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“Forget the chains; this is the real deal” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Rincon del Vino

El Rincon del Vino
Ranked #448 of 939 Restaurants in Cancun
Price range: $6 - $12
Cuisines: Spanish, Wine Bar, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff
Lexington, MA
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Forget the chains; this is the real deal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

Cancun is awash in mediocre American chain restaurants, from Johnny Rockets to Ruth´s Chris and Chilis. Just slightly off the beaten path is a real gem of a local restaurant we can´t recommend more highly. El Rincon del Vino is a couple of blocks and a world away from pizza mecca Rolandis (not a US chain but not exactly authentic mexican either) and if you are looking for great wine (always hard to find in beer and tequila-crazed Mexico) and excellent tapas, here´s your spot. A smartly-designed wine list has mostly Mexican, Chilean, and Argentinean selections. Wines by the glass are not terribly interesting but at $6.50 a pop you can afford to experiment. We only had time for a quick drink and tapas but look forward to the next visit.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great atmosphere, wine and food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

Away from the tourist masses on the beach, el Rincon del Vino offers a great atmosphere and a pleace where you can taste good wine and excellent tapas at an affordable price. Whether it is by listening to live music or el Rincon's ipod collection, it is always possible to have a conversation, relax and enjoy a fun night out. I go there every time I visit Cancun.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 reviews
“Opened, nice but not that cheap”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

The map Shows different street so we didn t find the place first. Little spanish atmospheare in Cancun. Good food , friendly service, very good mexican wine.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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florida
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Restaurant is closed.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2012

We always liked going to the "wine bar" and Lydia, the owner, was always friendly as was the staff. The Tapas were always good. Unfortunately, it is now closed as is her other restaurant in the hotel zone.

Visited February 2012
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