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El Rincon Familiar

651 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 40.66259 -73.992041
nr. 19th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-965-4881 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

R at Prospect Ave.


$5.95 - $13.95

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Great Desserts
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Delivery after 10pm


  • Beer and Wine Only


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

28th St. to 10th St., Prospect Park West to Second Ave.


This venue is closed.

It’d be a shame to pass over El Rincon Familiar as just one of the dozens of cookie-cutter taco joints scattered through this undefined neighborhood south of Park Slope and north of Green-Wood Cemetery. Despite the drab interior, the kitchen here turns out delicious renditions of classic Mexican fare. Subtly spiced beef tacos studded with potato are buried under a mountain of shredded lettuce and crema; stewed chicken luxuriates in its immersion of bitter-spicy mole poblano; and the gimmicky-sounding “tequila fajitas,” brought to the table in an inferno of flaming alcohol that’s left to burn out on its own, have an intense, peppery bite that’s worth the risk of singed eyebrows. There are some misses: Burritos as big as babies are mostly rice, and the vegetable option for most dishes is a broccoli-cauliflower-carrot mix straight from the freezer section. The end of the meal brings back the magic: desserts like platanos machos (grilled plantains drizzled with condensed milk and topped with whipped cream) and buñuelos (crispy-fried tortilla wedges doused in honey, mint, and cinnamon) are worth staying—or coming—for.

Recommended Dishes

Guacamole, $4.95; steak tequila fajitas, $11.95; platano macho, $2.50; buñuelos, $2.50