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“Great Location”

El Rincon Restaurante Mexicano
Ranked #48 of 195 Restaurants in Sedona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $18
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican, Native American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Chandler, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great Location”
Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

Drove up to Sedona on business and decided to stop at El Rincon for lunch. The waitstaff greater us as we walked in which made us feel comfortable. The service was fast and the food was very good. Looking forward to retuning in our next visit.

Visited December 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Loved their guac,”
Reviewed December 20, 2013

Went there by myself and was treated as well as if there were 20 in my party, Service was awesome, and the food was too. Will definitely return on my next trip to Sedona.

  • Visited December 2013
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Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“"Nestled in the Splendor of Tlaquepaque"??”
Reviewed December 9, 2013

Nestled in the splendor of Tlaquepaque? Not in December! Tlaquepaque was bleak and most shops were closed up! El Rincon was open Sunday evening and the hostess asked us if we had reservations, which surprised us, since there was hardly anyone in the restaurant or even visiting Tlaquepaque shops! (Most shops were closed anyway!) The food was good but definitely not the finest we've ever had and the drinks were way over priced too. We know this isn't the most popular time of the year to visit El Rincon and Tlaquepaque but the way Tlaquepaque was poorly lit, (very little if any Christmas lighting), and with most shops closed, we wouldn't have made the effort to walk through the area to get to El Rincon for dinner. Simply, there wasn't much splendor and the food was just okay.

  • Visited December 2013
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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Large portions and nice atmosphere ”
Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

We liked the space it was broken into smaller rooms. And of course the Village is wonderful. Portions were large and very good. The server was very efficient and friendly. The chips were not fantastic but ok.

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“Great food”
Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

We are locals, and the food yesterday was great again, as usual. We request hot salsa in addition to the mild salsa they automatically bring and mix the two for better salsa.

I went to get a coat for my wife and saw a couple perusing the outside menu. However, they eventually walked away. I wish i'da had the wherewithal to tell them what they were missing.

Be sure to have the guacamole. It's one of the three best we have ever had (although I am reluctant to say that as it makes expectations so high -- just enjoy it!)

Thank Kevin H
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