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Tallulah On Thames & Tallulah's Taqueria

A European-style Bistro and a Mexican-style taqueria


Tallulah On Thames
464 Thames Street, Newport | 401-849-2433

Hours: In season (May-October) Wednesday-Sunday 5:30 to close; Sunday brunch 10am-2pm served on the second Sunday of each month. Off season (November-April) check website for 2015 winter to spring 2016 season | Meals Served: Brunch (second Sunday of each month), dinner | Cuisine: Seasonal American | Bar: Beer and wine | Kid Menu: No | Parking: Street | Accepts Reservations: Yes, recommended | Delivery: No | Take Out: No | Outdoor Seating: No | Ambience: Casual fine dining | Catering: No | Private Events: Yes

Tallulah's Taqueria
146 Ives Street, Providence | 401-272-8226

Hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-10pm; Sunday 10am-9pm | Meals Served: Lunch, dinner | Cuisine: Mexican | Bar: No | Kid Menu: No | Parking: Street | Accepts Reservations: No | Delivery: Coming soon | Take Out: Yes | Outdoor Seating: Yes | Ambience: Counter service | Catering: Yes | Order Online: Yes

Tallulah On Thames
With just 36 seats, Tallulah on Thames proves that good things come in small packages. This Newport tasting menu and wine pairing restaurant serves the highest quality in product, technique, and flavor. Some of the local sourced products have ranged from the rich cheese at Narragansett Creamery, pasture-fed pork and beef from Blackbird and Aquidneck Farms, and micro greens from Big Black Dog Farm. The seasonal menu, a prix-fixe four course or six course chefs tasting menu, gives guests a unique opportunity to sample artistically presented dishes that are flavorful and very pleasing to the palette. The beer and wine list highlight small producers with a variety of unique varietals that pair well with the menu. With a European bistro feel, Tallulah on Thames presents a uniquely charming dining experience in the Ocean State. 

464 Thames Street, Newport • 401-849-2433

Tallulah’s Taqueria
This Fox Point fast-casual darling is inspired by the bold flavors of Mexico and its rich culture. lt's a counter-service eatery that serves up its taco on gluten free corn tortillas & packs its flour tortilla burritos and burrito bowls with your choice of proteins like carnitas, barbacoa, al pastor, lengua, camarone, and pesce. The passion and dedication to quality and flavor is tasted in their house-made guacamole, salsas, agua fresca, & yummy churros. Already a local favorite is the Breakfast Taco & Burrito that are served everyday until 5pm, and all day on Sunday. Regulars use their online ordering system from their website to just stroll in and pick-up their daily addiction. lt's a tasty treat on the East Side of Providence. 

146 Ives Street, Providence • 401-272-8226

About the Chef
Jake Rojas is the critically acclaimed chef-partner of Tallulah on Thames in Newport and Tallulah’s Taqueria in Providence. Growing up in El Paso, Texas, Jake attributes his earliest culinary influences to the combination of family traditions through his Polish mother and Mexican father. His unequivocal style and candor are matched by the spirited flavors he produces and the passion he exudes. To know Jake is to be inspired by him and his food. 

Before making a splash in the Ocean State, Jake honed his masterful culinary skills at some of the finest restaurants in the nation, including Joel Robuchon Restaurant at the Mansion in the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Alain Ducasse’s, Mix, also in Las Vegas, The Boca Raton Resort in Florida, and the Four Seasons in West Palm Beach. In just over five years, Jake has created a beloved Newport restaurant and a signature taste that highlights both the quality and seasonality for the product in each dish. The New York Times, Food & Wine, The Boston Globe and USA Today, to name just a few, have hailed his cuisine. In 2012, Edible Rhody presented him with the Local Hero Award. 

In addition to the Newport and Providence restaurants, he is also the chef of Tallulah’s Taco carts that can be found at various farmers markets, Newport Film events and popular festivals throughout Rhode Island. 


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