5 Great Taco Spots in Rhode Island

Where to go for takeout tacos in Rhode Island.
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Tacos from Tallulah’s Taqueria. Photo by Jamie Coelho.

This article was created in collaboration with Rhode Island Commerce.


Looking for the perfect Mexican restaurant for takeout tacos in Rhode Island? Check out these great options offering twists on traditional favorites for tacos in Providence, Bristol, Cranston, Newport, Smithfield and West Warwick.

1. Poco Loco Tacos

Visit Poco Loco Tacos in Cranston for “the best damn tacos in town!” The shop, which opened in 2012, began as a food truck and has been serving traditional and fun combinations ever since, such as chorizo and potato hash, seasoned ground beef, barbecue pulled pork and roasted chicken. Poco Loco also offers vegan options, like roasted mushrooms and soyrizo and potato.

Hours: Tues.–Sat., 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Closed Sun. and Mon.

The details: 2005 Broad St., Cranston, 401-461-2640, pocolocotacos.com


2. Tallulah’s Taqueria

With options from al pastor (marinated grilled pork) and barbacoa (braised beef) to pescado (fried fish) and frijoles (slow cooked black beans), Tallulah’s Taqueria offers a variety of fun menu items perfect for the whole family, always served with housemade salsa, lime slices and radishes. The menu also includes gluten- and dairy-free tacos as well as vegetarian options. And don’t forget to add a house seasonal margarita to complement your order.

Hours: Ives St. — East Side store: Tues.–Sat: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sims Ave — West Side store: Fri.–Sat., 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Jamestown store: Fr.–Sat., 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The details: 146 Ives St., Providence, 401-272-8226; 10 Sims Ave., Unit 109, providence, 401-252-8226; 35 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 401-236-1600, tallulahstaqueria.com


3. Diego’s

Diego’s in Newport is putting a twist on traditional tacos with options such street tacos made with Oaxaca cheese, fresh slaw pico de gallo, shaved radish, cilantro,  and your choice of main (chicken tinga, pulled pork roasted veggies) with a side of Diego’s aioli; roasted beet and butternut squash on grilled blue corn tortillas; and Korean barbecue pork belly tacos topped with house pickled veggies and soicy kimchi and Cholula aioli. If you have a larger party in tow, pair your tacos with a shared side dish of Spanish rices and beans, shaved Brussels sprouts or chips and salsa.

Hours: Mon.–Thurs., 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Fri., 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sun., 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

The details: 11 Bowens Wharf, Newport, 401-619-2640, diegosnewport.com


4. Condesa

Tequila shrimp tacos and the Cabo fish tacos are just two of the many unique options to pick up at authentic Mexican restaurant Condesa located in West Warwick and Smithfield. Be sure to also check out Condesa’s Diablo a.k.a. their blood orange spicy margarita.

Hours: Mon.–Thurs., 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Fri.–Sat., 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; and Sun., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (12 to 9 p.m. for Smithfield location)

The details: 721 Quaker Ln., West Warwick, 401-828-1005; 970 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, 401-349-3935, condesarestaurant.com


5. Nacho Mamma’s

From fried chicken and chorizo options to seafood and steak selections, Nacho Mamma’s taco combos (which come with a side of rice and beans) is perfect for Taco Tuesday. Plus, don’t forget to check out their endless burrito and nacho options.

Hours: Mon.–Sat., 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed Sundays.

The details: 76 State St., Bristol, 401-396-9588, nachomammasbristolri.com



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