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Rincon Latino: Atlanta

posted on November 16, 2005 at 8:29 am

RESTAURANT REVIEW:

Got some pupusas from here yesterday. They took 25 minutes to make my order (3 pupusas) but they were worth the wait. The chicharron and queso pupusa was soooo good. I also saw many delicious things coming out of the kitchen while I waited. I will be having that chicharron plate, some sopes and gorditas on my next visit.
Dont know what a pupusa is?
A pupusa is a thick, hand-made corn tortilla (made using masa, a maize flour used in Latin American cuisine) that is stuffed with one or more of the following: cheese (queso) (usually a soft Salvadoran cheese called Quesillo), fried pork rind (chicharrones), chicken (pollo), refried beans (frijoles refritos), or queso con loroco (loroco is a vine flower bud from Central America). There is also the pupusa revuelta (with mixed ingredients of cheese, pork, and beans). Pupusas are usually served with curtido (a type of spicy coleslaw), and tomato sauce.

RESTAURANT INFORMATION:

Address: 5055 Buford Highway
Phone: 770-936-8181
Cuisine: Mexican, El Salvadorian
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6 comments

  • Re: Rincon Latino: Atlanta
    posted by: Anonymous · November 19, 2005  3:07 PM

    Where is this place on Buford Hwy? I drove by looking for it. Am I just stupid, or is it somewhere obvious?

    Tim

  • Re: Rincon Latino: Atlanta
    posted by: Anonymous · February 25, 2006  8:55 PM

    It’s north of the flea market and south of 285 on Buford Hwy, in the same plaza as Al Pastor. There is a BP at the opposite corner, I can’t remember the cross street. Also Taco Veloz is across the street. Hope this helps a little.

  • Re: Rincon Latino: Atlanta
    posted by: Weremonkey · September 8, 2006  6:42 AM

    It’s in the strip mall at the intersection of Shallowford Road and Buford Hwy.
    Same plaza as Little Szechuan Chinese restaurant.

  • Re: Rincon Latino: Atlanta
    posted by: Anonymous · September 9, 2006  3:27 AM

    I have been to this place before, although it was quite some time ago. I had the shrimp cocktail, which I HIGHLY recommend if you go there again. The shrimp were plump and tasty, and I’m sure the cocktail sauce was homemade- it tasted like limes and oranges and was delicious. Yum! They also gave me a goat-milk caramel lollipop with my bill. Oh, and the flan was excellent, too.

  • Re: Rincon Latino: Atlanta
    posted by: Christine · December 24, 2006  2:58 PM

    Funny – when I went, the cheese was savory, but the pupusas were greasy (and not in a good, crispy way), and the coleslaw was downright soggy. And *sweet*! Not at all what I’m used to or was looking for. Bliss and others, how have you found the curtido?

  • Re: Rincon Latino: Atlanta
    posted by: Anonymous · October 31, 2007  6:49 AM

    Went for the first time in a year the other night and it was delish!
    The last couple of times I had been the pupusas were just way too greasy. They were perfect this time. Not greasy at all. The curtido was crisp and tangy. Not the day old version I have had there before.
    Also had the tacos there for the first time and the meat in each was so tender and flavorful.
    And of course the shrimp cocktail that puts the standard to shame!

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