Ortega is the result of a longstanding love affair between Chef Mark Limacher, and his joy of food. Focusing on fresh New Zealand seafood, this highly awarded chef and owner creates a unique new Wellington restaurant, with dishes of quality, flavour and integrity. Choose from a menu designed to provide both innovation and old favourites, in a relaxed, eclectic and professional atmosphere.

Open Tuesday - Saturday 5:30pm till late
Lunches by prior arrangement

Products and specialities

Dinner, Group Menu, Wine, Lustau Sherries, Awards Dinner


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Great food.

I love everything about this place - the food, the wine the service. A definite must for dinner.

Amazing local restaurant which some have claimed is the best in Wellington. I had the pan roasted trevally and I have to say it was one of the tastiest and most unique fish dishes I've ever had the pleasure to taste. From this initial impression I must say, if this isn't the best restaurant in Wellington it's certainly in the conversation!

Another excellent eatery in Wellington is Ortega fish shack. One of wellingtons finest restaurants with an excellent menu alongside a well thought out wine and beer list. Not exactly the cheapest place around, this makes an excellent choice for a meaningful date for relationships both new and old. The superb food and relaxed setting provide an Ideal ambience for a fantastic date night.

No list is complete without the presence of a top notch seafood shack, especially in a seaside city like the Capital. I choose Ortega! For the balanced atmosphere it achieves through its quirky decor, buzzing energy, and its effortlessly supreme seafood menu items. I can personally vouch for the chargrilled pork belly, with scallops, mango, pawpaw, radish and ginger wine dressing; or the roasted tarakihi with Malaysian coconut gravy, and a prawn, lime and coriander salad; and of course the fresh Pacific oysters. Take note too - it’s whitebait season!

Great food! Fun atmosphere and good service. A gem.

The food and the service are unmatched in Wellington !

Consistently the best food. Always something to try but it’s very hard going past the tuna.

This place is a class act. Incredible decor, mouth watering seafood, on point staff and a great drinks selection. I’d go here all the time if I could financially justify it. If you have a big date coming up, this could be a place worth splashing out at!

In love with this place!! Best oysters in town and amazing service  

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