Latin America is home to a delicious variety of cuisine and the finest Latin grammar schools since Julius Caesar Polytechnic University closed its doors in year 53 due to budgetary constraints. Indulge in polyglot cuisine with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Latin-American fare and drinks at El Rincon Tropical in Virginia Beach. The culinary artists at El Rincon Tropical serve up a menu of tasty Latin-American cuisine in a vivacious atmosphere where plants and brightly colored rays of light abound. Hunger-plagued guests can eradicate initial afflictions with a plate of fried, boneless chicken ($8.50) or mofongo con pernil ($13.50), a plantain-based dish served with roast pork. Sate a thirsty throat with passion-fruit juice ($1.25) or a soft drink ($1.50). The lively restaurant also doles out delectable entrees, such as shrimp empanadas ($3.50), and has a bar where off-duty doctors can nurse beverages and lawyers can quibble over precedential statutes.
El Rincon Tropical
At El Rincon Tropical, the sweet aroma of simmering plantains drifts through a lively dining room. Back in the kitchen, chefs marinate meats and seafood in garlic butter and nestle them beside mofongo balls—mashed and fried mounds of plantains or cassava. The restaurant's lauded Cuban sandwich earned it a mention in The Virginian-Pilot's Best of the Best 2012 as one of the best Cubano sandwiches in Hampton Roads. In addition to the cuisine, El Rincon Tropical pays homage to Puerto Rico with a colorful wall mural of Fort "El Morro" and tropical plants. Like the weather forecasts conch shells whisper in islanders’ ears, the eatery’s Latin music recalls tropical locales, and on Friday and Saturday evenings, the dining room transforms into a dance hall.
4300 Holland Rd.
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452Get Directions