El Rinconcito de Santa Barbara Restaurant
Address: 2050 W 56th St #33, Hialeah, FL 33016
Restaurant Type: Puerto Rican restaurant
Phone: (305) 819-5590
What Time Does El Rinconcito de Santa Barbara Restaurant Open?
Tuesday,: 8AM to 10PM
Wednesday,: 8AM to 10PM
Thursday,: 8AM to 10PM
Friday,: 8AM to 11PM
Saturday,: 8AM to 11PM
Sunday,: 8AM to 10PM
Monday,: 8AM to 10PM
El Rinconcito de Santa Barbara Restaurant Reviews
We really enjoyed this place. Our waitress was very patient with us as we figured out our order! The food came out quickly, tasted good and were big portions.
Got the mofongo with garlic chicken so delicious, but it seems as if my mofongo has bacon in it which I don’t eat pork so I had no choice but to eat it since it was in there.. wish there was an option to opt out of the bacon like how I usually have it at other location including in PR but it was delicious! The coconut pudding was not my type of dessert. It was toooooo sugary for me. But I will dine here again.
The food in this restaurant is great! I ate the trifongo with camarones al ajillo. The service is fast and good. The restaurant is always busy with customers waiting for a table. I recommend this place to anyone considering eating there.
I was so excited for this place but this is not authentic Puerto Rican food. I cannot imagine that they have a chef here from PR or anyone from the island even. Anyone raving about the dishes here did not grow up eating our food. With all the respect in the world, everything we ordered was very bad. The tostones were soft and cold, the rice was bland, camarones al ajillo is NOT how we make it at all. I understand the restaurant is half Cuban, I didn’t eat any Cuban dishes, but I can judge the plates of my culture and I cannot imagine (nor do I want to imagine) what the Mofongo tastes like, claiming to be “la casa del Mofongo” when las habichuelas no tenían ese sazón boricua. It’s misleading that you call this Puerto Rican food — luckily there are actual places in Miami where the authenticity of our cuisine is represented but this place is NOT it. Also, we ordered una alcapurria de jueyes and we got one with meat. Overall a waste of money and food as it went straight to the garbage. Terrible. Please stick to what you know.
I was so looking forward to eat here. It came very well recommended from a dear friend of mine. However? After 25 minutes of waiting nobody came to the table to take the order or check on us. I had to pack my four hungry kids and leave. Upon getting up and leaving, nobody approached us to say anything either. Totally disappointed…
Use to be one of our favorite restaurants. They are the only restaurants that do not serve bread now when they use to before. Their service has gotten worse. We had to constantly get the attention of waiters to get refill of water. The food is good and portions are still large but not happy with service or fact that they don’t serve bread.
First time checking out this place. It was a bit crowded but we didn’t have to wait to be seated. Everything is decorated with Puerto Rican and Cuban pictures. They had live music which was nice. And the food was excellent , but I wish they wouldn’t do the sorullos (see photo) with cheese inside. Service was a bit slow.
This place is definitely my favorite place when it comes to Puerto Rican food. The atmosphere and service is awesome the food is authentic, brings me back to my younger years. If you’re in Hialeah definitely stop by, put your dancing shoes on because I am sure you are going to want to dance even if it’s at your table.
Really nice hole in the wall restaurant with good ambiance. Enjoyed the pechuga de pollo relleno de mofongo. My only real issue was the Medallas (a well-known Puerto Rican beer) were a bit warm, and the flan was okay, not great. But definitely a good place for lunch/dinner for anyone looking for a fun place to get together with family
Good parking. Sunday with live entertainment. Mofongo had chicken soup with noodles instead of chicken broth. Good portions. It was crowded so tight spaces. Good service and waitress were attentive friendly. Food was well sesoned.