Ortega's Bistro

3.0 out of 5 stars
  •    Mexican
  • Dinner Menu
    4:00pm to 9:29pm
  • Appetizers & Desserts
    11:30am to 9:29pm
  • Brunch Menu
  • Lunch Menu
    11:30am to 4:00pm

Popular Dishes

Banana Crusted Huachinango
Plantain crusted seared pacific snapper, also known as huachinango (wah-chee-nahn-goh), is served...
$18.99
Carnitas
Tender slow roasted pork cubed and topped with tangy tomatillo Verde sauce and garnished with Pico...
$16.99
Chicken Mole
Boneless grilled chicken breast paired with spicy sweet mole sauce then topped with crema and sesa...
$16.99
Lobster
The traditional specialty of la familia Ortega; authentic Puerto Nuevo style grilled lobster
$39.99
Ortega’s Mixed Greens Salad
Mixed greens tossed with Ortega's balsamic vinaigrette, served with a grilled tomato, avocado, cuc...
$7.99
Ortega’s Chicken and Tortilla Soup
Roasted chicken, onions, chipotle peppers, cilantro, garbanzo beans, tomatoes, chicken stock, and...
$6.99
Baja Fish Ceviche
Marinated pacific snapper mixed with tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeños, and onions. Served with corn t...
$10.99

Seafood

Banana Crusted Huachinango
Plantain crusted seared pacific snapper, also known as huachinango (wah-chee-nahn-goh), is served...
$18.99
Ensenada-Style Fish Taco Trio
Three modelo especial beer battered fish filet tacos topped with grilled cabbage-cilantro mix, chi...
$16.99
Crab Enchiladas
Two corn tortillas stuffed with crab meat, spinach, mushrooms and jack cheese. topped with tangy t...
$18.99
Mahi Mahi Taco Trio
Seared Mahi Mahi tacos topped with our chipotle garlic aioli and grilled cabbage-cilantro mix. Ser...
$17.99
Grilled Dorado Veracruz
Seared Mahi Mahi served Veracruz style with oven roasted tomato sauce, sautéed bell peppers, onion...
$18.99
Shrimp Taco Trio
Shrimp sautéed in white wine and topped with chipotle garlic aioli and grilled cabbage-cilantro mi...
$16.99
Shrimp Enchiladas
Two corn tortillas stuffed with sautéed shrimp, jack cheese, mushrooms and spinach. topped with ou...
$17.99

Meat

Carnitas
Tender slow roasted pork cubed and topped with tangy tomatillo Verde sauce and garnished with Pico...
$16.99
Steak Taco Trio
Baja seasoned angus steak tacos topped with spicy chipotle sauce and grilled cabbage-cilantro mix....
$16.99
Ortega’s Steak Burrito
Grilled flat iron steak, charro beans, jack cheese, avocado and huitlacoche-portobello mushroom sa...
$16.99
Flat Iron Bistek
Fire grilled flat iron steak topped with huitlacocheportobello mushroom sauce and Pico de Gallo. S...
$18.99

Chicken

Chicken Mole
Boneless grilled chicken breast paired with spicy sweet mole sauce then topped with crema and sesa...
$16.99
Chicken Mole Enchiladas
Two corn tortillas stuffed with fresh house roasted chicken and jack cheese. Topped with spicy swe...
$16.99
Chicken Pippian
Boneless grilled chicken breast topped with creamy pumpkin seed pippian sauce and topped with crem...
$16.99

Lobster

Experience authentic Puerto Nuevo dining with our famous lobster plates. Served Puerto Nuevo style with rice, refried beans, drawn butter, grilled lime and a large fresh hand made flour tortilla
Lobster
The traditional specialty of la familia Ortega; authentic Puerto Nuevo style grilled lobster
$39.99
1/2 Lobster and Bistek
Ortega’s surf and turf. One-half grilled lobster combined with fire grilled flat iron bistek toppe...
$36.99
1/2 Lobster and Shrimp
One-half grilled lobster combined with a grilled shrimp skewer. Topped with epazote cilantro pesto...
$35.99

