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2416 Yew St, Bellingham, WA 98229
(360) 647-9055
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Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Enjoyable, tasty lunch.

Although this isn't the best Mexican restaurant I've been in, it was pleasant, friendly and the food was tasty. I had the tortilla soup and was pleased. The three others in our group made several other selections and were satisfied. Prices were within reason.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2014
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26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bellingham, Washington, United States
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This a family-run restaurant. It's a great place to go with a colleague for a quiet meal. The service is very nice and the restaurant is filled with attractive artwork from Mexico. The salsa is fresh and delicious. I love how they serve the totopos (chips) with a plate of tasty frijoles refritos, topped with a fresh garnish of pico... More 

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Pacific Coast, Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Okay, my family has been visiting El Rin since 1995. They are the consistently the friendliest restaurant in town. The food is always fresh and drinks are great! Luis and his crew make the dinner experience wonderful. A must try!

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Indiana
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Although this isn't the best Mexican restaurant I've been in, it was pleasant, friendly and the food was tasty. I had the tortilla soup and was pleased. The three others in our group made several other selections and were satisfied. Prices were within reason.

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Bellingham, Washington
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This is one of the best places to get Mexican in Bellingham. It's obviously a secret because they are never packed. The staff is a cute family, most of which don't speak a lot of English but very friendly. Most dishes are around $10 and you get a big portion. The Amigo Burrito is awesome but you may regret trying... More 

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

Decided to try a new place since good Mexican food is hard to find in Bellingham. The food I ate today was very bland. Others have told me the food was good here but I disagree. Most people in Bellingham have never tasted good Mexican food and just don't know how good Mexican food tastes. Plus a man who seemed... More 

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Bellingham, WA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We have been going to El Rinconcito for years and it was the best in Bellingham. Things seemed to have changed since our last visit. We ordered Chicken Deluxe Tostada's and have been consistently happy until this trip. 1st they charged us $1.25 for Pico De Gallo which has never happened in the past. 2nd the chicken on the tostado... More 

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washington state
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We got food to go, so can't comment on hospitality or service. Other than that the food was ready for us when we arrived. We got the chicken mole and a beef burrito. They included warm chips with two small containers of salsa. The chips were great - warm and thin with a little bit of salt. I found the... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Over the years, our family has enjoyed El Rinconcito's good, Mexican food again and again. However, what is truly remarkable about El Rinconcito is their unfailing, relaxed and welcoming hospitality. You get a sense that they really are glad to see and serve YOU. The atmosphere has a calm quality, as well.

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Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

I sought this little place out because I had a discount coupon from restaurant.com. I love Mexican food and love to compare different establishments. This place is located in a small strip mall on the corner of Alabama & Yew streets. I was greeted nicely and the usual chips and salsa was served prior to ordering food. The menu is... More 

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

LOVE LOVE LOVE this place. It had been about a year since I had been in there and they remembered me and made me feel so welcome! Their chicken chimichanga is the BEST!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2416 Yew St, Bellingham, WA 98229
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: (360) 647-9055
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?