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El Rinconcito

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2416 Yew St, Bellingham, WA 98229-3940
+1 360-647-9055
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Sequim, Washington
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As soon as we sat down, the chips, salsa and beans were addictive. Menu is extensive. Our burritos were very tasty and the portions huge -- we both ended up taking half home. The service was quick and very friendly. Would definitely return.

Thank sharednw
Bellingham, Washington
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

My family has been eating at this restaurant for almost 30 years, so obviously we love it! The people are friendly and the food is always very, very good. Try the chicken enchiladas! 😉

Thank kmbrlee40
1 review
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Yes, Luis has always been our family favorite. He made us feel like we were special, especially my grandson Ben since he was just a tot. He is now going to be 17 next month. Hi Luis🌞

Thank Jan L
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I have been going to this restaurant for most of my life because my father owns a business in the same neighborhood, even as an adult when I go in there they ask how my dad and I are doing. The food is always ready fast and tastes great! The service really makes the restaurant special! Give them a try... More 

Thank Amanda R
Bellingham, Washington, USA
Level Contributor
39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

We love this restaurant, the family that owns and runs it is so kind and caring of it's customers. We have never had a bad meal here, quick service, fast with your food after the order, it makes you feel like you are at home....

Thank Los1273
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140 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

While in Bellingham on business I stopped here a couple of times since I simply couldn't believe how good (and quick!) the lunch menu and service were. Time from entry to exit was 20-25 minutes. I ordered the chimichanga and taco soup and both were incredibly flavorful. Couldn't order a "cerveza" but the lemonade also tasted homemade (would love to... More 

Thank themolitors
Bellingham, Washington
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

The food here is outstanding and the service is second to none. Luis makes you feel like family which is one of the many reasons we have been going to El Rinconcito for over 20 years! We love it this place.

Thank clarke3011
Bellingham, Washington, United States
Level Contributor
42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2015

This a family-run restaurant. It's a great place to go with a colleague for a quiet meal. The service is very nice and the restaurant is filled with attractive artwork from Mexico. The salsa is fresh and delicious. I love how they serve the totopos (chips) with a plate of tasty frijoles refritos, topped with a fresh garnish of pico... More 

Thank Shaw G
Pacific Coast, Mexico
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2014

Okay, my family has been visiting El Rin since 1995. They are the consistently the friendliest restaurant in town. The food is always fresh and drinks are great! Luis and his crew make the dinner experience wonderful. A must try!

1 Thank Tracy D
Level Contributor
31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Although this isn't the best Mexican restaurant I've been in, it was pleasant, friendly and the food was tasty. I had the tortilla soup and was pleased. The three others in our group made several other selections and were satisfied. Prices were within reason.

Thank IndianaSapphire

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2416 Yew St, Bellingham, WA 98229-3940
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: +1 360-647-9055

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