Rincon Criollo

Cuban Restaurant$$$$
South Corona, Corona
  • Victoria U.
    "Really amazing, authentic Cuban food."(5 Tips)
    Pankaj B.
    "Great Cuban nice ambiance and friendly staff"(3 Tips)
    "Best chicharron de pollo I've ever tasted😘😘😘"(3 Tips)
    Alex H.
    "off-the-menu version of the Arroz con Pollo"(6 Tips)
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  • Cuban food
  • authentic
  • family-friendly
  • casual
  • lively
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  • Erik C.
    Erik CintronAugust 4, 2014
    In a area with a lot of Spanish spots, this is best. The food was great and made with love. The prices were great & the service was incredible, best I ever had. A little bit of a wait but worth it.
  • Caitlin
    CaitlinDecember 20, 2014
    We love Diners, Drive-ins and Dives! We cannot rave enough about this hole in the wall. The Vaca Frita was literally the best beef we have ever eaten. See what we ate here: http://goo.gl/ha5uMY
  • Fernando L.
    Fernando LozadaMay 24, 2015
    Came here a couple of years ago with my wife and its just awesome. My wife is cuban and knows here food and told me that it is awesome when we went as well. The mesitas de puerco is the way to go!!!!!
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkAugust 4, 2014
    The giant serving of arroz con pollo amazed Guy with its savory flavors. He could not get enough of the ropa vieja, a house fave with shredded beef in tomato sauce, beans and rice. Read more
  • Victoria U.
    Victoria U.January 22
    Really amazing, authentic Cuban food. Get vaca frita or masitas de puerco. If paying by card make sure you have American Express! They only take Amex.
  • galaxia s.
    galaxia siandreMarch 24, 2014
    The food is delicious! If there r more thn 2 ppl in ur party do not order the same food. They give you large portions, big enough to share up to 3 people. So share the different tastes!
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkNovember 27, 2013
    This hidden gem serves authentic Cuban food paired with a friendly wait staff and a vibrant atmosphere. Enjoy their platanos fritos and yuca and end your meal with their signature lechon asado.
  • Hector
    HectorJanuary 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best authentic Cuban food in Jackson Heights, possibly all of Queens. Definitely celebrate a birthday here. Get the ropa vieja.
  • Debra N.
    Debra N.November 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ropa vieja, picadillo & bistek Rincon Criollo are my 3 fave meals. If you go early in the day, get a torta de papa (potato omlette)…yum. Oh & don't leave out the bread they give you…delicioso!!
  • Paul M.
    Paul MarinAugust 9, 2014
    So authentic. As long as I have lived Rincon has been a staple of Queens. It's a must experience for Cuban food lovers. The steak is delicious and so are the frijoles.
  • Alex H.
    Alex HennesseyNovember 3, 2012
    Get the special, off-the-menu version of the Arroz con Pollo; it'll take a little longer but is worth waiting for. Chicharrones de pollo and ropa vieja are also must-orders.
  • Bruce R.
    Bruce RosenJanuary 18, 2015
    This place is fabulous. Every dish is superb and the waiter Rudy is the best. Just heard they are opening in Huntington, can't wait to go there.
  • Ron R.
    Ron RaphaelSeptember 19
    Place is really good, if your coming from somewhere besides Queens its worth the trip. Ropa Vieja, great & surprised how good the Garlic Fried Chicken was.
  • Ming Hui
    Ming HuiMarch 31, 2012
    Ropa Vieja is as good as everyone says it is. Chiccharon el Pollo is very garlicky and crispy but made with bone-in chicken pieces. Cod fritters are better than ham croquettes for appetisers.
  • Veronica N.
    Veronica NizamaJune 22, 2014
    Try their Vaca Frita and batido de mamey. OMG QUE RICO!! Whenever I want to eat some good, authentic Cuban food, here is where I go. Trust me, I grew up in Miami with Cuban parents :)
  • Kuya A.
