Two co-workers of mine are, I swear, secret agents for El Rincon Criollo in Culver City. They love this place with a passion one usually reserves for one's own offspring. They gripe and grumble whenever I try to get them to go to any other delicious ethnic restaurant in the vicinity. I'm not saying they'd kill for the place, but they would fight tooth and nail for a bucket of the garlic sauce.
And, they've not even adventurous! One always gets the chicken with vinegar and onions and garlic, whilst the other gets the pork! ALWAYS!! The menu might as well just have those two items, plus maybe an espresso for dessert.
I, however, long for variety (and any other restaurant, but that's a different story.) I like the pork, and I like the chicken. I'm even fine with the Cubano, even though I'm not a big pickle fan and ham weirds me out (I grew up kosher in the home.) However, I'd like to try something else on the menu. Please, oh denizens of LA Chowhound, what should I order at Rincon that will make me not long for meals missed at Simpang or Atari or that Himalayan place instead? Or is it just Chicken with onions, Pork with onions, and that's it?
Oh, but I do really enjoy the coconut candies they give at the end.
El Rincon Criollo
4361 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230