RINCON CRIOLLO

Enjoy a delicious meal in our restaurant, since 1976.

OVERVIEW

This Havana transplant is all about Cuban food with hearty meat and bean specials changing daily since 1976.

Rincon Criollo is more than just an authentic Cuban restaurant—the original Rincon Criollo was actually a massive, family-owned restaurant in Cuba. Several of the original owners emigrated to the United States and opened up this Corona mainstay, which is renowned for its Cuban cuisine classics like ropa vieja and fried sweet plantains.

About Us

Authentic Cuban Food

The Rincon Criollo Restaurant is a family business that dates back to the early 1950’s, when the Acosta Brothers opened a restaurant in Santiago de Las Vegas, a small town in Havana just North of the old airport. Rincon Criollo became a favorite destination of celebrities and dignitaries due to its vibrant ambiance, great service and tasty Cuban food that was second to none.

In 1949, the Acosta brothers were offered an opportunity to purchase a small restaurant in Santiago de Las Vegas. With all of their hard earned savings they were able to start their first restaurant.

Culinary

Our Delicious Menu

Try our classic dishes like Rope Vieja, Picadillo, and Lechon Asado, along with sides like fried plantains, Moros y Cristianos, and yuca con mojo.  We use fresh ingredients prepared in a simple yet robust way.

Appetizers
  • Shrimp Cocktail / Cóctel de Camaron
    $12.95
  • Spanish Sausages / Chorizo Español

    Sliced broiled Chorizo, great for sharing

    $12.95
  • Plantain Chips
    $6
  • Cuban Tamal

    Corn-based tamale with pork in the center

    $6
  • Ham Croquettes

    Four (4) per order

    $4
  • Stuffed Cassava / Yuca Rellena

    Cassava stuffed with ground beef

    $7
  • Codfish Fritters / Fritura de Bacalao

    Two (2) per order

    $7
  • Rincon Criollo Appetizer / Entremes

    Cold ham, swiss cheese, hot chorizo, hot roast pork, Spanish olives, and a Cuban antipasto

    $10.95
Tortillas / Omelettes
  • Echevarria Omelette

    Shrimp, ham, chorizo and potatoes

    $15.95
  • Rincon Criollo Omelette

    Ham and chorizo topped with cheese

    $11.95
  • Spanish Omelette

    Potatoes & onions

    $8.95
  • Shrimp Omelette
    $18.95
  • Sweet Plantain Omelette
    $8.95
Soups
  • Chicken Noodle Soup
    $4
  • Fish Noodle Soup
    $4
  • Galician Pottage / Caldo Gallego

    Ham hock, chorizo, swiss chard, collard greens, turnips, potatoes, and white beans

    $7
  • Black Bean Soup
    $4
salads
  • Rene Cruz Salad

    Grilled chicken breast over lettuce, tomatoes and avocado

    $14.95
  • Rincon Criollo Salad

    Lettuce, tomatoes and avocado

    $7
  • Avocado Salad

    Sliced avocado

    $5
  • Regular Salad

    Lettuce and Tomatoes

    $3
PORK
  • Breaded Pork Steak
    $15.95
  • Pork Filet

    Grilled and topped with cooked onions

    $18.95
  • Fried Pork Chunks / Masitas de Puerco

    Topped with raw onions and garlic sauce

    $14.95
  • Pork Chops

    Two (2) pieces per order, topped with raw onions and garlic sauce

    $18.95
  • Smoked Pork Chops/Chuletas Ahumada

    Two (2) pieces per order, topped with raw onions

    $18.95
BEEF
  • Bistec Rincon Criollo

    Palomilla Steak on the grill topped with cooked onions

    $16.95
  • Rolled Steak

    Rolled breaded steak stuffed with ham, swiss cheese and red peppers

    $17.95
  • Breaded Steak

    Breaded Palomilla Steak

    $16.95
  • Beef Liver Steak

    Grilled and topped with cooked onions

    $14.95
  • Liver Strips

    Liver strips sauteed with onions and peppers

    $14.95
Classic dishes
  • Lechon Asado

    Roast pork topped with raw onions

    $14.95
  • Ropa Vieja

    Shredded Flank Steak simmered in tomato sauce with onions and peppers

    $18.95
  • Picadillo

    Ground beef stew with olives and capers

    $14.95
  • Rabo Encendido

    Stewed oxtails

    $18.95
  • Vaca Frita

    Fried shredded flank steak in onions and garlic sauce

    $18.95
  • Pepper Steak / Bistec Salteado

    Steak strips sautéed in onions and peppers

    $16.95
  • Jerky Beef in Tomato Sauce / Tasajo Apporeado
    $18.95
  • Fried Jerky Beef in Garlic Sauce
    $18.95
Seafood
  • Paella Valenciana (for 2)

