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Restaurante Rinconcito Guatemalteco ~ Korea Town/Mid-Wilshire

12:26 PM PST on February 9, 2010

Well, well, well, this is one of my most favorite nostalgic places in LA. I have been introduced to it many years ago it still has a special place in my heart for many reasons.

Rinconcito is an amazing local place with real and authentic flavor. It's a small enclave, full of wall art and artifacts from Guatemala, and a mandatory jukebox. Perfect on a lazy Sunday morning for breakfast, tamales, soups and entrees.The menu consists of plenty of items, including small bites that can be easily shared.

My favorites are killer tostadas con avocado, tostadas con frijol, sprinkled with fresh cilantro, parsley, onions and queso. Plus traditional Guatemalan enchilada, which is a completely different creature than Mexican enchilada and has a life on its own. One word: beats. Fucking amazing starter.

Tostadas de aguacate

Tostadas de frijol y aguacate

Enchilada - traditional Guatemalan enchilada

Huevos Estrellados con salsa, crema y frijoles

Huevos duros con salsa, crema, frijoles y platanos

If you are not a breakfast type of person then you can indulge in variety of different soups - perfect remedy for crudo - a hang over. Trust me, they are freshly made, hearty and not heavy, they definitely hit the spot!

Caldo de res

Caldo de pollo

Caldo de camaron

There are lots of meat dishes as well, such as pollo en crema, pepian, stews, and traditional grilled meats, all served with rice and black beans...


Handmade tortillas - to die for.

Pupusas de queso - kids favorite.

Other small bites include tamales and chuchitos - fresh home made Guatemalan specialities. Plus, Guatemalan sausage - longaniza:)

Desert includes sweet rellnitos con frijol and crema, tamal dulce and atol elote.


The owner and waitresses are super nice and generally can help you choosing items for a large menu. They accept cards, but you better of with cash and some coins for the jukebox. So sit down, make yourself comfortable, order coffee or horchata and tip generously!!!

501 N Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90004

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