Rincon Criollo: A Taste of Cuban Paradise
Today, my beach body was put on hold thanks to the delicious cuisine served at the Cuban hot spot, Rincon Criollo Restaurant. Located in Corona Queens, it boasts a family friendly atmosphere that is evident as soon as you step inside the cozy eatery. The employees welcome you with smiles and authentic Cuban accents, which was music to my ears, after all this is New York…not Miami. The décor adds character to the already Latin feel with pictures of some of Cuba’s greatest icons ranging from musicians such as Celia Cruz and Benny Moré to literary hero Don Jose Martí. Open seven days a week from 12pm to 10pm, Rincon Criollo is constantly booming with clientele waiting to get their fix of Cuban paradise. The wait although lengthy is definitely worth the great attention from the wait staff and the even better quality of the menu items. Everything from the appetizers to the entrees have a home cooked taste that could lead to a food induced coma in the best possible way. Not sure where to go to celebrate your next birthday? look no further than Rincon Criollo, where the lame birthday shouting from chain restaurants is replaced with an over the top and refreshingly festive rendition of happy birthday. Featured on Food Network’s ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’, host Guy Fieri got a first hand look at the preparation of a Cuban staple, picadillo. If you can’t make it to Queens, rest assure and be on the lookout for the grand opening of a Huntington, Long Island location in the Spring of 2015. To check out the menu and location, click here.
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