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Rincon Criollo 40-09 Junction Boulevard. Was so unimpressed. Nice atmosphere, food modeocre

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Rincon Criollo 40-09 Junction Boulevard. Was so unimpressed. Nice atmosphere, food modeocre

jonkyo | | Jul 12, 2013 08:24 AM

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In my honest opinion, the forcing out of Cuban territory of the brothers who once had a restaurant in Cuba, may have been for reasons the cuisine they create is for a melting pot, and not authentic dinning.

The area houses many more Latin places that are exceptional. If one confines to this establishment, that is a shame.

The atmosphere is done up as the many Italian places are done up, indicating age from the black and white area photos of famous people who may have eaten there. But instead of Sinatra there is Tito Puente.

The food, mediocre, but they do a thriving business, due to popularity.

Popularity does not equate with quality.

I was displeased with all the food that I ordered. All dishes of Cuban cuisine. The beer was exceptional though.

Due to the US practice of strangling countries that do not submit to the US Hegemonic grip, I was unable to order Cuban beer.

I settled for Presidente. That is from the Dominican Republic, which was invaded by the USA in 1965.

There may be promise in some of the plates that contain grilled meats. I tried a tapas style with small dishes, and the chirizo, for one was like fatty vienna sausages, swimming in oil and grease.

The others were no more tasty than Boars Head cuts from the near by deli.

Upon exiting this establishment, I insisted upon staying within the location. We visited a bar that was operated as the sign read Ecuador/Dominican/Mexican venue.

That was much fun, even though none of us knew Spanish.

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