Tallulah’s isn’t just a Newport and South County treat: the taqueria with the Old Hollywood name is a fixture on the East Side of Providence, too. On an absolutely perfect spring day recently, we wandered over to Ives Street to indulge a burrito craving and found Talullah’s compact storefront location undergoing a vernal awakening of its own: the store owners were busily mapping out an expansion of the restaurant’s outdoor dining area, which currently consists of a few cafe tables and picnic benches.
One bite into my carnitas burrito was ample reminder about the need for the added space: Talullah’s has been a hit everywhere it has grown thanks to a dedication to classic Mexican street food that hits all the marks: authentic, delicious, and inexpensive. Under 10 bucks counts as a relative bargain for lunch these days, and Talullah’s generously stuffed burritos are big enough to share (tacos start at $3.75).
We’ve enjoyed Tallulah’s at their original digs in Newport, their stand at the Saturday morning farmer’s market in Lafayette and at Casey Farm, and their seasonal taco shack on the beach in Jamestown. The Ives Street location has helped spur the revival of the Fox Point community, so we’re thrilled to have the option of Tallulah’s great Mexican grab-and-go in Providence, too.
146 Ives St.