El Rincon Mexicano

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CAN$30 and under
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Mexican
El Rincon Mexicano Restaurant offers a traditional Mexican dining experience. The place is warm and cozy with a splendid menu that leans towards the Mexican original cuisine.

El Rincon Mexicano specializes in the regional cuisines of Mexico with traditional cooking based on natural ingredients. Daily specials are always available and feature unique dishes such as Guacamole, Nachos, Pozole, Enchiladas, Tacos de carnitas, Tacos de pescado, Fajitas and many more.

El Rincon Mexicano offers a variety of prime services such as catering, take out, delivery and private functions. The Mexican music, the cozy private room, the beautiful seasonal patio and their extended cocktail bar has made this spot the place to see and be seen on St. Clair West.
What 55 People Are Saying
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4.5
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JT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome meal and service, excellent coffee too! As good experience as any I had in Mexico. Definitely going back and sharing the experience with few friends.

KA
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

The whole experience was stellar. The food was delicious and the drinks great. The ambiance was nice in the backyard but in the front indoor part of the restaurant the same ambiance music wasn't carried inwards so it was very quiet in there. The food delivery also got jumbled and some dishes were confused with others but that wasn't our waitresses fault as others stepped in to deliver.

CK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great authentic food!

CB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food on a nice patio which doesn’t feel like you’re in the city. Yummy! Will go again.

C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Backyard patio was colourful, comfortable, very pleasant on a hot summer's evening. Food was excellent and service friendly. Server did not rush us out at all.

k
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thanks for the lovely meal!!

a
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Fish tacos were poor quality and server did not ask why when I sent them back, back area was beautiful, but hard to enjoy with bugs and leaves falling into food.

M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Staff was very rude they do not honour reservations

TH
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service were amazing!! I can't wait to come back!

a
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I highly recommend this restaurant. The best I’ve had so far in and out of the city.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Not enough staff.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic dinner, outstanding service

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great foid

TL
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great (and patient) service with a fab patio and a good selection of menu options made this a no-brainer pick for a small birthday gathering with guests who are veggie and gluten-free. Our only disappointment was hearing that they were out of guacamole!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best Mexican food I’ve eaten

C
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

There are fake reviews posted with great ratings and the pictures of the restaurant r outdated so when u look at the pics u think u r walking into a nice place,but when u get there it’s small in dingy.. there is barely room to sit inside so u r forced to site outside.
Food had no flavor(unlike typical Mexican food) sour cream which is part of Mexican meals has to be asked for on the side n then charged for extra.. over priced.

They need a serious make over of their cooking so it actually tastes like Mexican food and not blend.

c
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food was tasty. The only complaint was that they served us way too quickly.

EF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was my first visit to this restaurant and won’t be my last.

The wait staff were so nice. The service was slow but they were very busy.

I loved their guacamole!

I totally recommend this restaurant.

RT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Straight forward menu, good quality food, good service. What more could you ask for?

K
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favourite places on St. Clair to experience traditional Mexican. I love tacos as much as the next person, but this place has that and MORE. I've eaten almost everything on the menu at this point and can say if you want heat they'll bring it. The flavours warm you inside out and the quality is always top.

GM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

First time at this restaurant with some friends so we enjoyed lots of different tasting of food. We have a great time, and enjoyed it!

AC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a fabulous little restaurant. The food was delicious and full of flavour. Our waitress was lovely and very attentive. The ambience was colourful, bright - beautiful patio in the back that seems pretty enclosed (from the all the plants/trees) from the outside noise all around.

OT
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was so great experience, excellent service and very friendly staff. We'll be there for sure again :)

L
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

the patio is one of the best in the city and the overall food value is excellent

CM
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food and ambience as usual. I will definitely return.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Food was good, but it took almost and hour to arrive

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Had the beef buritto - 4 very tiny pieces of beef the rest all rice. The spice was good - but needs more beef in the dish.

b
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The service was excellent. The guacamole was super fresh and delicious. Flavourful without being spicy. I enjoyed their beer options and all the food came out at the same time. The burrito was huge! It was a little dry but otherwise very tasty.

DG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

very nice server and great food. perfect for dinner with friends.

A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Although the food looked amazing the taste was lacking. The tacos pollo were bland. the tacos carne were only slightly better. Someone at the table commented her chicken quesadilla was bland and so did our friend who had the fajitas.
The inside seating area is tiny and we were seated on the patio.....on Oct 21! I wish I had known that when making the reservation. It was cool out there and they do not have heaters. They should if they insist on using the patio this late in the season.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was amazing! We sat on the patio which was so nice, food was great, they were accommodating with dietary restrictions.

OT
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and restaurant! I recommend so much to go here

f
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere on the back patio. Food and drinks were delicious

F
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great service! Delicious food, worth the drive from the East end...

TT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

I always look forward to dining at El Rincon - authentic Mexican, spicy Azteca sauce, love their guacamole and service is always friendly!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

My friend and I were very excited to try this restaurant but quickly became disappointed when we order guachamole. The guachamole had at least two whole raw onions in it. I like onion, but not that much. We asked the server if this was normal, she said yes. Disappointed we decided to give the main course a try. I got chicken tinga tacos and my friend got a chicken quesadilla. The tacos came with barely any chicken and a pile of raw onions again, no seasoning. The quesadilla was blan and flavourless as well. Finally we decided to get dessert giving them
The benefit of the doubt, it's pretty hard to mess up dessert. We got chirrohs... they were hard as rocks. The only thing that was good was their piña coladas.

G
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

A little small which makes it quaint. The food is authentic and excellent. Prices are reasonable and gives good value.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

A rather underwhelming dining experience. Food and service were just OK. Waiter was unclear on menu options. Cozy premises, nice decor. Convenient location - metered street parking available directly along street entrance.

NY
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I went to this restaurant on a Tuesday after work without realizing it was "Taco Tuesday." This worked out in my favour because the special was 4 tacos for $8! It was excellent value and the tacos were delicious. The restaurant was fairly empty considering the special (again, good for us because the service was prompt). We tried the churros and the fried ice cream for dessert - both delicious!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Favorite restaurant on St. Clair west! Delicious food

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