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Turtles Taco Shop

) #16 of 32 Restaurants in Putnam Mexican,
178 Providence St, Putnam, CT 06260-1512
+1 860-963-7747
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
31 Dec 2016
“Solid Mexican!”
4 days ago
“Great place a must stop”
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Mexican, Southwestern
178 Providence St, Putnam, CT 06260-1512
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great authentic Mexican tacos and burritos at a reasonable price great little environment take a picture with the wood carved turtle with a sombrero on

Thank Manuel S
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We stopped in on our way through town - thought it was good. Seemed mainly like a local take out place but it was cute inside. Order at the counter and take to a table. Food was pretty good not super fantastic. Service was great...More

Thank SDC372
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We had heard good things and finally went for lunch. We got there at 1:00 and left at 2:30. I don't mind waiting for excellent food but it wasn't. I ordered the fanciest thing on the menu, grilled steak tacos. They were OK. The tomatoes...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 16 December 2015

I go to Mexico for business, found I really like tacos. But what I got just fell short, not bad mind you, but nothing special. I can't say there was much effort to develop atmosphere - certainly not up to McD standards. If I were...More

1  Thank Escape45
Reviewed 9 September 2015

We eat lunch here every couple of weeks. I have the chicken tacos and they are yummy! I've also tried the tostada, salads and nachos.

Thank AS1824
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Great flavor! Well made tacos and burritos! Gotta try the hot sauce. It goes well on everything even the salads.

Thank 321Jason12345
Reviewed 26 May 2015

You don't go to Turtles for the atmosphere or comfort but the food is good, fresh and plentiful. The staff is always willing to accommodate with special requests.

Thank Steen33
Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

I have traveled throughout Mexico and Turtles is the closest thing I can get to the real thing. I have friends from Mexico and the absolutely love Turtles as well. It is not your standard Mexican American sit down. The service is relatively quick if...More

1  Thank Abraham G
Reviewed 23 March 2015

Not exactly certain when it happened, but somewhere along the line this place went seriously down hill. For the first couple of years the food was excellent, the place was spotless and the help friendly. First the place is just gross now, dirty soda machines,...More

3  Thank Jillybeancupake
Reviewed 3 November 2014

Smelled good. Small menu but things I like and that taste good. Staff is willing to accommodate requests.

Thank ISail572
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Providence St, Putnam, CT 06260-1512
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Putnam
  • Phone Number: +1 860-963-7747
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