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“Never again.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of El Rincon Argentino

El Rincon Argentino
69 Salud, Ponce 00731, Puerto Rico
787-284-1762
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Ranked #54 of 87 Restaurants in Ponce
Price range: $20 - $25
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Never again.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

In January, my parents, their friends who came down from New Mexico, and I, decided to revisit this restaurant in Ponce as we were giving my parents' friends a tour around the south part of the island. The menu, as usual, displayed a wide variety of foods, but when we asked for certain appetizers, the waitress would write our orders down, leave to the kitchen (we presume) and after 5 minutes return to tell us that those appetizers were not available at the time. This happened about 3 times with different appetizer selections, as well as main course secondary food choices. We could tell that the waitress was trying her best to please us in any way that she could, so she found us some alternatives, but they were the same price as the "high quality" first choices that we wanted, but tasted terrible. What really made it bad was that my father ordered a Filet Mignon which took about an hour and a half to arrive, at which point all of us had already practically finished our plates (which by the way, didn't really taste as well as on previous occasions) and so my dad didn't even want his plate anymore. He was upset, as anyone would be, but what really stunned us the most was the indifference of the manager lady that worked there. She didn't apologize or even give excuses for why the meal took so long. To add insult to injury, when we got our bill, they had overcharged us for the filet mignon that my dad decided to cancel, so we had to review it with them again. Although we have gone to this restaurant countless times before, this last time was the game changer for us. We won't return to this restaurant ever again.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Porto, Portugal
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Good food. Nice ambience.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

Food is good with usual quality of meat in an argentinian joint.
They close later than other estaurants wich is convenient for night owls.
There is a nice patio to have dinner outside, sometimes with live music.

Visited February 2012
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North Arlington NJ
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
“Very friendly staff and good steaks.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

This is a typical Argentinian steakhouse. Steaks are as promised and cooked perfectly. You can dine indoors or out. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I questioned where to find a liquor store and the hostess found me a ride to take me there and back to my hotel!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
1 review
“the worst restaurant in Ponce,PR”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

i was one of 13 from a cycling group that once a year we stop at this city we overnight here and next day we continue to Mayaguez .The service was terrible we had to wait 45min to be seated,another 40 min. for the waitress to show up at the table at this point we haven't seen the menu , no silverware,no water, no bread and another hour past by and they finally took our order and then we wait 1.5 hours fo the food to be serve and the presentation of the food was terrible and incomplete and at the end the wanted to charges us full price.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Delish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

This place is one of the only two open all week. We had our anniversary dinner here and the food was truely delish. The service was so lovely too - it elevated our evening into something even more special. The wine they chose for us was wonderful, and this place was one of our standout meals in puerto rico!

Visited January 2012
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