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El Rincon Criollo

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4361 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230-4715
+1 310-391-4478
11:00 - 22:00
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Long Beach, California
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

This is a neighborhood restaurant in Culver City on busy Sepulveda Blvd. It tries for a festive atmosphere with fishing nets and plastic crustaceans and photos and pictures of Cuba (but it's definitely not fancy and does not try to be more than a good place to go for a reasonably priced meal). There is a small patio out front... More 

Thank Eric_Jacobs
Newport Beach, California
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Small restaurant with wonderful food and friendly service. We've had takeout with friends, and loved it. And my wife and I had lunch here twice, sitting at one of the outside tables, and we've really enjoyed the meals. You can't pass up the pork dishes, all of which are fully flavored and wonderfully tender. Lechon asado is my favorite, but... More 

Thank Bill M
Sachse, Texas
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159 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015

As a Cuban this is one of the worst Cuban Restaurants I have ever visited this is what they "want to be" Cuban Food. Having traveled to Florida, Chicago, Arizona, Los Angeles and eaten at good Cuban restaurant this is by far the lowest rated I have ever been to. if you like this food you have never had good... More 

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Culver City, California
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 October 2015

The buzz all over town is El Rincon Criollo. I had been years ago and didn't like it. I went back a few months ago and it was worse. I ordered chicken and got a piece of a breast that was dry and overcooked. The rice and beans seemed old or stale. I am not giving this place another try,... More 

1 Thank YosemiteLiz
Culver City, California
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

The food is incredibly authentic, and the portions are generous. Reasonably priced, kitchy ambiance with art work from Cuba for sale. My "go to" dish is the lechon asado (pork roast) with moros and platanos verdes (tostones). Also love the yuca frita! My son swears by the "pan con lechon" (pork roast) sandwich! And my daughter goes nuts for the... More 

Thank PirulinaBaby
Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Four Words: Delicious Food. Poor Service. My favorite: El Rincon's Garlic Chicken with rice - scrumptious!!. It's what I always order. I used to eat inside the small restaurant, but the negative service that would tick me off. I either received the wrong food, or the server had a bad attitude. BUT the food is delicious, so I only order... More 

Thank Ginger T
Los Angeles, California
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2014

This tiny, home-style restaurant has authentic, delicious Cuban food. The paella is perfect, one of many dishes on an extensive menu. The ambiance is down-home, almost like being in someone's kitchen in Havana, nothing fancy, just real. There are posters and paintings of Cuba on the walls, and you feel almost as if you are there.

Thank Verseau99
Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2014

I love this "Corner" restaurant. The food is authentic (I'm native Cuban), and so is the kitschy vibe. I love that I can have fresh coconut water with my meal. They will stick a straw and an umbrella in a coconut on ice. The wait staff are great - it feels like a family restaurant. The wall art comes straight... More 

Thank JinxieGirl
Culver City, California
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 November 2013

This was the largest sandwich I had ever encounter...it filled the platter and was so delish. Let's see, ham, melted cheese,pickel & & & all on a wonderful freshly baked bun. Our table on the sidewalk out front was comfortable and the service was indulgent. Yes, I plan to return.

1 Thank MrsJFK
Sachse, Texas
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159 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2012

This restaurant has been in the same location for over 30 years, eventhougth it has been thru manyowners it has withstand the 30 years it has been in this location, i tried it on my last visit to Los Angeles and it has definetly improved since last time i went ther. Good prices and i dont think you can go... More 

1 Thank PlatinumMember174

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Restaurant Details

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Latin, Caribbean, Cuban
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4361 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230-4715
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Culver City
  • Phone Number: +1 310-391-4478

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