The Tortilla Press

★★★☆☆
  • 703 Haddon Ave

    Collingswood, NJ 08108

    Cross street: Collings Avenue

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  • 856-869-3345

About The Tortilla Press

Hours
Mon-Thu 11am-9pm; Fri 11am-10pm; Sat 10am-10pm; Sun 10am-9pm
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I enjoy eating at Tortilla Press a couple of times a month. The owner is a really nice guy named Mark who regularly comes out to check on customers and make sure everyone is happy.

My only complaint with the place is that the menu doesn't feature a few of the items they have at their Pennsauken location. I'm told that's because they don't have as much cold storage space as the other location does.

Still, I've never had a bad meal there. Once in a while you might get a rookie waitress who doesn't check on you often enough (I like to have my drink filled regularly, especially when eating spicy food!) but otherwise the staff is very friendly and attentive. I'd certainly rather come here than any other Tex-Mex place in the region.

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★★★★☆

I enjoy eating at Tortilla Press a couple of times a month. The owner is a really nice guy named Mark who regularly comes out to check on customers and make sure everyone is happy.

My only complaint with the place is that the menu doesn't feature a few of the items they have at their Pennsauken location. I'm told that's because they don't have as much cold storage space as the other location does.

Still, I've never had a bad meal there. Once in a while you might get a rookie waitress who doesn't check on you often enough (I like to have my drink filled regularly, especially when eating spicy food!) but otherwise the staff is very friendly and attentive. I'd certainly rather come here than any other Tex-Mex place in the region.

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I've been going to Tortilla press since moving here from Arizona in 06', and I know Mexican cuisine. Chef Mark has grabbed me by the palate and rendered my taste buds submissive to his brand of Mexican fare. The Pork Emolentas drizzled with chocolate sauce (OMG) or Pollo and Sweet potato burritos with homemade tomatillo salsa (come on man), I just can't describe the party going on in my mouth. With the reopening of the Pennsauken Cantina (Yea) and the new menu items that they feature, Mark has done it up right. High class eats on a working man budget. Oh yeah, Sunday brunch is the place to be after church......Thank you Mr. Smith, see ya next time I'm in town. Kayabob

2
★★★★★

I've been going to Tortilla press since moving here from Arizona in 06', and I know Mexican cuisine. Chef Mark has grabbed me by the palate and rendered my taste buds submissive to his brand of Mexican fare. The Pork Emolentas drizzled with chocolate sauce (OMG) or Pollo and Sweet potato burritos with homemade tomatillo salsa (come on man), I just can't describe the party going on in my mouth. With the reopening of the Pennsauken Cantina (Yea) and the new menu items that they feature, Mark has done it up right. High class eats on a working man budget. Oh yeah, Sunday brunch is the place to be after church......Thank you Mr. Smith, see ya next time I'm in town. Kayabob

Pros: Never had a bad meal or experience

Cons: Not enough parking spots at Collingswood location

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There's just something about Tortilla Press...I mean, besides the food. The place is buzzing with something - I always feel it when I go there. Plus I love all the events they have - it's always something new and fun to do with food. Great specials, great staff - they look like they really want to be there. Just an all around great place to be and eat.

2
★★★★★

There's just something about Tortilla Press...I mean, besides the food. The place is buzzing with something - I always feel it when I go there. Plus I love all the events they have - it's always something new and fun to do with food. Great specials, great staff - they look like they really want to be there. Just an all around great place to be and eat.

Pros: Guacamole, ceviche

Cons: Weekend crowds

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I've been eating fairly regularly at Tortilla Press since the first week it opened. It was excellent then, and it has gotten better and better. Without a doubt, it's the best Mexican restaurant in South Jersey. The chef uses fresh, local ingredients to concoct outstanding meals. Particularly tasty are the scallops, but everything on the menu is delicious! Try the delectable flan for dessert! I wholeheartedly recommend Tortilla Press.

2
★★★★★

I've been eating fairly regularly at Tortilla Press since the first week it opened. It was excellent then, and it has gotten better and better. Without a doubt, it's the best Mexican restaurant in South Jersey. The chef uses fresh, local ingredients to concoct outstanding meals. Particularly tasty are the scallops, but everything on the menu is delicious! Try the delectable flan for dessert! I wholeheartedly recommend Tortilla Press.

Pros: Great food and great service

Cons: Having to wait in line to get in

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Nice restaurant, but a bit noisy. Too many hard surfaces! and tables are jammed in... many conversations fill the room.

The food was good. The chef/owner came out and asked us if we enjoyed the food, we did!

4
★★★★☆

Nice restaurant, but a bit noisy. Too many hard surfaces! and tables are jammed in... many conversations fill the room.

The food was good. The chef/owner came out and asked us if we enjoyed the food, we did!

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Tortilla Press doesn't have your regular Mexican food~it's better. It was great to meet with friends BYOB!! We went during restaurant week and I was very pleased. It was busy and our service didn't even suffer. It was a bit pricier than i had expected but it was worth every penny!

