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Rincon Criollo

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4009 Junction Blvd, Corona, NY 11368-2123
+1 718-639-8158
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Jackson Heights, New York, United States
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the best Cuban food I have ever had here in the borough of Queens. Better yet, NYC. I recently went on a trip to Cuba and this restaurant really set high expectations for me over there. Awesome flavors and soo much plates to choose from. You will not be disappointed, go!

Thank Lewis U
Level Contributor
56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The story behind the brothers who own the restaurant is amazing! This is like going to Havana without the airfare. My favorite dinner is the pork chops served with fresh onions and fried plantains. I have been all over the world and this place is in my top three favorite restaurants. The waiters still wear black jackets and the meals... More 

Thank bt70nyc
Atlanta, Georgia
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried this place bc I heard it was good. Well, they were right. This place was awesome. Really good Cuban food. Take it from me, I've lived in Miami for many years. My fav at this place is the pollo empanizado. Wow, talk about tasty. I was here visiting for TWO weeks and ate here 4 times. I recommend this... More 

Thank Ed R
Bayside, New York
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221 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Authentic Cuban flavor. Excellent tamales, croquetas, maduros and avocado salad. If hungry for Cuban food, this is the place to be. No mojitos which I was not happy about it. However, the sangrias made up for it.

Thank georgeny01
Brooklyn, New York
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The wait was much shorter than we were informed which was appreciated as our Mom is elderly with a walker & portable oxygen unit. Waiter was friendly & attentive but our beverages came in cans as opposed to glasses with ice. Minor point. I had Ropa Vieja which is shredded beef in tomato sauce with rice & black beans with... More 

Thank Carmelo R
Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Just a few blocks from my parents sits this paradise for Cuban food lovers. While I was there eating, I ran into an old classmate from SJU. She and her husband drove from Jamaica Estates for the food. Does that tell you something?

Thank Neil S
New Rochelle, New York
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

It was good, but not sure why it's such a destination. The place was definitely crowded, so they are not hurting for business.

Thank Wandy712
Las Vegas, Nevada
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188 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I will be happy to visit this restaurant again and again. It is a local place with great food and service. We took visitors from overseas here as we tried to expose them to the diversity that makes NYC so great. This place doesn't disappoint with the food quality, and the staff there makes everyone feel welcome.

Thank Tim_Maliyil
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Great authentic Cuban food Portions are good Place is a bit small have to get there early Service was great!

Thank metguy08
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We went here as a last minute stop and we loved it. The food here is excellent and with each main dish you get two sides. We ordered chicken soup as a starter, then got roast pork and half of a chicken with fried sweet plantains, rice with beans, and fried plantains. Every dish was very good and tasted well... More 

Thank Robert P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4009 Junction Blvd, Corona, NY 11368-2123
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Corona
  • Phone Number: +1 718-639-8158

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