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El Rincon

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Spanish, Tapas
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Katelijnestraat 27b, Bruges, Belgium
3250331200
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Monday
Closed
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Brilliant

We found the restaurant by accident tucked away between some chocolate shops. The inside was really lovely but a little empty as we were one of only 2 tables, spotlessly clean (I'm a waitress, I notice). The food was amazing, we got several tapas dishes to share and they were all gorgeous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
tephromelaatra
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We found the restaurant by accident tucked away between some chocolate shops. The inside was really lovely but a little empty as we were one of only 2 tables, spotlessly clean (I'm a waitress, I notice). The food was amazing, we got several tapas dishes to share and they were all gorgeous especially the tortilla and the el rincorn potatoes.... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Me and my boyfriend we're spending the day in Bruges after a ferry trip. As you can imagine, by the time we had got into the centre of Bruges, we were very hungry. We happened to stumble across the restaurant after a recommendation from the chocolate shop next door. We ordered a chicken sandwich each, nothing too fancy, but it... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Went here tonight after we arrived at our hotel, Flanders hotel (review to follow). We reserved a table before traveling and had a very prompt response. Its about a 15min walk which in the dark revealed some lovely views. The food was great as was the service. The waiter was polite and helpful and spoke fluent English.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

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
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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 via mobile

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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Jabbeke, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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119 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Katelijnestraat 27b, Bruges, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: 3250331200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 39
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?