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Luquillo

“Friendly service, good food”

El Rincon Del Sabor
Ranked #2 of 91 Restaurants in Luquillo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $24
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Excellent Restaurant and Souvenirs Shop near Luquillo beach, Sea food Specialties lobster, shrimp and much more! And local food, rice & beans Mofongo, all kind of drinks, beers Pina colada and more! We open daily Wednesday close
Reviewed January 21, 2020

We haven’t found too many actual restaurants in Luquillo so we were very happy to find this one. And it was open on Monday, MLK Day! The restaurant is situated behind a gift shop and was deserted when we first walked in. But the owner followed us in and We were greeted warmly. We began with a refreshing Sangria. The main dishes were well-prepared and very tasty. I had the mofongo relleno mixto and my husband had the snapper in creole sauce. The prices seem a little high for such a low-key atmosphere, but we were very satisfied with our meal.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Angelluisd, Owner at El Rincon Del Sabor, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
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Thanks estamos muy contentos con su visita para mi y mi esposa siempre es honor servirle esperando volverlos a ver pronto gracias att Luis y Carmen

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Reviewed January 18, 2020 via mobile

Have to be buzzed in, you get greeted by the most friendly grandpa and grandma is in the kitchen. Menu has traditional Puerto Rican dishes, wish I could have tried them all. Must try if you're in the neighborhood.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Angelluisd, Owner at El Rincon Del Sabor, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2020
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Muchas gracias por su visita estamos siempre a sus órdenes esperando volverlo saber pronto por Puerto Rico thanks thanks att Luis y Carmin

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Reviewed December 29, 2019

Luis and Carmen are highly experienced hosts, having converted the ground floor of the house into the gift shop and restaurant quite a few years ago. Luis made us and all who entered feel comfortable and showed an interest in all his guests. He is bilingual, and willingly answered our questions about unfamiliar menu items. Carmen custom-cooked, perfectly, everything we ordered, so provided us with an introduction to some typical PR dishes, prepared skillfully. This is a small, friendly local restaurant offering a personalized experience of Puerto Rican food.

Rincon del Sabort is on a narrow, mostly residential side street which was fairly empty of people when we were there. The parking often seems to be congested in Luquillo, so be aware that you may not be able to park right in front of the restaurant; we parked in the next block. Note that the owners have placed a gift shop in the front area of the restaurant. We were a little puzzled when we didn't see the tables while peering in the window, and we felt a little trepidation seeing we had to buzz to be admitted to a place we could not see. Fear not: forge on!

Luis, our host, buzzed us in immediately and was effusive and welcoming as he guided us back to the tables.

This family-run local restaurant is very clean and is decorated with large poster sized photos of tropical subjects and posters of past events, plus photos and portraits. El Rincon, both in food and decor, in contrast is expressive not of a slick franchise formula but of the people who created the place.

I was not familiar with some of the dishes, and Luis carefully explained what they were. As I was interested in exploring a variety of local dishes, I asked if, instead of the standard entrees, I could order 3 sides instead of an entree. I was graciously accommodated.

I thought they were perfectly prepared (clearly Carmen is extremely careful about oil temperature when deep trying -- there was no extra grease in anything fried such as occurs with too low a frying oil temp). My co-traveler ordered a nicely seasoned steak special, which he enjoyed greatly.

For dessert, we split an order of nicely made flan de queso, which is a custard with cream cheese as an ingredient in the custard.

Luis moves around the dining room and attends to and engages with his guests, creating not just a dining experience but a person to person experience.

Although we did not have time before our flight to return on Christmas Day, take note for the future that they were one of few places in the area open for business on Christmas Day.

We would certainly return when we are back in PR, and look forward to exploring other PR dishes at Rincon del Sabor in the future.

NOTE: Check the hours carefully because they are limited.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Angelluisd, Owner at El Rincon Del Sabor, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2019

Thanks (Gracias, muchas gracias) for your visit. For us it was a pleasure serving you here at our restaurant. Grateful for your visit to Puerto Rico and know that we are here to serve you on your next visit.
Att: Luis, Carmen and family.

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Reviewed November 16, 2019 via mobile

I must say this is the best food with the best owner! Its on a very secluded street, so dont be intimidated by the lack of traffic ( we always go in the low season) but the food and owner of this restaurant are excellent!! Lobster/conch/octopus and even the steaks were OUTSTANDING!! We spent 10 days scouring the area of good restaurants and this is literally a 1 stop shop. Do NOT miss eating here if you are in the area. We come here every time we come to visit PR and I think it gets better each time. Very comfortable setting with good company and conversation!!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Angelluisd, Owner at El Rincon Del Sabor, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2019
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Thanks thanks Muchas gracias amigos siempre a sus órdenes esperando volver a verlos pronto por Luquillo Puerto Rico y por supuesto en el Rincón del sabor att Luis and Carmin

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Reviewed October 16, 2019

Found this place after making a wrong turn, and actually went back a second time the food was so good. Can't go wrong with the authentic food and excellent service....

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Roberto R
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Angelluisd, Owner at El Rincon Del Sabor, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2019
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Thanks amigos siempre a sus órdenes para nosotros es un placer serviles gracias por su visita att Luis and Carmin

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