El Rincon Blog

40 Years! 3.5 Million Served! Thank You 3.5 Million times from El Rincon Restaurant!

Posted by Demetri Wagner on Mon, Mar 28, 2016 @ 20:03 PM

     El Rincon Restaurant Mexicano in Tlaquepaque celebrates its 40th Anniversary in April, 2016! 40 years of serving you our timeless "Arizona Style Mexican Cuisine." 40 years of consistently serving over 3.5 million hungry customers a unique regional cuisine that originated from the "Wickedest town in the West," Jerome, Arizona. 40 years of keeping our timeless menu fresh and innovative, but true to its cultural origins. Origins that began 127 years ago when the United Verde Mine in Jerome brought riches and mayhem to the Verde Valley when cultures collided as Jerome burst to a population of 15,000 people practically overnight.  The Mine was a cultural melting pot as it brought workers from as far away as Mexico, China, and Europe, as well as, close by Yavapai, Navajo and Hopi Nations. However, the enduring roots of Arizona Style Mexican Cuisine mostly lie in the blending of the Mexican and Navajo cultures.

     Arizona Style starts with serving Sopapillas full size, like Indian Fry Bread. Then we use the full size Sopapilla as the crust for a pizza we call the Navajo Pizza. On the Navajo Reservation they're called Navajo Tacos. Using the same Sopapilla masa we roll it around Beef, Chicken, Shrimp, Green Chili, or ??? creating the unique El Rincon "Arizona Style" Chimichanga. No other Mexican restaurant uses real hand-rolled masa to make their Chimichangas. Our Navajo Pizza and Arizona Style Chimichangas are the reasons El Rincon is so special and unique. We bring you a true Regional Cuisine, a blend of traditional Mexican and native Navajo, not available anywhere else in the world. For 40 years it's been our pleasure to serve you the finest, freshest, homemade “Arizona Style Mexican Cuisine” that can be made.

     El Rincon will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary with an eight day Fiesta El Rincon!  The Fiesta takes place daily, Sunday, April 17th through Sunday, April 24th, 2016.  With music everyday in the courtyard from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. featuring the band ”Mariachi Azteca de Oro" and from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. the Gypsy Flamenco music of "Gaetano." The Fiesta includes food specials featuring Green Chile Navajo Pizzas and Filet Mignon Chimichangas. Drink specials include Mexican beers and our world famous Margarita Magnifica!

     El Rincon Restaurant Mexicano in Tlaquepaque is a Sedona tradition: Wiser with age and always fresh with innovation. Stop by to celebrate with us. Open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. First come first served for lunch - reservations accepted for dinner starting at 5 p.m. Call 928-282-4648. Ole! 336 State Route 179, Tlaquepaque Village, Creekside Entrance.

Topics: Event, Navajo Pizza, Maragritas, Music, Sedona Mexican Food, El Rincon, Tlaquepaque, Mexican food, 40th Anniversary

Flamenco Music in the Courtyard Returns to El Rincon Sunday, Monday, & Tuesdays 2016

Posted by Demetri Wagner on Mon, Apr 7, 2014 @ 14:04 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 Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for the summer months, weather permitting. Season starts Sunday-Monday-Tuesday, April 3, 4 and 5th, 2016.

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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 40 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

"Run with the Bulls" for Keep Sedona Beautiful

Posted by Demetri Wagner on Fri, Jan 10, 2014 @ 14:01 PM
Run with the Bulls for Keep Sedona Beautiful in the Sedona Marithon by wearing a "Run with the Bulls" T-shirt on sale for $20 each through El Rincon. Just email us your information including size (S,M, L, XL) and address, phone number here. Demetri @ ElRinconRestaurant.com. All profits go to benifit Keep Sedona Beautiful, El Rincon's favorite non-profit.describe the image

Topics: Event

Day of the Dead gives Halloween Meaning

Posted by Demetri Wagner on Thu, Oct 24, 2013 @ 15:10 PM

We have all grown up here is the US celebrating Halloween. We dress up in fun costumes and go trick or treat. Other than that Halloween never meant much to me. I think somewhere in the commercialism and the folk lore the meaning got lost.

That's why I love the Day of the Dead celebrated in Tlaquepaque. It's totally about honoring the ones who have passed, offering good food and drink and dressing up like walking dead. Not zombies, but like skeleton faces. I also love the beautiful alters with all the flickering candles. A truly moving and beautiful sight to see. Now add Tlaquepaque, with all its alcoves and courtyards and you have the feel of a spiritual place that makes it easy to remember our loved one's past. You can "feel" the candle light and the ancient ones walking around you. In a way Day of the Dead is a celebration to help us remember the sacredness of life. In Mexico they call it Dia de los Muertos. I look forward to this day every year. It moves me and I am inspired by the celebration.

Come join us November 1st and 2nd, starting at 4:30 in Tlaquepaque. El Rincon will have two booths and a Patio Bar. One booth serving Colada Morada a DOD drink and Pan de la Muertos a DOD sweet bread. Another booth serving our delicious Beef Tacos and Vanilla Churros. Our Patio Bar will be serving our world famous Margarita Magnifica, Mexican Beers and Sangria. Find us along the Calle and around Tlaquepaque.

¡Allá nos  vemos!

 

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Topics: Day of the Dead, El Rincon, Event, Tlaquepaque

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

Posted by Demetri Wagner on Thu, May 16, 2013 @ 19:05 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.

Gaetano

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

Smokin' the Sedona Chili Cook-Off Three Years in a Row!

Posted by Demetri Wagner on Sun, Apr 28, 2013 @ 15:04 PM

Can El Rincon win the Rotary of Sedona Great Chili Cook-Off three years in a row? Yes we can! How do we know? Because El Rincon knows how to make genuine Southwestern Green Chili. The absolute best in Sedona, if not allArizona. We don't make chili with kidney beans like Mom used to make. No way Jose! Our winning Chili is made with specially roasted New Mexican green chilies andArizonagrown organic beef. Can't get any better! So now, its up to you, our El Rincon fans to taste and VOTE us #1 again. Please come join us at the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and Sedona Chili Cook-Off, Saturday May 4th, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm in Tlaquepaque, Sedona, AZ.

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

Chili Cook-Off and Cinco de Mayo - Tomorrow!

Posted by Demetri Wagner on Fri, May 4, 2012 @ 16:05 PM

El Rincon wants to invite everyone to the Cinco de Mayo Celebration held Saturday, May 5th, in Tlaquepaque,  11:00 AM TO 3:00 PM.

At the same event is the 2012 Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off

We won 2011 and we are defiantly out to win again in 2012!

Our chili is from authentic Mexican recipes, full of southwest flavors with a deep, earthy delicious pause before the hotness.

We have 4 kinds this year:

  • Green Chili and Beef - Medium hot, but not too hot, for ordinary folk.
  • Green Chili and Beef - Steamy for the daring.
  • Green Chili and Pork - a traditional Mexican recipe, it's steamy.
  • The fourth is a surprise, you will just have to come and taste it. It's absolutely delicious and get this, it's served cold.

You can bet! We plan to win in 2012!

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