El Rinconcito Yucateco - Santa Rosa
Where are eatnopale and kare raisu when I need them? We need to get some knowledgeable chowhounds down to Santa Rosa's Sebastopol Road for a chowdown. Hope others can try it and give me a reality check.
Since eatnopale and kare raisu are far away, I went with a friend yesterday and snacked on a plate of panuchos - my first time to try these, so no comparison, just yum. I loved the black bean dip and very mild cooked salsa with chips (these were fresh made and a bit oily).
The panuchos were just as described in this article -
I appreciated the contrast of crispy tortilla with soft, warm black bean puree. And the cool crispy lettuce with soft-chewy chicken offset by avocado, pickled onion and black pepper. It felt more like a tostado than a taco, but I could only pick up and take a couple of bites before the whole thing slid apart. What is the correct way to eat a panucho?
Really good warm weather food!
The menu is huge.
The prices very reasonable.
The hours are generous - 10-10 daily.
The parking is good - 3935 Sebastopol Road at the live/work units.
Call them for more info 526-2720.
I've been enjoying pibil at Rancho Viejo in Sonoma and this place definitely rates right up there and much better prices.
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18976 Highway 12, Sonoma, CA 95476
I've been to ERY many many times and have loved everything I've ordered. I've especially enjoyed the relleno negro, a delicious thin broth flavored with a yucateca mole sent to the restaurant by the chef's mother-in-law. It's very unusual and delicious. The broth has chunks of chicken in it, as well as a sort of beef and hard boiled egg meatball. The poc chuc is another favorite. Do not miss the panuchos.
The chef is a serious lover of food. Make sure to try the habanero salsa he makes fresh every day. He'll bring a bottle to your table in one of those refillable ketchup/mustard bottles. It's fabulous.
I wish we could join you for your chowdown tomorrow, but we're going out of town. Have a great time!
Wow. This is fantastic! I just wish I still lived up there to be able to enjoy it. I may be visiting soon to see some family still in the area and I can't wait. Columba - make sure you try the Relleno Negro described in the article and see if they make papadzules. SR and Sonoma chowhounds should check this place out - we need more regional places like La Mixteca up in the North Bay.
2580 Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94558