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El Rinconcito

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824 1st St S, Nampa, ID 83651-3808
+1 208-466-6963
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Garden City, Id
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Service was nothing short of terrible. There was no cheese on my enchaladas and they argued with us about it. I have never had a worse experience in a restaurant. Waitress was new and nobody offered to help her. The shredded beef was completely tasteless like it was boiled and never seasoned, really bland. We are gringos and we noticed... More 

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Star, Idaho, United States
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101 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Mexican food is my favorite, and this place will not disappoint you. Friendly and courteous waitstaff. Thanks for the great lunch

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Caldwell, Idaho
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

To start the hot sauce is so yummy..... and fresh. The food great and the service is excellent, I am at home when I go there my drink is ready and all I have to say what I am in the mood for. Authentic Mexican food. I frequent the place because it is food that brings me back and the... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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145 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

This was recommended by an associate who said all the locals eat here. The building is not real inviting as it is an odd orange color with no windows. I found out it used to be a bar and it makes sense as there is still a dance floor in it. I'm not sure it is ever used though. The... More 

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Bellevue
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

Located in a very commercial, almost industrial area of Nampa is this exquisite little gem of a restaurant. The exterior says "pass me by" but the food and service will bring you back. Unfortunately the day I was there I was in a hurry and did not have time to browse the entire menu but did check out the other... More 

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Garden City, Id
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

What a shame! The food is excellent but the service can be so bad that we have given up on them. If you get the owners sister, you will get excellent service, if not beware. Last night we seated ourselves. The good waitress was at the cash register busy. The grand daughter was waiting tables. She ignored us even though... More 

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Burley, Idaho, United States
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101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

The breakfast selections are very few, but they were awesome. I had the giant burrito it had everything in it. My wife had the juevos rancheros and she said it was great. I can't wait until we go back again and try another meal.

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Thank Tom T
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33 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013 via mobile

Pretty spendy for homestyle ground beef tacos and burritos... taste just like the stuff I make with walmart brand taco seasoning.... its ok... and tastes ok... but some better beef would make it a better place...especially for the price...

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Thank Tiny1096
Nampa, Idaho, United States
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

This restaurant is where our small club meets about every 3 months, (about 14 people). The people here are so accomodating and the food is so great, I don't know why we don't meet here more often! The food is great, the price is great, the service is great. Also, it has a real homey atmosphere. They have a great... More 

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Woodland, California
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2013

In Nampa for brother in laws 50th. He loves Menudo. He, myself, a sister in law and nephew headed out for Menudo. El Rinconcitos offering was excellent and the waitress, the owners sister, was a kick. We'll be back the next time we're in town.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 824 1st St S, Nampa, ID 83651-3808
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Nampa
  • Phone Number: +1 208-466-6963

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