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El Perrito -Taqueria-

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190 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840-6616
12:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Sterling, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Mexican restaurant in an old house. Funky vibe, great margaritas, awesome patio, secluded but in the midst of it all. Great food!

Thank Jeanette L
Newport, Rhode Island
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154 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

Been here a few times - I would say go to Perro Salado proper rather than this place. Can't say anything "bad" necessarily it's just not the whole experience and the prices arent' cheaper than a real sit down meal. PLUS I think the food is better at Perro.

Thank jonbellemore
Connecticut, United States
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138 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2014

Dinned here recently for lunch. I had their daily empanada special which was really yummy, I also thought I should try the tacos so I tried a chicken tinga and carnitas. The chicken tinga was a lot drier than I am used to (granted, I just moved from So. Cal. so I have high expectations for Mexican) and the tortilla... More 

Thank Kloe C
philadelphia, pa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2014

We stopped here for lunch take out and loved our burritos. We had the short rib one and it was delicious. I also had a blood orange fizzy drink that was very good!

Thank bluegigi3
Portsmouth, Rhode Island
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

It's a cool little spot to grab lunch. It's inexpensive in my opinion as one of their chicken tacos which is about $3 fills me right up. It is a bit dark and quiet but it's a great environment to get away from the business of Thames. I stop by maybe once a month or every other month when I... More 

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Springfield, VA
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232 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

It's easy to miss this lunch-only taqueria, which sits below street level, but it's definitely worth a trip. While the service was a little slow (the guy working at the counter couldn't even take our order until he finished fixing someone else's food), the food is extremely reasonable in price and outstanding in quality. I had the chorizo and potato... More 

Thank Carol757
Newport, Rhode Island
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137 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

Been by more than once trying to figure if its open or not.... Sometimes dark inside.... Sometimes no peeps... I didn't know one could find or purchase a taco , So Small ..?

Thank Newporter2551
Oakland Gardens
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013 via mobile

Had the pork n braised beef tacos. They looked good but had no taste after the first bite. Taco bell is better place to eat at. Avocado fries were burnt. I think the just reheated them because we got our food in less then 5 mins.

Thank Steve S
Indianapolis, Indiana
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013 via mobile

Shrimp and chicken tacos were mouth watering!!! Well worth the money... A little mom and pop shop but very warming

Thank Rubielynn
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013 via mobile

El Perrito is on 190 Thames St. Very easy to miss them as they are at ground (garden) level. I would not have spotted them had I not seen a family sitting at their outside counter . They have a menu placed outside which really helps. We had been eating at all the other places where a dinner for 2... More 

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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
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 190 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840-6616
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport

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