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Ortega 120

A Mexican restaurant in Redondo Beach, CA.

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Graduate from Tequila University in One Night, for just 20 bucks!

  • Aug 12, 2009
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Tuesday Tequila University nights at Ortega 120 is full of good fun, great friends and of course, delicious food and tasty tequila! Ortega hosts a variety of specialty events, including Tequila University! For just $20 bucks, you're treated out on the beautiful patio to yummy apps (guacamole, taquitas, tacos & more), answers to everything you’ve ever wondered about tequila from an expert, a flight of the days tequila (Herradora on my night) and an assortment of tequila drink concoctions!

Not into Tequila tasting? Well, any night at Ortega is a good one, here’s what else I love:

Tequila: With 120 Tequilas on the shelf, there’s something for everyone! Forget the icky Jose Cuervo and lime shots from back in the day, Ortega knows Tequila and will give you a completely new appreciation for it.

Margaritas: You’ve NEVER tasted a margarita better than these bartenders can whip em’ up. Deliciously made with fresh ingredients, they lack the bitter sweet & sour mix that you’ll find at el cheapo restaurants and instead taste like fresh squeezed juice & tequila. 30 bucks for a pitcher of the tastiest stuff! (nearly empty margarita pitcher above is proof of its perfection)!

Food: Forget the greasy “Mexican” food at all the other places around town, Ortega offers a huge assortment of fresh, unique, wonderfully presented dishes that will please even the pickiest of palates. I leave this place feeling awesome, which is quite the contrary from the sick tummy aches resulting from other local mexican joints. My boyfriend doesn't typically like mexican food, but he loves Ortega!

Happy Hour: Where else can you find perfect $2 tacos, $5 margaritas and such a fun atmosphere?

Churros: Try out these bite size nuggets of goodness after every meal. The cinnamon sugar covered treasures come with a side of irresistible chocolate dipping sauce and icecream!

Atmosphere: The authentic Mexican furniture gives the place a great vibe and the covered outdoor patio is total relaxation. Have them open up the Patio roof for a refreshing evening breeze :)

The Owner: Demi is a doll and makes you feel at home in her restaurant, which means a whole lot considering the lack of customer service around this town.


There are few restaurants that I’ll return to in the Southbay for a variety of reasons, but I’m always looking forward to a night at Ortega !

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October 02, 2009
I love this place! They have really good tacos and margaritas! In fact I might hit this place up tonight! haha
August 20, 2009
This makes me wonder why one of my friends spent so much time becoming a "Tequila Master" :P  This looks like fun and the grub and drinks sound delicious.

Cute pictures, by the way! :)
August 12, 2009
I'm so down for the next Happy Hour! I'd MUCH rather have fun here than the shoddy experience/food that I had at Sangria. Speaking of....do they have Sangria at Ortega 120?
August 13, 2009
Yes they do have yummy Sangria! I had it there for brunch one day - they have red sangria and a fun white peach Sangria :)
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review by . August 07, 2009
There are very VERY few places in the South Bay of LA that one can find a good meal- even less so if you want to pay less than 15 bucks! But there is hope and its in Redondo Beach      -- Ortega 120--      Its Mexican food but not like you think- instead of deep frying everything and smothering it with cheddar    cheese, Ortega has a different, more elegant, approach to tacos- actual delicious carne asada, carnitas, chicken, spare ribs, oh I could …
Quick Tip by . October 14, 2009
The Executive Chef is one of the judges on Hell's Kitchen finale! I love Ortega 120!!!
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Inspired by her two rescued kitties Maxwell & Oliver, Lisa has spent the last 5 years devoted to animal welfare; volunteering for LA based animal rescue organizations, fostering dogs & cats in … more
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Ortega 120 is a Mexican Restaurant located at 1814 S. Pacific Coast Highway Redondo Beach, CA 90277, (310) 792-4120


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