National Taco Day Newport RI

Today is National Taco Day! There are countless variations of tacos that can be found in Newport, as many restaurants get creative with their use of chicken, fish, lobster, pork, steak, beans and beyond.

Here are our favorite places to go for tacos in Newport, RI;

No particular order

1 – Fish Tacos & Pork Tacos at Diego’s

Still thinking about these fish tacos from earlier today… #diegosnewport #delicious #food #yum #instagood #sogood #newport #rhodeisland #love #fresh

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2 – Baje Grande Fish Tacos at Brick Alley Pub

BAP’s version of a fish fry, starring our Fish Tacos (as captured & shared by @simplysabrinaa) ? A photo posted by Brick Alley Pub (@brickalleypub) on

3 – Tuna Tartare Tacos, Fish Tacos and Lobster Tacos at Midtown Oyster Bar


Tuna tartare tacos #tuna #delicious #flavorful #musthave


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#fishtacos #seafood #chipotlepepperaioli #yum A photo posted by Charlie Holder (@midtownoysterbar) on

4 – Tacos at Perro Salado

5 – Giant Taco at Smokehouse  

6 – Tacos from Tallulah’s and Tallulah’s Taqueria 

7 –  Surf N’ Turf Tacos at Caleb & Broad  

This story was originally published on October 3, 2016.

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