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El Rinconcito Yucateco - Santa Rosa

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Columba Jun 9, 2010 09:13 PM

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 -

http://www.bohemian.com/bohemian/04.2...

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.

Can't figure out how to add a new restaurant?

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Rancho Viejo
18976 Highway 12, Sonoma, CA 95476

  1. kare_raisu Jun 9, 2010 10:01 PM

    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.

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    La Mixteca
    2580 Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94558

    1. wolfe Jun 10, 2010 07:15 AM

      Another attempt to add the restaurant. Will probably have to wait for Melanie.

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      El Rinconcito Yucateco
      3935 Sebastopol Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95407

      1. j
        Jeni Bean Jun 10, 2010 10:54 AM

        Thanks for the tip. I'm a SR person, I just don't do too many reviews. I'm down (or up?) for a Chowdown. I can only do weekends or weeknight dinners though due to work.

        JB

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        1. re: Jeni Bean
          Melanie Wong Jun 11, 2010 11:28 AM

          JB, are you available this Sunday, 6/13, for dinner, say 6pm? If anyone else is interested, please email me. If that date and time works, we can set up something.

          Sign up for the chowdown groups
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/668213

        2. snarkygirl Jun 12, 2010 11:33 AM

          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!

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