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El Rincon

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El Rincon is an authentic Spanish Tapas Venue located in the heart of the Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne CBD. We are open from 8am til late, 7 days, catering for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between! We have a large range of premium Australian & Spanish wines and our traditional Spanish meals and tapas that will take you to the streets of Southern Spain. We are an intimate space that encourages the celebration of gatherings, coupled with great food and wine. Come and celebrate your love for life. Enjoy the Taste of Spain.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar
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Reviewed yesterday

The food - when we got it was quite nice but a table of 10 may have been a problem as there was a long time between the arrival of all our food. We seemed to have to chase waitresses to order food and drinks...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank deemarnie
Manuel J, Manager at El Rincon, responded to this reviewResponded today

Oh what a pity you were not attended to in a prompt & friendly manner. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Called in for tapas and cold beer. Lovely staff, really nice sitting outside people watching. The marinated eggplant was wonderful. Really enjoyed our meals.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ElizaMaitland
Manuel J, Manager at El Rincon, responded to this reviewResponded today

Muchisimas gracias! So glad you popped in - now vemos pronto - hope to see you again real soon.

Reviewed yesterday

We had supper here on the basis that it was near our hotel . How lucky we were to hit on this little restaurant! The food is delicious, the best calamari I think we have ever eaten and the prawns, Serrano ham and aubergine also...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rm282015
Manuel J, Manager at El Rincon, responded to this reviewResponded today

Muchisimas gracias - thank you so much for the compliments. The taste of Spain in the heart of Melbourne CBD. We are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We live in California. We recently spent 3 weeks in Spain. We spent 7 days in Melbourne and had dinner here 3 times. The tapas are out of this world especially the octopus, the patatas and the deserts. You cannot go wrong with El Rincon...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bob R
Manuel J, Manager at El Rincon, responded to this reviewResponded today

Muchisimas gracias Signor Bob! We appreciate your compliments. Happy holidays & thanks for making memories with us.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff very friendly. Food and drink is ok, not a big deal. I will say it is the best place to eat in Queen Victoria Market

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank WeareTravellovers
Manuel J, Manager at El Rincon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Muchisimas gracias - thank you very much for your Review

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our plans to initially eat our guts out in QVM did not materialise due to it being closed for the New Year's Eve. We didn't realise that and had to resort to choosing a place to dine in. There were not many options given the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Syme0n
Manuel J, Manager at El Rincon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are so happy that you enjoyed your meal with us and appreciate your time to Review us. The Taste of Spain, in the heart of Melbourne CBD.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food and very friendly people running it. Really good. Go there. Reasonably priced, especially for the quality.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank dgsaunders
Manuel J, Manager at El Rincon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Muchisimas gracias! Thank you very much for your comments & time to Revyus. Nos vemos pronto- see you again real soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Melbourne here is a real fine Spanish food restaurant that will give you a feel that you are in Spain. We were here tonight for a real taste of Spain and we were not disappointed. Ordered all authentic seafood dishes and everything just made...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 591dileepn
Manuel J, Manager at El Rincon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Muchisimas gracias! We are so happy your experience was memorable. Taste of Spain in the heart of MELBOURNE CBD, Queen Victoria Market - gotta love that ;)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Basic tapas -absolutely nothing to write home about and wouldn’t return. Waitress took an order that was far too much for the family, and negated to mention when asked if the order was about right which isn’t great. Service was good and fairly prompt except...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank f00d0racle
Manuel J, Manager at El Rincon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your Review & I’m glad that our staff were prompt to notice their error.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely little Spanish tapas place. The menu is full of Spanish tapas that any visitor to Spain would recognise. Being located right beside the market they pride themselves on their fresh ingredients and I was not disappointed. The jamón y queso plate is very generous...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mneylon
Manuel J, Manager at El Rincon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Muchisimas gracias! We are so happy you enjoyed the Taste of Spain in the heart of Melbourne CBD. We look forward to seeing you again & thank you for your compliments.

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Pamela C
June 14, 2018|
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Response from gregorheard | Reviewed this property |
Yep - there is a sitting area out the back you can access from main Queen Vic entry, so definitely no wheelchair issues there. The main carpark has wheelchair spots but it is not super close (200 metres at least)
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Pamela C
June 14, 2018|
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Response from Manuel J | Property representative |
Hola! We are part of the Queen Victoria Market so access with a wheelchair is through the food court area. Should you come after hours Entrance is via 69 Victoria Street but we will be able to assist you in going via the... More
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