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El Rincon Criollo


shrimp cocktail (coctel de camaron)
fried yuca (yuca frita)
served with garlic sauce on the side.
yuca in garlic sauce (yuca al mojo de ajo)
ham croquettes (croquetas de jamon)
2 pcs. served with crispy banana chips.
tamale chicken or pork
served with crispy banana chips.
green plantain slices (tostones)
served with garlic sauce.
house green salad (ensalada verde)
avocado salad (ensalada de aguacate)
mixed salad (ensalada mixta)
served with avocado.
fidel’s forbidden salad
grilled chicken breast, lettuce, tomatoes, mango, black olives, carrot, and onion.
habana libre salad
grilled shrimps, lettuce, tomatoes, mango, black olives, carrot, and onion.
fish soup (sopa de pescado)
chicken soup (sopa de pollo)
black bean soup (sopa de frijoles negros)
beef and vegetable soup (sopa de res)
seafood soup (sopa de mariscos)
hot and steamy.
grilled salmon (filete de salmon)
marinated with our special garlic sauce and topped with grilled onions.
grilled red snapper filete (filete de pargo)
moistened in garlic and topped with grilled onions.
swai fish fillet (filete de pescado basa)
assorted seafood (variedad de mariscos)
a fresh variety of seafood sauteed in our fresh tomatoe sauce.
paella valenciana
a seafood lover’s dream, a fresh variety of seafood and chicken cooked in yellow rice, garnished with peas, and pimentos.
crab in cuban sauce (cangrejo en salsa cubana)
sauteed shrimps (camarones enchilados)
sauteed in our special creole sauce.
shrimps in garlic sauce (camarones al mojo de ajo)
an excellent choice for our shrimps and garlic lovers.
breaded shrimps (camarones empanizados)
a​ fabulous crispy and buttery choice.
shrimps in yellow rice (arroz con camarones)
grilled top sirloin steak (bistec de palomilla)
a juicy and tender steak marinated in garlic sauce and topped with grilled onions.
breaded top sirloin steak (bistec empanizado)
a crunchy, buttery, and tasty choice.
colombian style steak (bistec a la colombiana)
this very fine dish made with first choice sirloin tip grilled and covered with our steamy colombian sauce.
saltado style top sirloin (lomo saltado)
tender​ strips of top sirloin sauteed in our special tomatoe sauce, and mixed with fries.
round roast (boliche asado)
pot roasted beef in a succulent sauce.
shredded beef (ropa vieja)
spanish for “old clothes” a very popular cuban dish.
sauteed oxtail (rabo encendido)
very​ tender, slowly simmered in our savory broth and delicious gravy.
beef tongue (lengua guisada)
tender slices marinated in tomatoe and olives.
beef and potatoes (carne con papas)
chunks of tender beef and potatoes slowly simmered on our special tomatoe sauce.
cuban style roast pork (lechon asado)
an authentic, popular, and delicious shredded pork dish.
chunks of pork (masas de puerco)
crispy, fried chunks of pork moistened with our special garlic sauce and delicious grilled onions.
roasted leg of pork (pierna de puerco)
slices from a perfectly roasted leg of pork with a touch of an old cuban recipe.
grilled pork chops (2) (chuletas)
grilled, juicy, and garlicky pork chops.
breaded pork chops (chuletas empanizadas)
a crunchy choice.
chicken and pork combo
a perfect garlicky combination, a very popular and fine dish.
garlic roasted chicken ¼ (pollo asado)
try this popular garlic dish. topped with delicious grilled onions.
½ garlic roasted chicken (½ pollo asado)
b.b.q. chicken ¼ (pollo en salsa barbecue)
our succulent roasted chicken moistened in barbeque sauce.
chicken in yellow rice (arroz con pollo)
a ¼ chicken cooked in our steamy and delicious yellow rice using our traditional recipe.
grilled chicken breast (pechuga a la plancha)
a juicy, boneless and skinless chicken breast moistened with our special garlic sauce and grilled onions.
breaded chicken breast (pechuga empanizada)
chef special ckicken (pollo al chef)
chunks of grilled chicken breast boneless, skinless seasoned with grilled bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes.
crunchy banana chips
french fries
cubano sandwich
Slices of roasted leg of pork, ham, melted cheese, pickles and mayo. Served with crunchy banana chips or French fries.
crunchy banana chips
french fries
pan con lechon
Pulled pork roasted to perfection with grilled onions and mayo. Served with crunchy banana chips or French fries.
crunchy banana chips
french fries
chicken sandwich
Grilled chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, grilled onions, melted cheese, pickles and mayo. Served with crunchy banana chips or French fries.
crunchy banana chips
french fries
steak sandwich
Grilled top sirloin, lettuce, tomatoes, grilled onions, melted cheese, pickles and mayo. Served with crunchy banana chips or French fries.
el malecon
assorted seasoned veggies served on a bed of lettuce or rice.
regular vegetarian
white rice, black beans, and sweet plantain slices.
moros vegetarian
special seasoned brown rice mixed with beans, green salad and sweet plantain slices.
special seasoned brown rice cooked with black beans.
sweet plantain slices (maduros)
about eight or 10 slices.
green plantain slices (tostones)
served with garlic sauce on the side.
banana chips (mariquitas)
served​ with garlic sauce.
yellow rice (arroz amarillo)
french fries (papas fritas)
omelet (omelete)
ham, cheese and plantain.
garlic sauce
mojo de ajo 1 cup size.
hot sauce
spicy and freshly made 1 cup size.
black beans
frijol negro 1 cup.
Lunch, Dinner
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
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Reviewed December 12, 2017