    Creamy rissotto with lobster, shrimp, mussels, clams, and scallops, chicken and chorizo ** takes one hour to cook

    $51.95
  • Arroz con Mariscos / Seafood and Rice

    Creamy risotto with lobster, shrimp, mussels, clams and scallops ** for 2 people, takes one hour to cook

    $51.95
  • Shrimp In Spanish Sauce / Camarones Enchilados

    Tomato-based sauce with blended onions, peppers and garlic

    $19.95
  • Shrimp Scampi / Camarones al Ajillo

    Broiled in white wine, butter and garlic sauce

    $19.95
  • Breaded Shrimp / Camarones Empanizado
    $19.95
  • Lobster in Spanish Sauce / Langosta Enchilada

    Chopped lobster tail meat in a tomato base sauce blended with onions, peppers and garlic

    $29.95
Chicken
  • Chicken and Rice/Arroz con Pollo (for 2)

    Creamy risotto with chicken ** takes one hour to cook

    $29.95
  • Fried ½ Chicken with Garlic Sauce
    $12.95
  • Roasted ½ Chicken
    $12.95
  • Chicken Bits Crispy Fried / Chicharron de Pollo

    Topped with raw onions and garlic sauce

    $15.95
  • Breaded Chicken Cutlet / Pechuga Empanizada
    $14.95
  • Rolled Chicken / Pechuga Enrollada

    Stuffed with ham, cheese and red pepper broiled in white wine, butter and garlic sauce

    $15.95
  • Chicken Cutlets in Garlic Sauce / Pechuga al Ajillo

    Chicken cutlet broiled in white wine, butter and garlic sauce

    $14.95
FISH
  • Filet of Fish Rincon Criollo

    Filet of flounder broiled in white wine, butter and garlic sauce

    $15.95
  • Breaded Filet of Flounder

    Breaded filet of flounder with rice

    $15.95
  • Fried Grouper Steak / Rueda Frita
    $15.95
  • Whole Red Snapper / Pargo

    Fried or Broiled Whole Red Snapper / Pargo Frito o Asado

    $15.95
  • Pechuga Rincon Criollo

    Chicken breast on the grill with onions

    $14.95
  • Sauteed Chicken Strips / Pechuga Salteada

    Chicken strips sauteed with onions and peppers

    $14.95
  • ½ Chicken on the Run

    Half chicken roasted topped with onions, peppers and olives in garlic sauce

    $16.95
  • Chicken Fingers

    Breaded chicken breast strips

    $13.95
Sandwiches
  • Cuban Sandwich

    Ham, pernil, swiss cheese, slice of pickle, smear of mustard on cuban bread pressed

    $10
  • Pan con Bistec / Steak Sandwich

    Palomilla Steak on the grill with cooked onions topped with lettuce, tomatoes and shoe string fries inside toasted Cuban bread
    Add a side of Hand Cut Fries for $5.00

    $10
  • Pan con Pechuga / Chicken Sandwich

    Grilled chicken breast with cooked onions topped with lettuce, tomatoes and shoe string fries inside toasted Cuban bread
    Add a side of Hand Cut Fries for $5.00

    $10
  • Pan con Croquetas / Ham Croquette Sandwich

    Ham croquettes with rawoOnions inside toasted Cuban bread

    $8
  • Pan con Lechon / Pork Sandwich

    Roast Pork with raw onions inside toasted Cuban bread

    $8
SIDES
  • Moros y Cristianos

    Rice and beans cooked together with bacon

    $5
  • White Rice
    $3
  • Black Beans / Frijoles Negros
    $5
  • Fried Sweet Plantains / Maduros
    $5
  • Fried Green Plantains / Tostones
    $5
  • Hand Cut Fries / Papas Fritas
    $5
  • Yuca con Mojo

    Cassava with garlic sauce

    $5
Desserts
  • Buñuelos Rincon Criollo

    Fried dough made with yuca and sweet potato topped with homemade honey sauce

    $6
  • Flan de Leche

    Caramel custard

    $6
  • Flan de Coco

    Coconut caramel custard

    $6
  • Natilla

    Cuban-style vanilla pudding topped with cinnamon powder

    $5
  • Arroz con Leche

    Rice Pudding

    $5
  • Casco de Guayaba con Queso Crema

    Guava shells with cream cheese

    $7
  • Casco de Naranja con Queso Crema

    Orange shells with cream cheese

    $7
  • Dulce de Leche

    Caramel crumbles

    $5
  • Tres Leches Cake
    $8
"This is not just a restaurant, this is a cultural experience. Family-owned, lots of character, and great food."
Guy Fieri, Food Network
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Open 7 Days a Week from 12pm to 10pm