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El Rinconcito

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Calle Refugio Norte 7, San Miguel de Allende 37750, Mexico
+52 415 154 4809
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12:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 19:00
Mon 12:30 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 12:30 - 21:00
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just had back to back guest visiting SMA.......we are within walking distance to this favorite restaurant owned by a lovely couple who live there as well. Both sets of couples commented that this was one of their favorite meals in SMA. I find them really consistent and the food and service the best around.

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Thank leslie p
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Having become a regular in San Miguel I've had the opportunity to visit and revisit numerous restaurants. Oddly, it's not easy to find genuinely authentic Mexican food there, mostly because of the amount of foreign residents and visitors many of whom are reluctant to try unfamiliar cuisine. Even many places that serve real Mexican cuisine generally have a selection of... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Always great food and great service. Never had a less than good meal here. Tried the trout and flan for dessert last nite. YUMMY

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Phoenix, Arizona
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86 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is not fine dining. This is a local family in a residential neighborhood that seems to have opened the first floor of the home to their cooking for you. Nothing fancy, just authentic. Away from El Centro in San Antonio, most will not find this spot, and they can't handle large crowds. Especially tasty were the cheese-stuffed, bacon-wrapped shrimp,... More 

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Thank IvyDad
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

This is in my neighborhood so I eat here often and am never disappointed. The trout is a favorite and I have never had anything on the menu that I didn't love. I finally tried mole and it was great. Love the family that owns it, they are truly friendly and accommodating every visit.

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Thank leslie p
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere, fast and courteous service! My shrimp & spinach quesadilla was delisioso! Price reasonable!

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Thank Justina B
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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191 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

El Rinconcito is a family-run neighborhood treasure offering an outstanding selection of menu items, wonderful service and terrific value. We loved the large grilled shrimp stuffed with cheese and wrapped in bacon accompanied by beans and rice. We also loved the house specialty, chimichungas, deliciously prepared. The margaritas were potent and plentiful as well.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

WOW, Just WOW! OK, I know this isn't my first review of this outstanding restaurant. I know I'm easily swayed when it comes to food, but El Rinconcito (The Corner) doesn't serve just good food, rather they serve GREAT food. My wife and I have now eaten at this outstanding neighborhood restaurant found in Colonial San Antonio multiple times trying... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

My lovely bride and I are spending our first visit to SMA. But, it is a long visit. One that is permitting us to sample all that this towns restaurants have to offer. And SMA has a lot to offer. This family owned place should be named La Pequena Joy because it is a little gem of restaurant. It is... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

It is so hard to get good fish in this town, but this family-run restaurant made a delicious, roasted garlic grilled trout. Top quality. My lunch companion had steak and also raved about it. Plus the owners are delightful and the place is adorable and homey.

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Thank Kim S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 19:00
Monday
12:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 21:00
Thursday
12:30 - 21:00
Friday
12:30 - 21:00
Saturday
12:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Refugio Norte 7, San Miguel de Allende 37750, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  San Miguel de Allende
  • Phone Number: +52 415 154 4809

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?