“When our family first came to Canada from Mexico City, we had to unite and look out for each other,” says Luis Morgado. “Looking back, I think this was great training for working together at El Rincon Mexicano Restaurant. We work like clockwork.” Luis takes care of the business side of things, younger brother Jorge is the executive chef and sister Christina manages the staff.
The siblings opened the restaurant in 2004 with an important culinary agenda: to show Torontonians what real Mexican food is all about. The menu is a smorgasbord of the best of Mexican cuisine with a carefully prepared selection of appetizers, soups, salads,tortilla dishes, seafood, fajitas and traditional desserts including fried ice cream.Read the story of El Rincon Mexicano
Traditional mashed avocado dip, Served with chips and salsa.
Tortilla chips topped with homemade tomato sauce, mozzarella, refried beans, pico
de gallo (diced onions, tomatoes and cilantro), and sour cream.
ALITAS/ CHICKEN WINGS
Chicken wings marinated with our Famous Macha Sauce.
2 Sandal shape fried Masa with red and green salsa diced onions, lettuce, sour cream and queso fresco.
Sautéed boiled corn with butter, epazote, chile arbol, topped with mayonnaise, queso fresco and chile piquin.
Cactus, red onion, tomatoes, cilantro, queso fresco, radish, avocado, lime served with flour tortilla shells.
Tomato based soup mixed with mexican spices, chicken and crispy tortillas strips. topped with drizzle sour cream mozzarella and queso fresco. Garnished with avocado slices.
PESCADO / FISH
Battered fried fish topped with cabbage,carrots, cilantro and chipotle mayo.
TINGA POLLO/ CHICKEN
Tender shredded chipotle chicken served with pickled red onions.
CARNE ASADA / BEEF
Marinated grilled beef steak, served with pico de gallo.
Grilled Veggies topped with beans, lettuce, pico gallo, sour cream and queso fresco. with side of guacamole.
Our traditional homemade pork chorizo served with cilantro and onions.
NOPALES / CACTUS
Fresh cactus tossed in lime vinaigrette. Served with pico gallo.
CAMARONES AL CHIPOTLE
6 tiger shrimp sautéed in a cream based chipotle sauce, served with rice, salad, & flour tortilla.
POLO / CHICKEN
VEGETALES / VEGGIES
CAMMARON / SHRIMP
(All burritos served with a house salad)
POLLO / CHICKEN
Grilled chicken, rice, beans, pico gallo, cheese, served with red ,green, or Azteca sauce.
VEGETALES / VEGGIES
Grilled veggies, rice, beans, pico gallo, cheese, served with red, green, or Azteca sauce.
CAMARON / SHRIMP
Tiger shrimp cooked in salsa of choice (red, green or azteca), with pico gallo, cheese, and rice.
CHICKEN OR CHORIZO ENCHILADAS WITH SALSA VERDE
Rolled corn tortillas stuffed with chicken, baked in our green salsa, topped with sour cream, and queso fresco.(with choice of mexican rice or refried beans)
Rolled corn tortillas baked in a bean sauce stuffed with veggies topped with melted cheese, sour cream, queso fresco, avocado slices and red onions slices. (served with mexican rice)
Soft corn dough deep fried and stuffed with cheese and choice or meat (chicken,chorizo,veggies) drizzled with sour cream, queso fresco, salsa, with mexican rice or refried beans.
Flat shaped corn tortilla topped with chipotle chicken or cactus, lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado, sour cream and queso fresco. (with choice of mexican rice or refried beans)
Flour tortilla filled with melted mozzarella choice of meat or veggies. topped with sour cream, queso fresco, and pico de gallo. (with choice of mexican rice or refried beans)
(Bottled Mexican soft drinks, ask for flavours available)
Apple soft drink
Chicken Wings and Beer Bucket
Daiquiris & PIÑA COLADA
Margarita & Coronita
Café De Olla
Mexican Hot Chocolate
CARLO ROSSI Red, White or House
All our Mexican desserts are home-made and nut free.
Home-made fried ice cream of different flavours, served with fresh fruit.
Regular ice cream of different flavours
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Great food! First time eating here, won't be the last.
Very nice little corner, with a wonderfully warm atmosphere. Particularly excellent nachos and esquites.
Great food and service.
Excellent food and service as always. Our fave Mexican restaurant in Toronto! Highly recommended.
I absolutely loved the atmosphere and vibe of the restaurant. The weather was perfect so we d I Ned on the patio, which was simply decorated and very spacious. The staff was super friendly and very kind. I found the food, especially the fish tacos needed a bit more flavourful, but all-in-all, a very pleasant evening at El Rincon.
Nice local place with a patio. Friendly staff and very relaxed atmosphere.
We had a great time! The food was great! We would have liked the Michelada which was not available.
