I have been going to El Rincon Chileno since I was a child. I have read the previous reviews. Wow people are so ignorant on one visit you think you can judge an establishment. Well I must say people are not human if they can't give an establishment the benefit of a doubt that the next time they visit they would have a more pleasant visit. I read also a review were the review states that cooks are Mexican and the food resembles Mexican cuisine. If you have any cense of knowledge please get your facts corrects and the food is not of Mexican taste and not all cooks are Mexican. Only because they are not of the country Chile you cannot classify the cooks as any less. I once again want to let it be known that this restaurant cannot be in any way a restaurant that you would not like to visit again.
I was born in Chile, this restaurant is the best and closest ( in food ) ( only) restaurant to go to for home cookin.. Yes... the service is bad. Yes... it's not in a good neighborhood...yes... it's kinda pricey..yes.. plan on being there an hour longer than you want. & YES, you will love the music, the dancing, the family atmosphere, the food. Owners are amazing and Mauricio the waiter is... well... Mauricio. He just..is. Accept, conquer.. and enjoy. If he knows you by name, your in.. for life. ( DUH )The people that truly B@#!tch have never been to a third world counrty or know how to deal with different cultures. Relax, be patient, listen and just enjoy. It's yummy.
This is one of my favorite restaurants in LA for a splurge. The dining room's ambiance is amazing - dim lighting, large space and just beautiful. You'll be hard pressed to find anything on the menu that's not delicious as well. They start dinners off with this amazing fresh, hot flatbread with a tomato based spread. I especially like the gourmet taco appetizer which I sometimes just get as a meal because I don't want to share. Even the desserts are incredible. For your next date night, don't miss Beso.