Vegetarian

Chile Relleno
Poblano chile stuffed with jack and Oaxaca cheeses in a light broth tomato sauce. Served with refr...
$15.99
Poblano Queso Taco Trio
Grilled Oaxaca cheese topped with sautéed poblano chilies, caramelized onions and grilled cabbage...
$15.99
Vegetarian Burrito
Poblano chilies, black bean and pumpkin purée, potatoes, avocado, caramelized onions, Pico de Gall...
$13.99

Salads

Ortega’s Mixed Greens Salad
Mixed greens tossed with Ortega's balsamic vinaigrette, served with a grilled tomato, avocado, cuc...
$7.99
Caesar and Avocado Salad
Classic Mexican Caesar salad garnished with fresh avocado, croutons, and parmesan cheese
$7.99
Sandia Sesame Salad
Fresh mixed greens tossed with our homemade sesame soy vinaigrette and served with fresh watermelo...
$7.99

Soups

Ortega’s Chicken and Tortilla Soup
Roasted chicken, onions, chipotle peppers, cilantro, garbanzo beans, tomatoes, chicken stock, and...
$6.99
Puerto Nuevo-Style Tortilla Soup
Tortilla soup Puerto Nuevo style made with chicken stock, guajillo chilies and roasted tomatoes. G...
$6.99
Black Bean and Pumpkin Soup
A smooth black bean soup blended with roasted kabocha pumpkin for added texture and flavor. Garnis...
$6.99

Sides

Small Bag of Chips
$2.95
8 Ounces House Salsa
$3.99
Chiles Toreados
$2.99
Refried Beans
$2.99
Charro Beans
$2.99
Black Beans
$2.99
Mexican Rice
$2.99
One Fresh Hand Made Flour Tortilla
$1.50
One Fresh Hand Made Corn Tortilla
$0.75
Mixed Vegetables
$4.99
Large Cup of Pico De Gallo
$2.99
One Half Avocado
$2.99

Drinks

Mexican Hot Chocolate
Mexican chocolate, milk, cinnamon and whipped cream
$4.99
Horchata
Homemade rice milk horchata with cinnamon and vanilla
$3.99
Agua de Jamaica
Fresh homemade hibiscus flower water
$3.99
Mexican Soda
Mango purée, sprite and fresh squeezed limes
$3.99
Pomegranate Spritzer
Fresh pomegranate juice, cranberry juice, tonic water, fresh squeezed limes and a splash of orange...
$3.99
Water Pellegrino
Sparkling
$3.50
Water Pana
Still
$3.50
Regular Coffee
$3.50
Decaf Coffee
$3.50
Iced Tea
$3.50
Soda
$3.50
Juice
$3.99
Lemonade
$3.50

Popular Dishes

Banana Crusted Huachinango
Plantain crusted seared pacific snapper, also known as huachinango (wah-chee-nahn-goh), is served...
$18.99
Carnitas
Tender slow roasted pork cubed and topped with tangy tomatillo Verde sauce and garnished with Pico...
$16.99
Chicken Mole
Boneless grilled chicken breast paired with spicy sweet mole sauce then topped with crema and sesa...
$16.99
Lobster
The traditional specialty of la familia Ortega; authentic Puerto Nuevo style grilled lobster
$39.99
Ortega’s Mixed Greens Salad
Mixed greens tossed with Ortega's balsamic vinaigrette, served with a grilled tomato, avocado, cuc...
$7.99
Ortega’s Chicken and Tortilla Soup
Roasted chicken, onions, chipotle peppers, cilantro, garbanzo beans, tomatoes, chicken stock, and...
$6.99
Baja Fish Ceviche
Marinated pacific snapper mixed with tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeños, and onions. Served with corn t...
$10.99

