Mi Rinconcito Mexicano – Little Havana, Florida

I was hesitant to go to Mi Rinconcito Mexicano when my wife Marcela first told me about it. From her description, I envisioned it being like the bars you find in a Robert Rodriguez western. After actually stepping foot into this place I can tell you it’s more like a Mexican Morro Castle. Since I got over my original objections, I’ve been here more times than I can count.

Tortilla Chips w/Salsa

As soon as you arrive, you’ll be served some Tortillas Chips with Salsa (hopefully because sometimes the waitresses forget you’re there). These are not those cheap things you get at places like Chili’s.  These chips are thick, freshly made and most importantly served with a spicy homemade Salsa. Non-spicy Salsa is also available.

Queso Fundido w/Chorizo

Warm Tortillas

My go-to appetizers are the Nachitos and the Queso Fundido. The Nachitos are the same previously mentioned Tortilla Chips with Refried Beans, Chorizo and Queso Fundido. The Queso Fundido (melted Cheese topped with Chorizo & Ground Beef) is served with warm tortillas. To say the Queso Fundido tastes phenomenal is an understatement.

Chilaquiles w/Scrambled Eggs

Marcela is a big fan of their Chilaquiles. What exactly are Chilaquiles? Well, I’ll give a shot at explaining what they are. They’re tortilla chips which have been cooked with either Salsa Verde or Roja (green means go, red means run) which leaves them moist. They are topped with Crema (Mexican Sour Cream), served with a side of Refried Beans and a side of Eggs (Marcela prefers them scrambled). You can also add Beef or Chicken to the equation if you so desire.

First timers might find it easier to order one of their combination platters so they can try everything. I prefer Combination #2 which has two Gorditas, two Tacos, two Sopes and a Quesadilla Chilanga (Beef, Pork and Cheese Quesadilla). And sometimes I order Combination #3 (three Tostadas, three Tacos, Three Enchiladas, and three Sopes.) but that’s mostly because I love their Enchiladas.  OR……maybe if you’re not as hungry, you can go for Combo #1.

Combination 1

Another reason Mi Rinconcito Mexicano is special is La Migaja Bakery at the back of it. La Migaja sells Mexican Baked Goods and Desserts. The Pan de Elote (Corn Pie) is probably your best bet here. It goes perfectly with a cup of coffee. And on Mexican Holidays like the Day of the Dead, you can find Pan de Muerto for sale.

Oh yeah, and since I referenced Robert Rodriguez earlier and before anyone asks, Cochinita Pibil is only available once a week as a special, make sure you inquire with your server.

By the way, if you like this place, check out Jacalito also.

A more recent post about Mi Rinconcito Mexicano & La Migaja: Mi Rinconcito Mexicano & La Migaja Should Be In Your Restaurant Rotation

Mi Rinconcito Mexicano
1961 SW 8th St Miami, Fl 33135


Comments (4):

  1. Woe

    February 4, 2009 at 6:15 PM

    Great food at this place!

  2. Anonymous

    June 26, 2009 at 9:38 PM

    nice change from Taqueria Mexicana (although their salsa & chips still rule)
    Tried the Sopes – all 3 (chix, beef, pork) they were made, and very fresh.
    will go on weekend to rate the Pozole next. But no Pibil? Bummer…
    La Tina

  3. Christina GP

    January 29, 2010 at 5:40 PM

    This is my favorite Mexican restaurant up north and Guadalajara is my favorite down south. Great review. Those nachitos are habit forming.