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ABOUT TORTUGA

Tortuga Cuina Creativa was fouded on 2021 by the joining of three long time friends living in Barcelona that shared the same dream, create a restaurant that offers at the same time high quality fresh food, a cozy friendly ambience and responsible dinning. Conveniently situated in the heart of Barcelona, at a central location for both locals and tourists making it easy for you to visit us and try the Tortuga experience. With specially selected wines, excepcional tapas and mains and exquisite deserts created by our talented chef Pedro Gonzalez. Come to visit us!

 

​ CREATIVE TAPAS

​ At Tortuga, tapas is not just a meal; it's a celebration of Barcelona's culinary heritage. We wanted to respect and pay homage to the local culture by creating a menu focused on shared dishes (tapas concept). Our menu is a symphony of tastes, each dish crafted to showcase the vibrant and diverse ingredients sourced from local farmers and markets. From patatas bravas with a twist to succulent Iberian ham, every bite tells a story of the region, at the same time using influences from our chef's travels around the globe.

 

​ LOCALLY SOURCED, GLOBALLY IINSPIRED

​ At Tortuga, we believe in the power of local flavors. Our chef artfully curates a menu that celebrates the bounty of nearby farmers, ensuring that every diner's experience encapsulates the essence of the ever-changing Barcelona's vibrant culinary scene, at the same time, incorporating their own experience and culinary worldview. ​ ​

 

SUSTAINABILTY AT THE CORE ​

 

Tortuga Restaurant is dedicated to reduce its ecological footprint. It's not just about exceptional food; we are committed to implementing eco-friendly practices throughout our operations, from reducing food waste to embracing energy-efficient technologies. ​

 

We strive to leave a positive impact on both our guests and the environment, and ultimately leave this world better than when we got here. Our commitment to sustainability goes beyond rhetoric; it's a daily practice, a journey towards a greener, healthier future.

Some of our sustainable practices are:

  • All our dishes are made at the restaurant.

  • Our menu changes with the seasons to better respect the produces seasonality and availability.

  • Out take away containers are made with recycled paper.

  • We give a percentage of our profits to NGOs that focus on cleaning oceans and the protection of marine life.

Chef Pedro González Maradei


Chef Pedro González Maradei starts his culinary journey back in 2011, when a Brazilian kid that aspired to become a chef moved to New York City to study pastry at the renowned French Culinary Institute.


FROM THE AMERICAS TO AUSTRALIA


After graduate, Pedro Gonzádez Maradei lived in the world for years with the aim of discovering his unique culinary firm with the world's savors.

In 2016, Pedro Gonzalez Maradei decided to study gastronomy at the famous Le Cordon Bleu school in Sydney, Australia. The chef is passionate about Mediterranean-Japanese fusion cuisine.


A UNIQUE COOKER FOR A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE


In 2019, Pedro González Maradei moved to Barcelona with the aim of hosting his restaurant. The pandemic forced us to reverse our project over the years.

In October 2021, the Tortuga restaurant officially opened its doors. In his restaurant, Pedro González Maradei offers dishes inspired by his journeys and his very personal personality.. 

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Partners

At Tortuga, we firmly believe that creating a better and greener world for future generations requires collective effort. As an integral part of our community, we are deeply committed to this cause. That's why we've taken significant steps to ensure our contribution towards sustainability.

We pride ourselves on being a 100% single-use plastic-free restaurant, sourcing locally from suppliers within a 0km radius. Additionally, we prioritize using chemical-free products in our cleaning processes to minimize environmental impact. Moreover, we have forged partnerships with renowned NGOs globally recognized for their outstanding work in promoting sustainability.

Above, you'll find information about some of our esteemed partners in this mission. We warmly invite you to join us in this endeavor and lend your support. Together, we can overcome challenges and pave the way towards a more sustainable and eco-friendly planet. Let's make a difference, hand in hand!

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Adopt a turtle WWF

For 60 years, WWF has worked to help people and nature thrive.

As the world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in nearly 100 countries.

At WWF, we believe that healthy oceans benefit the planet, people, prosperity, and peace.

We take an integrated approach to our oceans, combining place-based conservation work to create Nature-Positive Seascapes with global scale Markets and Blue Finance initiatives. When you choose a symbolic animal adoption, you generously support WWF’s global conservation efforts. Every donation helps save endangered wildlife, protect fragile ecosystems, and build a future where people live in harmony with nature.

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Projeto Tamar

Projeto Tamar's mission is to promote the recovery of five endangered turtle species that occur in Brazil by developing conservation actions, researching these species and through social inclusion programs. Projeto Tamar was born in the 1970s, there were no records of marine conservation work in Brazil at the time. We are proud to be one of their colaborators, donating 1% of our profit.

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Ocean Beer

Karetta Maluca is more than just a business; it's a social project with the noble mission of rescuing and preserving various animal species while enjoying a unique wine experience. We offer a selection of 6 wines, each dedicated to a specific species, and donate 0.50 euros for every bottle sold. Join our common cause by visiting us in Tortuga and supporting our mission by purchasing one of the wines we offer on our wine list. Your contribution will not only provide you with sensory pleasure but also help preserve our beloved turtles and other endangered species. Together, we can make a difference!

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Surf Rider Foundation

The Surfrider Foundation is a passionate advocate for the protection and enjoyment of the world's oceans, waves, and beaches. Through a robust activist network, they work tirelessly to ensure these natural treasures are preserved for all people to enjoy.

We are immensely proud to announce that we are the first restaurant in Barcelona to wholeheartedly embrace the cause of the Surfrider Foundation and receive certification from them. This certification underscores our commitment to environmental stewardship and aligns perfectly with our values of sustainability and responsibility.

By joining forces with the Surfrider Foundation, we are taking concrete steps to protect our oceans and coastal areas, ensuring they remain pristine and accessible for generations to come. We invite you to join us in supporting this important cause and making a positive impact on our planet. Together, we can make a difference!

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Ocean Beer

Ocean Beer represents more than just a refreshing drink; it's a simple yet powerful way to contribute to the protection of our oceans and the planet at large. Recognized for its exceptional quality, our beer also embodies a commitment to combatting climate change.

We take pride in investing in organizations that spearhead projects led by passionate teams of scientists and activists. Each initiative approaches the issue from a unique angle, yet all share the common objective of revitalizing and safeguarding our oceans and marine life.

By choosing Ocean Beer, you're not just enjoying a beverage; you're actively supporting vital environmental efforts. Together, we can make a significant difference in preserving the beauty and diversity of our oceans for generations to come. Cheers to a brighter, healthier planet!

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Too Good To Go

"Too Good To Go" is an innovative mobile application designed to tackle food waste head-on. By linking consumers with restaurants, grocery stores, and other venues that have surplus food nearing the end of the day, it effectively reduces unnecessary waste. Users can take advantage of discounted 'surprise boxes', containing a variety of food items that would otherwise be discarded. Not only does this initiative combat food waste, but it also offers users the chance to access quality food at more affordable prices. Join the movement by downloading the app and purchasing our 'surprise boxes', available every Sunday night. Let's make a positive impact on the planet, one meal at a time.

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