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$15 - $20
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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

My husband and saw this restaurant on an episode of Diners, Dives and Drive In's. We decided to try it out to see if it was a good as Guy Fieri described. The food was good I expected portions to be a little bigger. The...was fresh and well seasoned. The service was top notch from the time you walk in. The atmosphere was family friendly. The decor was full of photos so it felt like you were at home. The restaurant is small and fills up quickly. I would suggest if you are in the mood for Cuban food definitely visit.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 7, 2020 via mobile

Great food, went with a big group and the service was excellent. Nice atmosphere. The only advice will be for parking (congested area).

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed October 26, 2019 via mobile

If you want authentic Cuban food, visit this place. We all had oxtail and it was amazing. Great service.. highly recommend it!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 22, 2019 via mobile

Delicious food each and every time you can’t go wrong the one thing I will say is that it can get very salty.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 8, 2019

If you are eager to eat real Cuban food, this is the perfect place to go. A very nice family environment in the heart of Corona. Excellent prices and marvelous service

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 5, 2019 via mobile

The service from beginning to end was outstanding. Waiters are all wearing matching clothes and I did not have to ask for water and bread to be brought to the table. Our waiter made a recommendation that was exactly what I needed. I ordered the...pork chops....the dinner portion is huge...one white piece and one dark piece of meat. The yuca was superb....very flavorful. The roasted and fried chicken are outstanding, and the codfish fritters reminded me of my grandmothers recipe. It is a small restaurant, but accommodating. The bathrooms are clean. The more is parking on Junction Blvd after 7 pm not the neighborhoods.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

Came here on a last minute whim for a late lunch. Service was very good. Had the stuffed yuca and tried the Cod fritters as appetizers. We really enjoyed the stuffed yuca. For entrees we tried the tops vieja , the Cuban sandwich, and the...flounder in rincon criollo sauce. We all thoroughly enjoyed our entrees. We were quite lucky to find parking nearby as the neighborhood is soooooo busy.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 21, 2019 via mobile

We came into New York for some business and my wife found this place on Yelp. The food was amazing! We did two separate entrees to try different things, so glad we did. I will definitely be back!

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

The food is really very good. They have some great chicken and pork dishes and their rice. Is extremely well made. There are issues of being quite crowded. And loads of noise. All of these aside it still is one of the best places around.... Go during the week for better service and less noiseMore

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

The great reviews took us to this place. It was packed when we came and we had to wait for table (it’s expected though, since it was a weekend night). Staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was good, but I have to take one...star out because it took a while for our order to come (appetizer and entree were served at the same time) and the broiled red snapper that we ordered still smell fishy. I liked the tamal, the yucca in garlic sauce, and also the red bean chili that came with the fish.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Was very impressed how good the good was. My daughter had the chicaron de pollo and she usually doesn't eat that but she loved it. Very friendly and attentive staff. Very clean and nice environment inside. Food is great. Only complaint is they only take...cashMore

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Incredible meal! The shredded flank steak was incredible and my friends couldn’t stop talking about the pork chops being so good! I will be back!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Excellent authentic Cuban cuisine at affordable prices. Friendly and quick service. Have been here many times over many years. It ain’t fancy but it’s soooo good!

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

Very good Cuban sandwiches, but what I come here for more often is the Arroz con Pollo. They make it like nowhere else I've ever seen. You have to order 1 hour in advance. They cook the chicken specifically for the dish, and it's cooked...together. The dish is for two. It's huge. And it's way more creamy and moist than I've ever had it elsewhere. It's treated as an entrée, not as a side dish. When I order it to go, it's packaged in a 14" aluminum serving tray on a stiff cardboard base, wrapped in a paper bag. They caution me to keep it level. When hot, it has more the consistency of a stew than a rice dish. It's scrumptious. Not the most flavorful Arroz con Pollo that I have had, but definitely in a league of its own.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

Amazing food, great service, awesome flavors! Best Cuban Restaurant in town!.... best Cuban Restaurant full stop!!! It is full of soul! it is like eating the best comfort food cooked by your grandma!. The "Lechon", "Moros y Cristianos" and the "Vaca frita" are a must...when you are visiting. This place has a story to tell and does so in a beautiful way.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rincon Criollo

Yes, Rincon Criollo offers takeout services.

Rincon Criollo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4