El Rincon Blog

Enjoy Live "Flamenco Music in the Courtyard" at El Rincon

Posted by Demetri Wagner on Thu, May 16, 2013 @ 20:05 PM

El Rincon celebrates "Flamenco Music in the Courtyard" featuring master guitarist, Gaetano and friends.  Flamenco music performances are inspired from Spain and Mexico. Gaetano will play the Spanish Guitar in the courtyard in front of El Rincon Restaurante Mexicano in Tlaquepaque. Enjoy tapas and your favorite beverage from El Rincon's Patio Bar.  Gaetano plays 5:30 to 7:30 pm, every Monday and Tuesday for the summer months, weather permitting. Season starts Monday-Tuesday, May 20 and 21, 2013.


Flamenco Guitarist "Gaetano" will be head lining and performing authentic Gypsy style Flamenco through soulful songs and fiery guitar. Gaetano, who was raised in Seville Spain brings a charismatic and traditional approach to the Flamenco genre. Gaetano will also be presenting special guest artists in flamenco music and dance. Flamenco music performances are free and presented to you by El Rincon Restaurant. "Music and food are two of life's pleasures, " says Demetrio, "please join us and allow us to serve you."

El Rincon serving Traditional Mexican with Navajo influences called “Arizona Style” is truly unique. Chimichangas are the house specialty – made different with Sopapilla Masa folded around Beef, Chicken, Shrimp or Green Chili & Beans, deep fried then served Enchilada Style with Spanish Rice and Beans, or a Guacamole Salad. Magnifico! With your first bite you will discover why El Rincon is so popular. You will also find all your other Mexican favorites including Tacos, Tostadas, Enchiladas, Fajitas, Tamales, Specialty Desserts, and much more.

Your surprise won’t stop with the tasty food, because El Rincon’s Margaritas are famous too. “It’s the homemade sweet & sour that makes them legendary,” says Demetrio Wagner, founder and owner, “just add your favorite tequila.” Regulars say, “They’re the best Margaritas they’ve ever had” added Demetrio. Popular flavors include prickly pear, strawberry, peach, jalapeño, and coconut.

El Rincon Restaurante Mexicano located in Tlaquepaque for 37 years is a Sedona tradition synonymous with quality and old world ambiance. Join our celebration and be part of the tradition. Open for lunch and dinner - Tuesday to Saturday 11 am to 9 pm, Sunday and Monday 11 am to 8 pm. First come, first served for lunch - reservations accepted for dinner starting at 5 pm. 282-4648.  Ole!

Topics: Event, Maragritas, Music, El Rincon, Mexican food

At the Chili Cook-Off we heard, "Wow! that's good!" so many times...

Posted by Demetri Wagner on Sun, May 5, 2013 @ 21:05 PM

We gave it our best shot! El Rincon's Green Chili was really good, made just the same as past years, but the judges had a different standard. We didn't win the Judges Award or People's Choice in this years Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off. To us it seems some people can't get Mom's Chili from childhood off their minds or taste buds. But our standard for Southwestern "Arizona Style Green Chili" was a winner for all El Rincon fans, old and new. We want to thank our fans for their great words of encouragement and especially the "wow that's good" we heard from so many of you.

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El Rincon Chefs Chaly and Luis worked hard for days in advance to bring three different chili's to the competition. Our winning El Rincon Chili Verde with Beef was the center of our entries in the contest. We also served our "Mango Black Bean Cold Green Chili," which was a great hit with vegetarians and people who think they don't like it hot. A new entry this year was our "Red Chili with Pork," made the old fashioned way with course ground pork and blended red chili pods. The Red Chili has a smooth, full bodied pork/chili flavor you don't ever get with chili powder. Then, of course, we served Mango Sorbet to cleanse the palette between tastings. We know this was one of our secrets to winning the last two years, but was copied by several competitors this year lessening our edge.

We take great pride in our part to help the "Imagination Library" for the Rotary Club of Sedona. The library gets a big boost from the record number of chili tasters who heard El Rincon was the restaurant to taste, because we won the last two years in a row. We are humble and know you can't win them all; however, in losing this year we learned valuable insight about winning next year. So, what can we say? "Congratulations to the winners," and look out! Because we'll be back! Muchas Gracias, Amigos

Topics: Chili Cook-Off, El Rincon, Mexican food, Cinco de Mayo