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El Rincon

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Katelijnestraat 27b, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 12 00
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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723 reviews
563 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

For us this place has always been a must do for lunch in Bruges. Sadly we arrived here today on Saturday 30th April and found it is now another establishment...a jazz bar. Very sad to see the closure of what was a great tapas restaurant, good luck to the new owners. We may try this new one next time.

Thank LauraDaveJames
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2015

We found the restaurant by accident tucked away between some chocolate shops. The inside was really lovely but a little empty as we were one of only 2 tables, spotlessly clean (I'm a waitress, I notice). The food was amazing, we got several tapas dishes to share and they were all gorgeous especially the tortilla and the el rincorn potatoes.... More 

Thank tephromelaatra
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2015

Me and my boyfriend we're spending the day in Bruges after a ferry trip. As you can imagine, by the time we had got into the centre of Bruges, we were very hungry. We happened to stumble across the restaurant after a recommendation from the chocolate shop next door. We ordered a chicken sandwich each, nothing too fancy, but it... More 

Thank EllainaJayne
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Went here tonight after we arrived at our hotel, Flanders hotel (review to follow). We reserved a table before traveling and had a very prompt response. Its about a 15min walk which in the dark revealed some lovely views. The food was great as was the service. The waiter was polite and helpful and spoke fluent English.

Thank Joe B
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1,641 reviews
1,274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 637 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

I did not expect to find a quality authentic tapas bar/ restaurant on brugges ! So, quite a find!! Excellent choice of freshly prepared tapas. Hot and cold available. All delicious. Helpful friendly staff.

Thank Paulsmithcasty
Bruges, Belgium
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2014

Very nice interior, great service, great food. The menu could use some pictures but i guess you can just ask the waiter too. Still, had a memorable lunch here, will visit again.

Thank Jays1111
Miami, Florida
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

I must admit I walked by this place MANY times during the week, before the sign finally caught my eye. Then I was pleasantly surprised that there was a tapas restaurant in Flanders! The decor is clean and austere, plenty of light with huge glass walls in one side. Another surprise, a lovely outdoor garden where you could dine as... More 

Thank miamidancer_10
Maldegem, Belgium
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2014

Last weekend was our second time in this restaurant: we love this place! My boyfriend and I both lived in Spain for some 9 years and by coincidence we learned to know this restaurant. The friendly owner is Belgian but also lived many years in Spain. His wife, who is cooking, is Spanish. The bread with tomato is very good... More 

Thank SarahPlo
Solihull, United Kingdom
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723 reviews
563 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Great tapas restaurant in peaceful setting off busy street. It is easy to miss this lovely restaurant as it entrance is along a narrow corridor next to a gift shop. The interior is light and airy overlooking a lovely garden which you can also dine in, weather permitting. There is a beautiful selection of hot and cold authentic Spanish tapas.... More 

1 Thank LauraDaveJames
Brussels, Belgium
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2014

We had a light lunch in El Rincon during our weekend trip to Bruges. One cold and one warm tapas each with a bottle of white wine to share. Average tapas, average wine. The terrace may be nice in summer. In March it was too cold +12ºC to sit outside.

Thank JaakkoBrussels

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$17 - $39
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Katelijnestraat 27b, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 33 12 00

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?