Appetizers

Baja Fish Ceviche
Marinated pacific snapper mixed with tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeños, and onions. Served with corn t...
$10.99
Queso Fundido
Baked Oaxaca cheese topped with chorizo, roasted poblano chilies, caramelized onions, Mexican crem...
$12.99
Ortega’s Table Side Guacamole
Prepared for you tableside, fresh avocado, tomato, onion, cilantro, jalapeño, puréed roasted garli...
$8.99
Baja Shrimp Ceviche
Marinated shrimp mixed with tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeños and onions. Served with corn tostaditas
$11.99
Poblano Portobello Quesadilla
Two corn masa quesadillas stuffed with roasted poblano chilies, Portobello mushrooms, caramelized...
$10.99

Desserts

Coconut Flan
Ortega’s original homemade creamy coconut milk flan with caramelized sugar
$8.99
Churros & Chocolate
Cream-filled churros with chocolate dipping sauce
$7.99
Strawberry Bunuelos
Our homemade flour tortillas served crispy with cinnamon, sugar, fresh strawberries, and whipped c...
$7.99

Currently Unavailable

Mexicano Breakfast

Ortega’s Amazing French Toast
Challah bread grilled to golden perfection with butter, syrup and cinnamon. Served with homemade c...
$10.99
Unavailable
Chilaquiles Con Huevos
Corn tortilla chips covered in a roasted tomato guajillo sauce, topped with three cheese blend and...
$10.99
Unavailable
Carnitas Hash and Eggs
Slow roasted pork, potatoes, poblano chilies and caramelized onions topped with tomatillo Verde sa...
$11.99
Unavailable
Shrimp Omelette
Shrimp sautéed with spinach and mushrooms then topped with roasted tomato sauce, Jack, fresco and...
$13.99
Unavailable
Ortega’s Breakfast Burrito
Eggs, crispy rosemary potatoes, bacon, caramelized onions, poblano chilies, Pico de Gallo, avocado...
$11.99
Unavailable
Huevos Rancheros
Two eggs over easy served on corn tortillas, topped with a sauté of poblano chilies, bell peppers,...
$10.99
Unavailable
Chicken Tamale and Eggs
Corn masa filled with roasted chicken and topped with tangy tomatillo Verde sauce, cotija and fres...
$11.99
Unavailable
Chorizo Con Huevos
Eggs scrambled with chorizo, caramelized onions and poblano chiles. Served with rice, charro beans...
$11.99
Unavailable

Americano Breakfast

Scrambled Eggs and Bacon
Served with crispy rosemary potatoes and grilled sourdough bread from Bread and Cie
$10.99
Unavailable
Oatmeal with Fresh Strawberries
A bowl of old fashioned oatmeal topped with fresh strawberries and cinnamon
$6.99
Unavailable
Egg White Vegetable Scramble
Spinach, mushrooms, squash, poblano chilies, bell peppers, onion and black bean corn salsa scrambl...
$10.99
Unavailable

Ortega's Specialties

Carnitas
Tender slow roasted pork cubed and topped with tangy tomatillo Verde sauce and garnished with Pico...
$12.99
Unavailable
Chicken Mole
Chicken thighs paired with spicy-sweet mole sauce and topped with Mexican crema and sesame seeds....
$12.99
Unavailable
Chicken Tamale
Corn masa filled with roasted chicken and topped with tangy tomatillo Verde sauce, cotija and fres...
$10.99
Unavailable
Ortega's Steak Burrito
Grilled flat iron steak, charro beans, Jack cheese, avocado and huitlacoche-portobello mushroom sa...
$14.99
Unavailable

Enchiladas

Two corn tortilla enchiladas topped with seasoned cabbage, Pico de Gallo and Mexican crema. Served with rice and refried beans.
Chicken Verde Enchiladas
Roasted chicken enchiladas topped with tangy tomatillo Verde sauce and three cheese blend
$10.99
Unavailable
Cheese Enchiladas
A trio of cheeses: cotija, fresco and jack, topped with roasted tomato guajillo sauce
$10.99
Unavailable
Chicken Mole Enchiladas
Roasted chicken enchiladas topped with Ortega’s spicy sweet mole sauce and three cheese blend
$12.99
Unavailable
Chicken Rojo Enchiladas
Roasted chicken enchiladas topped with roasted tomato guajillo sauce and a three cheese blend
$10.99
Unavailable

