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Rincon Chileno

"Enjoy a Taste of Chile"
4354-56 Melrose Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90029
323-666-6075

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

I hope you've enjoyed my lastest photo food blogging on Chileno Foods. I'm no where close to becoming a writer, just a photographer who likes to take pictures and sharing stories. I document for a hobby and to enhance my skills.

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

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