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“Great Food in the Yucateco Style”

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El Rinconcito Yucateco
Ranked #278 of 543 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed 3 May 2013

We'd read an enthusiastic review in the local paper, and really wanted to try this place. We've traveled extensively in Mexico and what we consider authentic Mexican food, particulary in the style of the Mayans, is limited in this area. The restaurant is located in a mixed use neighborhood with a lot of vacant storefronts. I'm guessing it's more of a locals hang-out than a destination. It's no-frills, without a lot of seating, but is clean and welcoming. The wait staff was prompt and friendly, and the food was awesome. The chips come with an excellent salsa and the smootest black bean dip we've ever eaten. There's a wide variety of home-made Aguas Frescas from which to choose, my Melon was made while we waited, and was delicious. The menu contained a variety of entrees in the Yucateco style; both my wife and I ordered cochinita pabil platters. The meat was perfect, moist and cooked in just the right combination of spices. The aroma and taste transported us back to Playa del Carmen. The accompanying black beans were a thicker version of the bean dip, and very tasty. The rice was good, but nothing out of the ordinary. The platter also came with an onion and habanero relish that provided a flavorful - and warm - compliment to the pork. At 11 dollars a plate, for a meal of this quality, and ample portions, it was good value for the price. It's a bit of drive from our house to El Rinconcito Yucateco, but we we will definelty be going back - repeatedly - to try the rest of the menu.

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