El Rincon de Cortez (Viscount)–El Paso, TX

El Rincon de Cortez
8900 Viscount Blvd.
El Paso, TX
(915) 592-9511
El Rincon de Cortez

El Rincon de Cortez on Viscount

For years I have been going to El Rincon de Cortez on Sun Bowl Drive, but I finally made it to the smaller restaurant in east El Paso on Viscount Boulevard (located near Cielo Vista Mall and behind The Fountains at Farah). As far as I can tell they have the same owner and the same menu, and as far as I know the food is very much the same at both restaurants.

I believe you can look at my review of the Sun Bowl restaurant and see what might be good at this one, although this review is only for what I have tried at the Viscount location. I will put things in a nutshell and say that overall I thought what I tried on Viscount was better than at the Sun Bowl restaurant. At the same time, though, this could have been a one-time fluke or a case of certain cooks being on duty, and I am certainly not ready to declare one of the restaurants better than the other overall.

Chips and Salsa

Chips and salsa

Chips and salsa

The chips and salsa were both excellent, although the heat level of the salsa was so high that I might say many would like the salsa at the other restaurant better (and I think I prefer the other one as well). I would have to go more times, though, to know whether this was a pattern or just something on the day I went.

The chips here were quite good (perhaps better than at the other restaurant).


Huevos rancheros

Huevos rancheros

The Huevos Rancheros are the only thing I have tried, and the only thing I can compare to the other restaurant. The short answer, though, is that I liked this better than at the Sun Bowl location. The egg was cooked just the way I like it, and I thought the cheese sauce was more flavorful. This is definitely one of the top versions of huevos rancheros in El Paso.

The Hash Browns were excellent (as they were at the other restaurant). The beans seemed to be noticeably better here than on Sun Bowl.

Additional Comments
At the other restaurant I thought the steaks and meat items were good for lunch or dinner, and probably the same is true here. I do not know how popular breakfast is at the Viscount location because I came at lunch time but ordered a breakfast item (this restaurant seems to do a fairly good business at lunch time as the other one does).

The Sun Bowl location is larger and I am sure is the more popular of the two restaurants. I think I can safely say, though, that the food on Viscount is very comparable and perhaps even better than on Sun Bowl. I certainly had a very good experience here.


Cuisine: Mexican Chihuahua
Cost: $$
Hours: Open Daily except Sun. Evening
Accessible: Yes
Smoking: No smoking
Alcohol: No
Special Features: Serves Breakfast

Most Recent Visit: Jan. 13, 2018
Number of Visits: 1
Best Items: Huevos Rancheros


Mexican Food Details

Chile Index: chile 4
Cooking Oil: N/A


Special Ratings
star 5 Huevos Rancheros
star 5 Chips
star 5 Salsa
star 5 Beans

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