Mexican cuisine wields a panoply of formidable flavors in the war against bland tastes—tortilla shields, poblano helmets, and trebuchets full of fiery chilis. Arm your palate with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of innovative Mexican fare and drinks at Perro Salado in Newport. Selected as an Editors' Pick for the Best of Rhode Island 2008 by Rhode Island Monthly, Perro Salado impresses discerning taste buds with upscale, interpretive Mexican cuisine. Pair a blood-orange margarita ($7.50) with the Tijuana chicken, a panko-crusted breast mingling with garlic mash and bacon-braised green beans and smothered in jalapeño gravy ($17), or opt for the braised-beef short ribs glazed in tamarind and accompanied by swiss chard, sweet-potato mash, and pipians ($18). Cozy up with a special someone and a glass of sangria beside the 300-year-old house's wood-burning fireplace.
Rhode Island Monthly reviewed Perro Salado and named it a Best of Rhode Island 2008 Editors' Pick. Newport Life Magazine readers named the restaurant's margarita Best of Newport County 2010. GoLocalProv featured it, and Yelpers give it a four-star average.
- Perro is an amalgam of authentic Latin American ingredients, local produce and contemporary kitsch that translates into the best Mexican food served not only in Newport but in the whole state. – Karen Deutsch, Rhode Island Monthly
- Perro Salado has everything going for it: great food, drinks, ambiance, music, waitstaff... GOSH, I wish I was there right NOW! – MK K., Yelp
19 Charles St.
Newport, Rhode Island 02840Get Directions