Lobster

Experience authentic puerto nuevo dining with our famous lobster plates. Served Puerto Nuevo style with rice, refried beans, drawn butter, grilled lime and a large fresh hand made flour tortilla.
Lobster
The traditional specialty of la familia Ortega; authentic Puerto Nuevo style grilled lobster
$39.99
Unavailable
1/2 Lobster and Bistek
Ortega’s surf and turf. One-half grilled lobster combined with fire grilled flat iron bistek toppe...
$36.99
Unavailable
1/2 Lobster and Shrimp
One-half grilled lobster combined with a grilled shrimp skewer. Topped with epazote cilantro pesto...
$35.99
Unavailable

Salads

Ortega’s Mixed Greens Salad
Mixed greens tossed with Ortega's balsamic vinaigrette, served with a grilled tomato, avocado, cuc...
$7.99
Unavailable
Caesar and Avocado Salad
Classic Mexican Caesar salad garnished with fresh avocado, croutons, and parmesan cheese
$7.99
Unavailable
Sandia Sesame Salad
Fresh mixed greens tossed with our homemade sesame soy vinaigrette and served with fresh watermelo...
$7.99
Unavailable

Soups

Ortega’s Chicken and Tortilla Soup
Roasted chicken, onions, chipotle peppers, cilantro, garbanzo beans, tomatoes, chicken stock, and...
$6.99
Unavailable
Puerto Nuevo-Style Tortilla Soup
Tortilla soup Puerto Nuevo style made with chicken stock, guajillo chilies and roasted tomatoes. G...
$6.99
Unavailable
Black Bean and Pumpkin Soup
A smooth black bean soup blended with roasted kabocha pumpkin for added texture and flavor. Garnis...
$6.99
Unavailable

Sides

Small Bag of Chips
$2.95
Unavailable
8 Ounces House Salsa
$3.99
Unavailable
Chiles Toreados
$2.99
Unavailable
Refried Beans
$2.99
Unavailable
Charro Beans
$2.99
Unavailable
Black Beans
$2.99
Unavailable
Mexican Rice
$2.99
Unavailable
One Fresh Hand Made Flour Tortilla
$1.50
Unavailable
One Fresh Hand Made Corn Tortilla
$0.75
Unavailable
Mixed Vegetables
$4.99
Unavailable
Large Cup of Pico De Gallo
$2.99
Unavailable
One Half Avocado
$2.99
Unavailable

Drinks

Mexican Hot Chocolate
Mexican chocolate, milk, cinnamon and whipped cream
$4.99
Unavailable
Horchata
Homemade rice milk horchata with cinnamon and vanilla
$3.99
Unavailable
Agua de Jamaica
Fresh homemade hibiscus flower water
$3.99
Unavailable
Mexican Soda
Mango purée, sprite and fresh squeezed limes
$3.99
Unavailable
Pomegranate Spritzer
Fresh pomegranate juice, cranberry juice, tonic water, fresh squeezed limes and a splash of orange...
$3.99
Unavailable
Water Pellegrino
Sparkling
$3.50
Unavailable
Water Panna
Still
$3.50
Unavailable
Regular Coffee
$3.50
Unavailable
Decaf Coffee
$3.50
Unavailable
Iced Tea
$3.50
Unavailable
Soda
$3.50
Unavailable
Juice
$3.99
Unavailable
Lemonade
$3.50
Unavailable

Currently Unavailable

Ortega's Specialties

Carnitas
Tender slow roasted pork cubed and topped with tangy tomatillo Verde sauce and garnished with Pico...
$12.99
Unavailable
Chicken Mole
Chicken thighs paired with spicy-sweet mole sauce and topped with Mexican crema and sesame seeds....
$12.99
Unavailable
Chile Relleno
Poblano chile stuffed with jack and Oaxaca cheeses in a light broth tomato sauce. Served with refr...
$13.99
Unavailable
Banana Crusted Huachinango
Plantain crusted grilled pacific snapper, also known as huachinango (wah-chee-nahn-goh), is served...
$15.99
Unavailable
Carnitas Torta
Slow roasted pork, romaine lettuce, tomato, and queso fresco. served on grilled telera bread with...
$10.99
Unavailable
Ensenada-Style Fish Tacos
Two modelo especial beer battered fish filet tacos topped with grilled cabbage-cilantro mix, chipo...
$11.99
Unavailable
Chicken Tamale
Corn masa filled with roasted chicken and topped with tangy tomatillo Verde sauce, cotija and fres...
$10.99
Unavailable

