Rincón Argentino is an Argentine restaurant in Costa Mesa. They only sell sandwiches, pizzas and empanadas even though they have a kitchen that’s nearly six times the size of their dining room. Everything’s delicious, if tried-and-true if you’ve ever visited an Argentine deli. The empanadas are flaky and fat; the sandwiches, on sturdy bread and composed of meat and more meat; the pizzas, fine. But Rincón Argentino has two things working for it besides the caballo that puts it above competitors. The chimichurri is the best you’ll taste in OC, tart and a tad spicy and perfectly oily; it could enliven drywall. And unlike nearly every Argentine restaurant in OC, this spot bakes its own pastries, and they’re superb.
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