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El Rinconcito Cafe

) #231 of 2,596 Restaurants in Washington DC $ Latin, ,
1129 11th St NW, between N L St & N M St, Washington DC, DC 20001-4354
+1 202-789-4110
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good39%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“pupusas” (35 reviews)
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Latin, Salvadoran, Central American, Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
1129 11th St NW, between N L St & N M St, Washington DC, DC 20001-4354
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sorry to say I stopped here hoping to get a meal to go and could not get the attention of the waitstaff behind the bar. Crowded with no welcome for visitors coming in. Found the streaming video of women's backsides offensive and left after waiting...More

Thank travelsfromCA
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I visited El Rinconcito and had a lovely dinner. The restaurant itself is not very big and the tables are rather close together, so look elsewhere if you're seeking privacy. The food was all delicious and everyone seemed to be drinking Coronas....More

Thank Adem A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two of us came on a Thursday night, one of us unable to eat meet. I am familiar with pupusas but not with other Salvadoran specialities. From the extensive menu, I chose the Carne Deshilada con Huevo (Shredded beef with egg, Salvadorean cheese, avocado and...More

Thank Phil W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A quaint neighborhood El Salvadorian restaurant that offers full size plates at a very reasonable price in an easy to get to space. We walked because, well, it's DC and most things are easiest to get to by foot & metro. We had more food...More

Thank 1Erick1
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We had the best food here during this trip to DC. We ate at many restaurants and all of them were much more expensive than El Rinconcito. Great food, great service and friendly people. Highly recommended.

Thank jimmy42
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We went to El Rinconcito after a long day with the kids. This was the first time for all of us at a Salvadorian restaurant but as the cuisine is similar to that of other Latin American cuisines this was not an issue with my...More

Thank BusyBizTraveler
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

I found this place from reviews and overall the food did not disappoint. I tried a Salvadoran Beef Stew with some fried plantains. The beef and plantains were very good but the vegetables in the stew were a little overcooked but definitely still edible. The...More

Thank cbrown628
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Excellent food with a wide variety of options and reasonable prices. Best tamales and pupusas. Beef dishes are delicious. Nice servers. Very small with limited tables. Great for take out also.

Thank Barb H
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Good food and price and nice small place. We went with our 4 kids and had fun there. Service was excellent and quick!

Thank fgallegoy
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Open till midnight Saturday. Nothing fancy inside. But an extensive menu of traditional Hispanic food and Salvadoran specialities. Good prices.

Thank Kirk S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Salvadoran, Central American, Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1129 11th St NW, between N L St & N M St, Washington DC, DC 20001-4354
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-789-4110
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