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Katelijnestraat 27b, Bruges, Belgium
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Ranked #125 of 549 Restaurants in Bruges
Price range: $18 - $43
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
475 reviews 475 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I did not expect to find a quality authentic tapas bar/ restaurant on brugges ! So, quite a find!! Excellent choice of freshly prepared tapas. Hot and cold available. All delicious. Helpful friendly staff.

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Bruges, Belgium
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Very nice interior, great service, great food. The menu could use some pictures but i guess you can just ask the waiter too. Still, had a memorable lunch here, will visit again.

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Miami, Florida
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
5 reviews 5 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
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
85 helpful votes 85 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
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Additional Information about El Rincon

Address: Katelijnestraat 27b, Bruges, Belgium
Phone Number: 3250331200
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 18 - 43
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

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