Venue Info

With a name meaning ‘little corner cafe,’ El Rinconcito keeps things simple in the 20-seat space for their Mexican-Salvadorian staples: beige walls, a television mounted in one corner, a dropped ceiling sporting fluorescent lights. Nothing special, but the food is authentic. Stick with the Salvadorian sections of the menu, with traditional papusas stuffed with cheese and pork, and a shredded flank steak dish mixed with scrambled egg and served with avocado and a square of queso duro (crumble the salty stuff over your rice and beans).

Washington DC

El Rinconcito Cafe

Joel Knowlton

With a name meaning ‘little corner cafe,’ El Rinconcito keeps things simple in the 20-seat space for their Mexican-Salvadorian staples: beige walls, a television mounted in one corner, a dropped ceiling sporting fluorescent lights. Nothing special, but the food is authentic. Stick with the Salvadorian sections of the menu, with traditional papusas stuffed with cheese and pork, and a shredded flank steak dish mixed with scrambled egg and served with avocado and a square of queso duro (crumble the salty stuff over your rice and beans).