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Review of Turtles Taco Shop

Turtles Taco Shop
Ranked #22 of 47 Restaurants in Putnam
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Quinebaug, Connecticut
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Something for everyone!”
Reviewed November 9, 2012 via mobile

Whether you want take-out or eat-in, lunch or dinner, mild or spicy, you can get what you want here. The atmosphere is small town, neighborhood, family restaurant (which it is). Nothing fancy...food or atmosphere, but you get REAL Mexican food, plenty of it, at very reasonable prices. I recommend it!

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English first
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Simple fresh tasting authentic mexican food.”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

Nice place, kind of simple decor and very clean. The food is outstanding and what makes this place shine. Served on paper plates is some of best mexican I've had in this area. Flavorful fresh ingredients and authentic simple seasonings made our meals. This is not taco bell inspired food. Deserts are excellent as well. Putnam is a tough market with many expensive restaurants that can be over the top. This was a welcome change. Certainly worth a try... I'll be back.

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Sterling, Connecticut
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Not so bad but not great”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

They have wonderful service and the staff is very friendly. The food is pretty good, but Im not into that style of taco so I'm not a huge fan. It's just my own personal taste. The place is very cute and small and I can't really complain! It's worth a shot if you enjoy that style of taco. I like the standard Mexican tacos

Visited July 2012
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Northeast Connecticut
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“just average”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Glad there is a taco shop in Putnam, however the food is very inconsistent. Been here At least 10 times. Size of burrito varies widely....guess it depends who makes it...unfortunately the price stays the same. Also, the refried beans are so runny that it can ruin the burrito completely.
Tried really hard to love this place. Just can't.........

Visited July 2012
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Sturbridge
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105 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“California Style Mexican Cuisine”
Reviewed March 19, 2012

My daughter and I had a nice lunch at Turtles. Our order consisted of a burrito and several tacos Barbacoa, Carne Asada and Guacamole & Corn - all were quite different from the other. We are used to great Mexican cuisine in the town of Northampton (La Vera Cruzana) and this was quite different in flavor...Not a bad thing though! Taco Bell? I don't think so! They seem to be authentic in taste, which brings me to ...the feel of the place.
The decor is quite boring. I think the place lacks ambiance, it could benefit from by adding a few warm components in the dining area. Plants?, Lights, Ethnic Music that reflects the flavors of the food would be a big help. It's nice to see some outside dining.

Although the place appeared to be very clean They just need to remember to wipe off the picnic tables as they were very dirty from the road dust. I will visit again and I'll be sure to visit across the street - The "Restore" Store!

  • Visited March 2012
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