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El Rinconcito

2416 Yew St, Bellingham, WA 98229
(360) 647-9055
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Ranked #104 of 388 restaurants in Bellingham
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- May 30, 2014
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English first
Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
85 reviews 85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
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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
142 reviews 142 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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
69 reviews 69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

Excellent food, service and price. But if you are sensitive to heat (weather, not food) don't go during summer months because they don't have air conditioning.

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Surrey, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

We found this place courtesy Restaurant.com (nah, don't use their coupons, too expensive). My wife and I were so happy to be there. From the outside, we thought it's a kind of small dicey place but it turned out to be a clean, cosey and friendly joint with some excellent and inexpensive food. There salsa was out of the world... More

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