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Perro Salado

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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19 Charles St, Newport, RI 02840-2902
+1 401-619-4777
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Farmington, Connecticut
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486 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small Newport restaurant provides tastes and textures that are unique. We love the fall off the bone ribs, the smoky Caesar salad, the spicy shrimp fajitas and tacos, and the blood orange margaritas and house sangria. The portions are generous and the prices are low. This is a favorite local spot so expect to wait for a table if... More 

Thank Chris F
Pooler, Georgia
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Perro Salado has a nice atmosphere and friendly service, but the food was not good. The salsa was extremely bland (like a cheap salsa from a jar) and the carnitas were hard to eat. The fish tacos seem to be the best bet, but we will not return.

Thank KCave
Jamestown, RI, USA
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant came highly recommended but was disappointing. Our table was dirty and sticky and the service was very slow. We were four couples and it was so noisy it was hard to carry on a conversation. The food was ok but not great. The only thing I was impressed by was the Margarita I ordered. That was outstanding. Barbara... More 

Thank bhrdoc
Rhode Island
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

This restaurant was once a favorite of ours, but now it is off our list. After waiting 45 minutes for our main course to come, our meals were tasteless. The fish tacos were cold and the so-called mahi-mahi looked like some kind of processed fish--it was cylindrical and very dried out. The enchiladas were in a small baking dish which... More 

Thank LLynn_PJames
Morris Plains, New Jersey
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

What a great find! Really delicious and not run of the mill Mexican food. Their cilantro, jalapeño margaritas were awesome! The restaurant itself is an old house. We sat in a little front room that was very cozy. They have outdoor seating which is probably great weather permitting but as we were there in October, it was closed. All the... More 

Thank molly46644
Honolulu, Hawaii
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Pork tacos, fish tacos not good at all. Mardritas really bad all of them. But quesadilla and sticking ribs were good. Took over an hour to get food and was not that busy for such a long wait. Would not go back.

Thank dman4tx
Wallingford, Connecticut
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153 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We went here twice for drinks and appetizers and back again for dinner. What a busy place. Make reservations! The word is out! The avocado fries, pepper empanadas with black beans and cheese were amazing. The Sticky ribs were to die for. This is not a typical Mexican restaurant, but a unique menu that is just a bit off center... More 

Thank Pekelo98
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

When you're tired of all the terrific seafood fare head to this great restaurant. You won't be disappointed. The chips and salsa with a side of guacamole were all great! The chips were warm and fresh and the salsa and guacamole were freshly prepared and seasoned perfectly. Margaritas were sublime! Service was friendly and helpful. My fish tacos were great... More 

Thank Laurel K
Newport, Rhode Island
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105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is definitely the best place for Mexican cuisine in Newport. It gets a little crowded and loud inside when the outside patio is closed. I most definitely recommend this place.

Thank Alisa S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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70 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This restaurant is amazing! The drinks were so good - margarita flavors I have never had before - the chips and guacamole were the best I have tasted - so fresh and so tasty - everything was superb - I am so glad we found this place - I only wish we could have eaten there another time - our... More 

Thank sharonn874

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Charles St, Newport, RI 02840-2902
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-619-4777

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