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Turtles Taco Shop

Mexican, Southwestern
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178 Providence St, Putnam, CT 06260-1512
+1 860-963-7747
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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137 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We stopped in on our way through town - thought it was good. Seemed mainly like a local take out place but it was cute inside. Order at the counter and take to a table. Food was pretty good not super fantastic. Service was great - very friendly!

Thank SDC372
Thompson, CT
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61 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We had heard good things and finally went for lunch. We got there at 1:00 and left at 2:30. I don't mind waiting for excellent food but it wasn't. I ordered the fanciest thing on the menu, grilled steak tacos. They were OK. The tomatoes in the pico were strange machine cut perfect little cubes. The 'steak' in my tacos... More 

Thank Richard B
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

I go to Mexico for business, found I really like tacos. But what I got just fell short, not bad mind you, but nothing special. I can't say there was much effort to develop atmosphere - certainly not up to McD standards. If I were sitting in my car across the street with a friend thinking of where to eat... More 

Thank Escape45
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

We eat lunch here every couple of weeks. I have the chicken tacos and they are yummy! I've also tried the tostada, salads and nachos.

Thank AS1824
Webster, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

Great flavor! Well made tacos and burritos! Gotta try the hot sauce. It goes well on everything even the salads.

Thank 321Jason12345
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

You don't go to Turtles for the atmosphere or comfort but the food is good, fresh and plentiful. The staff is always willing to accommodate with special requests.

Thank Steen33
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

I have traveled throughout Mexico and Turtles is the closest thing I can get to the real thing. I have friends from Mexico and the absolutely love Turtles as well. It is not your standard Mexican American sit down. The service is relatively quick if the restaurant is not busy. I usually order the California burrito or the mini tacos... More 

1 Thank Abraham G
Danielson, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

Not exactly certain when it happened, but somewhere along the line this place went seriously down hill. For the first couple of years the food was excellent, the place was spotless and the help friendly. First the place is just gross now, dirty soda machines, dirty floors and walls, dead cactuses (still sitting on the counter, really how do you... More 

3 Thank Jillybeancupake
Woodstock, CT
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

Smelled good. Small menu but things I like and that taste good. Staff is willing to accommodate requests.

Thank ISail572
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

I've eaten at Turtles several times over the last year and have had great food every time. I get the sense this isn't a stop and grab place like a food truck. It looks like the stuff is made to order. I really like that part. The shredded beef and the simmered brisket are seasoned well and don't over power... More 

Thank hairyliver

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Providence St, Putnam, CT 06260-1512
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Putnam
  • Phone Number: +1 860-963-7747

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?