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El Rincon

Katelijnestraat 27b, Bruges, Belgium
3250331200
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Ranked #144 of 526 restaurants in Bruges
Price range: $20 - $47
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
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82% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Miami, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I must admit I walked by this place MANY times during the week, before the sign finally caught my eye. Then I was pleasantly surprised that there was a tapas restaurant in Flanders! The decor is clean and austere, plenty of light with huge glass walls in one side. Another surprise, a lovely outdoor garden where you could dine as... More

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Sijsele, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Last weekend was our second time in this restaurant: we love this place! My boyfriend and I both lived in Spain for some 9 years and by coincidence we learned to know this restaurant. The friendly owner is Belgian but also lived many years in Spain. His wife, who is cooking, is Spanish. The bread with tomato is very good... More

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Great tapas restaurant in peaceful setting off busy street. It is easy to miss this lovely restaurant as it entrance is along a narrow corridor next to a gift shop. The interior is light and airy overlooking a lovely garden which you can also dine in, weather permitting. There is a beautiful selection of hot and cold authentic Spanish tapas.... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We had a light lunch in El Rincon during our weekend trip to Bruges. One cold and one warm tapas each with a bottle of white wine to share. Average tapas, average wine. The terrace may be nice in summer. In March it was too cold +12ºC to sit outside.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I have never been to a worse place in my life, it is in no way a tapas Resto. Only nice thing is the decoration. Do not go here. The cod was served with tomato nacho dip from the can, aioli patatos where served with a garlic mayonnaise out of a can. Very very disappointing

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Pierre C, Propietario at El Rincon, responded to this review

Dear sir We really apologise that you hadn't a good time in our restaurant, what about the food you had we can confirm you that we only work with fresh and first category product and home made sauces the way of tapas that we serve can be find in hole Spain, if you had a problem why didn't you tell... More

Falkirk, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We found this resturant by chance and it was great, its not easy to spot but well worth the effort the food was excellent the service was first class and the decor was fresh and light we couldnt fault the place and would definetly go back

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We came across this tapas restaurant while not sure what we wanted for dinner. On entering the restaurant it was empty, while lunch had been very busy. On tasting the food and appreciating the service we couldn't understand why the restaurant was empty. The food was amazing and the wine superb! The ambiance was ideal and we didn't want to... More

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croydon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

After all the five star reviews here on Trip Adviser I am somewhat disappointed in voicing a differing view following our visit (13 Nov) The menu was one A4 size printed sheet showing 6 cold Tapas single portions,the same number hot Tapas single portions and about the same number Hot portions to share.Was this a reduced menus to survive the... More

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Oxford
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Found out about this restaurant from trip advisor - if we hadn't had the street number we could have easily missed it. Lovely large atmospheric building but intimate atmosphere. The food choice was good with a set menu option for lunch if you fancy it. The food itself was great. Atttentive but not intrusive service, lovely to find a good... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I'm from Barcelona and I feel in El Rincon like home, avant-garde like the best restaurants of Barcelona connect with the best of spanish haute cuisine. My favorite pintxo: pintxo of foie, speechless!!

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