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“Meh ... mediocre at best.”

El Rincon Restaurante Mexicano
Ranked #46 of 196 Restaurants in Sedona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $18
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: El Rincon Restaurant Mexicano offers “Arizona Style” Mexican cuisine - a blending of traditional Mexican with southwestern Navajo influences. Created in 1976, El Rincon is one of Sedona’s most recommended and visited restaurants. Having served over 3.5 million guests, El Rincon is loved by locals and tourists alike with many repeat visits the custom.El Rincon features:• “Arizona Style” Mexican Cuisine• World Famous Margaritas• Family Friendly Service• Indoor and Patio SeatingEl Rincon's favorite specialties are the hand rolled Chimichangas. Each one is hand rolled with sopapilla masa folded around your choice of beef, chicken, shrimp or chili and beans, then deep fried and served with your choice of red or green enchilada sauce, rice and beans or guacamole salad. For an added treat try our dessert Chimichangas: chocolate cherry, apple, peach, and more. Also try our Navajo Pizza made with sopapilla crust. The menu includes all your favorite traditional Mexican dishes such as, tacos, enchiladas, burritos, tamales and chili rellenos. We use local grown all natural ingredients made fresh daily, free range chicken and beef, no preservatives, no lard ever!El Rincon’s Margaritas are famous too. “It’s the homemade sweet & sour that makes them so good,” says Demetrio Wagner, founder and owner. “Just add your favorite tequila,” added Demetrio. Popular flavors include prickly pear, strawberry, peach, jalapeño, and coconut.El Rincon's open lunch and dinner, seating first come, first served for lunch with reservations accepted for dinner starting at 5 pm.El Rincon is complemented by the exceptional amenities of Tlaquepaque Village, including art galleries, jewelry shops, picturesque hallways, colorful flowers, and giant sycamore trees with enchanting courtyards.
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“Meh ... mediocre at best.”
Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

Never knew Mexican food could be so ... dare I say it? Bland. (I should know). Pricey, too. Five in our party and the bill was $98 w/tip (and no alcoholic drinks). Watress was disinterested ... almost rude.
Sedona has better offerings.

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Decatur, Illinois
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“Nice Ambiance”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Stopped here for an early pre-Oscars dinner.

Very nice, warm and cozy atmosphere; perfect after a cold day on the trails.

Tried the red sauce Navaho pizza with muchaca beef. Yum. She had shrimp enchiladas...even more yum!

This restaurant is in Tlaquepaque...a very picturesque collection of shops and restaurants just off of 179. A must-do stop while in Sedona.

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Penticton, Canada
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“Awesome!!!!”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

Our waitress Melody was fantastic, friendly, upbeat, yet professional.....and our cactus/pineapple margarita was delicious!!! The food was authentic and delicious!! Would totally recommend this restaurant!! :)

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McDonough, Georgia, United States
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“Great Margaritas”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

This was great food and great service. The food was brought out quickly. Our server, melody was extremely helpful.

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, United States
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“Family atmosphere, Great food”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

This restraunt is in a small quaint shopping area on the south end of Sedona. We went for lunch and it was busy, but we were seated within 10 minutes. We were taken to our table by the owners son who was very nice and gave a quick rundown of the menu. We had heard that the Chimichangas were a specialty. We ordered one of these and a navajo pizza with bean dip to start. The chips served weren't the best I have ever had but the salsa was very good. The bean dip was generous and yummy. The meals were FANTASTIC. I ordered the chimi with chicken and my partner got the pizza with the beef. I think the bite of beef I had was better than the chicken though the chicken was far from poor. The green chile sauce lives up to its awards and is not too spicy even for wimps. We would go again. The fusion of south west, navajo and mexican tastes make this place a unique experience

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