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“Pleasant suprise after a 6 year hiatus.”
Review of El Rincon del Sol

El Rincon del Sol
Ranked #2 of 17 Restaurants in Tonala
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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448 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
“Pleasant suprise after a 6 year hiatus.”
Reviewed January 25, 2012

We first went to El Rincon del Sol back in '98 or '99. In those days, they had a very limited menu but we got to know the manager and he always took care of us. Many times, he suggested items not shown on the menu and we found his suggestions to be good. At any rate, he left this establishment in '05 or '06 to open his own restaurant and we followed.

This was our first visit to Rincon del Sol since '06 and we were pleasantly surprised by the expanded menu. The restaurant was clean and well maintained, the wait staff was attentive and the entrees well presented. We had lunch there on two consecutive days and were pleased with all meals ordered.

  • Visited January 2012
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Toronto
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“Very Mexican, good food, chipped clay cups.”
Reviewed January 17, 2012

The food is very authentic mexican and is very tasty, served up by the locals. Coffee is OK served in clay cups that were chipped up a bit. Beer is Cold. I've had breakfast here twice and it was OK. The decor is fun and genuine and reflects the art of the area.

The manager here speaks very good english and is a really nice energetic guy, he is very knowlegable about Tonala.

Visited January 2012
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San Diego, California
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“Wonderful Food and Drink -- great service”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

Liked the largeness of the room, the lighting and the presentation.

Visited November 2011
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San Diego, California
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45 reviews
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“Chile en Nogada is a must to have.”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

Rosalba Gutierrez who owns Mexicania referred me to El Rincon del Sol and to have their specialty. It was not only good it was the very best thing I have ever tasted. Wonderful flavors, beautiful presentation, just amazing. You can walk there -- small street

  • Visited November 2011
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Palm Springs, California
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50 reviews
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“Great chile en nogadas!!”
Reviewed November 5, 2011

Good location and excellent food and great prices!

Visited November 2011
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