5
★★★★★

Tortilla Press doesn't have your regular Mexican food~it's better. It was great to meet with friends BYOB!! We went during restaurant week and I was very pleased. It was busy and our service didn't even suffer. It was a bit pricier than i had expected but it was worth every penny!

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The service was mediocre. I was with a paty of 5 and waited forever to get our dinner. The menu seemed great at first, but the food was kind of bland. Some of the food was a little too saucy. The good thing was that you get free chips and salsa at the table. I really would not go out of my way to go there.

3
★★★☆☆

The service was mediocre. I was with a paty of 5 and waited forever to get our dinner. The menu seemed great at first, but the food was kind of bland. Some of the food was a little too saucy. The good thing was that you get free chips and salsa at the table. I really would not go out of my way to go there.

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I enjoyed eating here in 2006 but recently the quality has not been the same. We ate here in Feb 08 and not only was the food mediocre, but one of the help staff (a female who prepares but not serves) was licking her fingers when dishing out chips and salsa. Then she would serve you the chips with the same hands...
It was pretty disgusting. We were going to say something but decided to leave it alone and never go back.

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★☆☆☆☆

I enjoyed eating here in 2006 but recently the quality has not been the same. We ate here in Feb 08 and not only was the food mediocre, but one of the help staff (a female who prepares but not serves) was licking her fingers when dishing out chips and salsa. Then she would serve you the chips with the same hands...
It was pretty disgusting. We were going to say something but decided to leave it alone and never go back.

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TP is trying to set itself apart as the restaurant with the longest waits, worst service, and blandest food. After calling ahead at 6 pm on a Saturday evening, we were told that they did not take reservations, but that "it's not that busy" and "it would take no longer than 20-25 minutes to be seated after [we] arrived." Our party of four arrived at 6:30 pm, and we were told that it would be no more than a 30-45 minute wait.

Upon returning 45 minutes later, the hostess told us that [she] "was so, so sorry but [we'd] have to wait at least another 15-20 minutes. It's REALLY busy tonight and we didn't do a good job estimating how long it would take." Seeing that we'd already wasted 45 minutes, we figured that another 15-20 minutes wouldn't be the end of the world. After those 20 minutes were up, we checked in again with Ms. Unempathetic who told us that "You guys are next on the list and we're just waiting to clear a table for you. But we're going to send over a free guacamole once you're seated for being so very patient."

As we were finally being seated after our 90 minute wait, I asked to speak with the manager whom the hostess promised to send over. Our server told us that she'd been instructed to give us a free appetizer because "[you'd] patiently waited for an hour and a half." The manager finally came by 5-10 minutes after we'd been seated and brought with her two appetizers (ceviche) that we hadn't ordered and informed us that they were on the house. She swung by only long enough to apologize - apparently, she felt that by gracing us with her presence and wishing us a great dinner, she was off the hook from discussing our 90 minute wait.

Despite our hope that our entrees would redeem our wait, we were sorely disappointed. The chicken mole was as dry as another grilled beef dish was flavorless. Jumping in a vat of scalding vat of refried beans would have been more pleasant than this dining experience. Talk about an over-rated restaurant.

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★☆☆☆☆

TP is trying to set itself apart as the restaurant with the longest waits, worst service, and blandest food. After calling ahead at 6 pm on a Saturday evening, we were told that they did not take reservations, but that "it's not that busy" and "it would take no longer than 20-25 minutes to be seated after [we] arrived." Our party of four arrived at 6:30 pm, and we were told that it would be no more than a 30-45 minute wait.

Upon returning 45 minutes later, the hostess told us that [she] "was so, so sorry but [we'd] have to wait at least another 15-20 minutes. It's REALLY busy tonight and we didn't do a good job estimating how long it would take." Seeing that we'd already wasted 45 minutes, we figured that another 15-20 minutes wouldn't be the end of the world. After those 20 minutes were up, we checked in again with Ms. Unempathetic who told us that "You guys are next on the list and we're just waiting to clear a table for you. But we're going to send over a free guacamole once you're seated for being so very patient."

As we were finally being seated after our 90 minute wait, I asked to speak with the manager whom the hostess promised to send over. Our server told us that she'd been instructed to give us a free appetizer because "[you'd] patiently waited for an hour and a half." The manager finally came by 5-10 minutes after we'd been seated and brought with her two appetizers (ceviche) that we hadn't ordered and informed us that they were on the house. She swung by only long enough to apologize - apparently, she felt that by gracing us with her presence and wishing us a great dinner, she was off the hook from discussing our 90 minute wait.

Despite our hope that our entrees would redeem our wait, we were sorely disappointed. The chicken mole was as dry as another grilled beef dish was flavorless. Jumping in a vat of scalding vat of refried beans would have been more pleasant than this dining experience. Talk about an over-rated restaurant.

Pros: They give you the check pretty quickly.

