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El Rinconcito Cafe

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1129 11th St NW, between N L St & N M St, Washington DC, DC 20001-4354
+1 202-789-4110
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“pupusas” (27 reviews)
“shredded beef” (4 reviews)
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Latin, Salvadoran, Central American, Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
1129 11th St NW, between N L St & N M St, Washington DC, DC 20001-4354
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

We didn't have any expectations when we got there. We found online this place, it was close by where we were staying. When we arrived in front of the door, we almost didn't go because it looked like nothing. But we went inside and had...More

Thank Yesssie27
Reviewed August 12, 2017

Sorry to say I stopped here hoping to get a meal to go and could not get the attention of the waitstaff behind the bar. Crowded with no welcome for visitors coming in. Found the streaming video of women's backsides offensive and left after waiting...More

Thank travelsfromCA
Reviewed August 8, 2017

My friends and I visited El Rinconcito and had a lovely dinner. The restaurant itself is not very big and the tables are rather close together, so look elsewhere if you're seeking privacy. The food was all delicious and everyone seemed to be drinking Coronas....More

Thank Adem A
Reviewed July 25, 2017

Two of us came on a Thursday night, one of us unable to eat meet. I am familiar with pupusas but not with other Salvadoran specialities. From the extensive menu, I chose the Carne Deshilada con Huevo (Shredded beef with egg, Salvadorean cheese, avocado and...More

Thank Phil W
Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

A quaint neighborhood El Salvadorian restaurant that offers full size plates at a very reasonable price in an easy to get to space. We walked because, well, it's DC and most things are easiest to get to by foot & metro. We had more food...More

Thank 1Erick1
Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

We had the best food here during this trip to DC. We ate at many restaurants and all of them were much more expensive than El Rinconcito. Great food, great service and friendly people. Highly recommended.

Thank jimmy42
Reviewed May 24, 2017

We went to El Rinconcito after a long day with the kids. This was the first time for all of us at a Salvadorian restaurant but as the cuisine is similar to that of other Latin American cuisines this was not an issue with my...More

Thank BusyBizTraveler
Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

I found this place from reviews and overall the food did not disappoint. I tried a Salvadoran Beef Stew with some fried plantains. The beef and plantains were very good but the vegetables in the stew were a little overcooked but definitely still edible. The...More

Thank cbrown628
Reviewed April 23, 2017

Excellent food with a wide variety of options and reasonable prices. Best tamales and pupusas. Beef dishes are delicious. Nice servers. Very small with limited tables. Great for take out also.

Thank Barb H
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

Good food and price and nice small place. We went with our 4 kids and had fun there. Service was excellent and quick!

Thank fgallegoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Salvadoran, Central American, Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1129 11th St NW, between N L St & N M St, Washington DC, DC 20001-4354
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-789-4110
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