The moment you walk into this place you will notice all the kinds of wacky stuff on the wall. The TV’s have sports games, and old Smurf, Scooby Doo, and all those old cartoons on Boomerang. It definitely has a local college restaurant/ bar feel to it. They have some great happy hour prices too.
The food there is superb. The salsa is very fresh and unique. On the menu is everything from pizzas to tacos and burritos. They have a whole menu with exotic meats including alligator, turtle, kangaroo, and ostrich.
I have had alligator before and enjoy it, however the turtle and kangaroo here was my first experience. I have to say I enjoyed both, the turtle was the best as it had more of a unique taste to it. It tasted like seafood and chicken all rolled into one. The meat was not too tender nor tough. The kangaroo tasted like beef and was a bit tough. Hands down these were some of the best tacos I’ve had.
So if you’re ever in the neighborhood make a stop at “Luigi Ortega”, just make sure you don’t press the red button in the bathrooms. Now I just need to get my hands on some turtle to cook at home. I wonder how it would taste fried?