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El Rinconcito Cafe

1129 11th St NW, between N L St & N M St, Washington DC, DC 20001-4354
+1 202-789-4110
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pupusas” (36 reviews)
“chimichanga” (11 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Mexican, Latin, Salvadoran, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
1129 11th St NW, between N L St & N M St, Washington DC, DC 20001-4354
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Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Great little place. Papusas and tamal were yummy. Side of cabbage and rice were flavorful. Amount of beans was insignificant but tasty. Burritos looked good too.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PaulK29
Reviewed October 28, 2018

This place is literally the size of a suburban family room, which is fine. The bar menu is very limited.. Margaritas are actually made with real lime juice, which is a plus. They seem to do a good local trade. Guacamole appetizer was good. We...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Rich L
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

I ate here in July and had to return again for my one night one in DC - the pupusas were superb - perfectly cooked and balanced with cheese to masa ratio. I had the fried plantains this time - Delicious- and the plantain empanada...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank slcd2014
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Great place. We prefer to go in off hours to avoid the crowds. Food and service always great! Enchiladas and Chimichangas are very good. I recently found out from my Salvadorian friend that Pupusas are great too. I will save it for my next visit....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sasha S
Reviewed October 6, 2018

happened upon this spot while walking in the neighborhood. stopped in for a quick meal and were impressed by the excellent food and good service

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lee_Francisco
Reviewed September 23, 2018

I am always impressed by the fact that no matter what time of day I go by this restaurant, it always seems to be busy.....and when I finally stopped in to try the food, I realized why--- the food is great, and the prices very...More

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank Peter H
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

A cute little place that seems to be operated by a family. The waitresses were charming and provided very good service. The menu is large and very wide and allows you to choose from a variety of Mexican and Salvadoran dishes. The food itself is...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Dream489048
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Just a short walk from our hotel on Thomas Circle, we found this fantastic pupuseria! It is a tiny little place, but has an extensive menu of Salvadoran dishes. We've only had pupusas in Central America and were delighted to have them here in the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ecclectic-eccentric
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

I am admitted papusa junky. Therefore, I love El Rinconcito. A hole in the wall if there ever was one, its a great feeling to sit among lovers of true Latin American home cooking. Get the chicharron papusas. You won’t be sorry.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 434abef
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Had a chicken burrito which was full of flavor and great rice and beans for a good price. Also had the Tacos which were quite large

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Daniel P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Salvadoran, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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