We used to eat here way back and could not stop raving about the food. This time, the tacos were flimsy and rather bland. They fell apart as soon as we picked them up and I saw this happen to other people as well. Guacamole and salsa was good. Service was very nice however due to his experience not being what we remembered, we will probably not be back
We drove 2 hours to get to the restaurant and I brought family from California and they didn't have items from the you got to eat here show, the waitress wouldn't let us have mixed taco or mixed meat items NOT until the manager let us. Then when I ordered dessert which was on their menu 'fried ice cream' they didn't have it. Their wasn't that many customers in the restaurant to have run out. Very disappointing! The utensils and glasses were dirty and we had to send them back. My aunt was elderly and couldn't go down their steep stairs to go to the bathroom, it's not for old or handicap people. My aunt had to go around the nearby restaurants all had downstairs bathroom good thing speed auto across the road let her go there as they were closing. The food I ordered was good due to the manager letting me order a variety. My niece ordered a flan from the menu plain and when the waitress brought it had chocolate all over it and the waitress said it cost $4 and they charged us $5. I'm so glad the manager was so accomodating cuz our waitress wasn't. She was pleasant and served us pretty good but was not willing to our needs however she did offer for us to talk to the manager. I don't think it right to be on the tv show and then when you go there they don't have those items. And you don't get beans and rice with your meal, you just get one. You have to pay $4 for a very small dish of rice or beans. Salsa and chip cost too $4, a lot of Mexican restaurants put it on the table for everyone free. Tortilla soup was good but it cost $12. We were going to have the glass of corn and mayo but it cost too much. I have mixed feelings about this restaurant and I made a reservation for our dinner but they had no idea we were coming.
Everything was great!!
Been coming for years. Over past 2 years quality & service has gone down and prices have gone up. My father in law fell to the ground after tripping over the stairs outside and the waitress just stared, check if he was okay. Should be better marked as lots of uneven ground outside.
congratulation to the staff My family and I we loved it
Adorable little place - a little kitch and as long as you're sitting upstairs ok but downstairs we felt a little out of the way and abandoned in the basement.
Main course and appetizers were very tasty. The margaritas were a disappointment, as they clearly were made with a mix, as opposed to fresh lime juice. The service was slow, and the desserts were very underwhelming.
Slow service. Food delicious.
Loved the ambiance - a great place for small gatherings with friends.
We saw El Rincon on "You gotta Eat here" and made reservations for Valentines dinner. The service was good. The food was good. The venue is a little small and tables close together. I would recommend you give it a a try if you like authentic Mexican
I had the sopes and the parillada. The sopes had great texture but were very bland, I think hot sauce should be optional with these. The parillada came with a lot of meat, all of which was well cooked and seasoned but there was hardly any sauce in the molcajete it was served in so when I used the tortilla to wrap the meat it was just dry meat with tortilla. I needed more sauce and cheese with that. A LOT more. My husband ordered the guacamole, it was bland- needed more lime and maybe some more cilantro. They should have provided lime on the side of this dish. My husband also had the burrito which he said was good. I was disappointed when we asked for dessert and none of the items except for the churros were available. The service was nice, the waitress was very accommodating, there was good music playing but it didn't live up to the hype on You Gotta Eat Here. We may come back.
Great restaurant, good service, awesome food and atmosphere was perfect. We had reservations and I am glad we did because they were turning people away it was sooo busy...
In spite of all the recommendations for this restaurant I was very disappointed in the service and food. I would certainly not return and would not recommend El Rincon to anyone looking for a Mexican dining experience. We were seated within 10 minutes of arrive. A server did brings drinks to the table but that is when the service ended. It took 55 minutes to get our entrees. The mole poblano chicken was unappetizing and the chicken was sparse and overlooked. The fijitas contained a small amount of meat and was 25% onions. The fixing that came along with the meal were not enough for the all the tortillas and it was an extra charge for another serving. Overall the food was not good, the service was subpar and the serving sizes were skimpy. I left feelimg like I overpaid for a mediocre experience.
A little pricier compared to the ambiance ; service was a tad slower even though the weren't many people in the restaurant. However, the food is not mind blowing but good, You will leave happy after your meal and would want to come back. I would keep this place in mind next time i crave mexican comida :) Gracias !
A very lovely evening. Excellent food, and pleasant and attentive waitstaff. Thank you for taking good care of us!
Great food, lovely atmosphere and really friendly staff! My mom and I really enjoyed it!
Excellent food, definitely gonna be dining here again!
El Rincon was amazing as always.... best in the city!!!
Sometimes one or two tacos just isn’t enough. Which is why you’ll fall for the Taco Platters (5 for $17, 10 for $34) at El Rincon Mexicana. Made with soft corn tortillas with your choice of: beef, chicken, chorizo, or pastor (marinated pork). The vegetarian taco plate ($14) won’t leave you hungry either, with its two soft flour tortillas stuffed with a layer of rice, refried beans and grilled veggie and topped with shredded lettuce, pico de gallo, feta and sour cream.View this Smart List
Orange and yellow walls, bright blue tiles, and food served in stoneware, El Rincon is as lively as its food is delicious. A great family spot on St Clair west, El Rincon has the creamiest guacamole in town. The vivacious space and nods to Mexican culture make this uptown restaurant an ideal way to transport yourself out of the city and into an oceanside restaurant in Punta Cana.View this Smart List
Offering visitors a traditional Mexican dining experience in the heart of midtown, El Rincon specializes in regional cooking using super fresh ingredients. Some of their popular meals include traditional fajitas, mole poblano and quesadillas. They also serve fried ice cream, flans and specialty drinks for dessert. They’re open for dinner seven days a week and offer lunch Thursday through Sunday.View this Smart List
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