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El Sombrero

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245 Center St, Healdsburg, CA
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Description: reviews on Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/el-sombrero-healdsburg

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
The Real Thing for Value and Quality

We love this place! Been coming here for 8 years. It's the best burrito and pollo ranchero in an authentic surrounding. Just don't let the quality of your chicken fall, or your portions decrease. They have the edge on other Mexican restaurants in the area based on price and portions. I wish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
Wendy2529
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San Francisco, California
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Healdsburg, California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are local residents. I recommend the super burritos at El Sombrero. In fact we order them the night before we go steelhead fishing in the river, so we have a nice cold burrito for lunch in the next day. But the flavor so great on these burritos that it's OK cold. Not only that they been in business forever.... More 

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Thank Tara H
Lincroft, New Jersey
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just your basic , run of the mill Mexican joint, wasn't at all impressed. The tacos Al Pastor were tasteless, which is hared to do ??

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Thank Dave C
San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We love this place! Been coming here for 8 years. It's the best burrito and pollo ranchero in an authentic surrounding. Just don't let the quality of your chicken fall, or your portions decrease. They have the edge on other Mexican restaurants in the area based on price and portions. I wish they had other options instead of rice and... More 

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Thank Wendy2529
San Francisco, California
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202 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Yummy burrito, ceviche tostada, and taco salad. This restaurant caters to locals, so it's a refreshing change from the many tourist-oriented restaurants in town.

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Thank swannygal
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Great authentic Mexican! I was a jerk and took my beer outside and they asked me to "please bring your drink inside to the table with chips, salsa and guacamole ready for you." Awesome, friendly staff and free food for no reason. They don't require tips at the table but they work hard and for good service, I would encourage... More 

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Thank Kristina P
Healdsburg, California
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The grand-daddy of Healdsburg taquerias...a place that looks so bad you know it has go be good...and it is. Tasty food and a decent variety...just not the best in town.

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Thank mrt1955
Virginia Beach
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190 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It was a girls' weekend getaway in Sonoma staying at the Best Western Dry Creek hotel. Our first night we walked into town and stumbled upon El Sombero. You may or may not notice it except for the steady stream of locals going in the front door. We had delicious food with very reasonable prices. The taco platters were wonderful... More 

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Thank Palomino922
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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139 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Great enchiladas, tacos, and salsas. The service is quick and friendly and the food is cheap. Great for a quick lunch or a late night snack.

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Thank Michele M
Healdsburg, California
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Been going here since 1992...my go to comfort food. Very unpretentious staff offer authentic Mexican food. Just off the Plaza. One of Healdsburg's hold outs against the chic overlords of this wine country classic.

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Thank NorCalWineau
Healdsburg, California
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150 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We're locals , and this is probably my husband's favorite restaurant , due to their fresh and generous fish tacos. I usually order a quesadilla - and take half of it home ! Great value for the price - and around dinnertime, it feels like a side=trip to Mexico!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 245 Center St, Healdsburg, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Healdsburg

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

reviews on Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/el-sombrero-healdsburg
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?