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El Rinconcito

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2416 Yew St, Bellingham, WA 98229
(360) 647-9055
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Bellingham, Washington, USA
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We love this restaurant, the family that owns and runs it is so kind and caring of it's customers. We have never had a bad meal here, quick service, fast with your food after the order, it makes you feel like you are at home....

Thank Los1273
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127 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

While in Bellingham on business I stopped here a couple of times since I simply couldn't believe how good (and quick!) the lunch menu and service were. Time from entry to exit was 20-25 minutes. I ordered the chimichanga and taco soup and both were incredibly flavorful. Couldn't order a "cerveza" but the lemonade also tasted homemade (would love to... More 

Thank themolitors
Bellingham, Washington
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The food here is outstanding and the service is second to none. Luis makes you feel like family which is one of the many reasons we have been going to El Rinconcito for over 20 years! We love it this place.

Thank clarke3011
Bellingham, Washington, United States
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This a family-run restaurant. It's a great place to go with a colleague for a quiet meal. The service is very nice and the restaurant is filled with attractive artwork from Mexico. The salsa is fresh and delicious. I love how they serve the totopos (chips) with a plate of tasty frijoles refritos, topped with a fresh garnish of pico... More 

Thank Shaw G
Pacific Coast, Mexico
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Okay, my family has been visiting El Rin since 1995. They are the consistently the friendliest restaurant in town. The food is always fresh and drinks are great! Luis and his crew make the dinner experience wonderful. A must try!

1 Thank Tracy D
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Although this isn't the best Mexican restaurant I've been in, it was pleasant, friendly and the food was tasty. I had the tortilla soup and was pleased. The three others in our group made several other selections and were satisfied. Prices were within reason.

Thank IndianaSapphire
Bellingham, Washington
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is one of the best places to get Mexican in Bellingham. It's obviously a secret because they are never packed. The staff is a cute family, most of which don't speak a lot of English but very friendly. Most dishes are around $10 and you get a big portion. The Amigo Burrito is awesome but you may regret trying... More 

Thank Amanda_Jake
Bellingham, Washington, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

Decided to try a new place since good Mexican food is hard to find in Bellingham. The food I ate today was very bland. Others have told me the food was good here but I disagree. Most people in Bellingham have never tasted good Mexican food and just don't know how good Mexican food tastes. Plus a man who seemed... More 

1 Thank James Q
Bellingham, WA
Level Contributor
20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We have been going to El Rinconcito for years and it was the best in Bellingham. Things seemed to have changed since our last visit. We ordered Chicken Deluxe Tostada's and have been consistently happy until this trip. 1st they charged us $1.25 for Pico De Gallo which has never happened in the past. 2nd the chicken on the tostado... More 

Thank VetteBudman
washington state
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116 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We got food to go, so can't comment on hospitality or service. Other than that the food was ready for us when we arrived. We got the chicken mole and a beef burrito. They included warm chips with two small containers of salsa. The chips were great - warm and thin with a little bit of salt. I found the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2416 Yew St, Bellingham, WA 98229
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: (360) 647-9055

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