Restaurant Review: Ortega 120

Yes yes, I’m probably one of the last people to try out three year old Ortega 120. I’ve heard so much about their margaritas, their selection of 120 tequilas, yes that’s where that number comes from. Most importantly to me, I’ve heard good things about their food.

So we decided to check it out very recently. The layout was very spacious with red as their main color on the walls which were adorned with eclectic decor. Sculptures, paintings, photos, you name it, it was there. So it was a cross between a sophisticated restaurant and a cozy house at the same time.

Earlier in the day, I commented on Twitter that the menu looked so good that I wasn’t able to decide.

One of my “tweeps” suggested the queso fundido. From the moment I ladled some onto my tortilla chip I could see why. The cheese just oozed onto the chips. It was still pretty hot. A mixture of the mild cheese flavor, the savory chorizo, and just a hint of spinach & mushrooms was perfect. A nice way to start for sure. We loved the queso so much, we finished it up really quickly!

Another Twitter follower suggested I try the duck confit chilaquiles. Let me tell you, the last time I had chilaquiles was when I worked for a major hotel chain. The chilaquiles we served were simply a sunny side up egg on a tortilla with refried beans underneath.


Well let me tell you, this right here blew my preconceptions right out of the water. These chilaquiles were in a class of their own! The tender meat fell off the bones, the cheese covered tortillas were warm and comforting. I can see why this is one of the house favorites.

Thanks to all that suggested this place to me! Ortega 120 is a great place for happy hour, traditional Mexican food, and Mexican dishes with a twist. Be sure to check em out if you’re in the area!

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