El Rincon Tropical

Virginia Beach

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Seasoned chefs concoct authentic Puerto Rican empanadas, maduros & tres leches for two, four or six in lively Caribbean atmosphere

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Promotional value expires Mar 9, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. Dine-in only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The first European explorers set sail with hopes of finding new, exotic spices to placate the palates of epicurious monarchs, but all they found were heaps of inedible gold. Pick up where they left off by broadening your mouth's horizons with today's Groupon to El Rincon Tropical in Virginia Beach. Choose from the following options:

  • For $26, you get a Puerto Rican meal for two (up to a $53.72 value) that includes:

    • One appetizer sampler (a $11.99 value)
    • Two entrees (up to an $18.99 value each)
    • One dessert (up to a $3.75 value)

  • For $45, you get a Puerto Rican meal for four (up to a $95.45 value) that includes:

    • One appetizer sampler (a $11.99 value)
    • Four entrees (up to an $18.99 value each)
    • Two desserts (up to a $3.75 value each)

  • For $62, you get a Puerto Rican meal for six (up to a $137.18 value) that includes:

    • One appetizer sampler (a $11.99 value)
    • Six entrees (up to an $18.99 value each)
    • Three desserts (up to a $3.75 value each)

The seasoned chefs at El Rincon Tropical kindle island appetites with selections from a menu of authentic Puerto Rican dishes served in a lively Caribbean atmosphere. A sampler platter of flaky empanadas, tostones, and sweet maduros preps diners for the forthcoming meal more appealingly than the predinner quiz on U.S. tax law typically found at other restaurants. Customers can sample a robust plate of mofongo, which crests a creamy knoll of mashed plantains with savory slices of roast pork, fried pork, or shrimp. Marinated in a fiery concoction of adobo garlic and onions, the grilled steak spices up a dull afternoon, while tender flecks of red snapper rectify longstanding grudges against the briny sea or the fish that bullied customers in elementary school.. An assortment of shared desserts sweetens the meal’s closing act with custardy mouthfuls of coconut flan, cheesecake, or tres leches.

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.

Customer Reviews

The food the staff all awesome. Great place for family or girls night. Drinks are wonderful. I love this place.
Takeyma B. · November 12, 2014
Big portions-everyone went home with another meal. Very good value, very good food.
Joel D. · October 10, 2014
Food so good!
Emmyrose K. · October 3, 2014
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    4300 Holland Rd.

    Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452


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