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El Rincon Criollo

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4361 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230-4715
310-391-4478
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Sachse, Texas
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162 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

As a Cuban this is one of the worst Cuban Restaurants I have ever visited this is what they "want to be" Cuban Food. Having traveled to Florida, Chicago, Arizona, Los Angeles and eaten at good Cuban restaurant this is by far the lowest rated I have ever been to. if you like this food you have never had good... More 

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Culver City, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The buzz all over town is El Rincon Criollo. I had been years ago and didn't like it. I went back a few months ago and it was worse. I ordered chicken and got a piece of a breast that was dry and overcooked. The rice and beans seemed old or stale. I am not giving this place another try,... More 

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Culver City, California
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

The food is incredibly authentic, and the portions are generous. Reasonably priced, kitchy ambiance with art work from Cuba for sale. My "go to" dish is the lechon asado (pork roast) with moros and platanos verdes (tostones). Also love the yuca frita! My son swears by the "pan con lechon" (pork roast) sandwich! And my daughter goes nuts for the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Four Words: Delicious Food. Poor Service. My favorite: El Rincon's Garlic Chicken with rice - scrumptious!!. It's what I always order. I used to eat inside the small restaurant, but the negative service that would tick me off. I either received the wrong food, or the server had a bad attitude. BUT the food is delicious, so I only order... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This tiny, home-style restaurant has authentic, delicious Cuban food. The paella is perfect, one of many dishes on an extensive menu. The ambiance is down-home, almost like being in someone's kitchen in Havana, nothing fancy, just real. There are posters and paintings of Cuba on the walls, and you feel almost as if you are there.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I love this "Corner" restaurant. The food is authentic (I'm native Cuban), and so is the kitschy vibe. I love that I can have fresh coconut water with my meal. They will stick a straw and an umbrella in a coconut on ice. The wait staff are great - it feels like a family restaurant. The wall art comes straight... More 

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Culver City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This was the largest sandwich I had ever encounter...it filled the platter and was so delish. Let's see, ham, melted cheese,pickel & & & all on a wonderful freshly baked bun. Our table on the sidewalk out front was comfortable and the service was indulgent. Yes, I plan to return.

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Sachse, Texas
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162 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

This restaurant has been in the same location for over 30 years, eventhougth it has been thru manyowners it has withstand the 30 years it has been in this location, i tried it on my last visit to Los Angeles and it has definetly improved since last time i went ther. Good prices and i dont think you can go... More 

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Lathrup Village, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

Loved the Food here Great Authentic place to get Cuban Food. We tried a few things on the menu and all of it was great. Definitely a place to go back to when I am in LA

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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

A friend brought me here 1) to introduce me to Cuban food and 2) she knew my love for garlic. I ordered the garlic pork, which came with rice and plantains. The food was good, although probably not so great that I'd really go back... I think it's a family run venture, though, so the service was friendly and quick!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Latin, Caribbean, Cuban
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4361 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230-4715
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Culver City
  • Phone Number: 310-391-4478

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