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Rincon Chileno

"Enjoy a Taste of Chile"
4354-56 Melrose Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90029

The moment you step into this place, you feel like you're in another country. The sight, smell, and taste of Rincon Chileno has all the elements of a great hole-in-the-wall. Imagine separating from your reality, and stepping into another cultural experience. Travel the world without digging deep into your pocket, to sample some of Chile's finest dishes. Explore a new destination in your back yard, and connect with neighbors that unite people together, food.

I'm going straight to my money shot, the Paila de Mariscos (Seven Seas Soup) $14.95 This is my second time trying this dish, I wanted to share to my viewers how amazing this presentation is, and how beautiful it looks on images. This meets all my seafood cravings in one sitting. Considering I have a gout condition, my doctor normally recommends avoiding seafood, at all cost! When it comes to food blogging, diagnosis don't hold me back from sampling and enjoying my experience.


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Have I tickled your senses yet? If not, let's move on to the next dish. Anticucho del Mar (Shrimp and scallps skewers over rice) $13.95 My fiance, who came along, ordered this dish, and she wanted to try something new. All the way in the bottom, you can see her conclusion on the dish.


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My good friend Hugh Garrison, who lives in Costa Rica and runs a Spanish school in Tamarindo had came along in my latest photo food hunt. He grew up in Pasadena in his early days, and had moved to Costa Rica 10 + years back. He never had the chance to explore Los Angeles, and it's amazing places for food. Hugh ordered Combinacion de red snapper y camarones (breaded red snapper filet and shrimp) $13.95


Now that you've sampled the main dishes, I'll take you back to the appetizers, or the free bread (pan) served. Eaten with a light spread of butter or cut away in the center of the bread and fill it in with the green mild hot suace.



We also ordered 2 glasses of Pisco Sour (3 parts pisco brandy, 1 1/2 parts lemon juice, 1 - 2 tbsp sugar)


Meet Mauricio, he is the one man wonder (waiter/bartender) of the place. Because the place was celebrating the Independence Day of Chile, it was a full house. Mauricio was all over the place. Service was a little slow, but it was understandable. What comes across the most interesting conversation I had with Mauricio was the time he came to our table, and he had asked if he can have one of my pens. Apperantly, he knows his pens, the one I had had a nice grib, and it was really nice to write with. So we swapped pens.


The conclusion of our meal. A bottle of wino, and very satisfied and thoroughly enjoyed blogger group (Russo, Marta, and Hugh)




Want more? I've got more! I went around and took pictures of the place for the look and feel. (slideshow) Add

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An event probably worth checking out, if you're a fan of Chileno culture.