3801 Grand Ave S | (612) 824-4052
A small neighborhood wine bar offers a great selection of affordable wines and shareable tapas. A quiet atmosphere and small sidewalk patio make it a great place to meet for friends for a good happy hour experience. A happy hour that gourmets are gonna love and THE BEST CALAMARI!!!
HAPPY HOUR ALL DAY AND NIGHT
This happy hour is highly recommended for vegetarians, foodies, and wine lovers.
Sunday – Thursday. 3-5pm & 9-Close
In Spain, 9PM is when dinner starts. But this is Minnesota and we don’t eat that late. And while you might get a truly authentic Tapas experience, at Rincon 38, they call it happy hour.
GREAT HAPPY HOUR FOOD
Foodies are going to love this chef-driven happy hour. We went the other night and had everything on the menu!
TIP: Show up with 4 people and order every tapas on the happy hour menu for a $10 food tab! Rincon 38 does a great job of portioning their tapas (divided/served in 4 pieces so there is no arguing about who gets that last shrimp:)
Here is what we had, listed in order from favorite to least favorite:
THE BEST CALAMARI IN MINNEAPOLIS!
I love calamari and I’ve eaten it everywhere. Rincon 38’s version of this standard bar plate appetizer is absolute perfection. It’s as good as a fancy Japanese restaurant in San Diego without ever having to leave the city.
Rincon 38’s calamari is big chunks of squid, lightly fried and drizzled with a cilantro oil. Comes with some kind of chili-aioli. Seriously THE BEST in Minnesota!
A Spanish take on a caprese salad; 2 jumbo chunks of tomato sandwich roasted red peppers and topped with sweet balsamic onions and fried goat cheese. The plating and look of this plate is worth $5 alone…then you eat it!
Homemade tomato saffron sauce surrounds spicy Spanish meatballs. Served with perfectly toasted bread. Only drawback is there wasn’t enough bread to soak up all the sauce! This plate was a meal in itself.
This dish reminded me of the poached lamb brain at Saffron. Saffron poached cauliflower is battered, fried, served with cilantro oil and is a totally vegan and delicious tapas!
GAMBAS AL ALJILLO
4 jumbo shrimp sauteed in garlicy wine sauce made me feel like I was in Spain!
– Here's the Deal –
Matt Says, "Sweet neighborhood spot in South Minneapolis; Order everything and share with a group of 4 (just $10/head)!"