Photos and reporting by Stacie Joy
The new location of El Rinconcito is nearing its grand opening here on Avenue C between Fifth Street and Sixth Street.
Owner Pedro Rodriguez gave EVG contributor Stacie Joy a tour of the new space... This new location is ready to go, and Rodriguez is awaiting certification by the FDNY, followed by ConEd.
Once they receive the approvals, Rodriguez and his team are eager to open their doors to the community. They plan to have all the regular menu items from the old location plus a new selection of vegetarian and gluten-free meals.
El Rinconcito closed in the summer of 2021 at their home of 27 years at 408 E. 10th St. between Avenue C and Avenue D ... with plans to move. (The building on 10th Street was undergoing a gut renovation.)
You can follow the restaurant's Instagram account for updates.