El Rinconcito Latino – Westchester & Beyond…

El Rinconcito Latino - Westchester, Florida

Just a few blocks from my parent’s house in Westchester is a Cuban restaurant they frequent, El Rinconcito Latino. There are actually 6 other locations. My first recollection of seeing/hearing about this place was their spot across the street from Leo’s Pizza.

My parents eat in or take out from here a couple of times a month. I’ve probably eaten here about a good ten times, some with and some without Mom & Dad. It’s a great local spot with a real home cooked style to the food. I haven’t had a bad meal yet.

Some of the standouts have been the Croquetas (which I like to sandwich between the complimentary buttered Cuban toasts), the Chicharron de Pollo (Fried Boneless Chicken Chunks), the Medianoche (Cuban Sandwich on Sweet Bread) and the Bistec Milanesa (Breaded Steak) Version 1.

Version 1? Well, read the next paragraph and I explain.

If I really had to nitpick, my only issue is that I have had inconsistent preparations of some of the dishes, which I will attribute to different Chefs in the kitchen.

Buttered Cuban Toast

Buttered Cuban Toast

Cuban Coffee aka Rocket Fuel

Cuban Coffee aka Rocket Fuel

Mariquitas w/Cilantro Sauce

Mariquitas w/Cilantro Sauce

Fried Pork Chunks

Fried Pork Chunks

Chicken Milanesa (Breaded Chicken Steak, pounded Thin topped w/House Red Sauce, Ham & Cheese)

Chicken Milanesa (Breaded Chicken Steak, pounded Thin topped w/House Red Sauce, Ham & Cheese)

Morros (Beans & Rice) and Tostones (Fried Plantains)

Moros (Beans & Rice) and Tostones (Fried Plantains)

Palomilla Steak

Palomilla Steak

Medianoche Sandwich (Ham, Pork, Swiss Cheese, Pickles & Mustard on Toasted Sweet Bread)

Medianoche Sandwich (Ham, Pork, Swiss Cheese, Pickles & Mustard on Toasted Sweet Bread)

Ham Croquetas

Ham Croquetas

Frita Cubana aka Cuban Hamburger

Frita Cubana aka Cuban Hamburger

Flan

Flan

Buñuelos

Buñuelos

Malanga Chips

Malanga Chips

Ham Croquetas w/Saltines

Ham Croquetas w/Saltines

Fried Chicken Chunks

Fried Chicken Chunks

Bistec Empanizado (Breaded Steak)

Bistec Empanizado (Breaded Steak)

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes

Bistec Empanizado Version 2 (Breaded Steak)

Bistec Empanizado Version 2 (Breaded Steak)

Black Beans & Rice

Black Beans & Rice, To Go Order

Don’t forget to have a Cafecito to cap off your meal.

Take Your Pick:

El Rinconcito Latino
8488 SW 8th St Miami, FL 33144
305-262-7254
Monday to Sunday 7am to 11pm

5904 W 20th Ave Hialeah, FL 33016
305-821-4230
Monday to Sunday 7am to 11pm

6741 SW 24 Street Miami, FL 33155
305-264-0749
Monday to Sunday 7am to 11pm

10481 SW 40th St Miami, FL 33165
305-225-0200
Monday to Sunday 7am to 11pm

12899 SW 42nd St Miami, FL 33175
305-220-2960
Monday to Sunday 7am to 11pm

15500 SW 72nd St Miami, FL 33193
305-408-2787
Monday to Sunday 7am to 11pm

9979 SW 142nd Ave Miami, FL 33186
305-382-9008
Monday to Sunday 7am to 11pm

  • Hector Danny Varona

    What happened to the explanation of version 2?

    • There could be 4 versions for all I know. I posted Version 1 and 2 of the Breaded Steak to show you how different they look and were breaded.