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El Rinconcito Cafe

£Latin, ,
1129 11th St NW, between N L St & N M St, Washington DC, DC 20001-4354
+1 202-789-4110
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pupusas” (34 reviews)
“chimichanga” (10 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (5 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:00All hours
Latin, Salvadoran, Central American, Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
1129 11th St NW, between N L St & N M St, Washington DC, DC 20001-4354
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a local place which probably should have its reviews clearer on that point. We also Googled for Mexican food near our hotel and ended up with this as the answer. We were picking up takeout and were glad we had decided to do...More

Thank A C R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Okay I'm not trying to give a bad review I just want you to know about the place before you do go. The food must be great from all of the reviews it's just not our type of restaurant. My wife and I were looking...More

Thank Wesley O
Reviewed 29 August 2017

My friends and I visited this restaurant and we had a great meal, the menu is authentic Salvadorian food. The restaurant is a small place so, it could be not easy to find a table for large groups, but i definetely recomend the food. Ropa...More

Thank Juanse881
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We didn't have any expectations when we got there. We found online this place, it was close by where we were staying. When we arrived in front of the door, we almost didn't go because it looked like nothing. But we went inside and had...More

Thank Yesssie27
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Sorry to say I stopped here hoping to get a meal to go and could not get the attention of the waitstaff behind the bar. Crowded with no welcome for visitors coming in. Found the streaming video of women's backsides offensive and left after waiting...More

Thank travelsfromCA
Reviewed 8 August 2017

My friends and I visited El Rinconcito and had a lovely dinner. The restaurant itself is not very big and the tables are rather close together, so look elsewhere if you're seeking privacy. The food was all delicious and everyone seemed to be drinking Coronas....More

Thank Adem A
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Two of us came on a Thursday night, one of us unable to eat meet. I am familiar with pupusas but not with other Salvadoran specialities. From the extensive menu, I chose the Carne Deshilada con Huevo (Shredded beef with egg, Salvadorean cheese, avocado and...More

Thank Phil W
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

A quaint neighborhood El Salvadorian restaurant that offers full size plates at a very reasonable price in an easy to get to space. We walked because, well, it's DC and most things are easiest to get to by foot & metro. We had more food...More

Thank 1Erick1
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We had the best food here during this trip to DC. We ate at many restaurants and all of them were much more expensive than El Rinconcito. Great food, great service and friendly people. Highly recommended.

Thank jimmy42
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We went to El Rinconcito after a long day with the kids. This was the first time for all of us at a Salvadorian restaurant but as the cuisine is similar to that of other Latin American cuisines this was not an issue with my...More

Thank BusyBizTraveler
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Salvadoran, Central American, Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1129 11th St NW, between N L St & N M St, Washington DC, DC 20001-4354
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-789-4110
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