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El Rincon Restaurante Mexicano

336 S. State Route 179, Tlaquepaque Village, Sedona, AZ 86336-6102
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Ranked #64 of 150 restaurants in Sedona
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $6 - $18
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican, Vegetarian, Native American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: El Rincon Restaurant Mexicano offers “Arizona Style” Mexican cuisine - a blending of traditional Mexican with southwestern Navajo influences. Created in 1976, El Rincon is one of Sedona’s most recommended and visited restaurants. Having served over 3.5 million guests, El Rincon is loved by locals and tourists alike with many repeat visits the custom.El Rincon features:• “Arizona Style” Mexican Cuisine• World Famous Margaritas• Family Friendly Service• Indoor and Patio SeatingEl Rincon's favorite specialties are the hand rolled Chimichangas. Each one is hand rolled with sopapilla masa folded around your choice of beef, chicken, shrimp or chili and beans, then deep fried and served with your choice of red or green enchilada sauce, rice and beans or guacamole salad. For an added treat try our dessert Chimichangas: chocolate cherry, apple, peach, and more. Also try our Navajo Pizza made with sopapilla crust. The menu includes all your favorite traditional Mexican dishes such as, tacos, enchiladas, burritos, tamales and chili rellenos. We use local grown all natural ingredients made fresh daily, free range chicken and beef, no preservatives, no lard ever!El Rincon’s Margaritas are famous too. “It’s the homemade sweet & sour that makes them so good,” says Demetrio Wagner, founder and owner. “Just add your favorite tequila,” added Demetrio. Popular flavors include prickly pear, strawberry, peach, jalapeño, and coconut.El Rincon's open lunch and dinner, seating first come, first served for lunch with reservations accepted for dinner starting at 5 pm.El Rincon is complemented by the exceptional amenities of Tlaquepaque Village, including art galleries, jewelry shops, picturesque hallways, colorful flowers, and giant sycamore trees with enchanting courtyards.
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Madison, WI
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

No complaints at all about the food or service. The guacamole was excellent. We had enchiladas, fish tacos, and fajitas. All were very similar to what you find in most Mexican restaurants. The big issue is the price. Everything was double what we spend for comparable food at home. It was definitely worth the stop, though, because we didn't want... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

This wa our final dinner in Sedona and it was the icing on the cake, the cherry on top. It was great. Best server in town, Jonathan was incredibly nice and respectful. He also was extremely nice. Atmosphere is great. My only complaint is that the balcony is tight but it's livable

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Loomis, California, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

If the people of Sedona think this is the best Mexican food around maybe they should visit Sacramento! The so-called authentic sopapillas tasted like burnt pizza crust with sugar on top, maybe the cook should visit New Mexico. The waiter was another story full of himself and his BS stories were so offensive that I'm not sure how he could... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The enchilada-style burrito was delicious and filling! Maragritas were top notch. There was a bit of a wait, but we explored the nearby shops.

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Roseville, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We had dined here about 1.5 yrs ago and the food and service were outstanding. On this trip the food was still good, but service both times we visited was not what we had received in 2012. Both times our food servers appeared to be college-age and were not as attentive as one would expect at this type restaurant. The... More

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Cave Creek
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129 reviews 129 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This is a find! The build-out is top notch and the food matches. The staff is on top of things and the kitchen clearly is very well operated. We have dined here three times and been extremely happy. We dined outdoors on this last trip, though it was a little chilly. The gas heaters they employed worked very well. If... More

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Sacramento, California
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204 reviews 204 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We've eaten here several times now, and have always enjoyed it. The surroundings are very pretty, both inside and outside. Some of the little side rooms in the restaurant give you a nice feeling of privacy. Tlaquepaque is a lovely area with interesting shops and décor. We have tried chimichangas, enchiladas, rellenos and thought they were all good. The shrimp... More

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San Diego
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Shared lunch with my hubby here. Delicious food/margaritas and great service. Shannon, our server, took great care of us. The "specialty" margarita I requested was outstanding. I had asked for one with jalapenos - they hand mixed one for me and it was delicious! Great little place for lunch or dinner!

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Taos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

We were directed here by some locals in west sedona that raved about the food and drinks. So we gave it a shot. I'm sure glad we did! Not only was my shrimp chimichanga perfect! But our server jonathan entertained us and gave us a map to some killer hiking spots that were not overrun by other visitors. It was... More

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Chilli Rellanos under cooked, cheese not even melted. Quesadillas also under cooked. Chimichanga tasted good but later had heart burn. We would not return.

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