Start off the fiesta right with one of Rhode Island’s top Mexican restaurants! You’ll be surprised at the authenticity you’ll find this far north. But you’ll also find other restaurants offering more California-Mexican style food or TexMex, or just their own fresh take on Mexican classics. Here are our 7 favorite Mexican restaurants in the Ocean State.
Good Mexican good isn’t just for meat eaters—Condesa offers some of the best vegan and vegetarian Mexican food around. Try some of the incredible guacamole made tableside, as well as the delicious bean dip. Go for some margaritas and tacos and you’ll soon feel stuffed!
The chefs at Tallulah’s take their own twist on classic tacos, while still boasting a traditional flavor. The food is tangibly fresh—pickled radishes offer a mild sweetness alongside a refreshing lime squeeze and the clean taste of cilantro. Feeling adventurous? Try the beef tongue taco, an incredibly tender and delectable creation.
Diego’s always has something going on to lure you in. Try Thursday night taco night, come in on Sunday for a $40 dinner for two, or enjoy $3 tacos on Monday with trivia! Mexican brunch is equally as delicious—try the breakfast torta or a breakfast burrito with homefries and bacon.
Tio’s new 70 Cliff Street location boasts a façade whose windows open right onto the street, making it the ideal restaurant to grab a few glasses of sangria or beer on a warm summer night. Tio’s makes everything from scratch, including their daily soups. No matter what you get, you won’t be disappointed.
Even after the most filling meal, you’ll be craving El Fuego after you leave. Their Mexican street tacos in a soft shell are toasted to give them a bit of a crunch, and the red onions bode well with the juicy pulled pork. Go for that, or get one of their famous Ranchero burritos.
Perro Saldo is located in a quaint Newport home that offers a cozy and welcoming environment. It’s the perfect location for feasting on some empanadas or quesadilla—but go for some of their meat choices as well such as the wings or sweet and tender ribs.
This family owned restaurant has some of the largest plates of Mexican food around. Start off with a giant bowl of guacamole, and from there you’ll have to choose between countless great options—carne asada tacos, enchiladas, and fajitas—all served in a TexMex style.