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Rinconcito Salvedoreno Restaurant

Commercial Drive
Latin, Central American, Salvadoran, South American
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2062 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 4A9, Canada
+1 604-879-2600
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

My first ever experience of Salvadorean food. And thoroughly enjoyable. Pupusa's and huruache. Lovely and soft, very filling, very tasty and full of flavour with a bit of spice as well. Never had it any where else, so nothing to compare it with, but certainly enjoyed it and keen to explore this cuisine further. Staff are very friendly and really... More 

Thank NSM20
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We made a pre dinner stop to try the recommended guacamole and the pupusas. They had no guacamole, but the 'mixed' (pork, cheese, beans) pupusas were delicious. Served with a vinegary smackeral of coleslaw. Should have had a second round and the creme caramel style dessert on offer that day, but went elsewhere for our dinner where the food was... More 

Thank GibsonsFruGal
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164 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

I believe the intended audience is its community. Most if the customers spoke Spanish and all held a familiar tone with the owners. Even the televisions was aligned to Spanish stations. This should give confidence in the food, which was simple crisp and well presented. It was similar to Mexican fare, but also different. This makes it worth the experience.

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Orange County, CA
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191 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

I've never had El Salvadorean food before so i didn't know what to expect. My bf ordered revuelta pupusas- 3 sort of thick soft taco with cheese, beans and ground beef Within the patties (think flat empanadas) With a side of slaw and hot sauce. I ordered Barbacoa tostada and 3 mini beef tacos. All tasted very good with a... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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110 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

I had some pupusas and pork tacos. They were both very good. The service was fine, but I know just enough spanish phrases to get the owner to call me 'amigo'. I was told by friends that are regulars to be mindful of the bill because the owner is not very good at math sometimes (whether intentional or not). We... More 

Thank Nick P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

I was with my family there, the owner ( Israel ) pushed us to buy a margarita. Big mistake the beverage is terrible, and it does not taste any margarita ever. The price for nothing is 8 dollars. The size of food is very small. Finally the owner never accept complaints and is very rude.

Thank humberto b
Vancouver, Canada
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199 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

Yuca con Chicharron (with Curtido) (Pork bits and fries with cabbage relish) (~$10) Camarones a la Diabla (Shrimp in Hot Sauce) (~$12) Burrito (Chorizo with Egg) (~$10) Nachos y Guacamole (~$6) They stick with the traditional names here so I provided some rough translations where necessary. We started with the Nachos y Guacamole. This was a small glob of guacamole... More 

1 Thank NoshAndNibble
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

This is one of my favourite restaurants. The food is really good, especially the fish (mojarra). One thing is true thou that sometimes the service is kind of slow have seen clients leaving before they order, but is not always, just be patient, and you will see it is worth it.

Thank EmeraldLR
Vancouver, Canada
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62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

We happened to be walking down the Drive on a Friday evening when we spied this small and unassuming restaurant. As lovers of Central and South American food, we ventured inside for dinner. The restaurant was busy with a high percentage of Latino customers – yes, always a good sign. We ordered a selection of dishes to share as we... More 

1 Thank AlexFamily
Vancouver, Canada
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48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

Rinconcito is great value for traditional El Salvadorian food. This little restaurant crammed with tables and mementos from "back home" is a favorite with our family. You can always find something for anyone's tastes. On sunny evenings, like most places on the drive, you may have to wait for table and food. The service is honest - just don't expect... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Latin, Central American, Salvadoran, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2062 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 4A9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Commercial Drive
  • Neighbourhood: Commercial Drive
  • Phone Number: +1 604-879-2600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Commercial Drive
Commercial Drive, also called "The Drive," comprises of twelve sauntering blocks of modest and unfussy counter-culture. Straddling the line between sophisticated and unadorned, it is favoured by students, artists, writers, designers, and start-ups, and suffused throughout with a healthy off-beat counter-culture. The kind of neighbourhood which well-springs thought-revolutions and has the odd bit of self-aware graffiti, Commercial Drive has resisted gentrification in favor of continuing to build a thriving den of affordable multiculturalism. Once known as Vancouver's "Little Italy," it has also been the immigration point for Guatemalans, Hondurans, and Portuguese to the city. The resulting hodgepodge makes for poetry readings in espresso cafes, social debates in early-open bakeries, and eco-activism posters pinned up in the many multi-ethnic markets in the area. Commercial Drive is where you go to feel like a local, and if you have them, bring the kids – The Drive has a number of bookshops, toy stores, and attractions to get them involved too.
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