    Kuya AlNovember 26, 2014
    Never been disappointed with this place . Been coming here since the two brothers ran it. now it continues with the new generation . You won't be disappointed . family oriented.
  • Luz
    LuzJuly 26, 2013
    Queens best kept secret. Food is authentic and delicious! Nothing has ever disappointed. Staff is friendly and attentive. Try the lemonade!!
  • Debra N.
    Debra N.November 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Order croquettas & platanos maduros as appetizers and Iron Beer (not a "beer"…it's an authentic Cuban soda) & you're ready to start your amazing meal.
  • Jem H.
    Jem HernandezMarch 17, 2014
    Best oxtail I've ever had outside my mother's kitchen. They clean the fat off super well and it's SO tender
  • Sal
    SalFebruary 9, 2015
    Went for the Picadillo and Ropa Vieja. Both were delicious, but Ropa Vieja was my fave. Sangría was decent, no diced fruits on it like it's usually served.
  • Victoria U.
    Victoria U.April 17
    The best and most legit Cuban food in the city. Cash only (Amex is the only card they accept)
  • Patty
    PattyJanuary 16
    The paella is amazing, just know that it takes an hour to make.
  • Jonathan J.
    Jonathan JorgeAugust 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If you've never been I suggested the specials they have (Each day is a specific special and they do not dissapoint). Another Queens Gem - you wont find such taste and autheticity in Manhattan.
  • Pricilla W.
    Pricilla WangJanuary 7, 2013
    Must try Beef with tomato source with rice 。Sweet Plaintain as side。and the fried sausage
  • Jason Y.
    Jason YehSeptember 8, 2014
    Ropa vieja, 1/2 chicken and lechon asada make up a perfect meal for 3
  • Bond Street
    Bond StreetOctober 3, 2016
    "There isn’t a big Cuban community in this part of Queens, but there legit isn’t a single place I know besides this one that does traditional, fire Cuban like them." - Nasty Nigel, rapper Read more
  • CJ G.
    CJ GartlandJune 3, 2016
    I had sangria, ropa vieja and tres leche cake - all were very good!
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MaggipintoJuly 2, 2015
    Great Cuban food and great service. Fantastic place in Queens. DDD recommended.
  • Gregory D.
    Gregory DominguezSeptember 11, 2014
    Best Cuban Restaurant in NY, The Ropa Vieja is Super Delicious! 😊
  • Alexandria K.
    Alexandria KJanuary 27, 2014
    Great cuban food and homestyle vibe; chicharrones de pollo y ropa vieja mmmm..
  • Brett S.
    Brett SouthworthJune 6, 2015
    The daily specials are fantastic. Very authentic Cuban restaurant
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick MartellyMarch 29, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    It was great. Food was good, friendly atmosphere. Like it, will come back again.
  • Elizabeth P.
    Elizabeth PalmieriOctober 22, 2011
    Try the Natilla for dessert...yum yum!! :) Great service and great food!! Wish they delivered.
  • Manuel L.
    Manuel Lopez-LeonDecember 5, 2014
    Super friendly and fun staff. Delicious ropa vieja.
  • Lonely T.
    Lonely TMay 1, 2011
    Their menu seems to be missing some items that appear on their website's menu, such as their shakes. Go to http://www.rincon-criollo.com for their full menu.
  • Jill G.
    Jill GSeptember 30, 2011
    Authentic Cuban food! Absolutely delicious! Ropa vieja is the best I've ever tasted
  • Peter G.
    Peter GalloApril 11, 2010
    Be sure to try the rincon criollo with rice and beans. Classic. As a bonus, go for avocado with olive oil and salt. Fantastic.
  • Kathleen N.
    Kathleen NicholsJanuary 11, 2014
    The best Cuban food in NYC! Warm, family atmosphere and staff.
  • Perla H.
    Perla HernandezJanuary 12, 2013
    Food is great and portions are huge Sooo don't order too much ;)
  • Bentley F.
