16 West Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station, New York 11746
(631) 271 - 2277
Rincon Criollo, Huntington Station
Rincon Criollo is located at 16 West Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station. The paved, parking lot has two accessible spaces.
There is a slight incline to the single door entrance. Floors are wood, tables and chairs are in the dining room. A full-height bar and high-top tables are in the lounge area.
The large, single-occupancy restroom, has one short handrail. The sink is not accessible. There is a baby-changing station.
- Attraction Type: dining
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: close
Transportation to venue offered: na
Places to rest: na
Paths and walkways: paved
Doors: single door
Number of floors: 1
Steps and staircases: none
Width of aisles: adequate
Places to sit: tables, both high and low, full-height bar
Location of restrooms: near entrance
Type of restroom: large, single-occupancy, semi-accessible (one short handrail, sink is not accessible)
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Baby changing station: yes
Friendliness of staff: extremely friendly and helpful
Has a book ever caused you to find a restaurant? Reading a book about Havana, Cuba, led us to a wonderful Cuban restaurant, Rincon Criollo, in Huntington Station. When Waze led us to our destination, I was surprised to see that it is literally next door to a store I have been to many times with my husband, Snow Haus. I never noticed it. It has a small, store front presence on Jericho Turnpike, with two red awnings. Even with those awnings, I probably would not have taken the time to go around the block, park and enter. It was only the recommendations online that brought us here, and are we glad we came.
As I said, the entrance is behind the building, in the parking lot. You can go to Snow Haus parking lot and then continue next door. You will see the same awning as out front. A slight incline leads to the single door entrance.
Once inside you will find the large, single occupancy, somewhat accessible restroom (there is only one short handrail to the right of the toilet, and the sink is not accessible). There is a baby-changing station.
Walk to the left of the restroom to find the dining room to the left, and the full-height bar/lounge to the right.
The decor is warm and welcoming, as is the staff. We were warmly greeted and shown to a table. Our server couldn’t have been nicer.
The spacing between the tables is a bit tight in some places, but because everything is moveable, they are able to make accommodations where needed.
The website says that ,”…this Havana transplant is all about Cuban food with hearty meat and bean specials…It prides itself on Cuban cooking set in a fun filled, family atmosphere.” We can only add that we enjoyed great food and service. It was a treat to see bread on the table, when so many venues no longer offer it. Everything we ordered was delicious. The omelette was stuffed, the garlic chicken moist and flavorful. The plantains were sweet and soft, and the plantain chips crispy. A delightful surprise came at the end when we were offered lagniappe (chocolate liquor with sweetened condensed milk , with a cherry on the top, in a shot glass. We were told is was to say , “thank you for coming!” How lovely! We will definitely be back with our better halves!
We almost forgot two things. There is live music on Tuesday evenings and there is a tent for warmer weather.
As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website, www.rincon-criollo.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go,”