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Rincon Latino closing today

By Sikkukkut 28 July 2006 15

Rincon Latino, the Latin Corner, is closing its doors today.

This may be part of the coming squeeze on ACT eateries that’s been discussed elsewhere on RiotACT, or it may be coincidence; the notice posted by the proprietress simply says that although she’s had a great time doing this, it’s time to let this enterprise go and move on to other things.

I can’t say with hand on heart that I’ve been a Rincon Latino regular, but I’ve eaten there enough times that I’ll miss the filling, no-frills food and the chance to eat a kind of cuisine I haven’t seen elsewhere. Plus they were good-natured about my nabbing a table next to a power point and firing up the laptop, which not all places are.

When I got to chatting with them about the closure, they said that they’ve already sold the premises: it’ll be in renovations for a while and will apparently reopen as a Chinese/Vietnamese eatery in a few weeks.

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jamius maximus 1:02 pm 31 Jul 06

Sure JB, any suggestions?

Thumper 5:59 pm 28 Jul 06


Cashmir at narrabundah is excellent. Iqbal and Farida will look after you if you want Indian/ pakistani.

Their beef vindaloo is just perfect.

johnboy 4:00 pm 28 Jul 06

Do you count the mexican joints?

jamius maximus 3:39 pm 28 Jul 06

This place was one of Big Jim’s favourite places to eat. Good portions, cheap prices and tasty food. Big Jim is sorry to see it go.

Are there any other similar places in Canberra (i.e. reasonably priced sth American)?

bonfire 3:25 pm 28 Jul 06

i note that the indian place near goodberries in belco has gone, and a viet place opened up nearby.

toriness 3:22 pm 28 Jul 06

i am just bitter and twisted about rincon closing down >:(

toriness 3:21 pm 28 Jul 06

you are indeed correct johnboy 🙂

johnboy 2:26 pm 28 Jul 06

well that’s for the market to decide Toriness

But I wouldn’t be investing in another one myself.

toriness 2:24 pm 28 Jul 06

i love vietnamese food. but aren’t there enough asian-style eateries in civic already??

toriness 2:22 pm 28 Jul 06

i went there for my farewell lunch special yesterday – pizza and a glass of house red for 10 bucks. and how i piled on the chilli! *sigh* oh i’ll miss it!!

bonfire 1:11 pm 28 Jul 06

bad news for me.

i enjoyed its down at heel shambolic feel. reminded me of real sth american places.

Ari 1:03 pm 28 Jul 06

In my experience their supplies of pisco were a tad irregular.

In the past year or so it’s always been “we’ve just run out”. Upon further grilling, there’s a smile and the admission that they’ve “just run out” on a permanent basis.

Still, it’s a pity they’re going.

Thumper 12:58 pm 28 Jul 06

Ah man, and I was hoping to get some roast Guinea Pig on a stick…

Jazz 12:57 pm 28 Jul 06

lol, better make it real soon then JB.

must say that i have really enjoyed the food there on the few occaisions i’ve been.

johnboy 12:54 pm 28 Jul 06

And today being Peru Independence Day of all things!

I’ll sorely miss the pisco sours. I walked by just last night thinking I should go in there sometime soon.

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