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“Outstanding surprise in Bruges, not to be missed!”
Review of El Rincon - CLOSED

El Rincon
Price range: $18 - $42
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed May 14, 2013

This wonderful little NEW spot was recommended to us by the front desk manager at a hotel in Bruges. Located between 2 VERY tourist shops just up from the "Diamond Museum" my wife and I were BLOWN AWAY by Pierre and Maria, the owners and this great new spot. The picture does not due this place justice. Yes you can eat outside however we ate in the high ceiling glass enclosed area in rainy weather. Who cares since the tapas food and HOMEMADE sangria were wonderful !!!! They have only been open about a month and hopefully will still be there when we return. We liked it so much we took business cards to give to the front desk manager at the Marriott Hotel in Ghent where we were staying. That says it all. Unfortunately they do not have a website yet.

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Thank Michael W
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

Don't let the small entrance door on the street put you off - inside at the back of the building is a big grassy courtyard for dining in good weather plus a bright, airy glass-enclosed area for "dining in." Even before the meal, we greatly appreciated the respite from the crowds of Brugge - as much fun as it is to wander the old streets of Brugge, it was a welcome relief to find a spacious & relaxed restaurant. Finally: all of our tapas selections were tasty. Between the two of us we tried 6 selections, all superb and satisfying, a most enjoyable alternative to the many price-fixed, multi-course dinners offered around town. A pleasurable dining experience!

Thank Pat P
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Finally we've got a great place in Bruges to eat Spanish tapas! With the kind service and lovely environment it isn't hard to relax and enjoy. The food is very refined and tasteful. This place offers also a nice garden in the middle of Bruges. Very nice!!!

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1  Thank celestinebinard
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

A great little new restaurant. Found by chance when looking for a relaxing lunch in the good weather of Bruges. Newly opened, the owner was helpful and friendly. Enjoyed a perfect relaxing lunch of tapas, Cava then coffee - outside in their walled garden. An oasis of tranquility off the busy tourist street. We wish them well with their new business!

Thank manxie_liz
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We came on a sunny afternoon through a little door. When we entered the restaurant an oasis of light, a beautiful courtyard and bright faces welcomed us. We were a group of 8 and I am superglad we were. There was no way we could have chosen from the menu. So we had a little of everything and all dishes were fabulous. From Cold tapas to Warm tapas. The wine selection was superb and all was served with great eye for detail! Finally, a new gem in town serving something else than "traditional" Belgian food for VERY reasonable prices. The wonderfull courtyard is a great place in the sun away from the hustle and bustle from the Katelijnestraat.

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Thank Collin1987
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