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El Rinconcito De Santa Barbara

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Caribbean, Spanish, Puerto Rican
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2050 W 56TH St Ste 33, Hialeah, FL 33016-2685
(305) 819-5590
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
New and good!

We're from Colorado, where there are almost no Cuban, much less Puerto Rican, restaurants. Well, after eating here yesterday, the bar was set REALLY high. The service was exceptional, even with the language barrier. We had mofongo, another plantain dish (looked like a meat pie), the lechon, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
momincolorado22
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Parker, Colorado
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Parker, Colorado
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

We're from Colorado, where there are almost no Cuban, much less Puerto Rican, restaurants. Well, after eating here yesterday, the bar was set REALLY high. The service was exceptional, even with the language barrier. We had mofongo, another plantain dish (looked like a meat pie), the lechon, and croquettas. Everything we ate was hot, tasty, and flavorful. Bonus, someone in... More 

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Thank momincolorado22
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

This place has the best Puerto Rican/Cuban cuisine I've ever had. The atmosphere is lively and fun. The service was excellent. My favorite was mofongo. Would go back again and again!😋

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Thank PanamaPrincess15
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

This restaurant is a great choice. The food has a fantastic flavor, you really can tell that they take pride in what they cook. The portions are generous. Customer service was good too.

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Thank Margarita A
Englewood, Florida
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

On a recent trip to Key West, we drove out of our way to visit this Cuban restaurant because the food is soooooooo good! The portions are huge and we all brought home enough to eat another meal. We were with friends who had never had Cuban food and we were fighting over our appetizer - Mariquitas and two dipping... More 

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Thank eas555
Dania Beach
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

This was the best Puerto Rican food I have ever had. Everything was delicious. The mofongo and pasteles were seasoned perfectly and not over salted. We had the house sampler platter and all items were extremely tasty and well prepared. We even left with a dozen pasteles to take home for a later meal. The only draw back was the... More 

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Thank Veganfriendly
South Florida, Florida
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118 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

I came to this restaurant by recommendation of a friend. I ordered the Mofongo with fried pieces of pork, and I enjoyed it immensely. The Mofongo was tasty, and moist, and soft. The fried pork was seasoned perfectly, and cooked to a perfect crunch. Prices are average with a similar restaurant. The only negative was the service staff. I found... More 

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Thank Jast64
Miami, Florida
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Been coming here for a while. The food is delicious but they're in need of a bigger place ASAP. The place is always full and most of the times I have to wait outside for the next available table but that's understandable if the place serves awesome food. I'm from Puerto Rico and this restaurant's 'mofongo' is exquisite. The 'parcha'... More 

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Thank Lily O
Ruskin
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Delicious. The food is culturally spot on. The mofongo (what they are known for) is moist and flavorful and they add that special touch by serving it in an actual pilón. I had the jibarito sandwich and it was amazing! The meat was tender and perfectly seasoned. I highly recommend this restaurant. The only reason I didn't give it 5... More 

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Thank Nana8787
Hialeah
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

I have been in Puerto rico, but I prefer the food from Rinconsito. The place is good and the food the best.

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Thank Iran M
Hialeah, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

In the menu they have a daily specials for the days of the week, we ordered from the Wednesday specials 2 garlic chicken at $8.50 ea, but when we received the check to our surprise they charged us $10.50 ea, we asked the waitress to check the error and she said there is no error that special is only good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2050 W 56TH St Ste 33, Hialeah, FL 33016-2685
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Hialeah
  • Phone Number: (305) 819-5590

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Spanish, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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