Cons: Long, long waits.

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Food is always great. Being that this restaurant is "Mexican influence" the chef always prepares wonderful specials that identify with authentic Mexican cuisine while accommodating to the American palate. Food is always fresh and they support local South Jersey farms. The service is friendly, fun and attentive.

2
★★★★★

Food is always great. Being that this restaurant is "Mexican influence" the chef always prepares wonderful specials that identify with authentic Mexican cuisine while accommodating to the American palate. Food is always fresh and they support local South Jersey farms. The service is friendly, fun and attentive.

Pros: Fresh squezzed lime margaritas.BYOT. Service and ambience

Cons: No waiting area

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I've been here many times and I've always loved the food and the ambience. The past two times, however, the service has been extremely slow and inattentive. Our waitress last night never came by to see how we were doing or if we needed anything. We finished dinner and sat waiting for our plates to be cleared. This was the case on New Year's Eve also. Our waitress completely catered to the larger party next to us and we were all but forgotten the entire night. This never happened when it first opened but since the restaurant expanded I have enjoyed going here much less. It's a shame because I think the food is excellent.

1
★★★☆☆

I've been here many times and I've always loved the food and the ambience. The past two times, however, the service has been extremely slow and inattentive. Our waitress last night never came by to see how we were doing or if we needed anything. We finished dinner and sat waiting for our plates to be cleared. This was the case on New Year's Eve also. Our waitress completely catered to the larger party next to us and we were all but forgotten the entire night. This never happened when it first opened but since the restaurant expanded I have enjoyed going here much less. It's a shame because I think the food is excellent.

Pros: ambience, BYOT, take out

Cons: parking is difficult, service is usually slow

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Tortilla Press is a nice place for people who have a lot of money and don't want particularly great Mexican food. I'm from Texas, so my standards for Mexican food are high, but the food here is just not worth its price. If it were $8 a plate (like in San Antonio), it would definitely be worth it, but it doesn't--it costs around $17 for an entree (more for seafood), and $10 just for an appetizer. The ambience is cool, so it's a nice place to bring someone, but the value is subpar.
Also, it's in Collingswood, which means it's BYOB. This I have a no problem with. What I do have a problem with is bringing your own tequila and ordering a "pitcher" (of Margarita mix and ice to make your own margaritas) for FIFTEEN dollars. $15 is an acceptable price if the tequila were included, but it's not.

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★☆☆☆☆

Tortilla Press is a nice place for people who have a lot of money and don't want particularly great Mexican food. I'm from Texas, so my standards for Mexican food are high, but the food here is just not worth its price. If it were $8 a plate (like in San Antonio), it would definitely be worth it, but it doesn't--it costs around $17 for an entree (more for seafood), and $10 just for an appetizer. The ambience is cool, so it's a nice place to bring someone, but the value is subpar.
Also, it's in Collingswood, which means it's BYOB. This I have a no problem with. What I do have a problem with is bringing your own tequila and ordering a "pitcher" (of Margarita mix and ice to make your own margaritas) for FIFTEEN dollars. $15 is an acceptable price if the tequila were included, but it's not.

Pros: Ambience, Service

Cons: Bad value, Average food

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The Totrilla Press makes some of the most delicious and fresh Mexican food that I've found in NJ. Everything I've ever tried there has been very flavorful, and nicely presented. They've got a takeout counter for burritos & salads, and a fabulous Sunday brunch as well!

4
★★★★☆

The Totrilla Press makes some of the most delicious and fresh Mexican food that I've found in NJ. Everything I've ever tried there has been very flavorful, and nicely presented. They've got a takeout counter for burritos & salads, and a fabulous Sunday brunch as well!

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The Tortilla Press is a great place to have dinner with friends. The decor is energetic and the food is really good. On Friday and Saturday evenings they have live music which is a nice touch. It is a BYOB, they have virgin Margaritas, just bring your own Tequila. The prices are very reasonable. We always have a great time at Tortilla press, it's fun to go with a group of friends! Highly recommend.

4
★★★★☆

The Tortilla Press is a great place to have dinner with friends. The decor is energetic and the food is really good. On Friday and Saturday evenings they have live music which is a nice touch. It is a BYOB, they have virgin Margaritas, just bring your own Tequila. The prices are very reasonable. We always have a great time at Tortilla press, it's fun to go with a group of friends! Highly recommend.

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food was cold it took two and a half hours after i ordered not worth my money

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★★☆☆☆

food was cold it took two and a half hours after i ordered not worth my money

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I've dined at Tortilla Press numerous times over the past few years, and for me it's hit or miss. The good:...

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★★★☆☆

I've dined at Tortilla Press numerous times over the past few years, and for me it's hit or miss. The good:...

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“Mexican influenced” is how chef/owner Mark Smith describes his cuisine, which, as Smith’s rabidly loyal South Jersey following could tell you, translates to an American-style take on “Mexican” food (read: artichoke bean burritos, pan…

 

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