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El Rinconcito Cafe

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Salvadoran, Central American, Mexican, Latin
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1129 11th St NW, between N L St & N M St, Washington DC, DC 20001-4354
+1 202-789-4110
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10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Richmond, VA
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fast friendly service, good prices and authentic Salvadoran food. Small cozy place. Try to grab a window seat.

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Thank makabla
Pinckney, Michigan
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I got take-out from this place and was served very quickly despite the place being packed. It was really good and huge portions. This was the best value for my money meal I've ever gotten in DC. Some of the entrees I saw go by to other tables looked amazing. I will be back next time I'm in town for... More 

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Thank MandeeMarie3
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Food was good and servings pretty decent. Price was not too bad. Margaritas were average and was really crowded. Get there early if you're into Mexican style food.

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Thank Amber C
Ocean City, Maryland
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72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Basic salvadorian,peruvian,tex-mex- simply served, ok margarita. Would definitely eat there again. Small seating area, lots of carryout to locals.

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Thank DRJLF
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Went there for a quick casual dinner and was supper happy with the value and service. This should not be missed for casual Latin food on budget!

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Thank Corey T
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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385 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

What a treasure, tucked in a quiet street in DC. Everyone was speaking Spanish and we clearly the only patrons who didn't understand the menu, but we loved trying new foods and exploring the fantastic flavors. Great service in this tiny pub/restaurant. The papossas were incredible! Especially the ones with flower filling! My daughter loved the beef short rib soup.... More 

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Thank creativecrew
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We were looking for chicken fajitas and found the best we have ever tried. We had a chicken fajita each, my husband had a beer and I had a coke zero and the bill was only $32 - wonderful food at such a small cost. Highly recommended!

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Thank Vicki L
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Good inexpensive el Salvadoran food. The pupusas are great (as are the Margaritas). Looks like a little dive but we went on our daughter's recommendation. Cozy but with good food. Not fine dining by any stretch of the imagination but worth the stop.

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Thank Matt B
Brighton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Extensive menu, friendly service, nice vibe, great food. And other letters dgjdfjdfndfjdfhdfjd c nff

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Thank alanhudson
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This spot makes good hard schell beef tacos in tge tex mex style. The tv and music is all in spanish. Nice little bar. Nice staff. Guy next to me had seafood cheddar soup that looked great.

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Thank liquicrum

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Salvadoran, Central American, Mexican, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?