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El Rinconcito Deportive (11th St., NW near Lamont)

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El Rinconcito Deportive (11th St., NW near Lamont)

Steve | Mar 20, 2006 01:44 PM

Two surprises about this Columbia Heights bar and grill:

Despite the fact that it looked desolate from the outside, the place was nearly full at lunchtime, with two tables in addition to the large bar/kitchen. Friendly vibe though I was the only gringo.

Everything served is comically large. I don't mean just large portions, but everything was cut massive: in my yuca con chicharron, the 'masitas' were 3 inches across with thick slabs of yuca, a rough-chopped curtido, a side jardiniere with big chunks of onion and jalapeno - my gosh - even my horchata was served with a hunk of ice that I swear had Leonardo and Kate clinging to it.

High quality throughout and I will definitely return to see what is in those boiling pots behind the bar.

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