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El Rincon Tropical

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Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Caribbean
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4300 Holland Rd, South Plaza Shopping Center #21, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-1102
+1 757-463-0003
12:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Tue 12:00 - 20:00
Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level Contributor
29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

My Husband and I go here at least every two months. He always has the pastelon and I usually have the churrasco. The food has always been excellent. have in mind that this is what we call Fonda de Ule, which means you won't expect tablecloth or other trimmings. I am a very good cook and have often cooked the... More 

1 Thank billandmeche
Dosquebradas, Colombia
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

How is possible that someone( one of the waitress!) take away the drink which you have paid for before you left the placed plfor just because the pleace is going to close!? Don't go to that place...

Thank LeidyYuliana
Chesapeake, Virginia
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

El Rincon Tropical is located in a strip mall, with more of a bar than restaurant appearance. The service was good, but the prices of the food did not match the amount of food that you were served nor the taste. The rice and beans are something that I could easily fix at home and much less expensive. I know... More 

Thank HoosU
Williamsburg, Virginia
Level Contributor
93 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

It's on the end of an old strip mall so it's what you expect. The roasted pork was ok but I expected more flavor. The maduras or plantains, were good. (The reason I went to a Latin restaurant)The restaurants is old and dingy, but the bathrooms were clean and that says a lot about a restaurant. Wouldn't make a second... More 

Thank Nick T
Level Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This restaurant is in a strip mall and when you enter reminds me a lot of being in Puerto Rico given the smells and the ambience. I live in NYC and my wife is Puerto Rican and we have eaten in a lot of restaurants specializing in Puerto Rican cuisine and this ranks up there with the best of them.... More 

Thank Adam G
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

The food portion so small. My child got burn with an empanada and they didn't even cared . No first aid kit. And I doubt they have a fire stinguisher. Make a wise decision before going a place with no safety regulations.

Thank DianaMerit12
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We had two great drinks called Blue Love and LifeSaver. The drinks had a great amount of liquor in it. I had the steak and onions, rice and beans, and plantains. My friend had the shrimp and monfongo, we shared our dishes with each other, because everything was so tasty. It was full of flavor. Next time we're going to... More 

1 Thank AuthorL H
Winchester, Virginia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately our recent trip wasn't too favorable. The passion fruit drink was so watered down, the alcapurria was raw and the Pasteles were hard and tasteless. It was such a dissapointment! The waitress was great and attentive. Nice environment but not impressed with the food.

Thank Madelyn R
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Great place all around. The food here is amazing. My bistec encebollado was tender and full of flavor. The seasoning on the beans was right on the money; they reminded me of those my mother used to make for us back in the island. The service was great too, they only had two waitresses manning the floor and the bar... More 

Thank beerandbreakfast
Norfolk, Virginia
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159 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Look I am a Butter Pecan Puerto Rican Born on the Island Grew up in Da Bronx Got Married in Miami moved to Damen ave in Chicago for 6 years Joined the Navy there and got station in Cali moved to Norfolk, VA and have been here for 22 yrs. all along my many moves to all this different places... More 

1 Thank DaMarcanos

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 15
Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Caribbean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4300 Holland Rd, South Plaza Shopping Center #21, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-1102
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-463-0003

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