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Best Spanish Restaurant Miami 2010 - El Rincon Asturiano

El Rincon Asturiano

El Rincon Asturiano

225 SW 17th Ave.

Miami, FL 33135

305-643-8822

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In every Spanish restaurant, there's one sound that triggers Pavlovian slobbering. It begins faintly, like the flutter of several Spanish fans. Then it ramps up, like castanets. It's a rapid-fire sizzling: the sound of a hot chorizo. At El Rincón Asturiano, 12 meaty chunks ($6) come in an oil bath that's still bubbling when served. Some people say chorizo is unhealthy, greasy, artery-clogging. Those people are fools. That small clay bowl is an invitation to pig out. So is the $10 cheese platter (which includes bluish cabrales, buttery Manchego, and Minorcan mahon) or the $30 Iberian ham and sausage tablet. But El Rincón, a comfy jewel box of a restaurant that's been in Little Havana for two years, is at its most finger-licking when it does traditional plates such as the squid black rice ($16) or the fabada ($14 for the Wednesday-night special). Remember when Hannibal Lecter spoke of ingesting fava beans and a nice chianti? A fabada is made with similarly hearty beans, a shoulder of pork, Spanish bacon (tocino), and chorizo. Have it at lunchtime or at the end of the night: It's a heavy stew that will slow down even some of the old men at the next table arguing about soccer.
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Eddymblanco
Eddymblanco

The food and the service at this restaurant are the worse

sergio agramonte
sergio agramonte

El Rincon Asturiano is one of the best reswtaurants of Miami. The food is great and the service and prices good. I do recomend it, especially El Cocido Madrileno (tuesdays) or la Fabada (wednesday). They also have excellent wines and deserts. In sum, an excellent place to enjoy a great meal.Sergio Agramnonte.

Ana Martinez
Ana Martinez

We went to eat at this restaurant and the service was so bad, the order was all messed up and their attitude was a disgrace. Anyone who hails Fidel Castro should be placed in a chorizo grinder and transferred to a sizzling pot of very cheap oil. There are far too many other great Spanish Restaurants in Miami to even daydream the possibility of naming this place and giving it any kind of mention.

Manel
Manel

How funny this restaurant is voted Best Of Miami by the New Times and all this scum surfaces... I am a regular customer of El Rincon Asturiano and I can say this is far from the truth. As one of the owners said:"I would like to thank the cuban community by supporting us and coming to our restaurant, even in bigger numbers. Everybody that has been here knows this is a lie. Surely you don't get awards by disrespecting customers."

victor
victor

I got this e-mail and wondered if it was true (it really does seem too good to be). Maybe some other Spanish restuarant was irate at not being named the best by you.

Hey everyone, this was sent to me by my cousin Ernesto Portuondo, he received it from the Echeniques...read........and do not go to that restaurant..........CarolaCarola Nunez-LeonardThis letter was sent to me by Nuni Echenique, daughter of my very dear friends Luis and Ileana Echenique and I believe this is something we need to be aware of. Dear friends, I am writing this with anger and shock. I hope you understand where I'm coming from. Today we celebrated my mom's birthday. We decided to go to El Rincon Asturiano, a small Spanish restaurant on 225 SW 17th Avenue. To begin with, we were a group of 12, and they got our order completely wrong, bringing us items belonging to another table. My dad's order simply never came. After numerous requests for his dish, to the various people on staff including the owner, he continued waiting. Other dishes came out and were frozen cold. A meat dish ordered was bloody rare. At one point, my dad asked the waiter to please check on the status of his dish and if it was not ready, to please cancel it. Finally, after 45 minutes, the dish came, frozen cold, the fish raw to the touch. The side of rice, among many, was also missing. No complaints from us, we quietly asked for the bill and got ready to leave. The owner came by to see what we thought and we told him we were not pleased with the quality of the food and the amount of time it took for the dishes to come out. Instead of having a nice apologetic reaction, he said we should have continued to remind the wait staff to check on it and that the rice was fresh, "sent from Fidel". Needless to say, this comment was bizarre and unnecessary. And now for the worst part, after the paying for the hefty tab, on our way out the door, the owner (who apparently has zero interest in keeping customers), tapped my dad on the back and said, "Te mando el arroz por correo, y que viva Fidel Castro". Please, stay away from El Rincon Asturiano! Who wants to be fed by communist pigs? With so many other fabulous restaurants to go to in Miami, please don't spend your money here. I hope you receive this and are as appalled as we were. Spread the word! We must stick together. The owners of El Rincon Asturiano are communist! Don't step foot in there! They should go worship Fidel in Cuba! Boycott El Rincon Asturiano.

dee
dee

The food and the service at this restaurant are the worse I have ever experienced. To begin with the order was not taken correctly. We received the food intended for another table. Once our food arrived (45 minutes later) it was frozen and the side dishes were missing. One of the members of our party never received his food. We asked the owner for his help and he was sarcastic and rude. I would recommend that you stay away from this restaurant. I wish I could give this restaurant zero stars.

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