    Bentley FerrainaJuly 14, 2015
    Cuban sandwich, ropa vieja, paella -- all good
  • Nicole
    NicoleJuly 16, 2012
    Everything was delicious. The ropa vieja lives up to the hype!
  • Lea C.
    Shrimp scampi and the plantains and yuca on the side ✨
  • Mike B.
    Mike BerriosJuly 2, 2015
    Arroz con pollo (chicken and rice) is really good.
  • Georgina C.
    Georgina CornagoJuly 2, 2013
    Delicioso! Portions were huge. Dessert yummy!
  • Tay
    TayFebruary 26, 2014
    Best chicharron de pollo I've ever tasted😘😘😘
  • Ritchie M.
    Ritchie MolessoOctober 27, 2012
    Excellent food here, Try the chicken with the rice,very tasty
  • Albie P.
    Albie PagánJanuary 1, 2015
    The ropa vieja was awesome.
  • Matty K.
    Matty KDecember 30, 2012
    Amazing food is excellent . Service top notch
  • Pankaj B.
    Pankaj BhataraApril 11, 2013
    Great Cuban nice ambiance and friendly staff
  • Phillip A.
    Phillip AvelarFebruary 14, 2013
    Note they only take Amex which is kind of strange but luckily narrowly escaped washing dishes.
  • Robert D.
    Robert DiazJanuary 17, 2012
    Best Ropa Vieja and most authentic in all of NYC!!!!!!!
  • Patty
    PattyJanuary 16
    It's a casual family restaurant that has good authentic food.
  • Yazmin L.
    Yazmin LoraOctober 27, 2015
    Croquettes, arroz con pollo, and ropa vieja
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhMarch 28, 2015
    Order the seco de chivo or bistec encebollado
  • 🌟Steven🌟 S.
    🌟Steven🌟 SApril 9, 2012
    Great for Its Ropa Vieja but not it's Sangria. It's pretty much last on my drink list
  • Cocoa T.
    Cocoa ThunderJuly 1, 2015
    The cuban sandwich is everything!
  • Roger R.
    Roger RMay 16, 2016
    Ropa Vieja is amazing! Great place
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhApril 2, 2015
    Get the pargo frito & the Bandera especial
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 1, 2014
    Check out Rincon Criollo as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Read more
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew CroswellJuly 5, 2012
    Try Ropa Vieja or Cubano Sandwich
  • Ruth F.
    Everything is good here, EVERYTHING!
  • Fausto L.
    Fausto LozadaJanuary 24, 2015
  • Paola G.
    Paola GuerreroAugust 6, 2015
    Yuca with Mojo is a winner
  • Rory P.
    Rory ParnessSeptember 20, 2014
    I thought there was a mistake on my check but there it was, $5 for a Cuban sandwich
  • Estelle S.
    Estelle StravatoMarch 11, 2012
    Go early gets packed
  • Melissa L.
    Melissa LopezJanuary 11, 2014
    The best Cuban food in NYC
  • Ann N.
    Ann NiJuly 31, 2013
    Ox tail and flan for dessert
  • Nicole P.
    Nicole PJanuary 13, 2015
    Hands down, best cuban food ever
  • Arminda K.
    Arminda KlierJuly 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    So delicious! I crave all the time!
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  • R G.
    R GormanJanuary 29, 2012
    Ropa vieja, do it.
  • M. E.
    M. ElenaApril 24, 2011
    Lemonade is great
  • Big C!
    Big C!December 26, 2013
    I can't believe it...
  • Mark C.
    Mark CáceresMay 18, 2010
    Best Cuban sandwich in NYC. YUP! There, I said it.
  • Matt G.
    Matt GJune 25, 2010
    Best Cuban in NYC!! Fabuloso!! Read more
  • Mike B.
    Mike BerriosApril 28, 2013
    Amazing arroz con pollo
  • Jason F.
    Jason FeirmanOctober 13, 2014
    arroz con pollo for 2
  • Paty S.
    Paty SotoAugust 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Las mejores tajadas... dulcitas
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