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“Misses the mark on really good Mexican”
Review of El Rinconcito

El Rinconcito
Ranked #5 of 158 Restaurants in Statesboro
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

Unassuming family places can be the source of some of the best Mexican food. This one is just average but the staff really seems to be trying. The self serve chip,salsa, guac and condiments bar was a really nice touch. Beware of liquified pure hot red peppers though! Carne asada at our table was a nice dish, but tamales, echilladas and relleno were just average

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Absolutely best Mexican food in the Boro. This little hole in the wall brings back memories of a trip to Tijuana. El Sombrero finally has some competition. You will love this place!!!

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2  Thank aaronkinder
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

Don;t be afraid. We have eaten here on multiple occasions, and no, the atmosphere is not great, but the food is. Much more authentic Mexican dishes, and a great nacho bar which is free. The soups are very good and hearty. Everything we have tried here has been tasty, including soups, tacos, quesadillas, and several of the specialty dishes like bistecca and pork adobado.

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1  Thank beansav
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

My fiancé and I LOVE this restaurant! It's the only Mexican restaurant he'll eat at in town. They serve you Authentic food, delicious every single time. It doesn't taste like the watered-down Americanized food at other competitors in town like El Sombrero. It looks a little sketchy from the outside being in a old plaza, but trust me, once you step in side and smell the food and see the smiling faces, you'll see why we love it. As other people have mentioned, you get unlimited chips, salsa, guac, jalapenos, sour cream and other toppings from the self-serve chip bar. Waitresses are always friendly, and it's a really fun, laid back atmosphere. It feels like you've found a hidden gem.

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1  Thank Schnukms
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

El Rinconcito is the bomb. Forget El Sombrero. You get to serve YOURSELF chips from the chip bar which contains red salsa, green salsa, unlimited sour cream..YES UNLIMITED sourcream, jalapenos, lettuce, and other fixings. It is truly a great innovation that every single mexican restaurant needs to incorporate. All of the food is cooked on their grill which is inside of the actual restaurant. To make it even more authentic, you must walk through a grocery store at the restaurant entrance! So neat. As for the food, it is all great. I have gotten everything from fajita nachos to a chicken sandwich at this place..all good. You can order chorizo nachos for as little as 5 dollars. For authenticity and price, El Rinconcito cannot be beat!

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1  Thank Daniel M
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