Enchiladas

Two corn tortilla enchiladas topped with seasoned cabbage, pico de gallo and mexican crema. Served with rice and refried beans.
Chicken Verde Enchiladas
Roasted chicken enchiladas topped with tangy tomatillo Verde sauce and three cheese blend
$10.99
Unavailable
Shrimp Enchiladas
Shrimp sautéed with mushrooms, spinach, Pico de Gallo and topped with a three cheese blend and roa...
$15.99
Unavailable
Cheese Enchiladas
A trio of cheeses: cotija, fresco, and jack, topped with roasted tomato guajillo sauce
$10.99
Unavailable
Chicken Mole Enchiladas
Roasted chicken enchiladas topped with spicy-sweet mole sauce and a three cheese blend
$12.99
Unavailable
Chicken Rojo Enchiladas
Roasted chicken enchiladas topped with roasted tomato guajillo sauce and a three cheese blend
$10.99
Unavailable
Crab Enchiladas
Crab meat sautéed with spinach and mushrooms, topped with a three cheese blend and served with tan...
$16.99
Unavailable

Tacos

A pair of tacos made with homemade corn tortillas topped with avocado, mexican crema and grilled cabbage-cilantro mix.
Adobo Carnitas Tacos
Slow roasted pork and a sweet tangy adobo sauce. Served with charro beans
$10.99
Unavailable
Epazote-Cilantro Chicken Breast Tacos
Grilled chicken breast with epazote herb and cilantro pesto sauce. Served with charro beans
$10.99
Unavailable
Poblano Queso Tacos
Grilled Oaxaca cheese topped with sautéed poblano chilies, caramelized onions, black bean corn sal...
$10.99
Unavailable
Baja Seasoned Steak Tacos
Seasoned angus steak, grilled and topped with spicy chipotle sauce. Served with charro beans
$11.99
Unavailable
Baja-Style Shrimp Tacos
Shrimp sautéed in white wine topped with chipotle garlic aioli sauce. Served with charro beans
$12.99
Unavailable
Ortega’s Mahi Mahi Tacos
Ortega’s popular grilled Mahi Mahi topped with chipotle garlic aioli sauce and served with vegetar...
$12.99
Unavailable

Burritos

Carnitas Burrito
Slow roasted pork, tomatillo Verde sauce, charro beans, avocado, Pico de Gallo and jack cheese wra...
$11.99
Unavailable
Ortega’s Steak Burrito
Grilled flat iron steak, charro beans, jack cheese, avocado and huitlacoche-portobello mushroom sa...
$14.99
Unavailable
Vegetarian Burrito
Poblano chilies, black bean with pumpkin purée, potatoes, avocado, caramelized onions, Pico de Gal...
$10.99
Unavailable
Shrimp Burrito
Sautéed shrimp, Pico de Gallo, avocado, jack cheese, grilled cabbage-cilantro mix, and fire roaste...
$13.99
Unavailable

Lobster

Experience authentic Puerto Nuevo dining with our famous lobster plates. Served Puerto Nuevo style with rice, refried beans, drawn butter, grilled lime and a large fresh hand made flour tortilla
Lobster
The traditional specialty of la familia Ortega; authentic Puerto Nuevo style grilled lobster
$39.99
Unavailable
1/2 Lobster and Bistek
Ortega’s surf and turf. One-half grilled lobster combined with fire grilled flat iron bistek toppe...
$36.99
Unavailable
1/2 Lobster and Shrimp
One-half grilled lobster combined with a grilled shrimp skewer. Topped with epazote cilantro pesto...
$35.99
Unavailable

