El Rinconcito Café Added to Recommended Restaurant List

IMG_0585Photo:  Pupusa and Tamal de Pollo

Last Updated: 6/13/2020

Current Status:  They are doing take-out only.  Order here.

Before Times Review:

El Rinconcito Café – Today we add a legend to the list.  The small spot (handful of tables and small bar) has been serving locals for years, but word is getting out.  Along with Tortino and El Sol, it is a non-chi-chi options in a rapidly changing area.  The food is Salvadoran and Mexican classics done well.  The servings are large and affordable.  The staff friendly and the banter around the bar in Spanish.  Definitely worth walking a few blocks out of the way to see if you can snag an open table.

Rating: Worth Taking a Walk
Cuisine: Latin American (Salvadoran and Mexican)
Neighborhood: Mt. Vernon/Convention Center
Address: 1129 11th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20001
Website: http://rinconcitocafe.com/
Reservations: Walk-in

Other Critics/Voices:

2.5 Tom: No review in the Post.  But Carman likes the pupusas, and Judkis gives them a shoutout.

Washingtonian: Cheap Eats in 2011Why the best Mexican places are really Salvadoran.