Went to El Rincon Criollo with a friend and was blown away by the selection. Nearly a full page of fish items on the menu - with separate sections for beef, pork, chicken and vegetarian. I opted for the chicken and pork combination plate. I...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank GareThere
Reviewed July 23, 2017

I like to experiment and try one of the Cuban dishes when I dine there.This place has a convenient location on a main street near both the Culver City no. 6 bus line and the San Diego 405 Freeway.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank CulverCityAndy
Reviewed November 7, 2016

This is a neighborhood restaurant in Culver City on busy Sepulveda Blvd. It tries for a festive atmosphere with fishing nets and plastic crustaceans and photos and pictures of Cuba (but it's definitely not fancy and does not try to be more than a good...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank Eric_Jacobs
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Small restaurant with wonderful food and friendly service. We've had takeout with friends, and loved it. And my wife and I had lunch here twice, sitting at one of the outside tables, and we've really enjoyed the meals. You can't pass up the pork dishes,...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Bill M
Reviewed December 13, 2015

As a Cuban this is one of the worst Cuban Restaurants I have ever visited this is what they "want to be" Cuban Food. Having traveled to Florida, Chicago, Arizona, Los Angeles and eaten at good Cuban restaurant this is by far the lowest rated...More

Date of visit: December 2015
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Reviewed October 14, 2015

The buzz all over town is El Rincon Criollo. I had been years ago and didn't like it. I went back a few months ago and it was worse. I ordered chicken and got a piece of a breast that was dry and overcooked. The...More

Date of visit: February 2015
1  Thank YosemiteLiz
Reviewed September 2, 2015

The food is incredibly authentic, and the portions are generous. Reasonably priced, kitchy ambiance with art work from Cuba for sale. My "go to" dish is the lechon asado (pork roast) with moros and platanos verdes (tostones). Also love the yuca frita! My son swears...More

Date of visit: August 2015
1  Thank PirulinaBaby
Reviewed June 24, 2015

Four Words: Delicious Food. Poor Service. My favorite: El Rincon's Garlic Chicken with rice - scrumptious!!. It's what I always order. I used to eat inside the small restaurant, but the negative service that would tick me off. I either received the wrong food, or...More

Date of visit: May 2015
Thank Ginger T
Reviewed November 11, 2014

This tiny, home-style restaurant has authentic, delicious Cuban food. The paella is perfect, one of many dishes on an extensive menu. The ambiance is down-home, almost like being in someone's kitchen in Havana, nothing fancy, just real. There are posters and paintings of Cuba on...More

Date of visit: November 2014
Thank Verseau99
Reviewed October 26, 2014

I love this "Corner" restaurant. The food is authentic (I'm native Cuban), and so is the kitschy vibe. I love that I can have fresh coconut water with my meal. They will stick a straw and an umbrella in a coconut on ice. The wait...More

Date of visit: October 2014
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