Late Breakfast

Ortega’s Amazing French Toast
Challah bread grilled to golden perfection with butter, syrup and cinnamon. Served with homemade c...
$10.99
Unavailable
Carnitas Hash and Eggs
Slow roasted pork, potatoes and caramelized onions sautéed and topped with tomatillo Verde sauce....
$11.99
Unavailable
Chilaquiles con Huevos
Corn tortilla chips covered in a roasted tomato guajillo sauce, topped with three cheese blend, Pi...
$10.99
Unavailable
Ortega’s Breakfast Burrito
Eggs, potatoes, bacon, caramelized onions, poblano chilies, Pico de Gallo, avocado and jack cheese...
$11.99
Unavailable
Huevos Rancheros
Two eggs over easy served on corn tortillas, topped with a sauté of poblano chilies, bell peppers,...
$10.99
Unavailable
Chorizo con Huevos
Eggs scrambled with chorizo, caramelized onions and poblano chiles. Served with charro beans and a...
$11.99
Unavailable

Salads

Ortega’s Mixed Greens Salad
Mixed greens tossed with Ortega's balsamic vinaigrette, served with a grilled tomato, avocado, cuc...
$7.99
Unavailable
Caesar and Avocado Salad
Classic Mexican Caesar salad garnished with fresh avocado, croutons, and parmesan cheese
$7.99
Unavailable
Sandia Sesame Salad
Fresh mixed greens tossed with our homemade sesame soy vinaigrette and served with fresh watermelo...
$7.99
Unavailable

Soups

Ortega’s Chicken and Tortilla Soup
Roasted chicken, onions, chipotle peppers, cilantro, garbanzo beans, tomatoes, chicken stock, and...
$6.99
Unavailable
Puerto Nuevo-Style Tortilla Soup
Tortilla soup Puerto Nuevo style made with chicken stock, guajillo chilies and roasted tomatoes. G...
$6.99
Unavailable
Black Bean and Pumpkin Soup
A smooth black bean soup blended with roasted kabocha pumpkin for added texture and flavor. Garnis...
$6.99
Unavailable

Sides

Small Bag of Chips
$2.95
Unavailable
8 Ounces House Salsa
$3.99
Unavailable
Chiles Toreados
$2.99
Unavailable
Refried Beans
$2.99
Unavailable
Charro Beans
$2.99
Unavailable
Black Beans
$2.99
Unavailable
Mexican Rice
$2.99
Unavailable
One Fresh Hand Made Flour Tortilla
$1.50
Unavailable
One Fresh Hand Made Corn Tortilla
$0.75
Unavailable
Mixed Vegetables
$4.99
Unavailable
Large Cup of Pico De Gallo
$2.99
Unavailable
One Half Avocado
$2.99
Unavailable

Drinks

Mexican Hot Chocolate
Mexican chocolate, milk, cinnamon and whipped cream
$4.99
Unavailable
Horchata
Homemade rice milk horchata with cinnamon and vanilla
$3.99
Unavailable
Agua de Jamaica
Fresh homemade hibiscus flower water
$3.99
Unavailable
Mexican Soda
Mango purée, sprite and fresh squeezed limes
$3.99
Unavailable
Pomegranate Spritzer
Fresh pomegranate juice, cranberry juice, tonic water, fresh squeezed limes and a splash of orange...
$3.99
Unavailable
Water Pellegrino
Sparkling
$3.50
Unavailable
Water Pana
Still
$3.50
Unavailable
Regular Coffee
$3.50
Unavailable
Decaf Coffee
$3.50
Unavailable
Iced Tea
$3.50
Unavailable
Soda
$3.50
Unavailable
Juice
$3.99
Unavailable
Lemonade
$3.50
Unavailable

About Ortega's Bistro

(619) 692-4200 • 141 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

Ortega’s Restaurant brings an authentic Puerto Nuevo dining experience to the heart of San Diego, with servings of the local staples: rice, beans, tortillas and steamed lobster.