Seating:
No
8.1/10

Based on 58 votes

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    Linda G.
    "Cranberry salsa, yum! Wonderful grilled tilapia taco, too!"(2 Tips)
    Mike V.
    "Also the cranberry salsa :-)"(2 Tips)
    Frank C.
    "I'm convinced Turtle Bay has the best mole sauce on the peninsula."(2 Tips)
    Michael G.
    "The Chicken Enchiladas with Rice and Beans are delicioso!"(2 Tips)
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  • Mexican food
  • tacos
  • burritos
  • mole sauce
  • authentic
  • fish
  • vegan food
  • casual
  • chicken
  • good for a quick meal
  • snapper
  • great value
  • margaritas
  • family-friendly
  • wine
  • beef
  • salsa
  • tomatillo
  • turtles
  • avocado
  • Andrew C.
    Tacos are huge , don't do tostaco as it isn't easy to eat. The Baka fried fish is the best thing here . Pictured is the Baja fish taco and chicken taco
    Andrew Crews · May 9, 2014
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  • Pooja
    Tilapia tacos - not too fishy, just right. Each taco is a decent size, so if you are not too hungry, one should be enough. Skip the Mayan chocolate mousse, very ordinary.
    Pooja · September 6, 2015
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  • Katie F.
    Great authentic Mexican food! After you order, they serve and bus your table! (They have a four car parking lot so it's best to parallel park on the street.)
    Katie Fahrion · January 17
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  • Michael G.
    The Chicken Enchiladas with Rice and Beans are delicioso! Both the Tomatillo and Mole sauces are great. The Avocado Tomatillo salsa is awesome, too!
    Michael Gomez · August 10, 2011
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  • Ronal Q.
    Stopped on my way to LA ...tomatillo sauce is awesome ..ask for the hacienda plate with steak pork and chicken
    Ronal Quintero · December 22, 2011
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  • Maddy C.
    Great authentic food (so I've been told) and good value. Seafood tacos and chile rellenos rock.
    Maddy Cooke · June 16, 2014
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  • Greg K.
    Eat the relleno enchiladas. They're delicious. Margaritas are from a mix but still tasty.
    Greg Kaleka · June 23, 2015
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  • elisa g.
    Chicken is wonderfully flavored so try anything chicken. Rice and beans are good too.
    elisa garcia · August 10, 2011
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  • Frank C.
    I'm convinced Turtle Bay has the best mole sauce on the peninsula. Try it!
    Frank Chezem · August 28, 2011
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  • Lauren P.
    Excellent food, but you won't find real margaritas here. Beer & wine only!
    Lauren P. · May 28, 2011
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  • Amelia L.
    The look of the restaurant is a little goofy, but the food is great!
    Amelia Lauren · July 10, 2015
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  • Linda G.
    Cranberry salsa, yum! Wonderful grilled tilapia taco, too!
    Linda Glenn · January 1, 2014
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  • Mike V.
    The snapper bowl is amazing. Also the cranberry salsa :-)
    Mike Veitengruber · September 27, 2010
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  • megan
    Tacos are huge! Only get one unless you're ravenous!
    megan · August 11, 2015
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  • Rhonda B.
    Grilled shrimp burrito is excellent!! Friendly staff, and dog friendly place!
    Rhonda Barket · April 16, 2013
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  • Christ L.
    do yourself a favor and try the wine margarita
    Christ Larson · October 29, 2011
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  • Shelley D.
    The grilled veggie quesadilla is fantastic!
    Shelley Daunais · May 31, 2011
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  • Laurel R.
    Great fresh vegan options!
    Laurel Ritscher · January 11, 2013
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  • Jenny
    Wow! Cilantro tomatillo avocado salsa!
    Jenny · October 27, 2010
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  • Danielle R.
    Wet burrito with green sauce!!!! Yum!!
    Danielle Rousseau · November 11, 2015
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  • Sterling Z.
    Salmon burrito is off the hook!
    Sterling Zumbrunn · September 13, 2011
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  • SeeMonterey
    Fantastic fish tacos and salsas!
    SeeMonterey · October 10, 2011
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  • Gemma
    they have the best chicken taco
    Gemma · April 25, 2012
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  • Christina C.
    Fish and shrimp tacos
    Christina Castro · March 8
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  • William J.
    Best beef burrito ever!
    William Jackson · August 4, 2011
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  • Angela O.
    Try the Carnitas Burrito -
    Angela Osorio · August 16, 2013
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