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“Good peruvian food!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Rincon Que No Conoces

El Rincon Que No Conoces
204 Ave Esmeralda, Guaynabo 00969, Puerto Rico
+1 787-720-8707
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Ranked #28 of 80 Restaurants in Guaynabo
Cuisines: Peruvian
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Good peruvian food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Love peruvian food and decide to give this place a try, it was def worth it. Tried the mixed ceviche (~$17) wich was really good not the best Ive had but def top 3. We also had the tacutacu (~$18) and shrimp rissoto (~$24). The rissotto was amazing cooked and flavored just right. The tacu wasnt the best ive tried, needed more flavor and better preparation. We also tried their signature drink the chocopolitan its like a cosmo but made with pisco sour it was really really good. Overall I would recommend.
Prices are average for this type of cuisine for 2 you will pay around $60 wich is not bad because portions are big.
Place does seem a bit outdated they should consider a bit of renovations to get a younger crowd.

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  • English first
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English first
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Never going back!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We had previously tried the one located in Cupey which was terrible, so we decided to give this a shot. Waited 20 min for a table after I had been told earlier that day that no reservation was needed. Took the waiter about 20 min to come by and get our food order and double of that to actually get any food on the table. We ordered ceviche to start, shrimp risotto, chillo entero a lo macho, and mango sangria. Ceviche was excellent. Shrimps in risotto were tasteless and overcooked and the actual risotto was just not right. Chillo entero was supposed to come with a sauce of calamari but instead came plain and over fried to the point you could stick a fork and hold it sideways. Mango sangria was pretty bad as well and overpriced for the portion given. Service was terrible. We had about 4 waiters and wouldn't have left a tip if it wasn't for my girlfriends kindness. This isn't baseball, two strikes and your out. Will not return again!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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“Peruvian food with a local twist”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Very good peruvian dishes with puerto rican influence. A little pricy but I think it's worth it. The service is excellent as long as the restaurant has few customers. Once it's full, we had to stand up and ask for the check. Good pisco sours.

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“El rincón que no conoces”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Today I visited the new venue of El rincón que no conoces at Plaza Olmedo in Guaynabo. I've had dinner at the Avenida Esmeralda location and I thought that it would be the same quality of food and service. Not true. The place is somewhat rundown with its faux leather seats peeling. The service was erratic. For instance, the server took our appetizer (croquetas de yuca con bacalao) to two other tables before getting it right. They brought two onion soups to the table next to ours when they had ordered just one soup. They also made a mistake with the sangria and in another dish brought beef instead of chicken. I wonder where were they trained. I ordered tacu-tacu with lomo salteado and my husband chaufá con pollo. The portions were big but the taste was not memorable. All in all food gets a grade between a C+ or maybe a B-. The service gets a D. El rincón que no conoces (translation: The place that you don't know) should remain unknown. Certainly its food and service will soon be forgotten.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Great place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This is great peruvian food, awesome ceviche, fresh food, great service, varied selection of dishes, reasonable prices, good atmosphere. Hands down, their arroz mamposteado is the best ever!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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