Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Hotel Tortuga, under new management, will reopen soon still as Hotel Tortuga
One EVG reader confirmed what another reader left in the comments: Hotel Tortuga is currently closed.
However, a reader yesterday said that the Mexican restaurant (with plentiful vegetarian options) on 14th Street between Second Avenue and Third Avenue will return. Signs on the door say that the space is under new management, and they will reopen soon as Hotel Tortuga.
David and Jean LaPointe opened this Hotel in 2010. They also ran Curly's Vegetarian Lunch one block to the east on 14th Street until the end of 2011 when their lease expired. As Dave LaPointe, a founder of Burritoville, wrote at the time: "[T]he new lease terms proved just too much for a little vegetarian place..."