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El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant

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151 Queen St, Southington, CT 06489-2050
860-621-9474
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not too shabby

We came here on a Saturday night just at about 5:30. Not many people at first but this place definitely gets packed. The food is pretty darn good. I got the mole poblano and it was excellent! Some places are a bit better but I certainly am not complaining. The decor makes you feel like your at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
Samkidd666
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Waterbury, Connecticut
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Southington, Connecticut
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having eaten true Mexican food, (or "Tex-Mex") I'm sorry, but this is "slop." Eddie (God rest his soul) was not Mexican, he was Puerto Rican. The food all tastes the same, and the "rolling" Mariachic's are more of a pain in the butt than anything else. Mexican food is SO easy to make. Look it up in the web, and... More 

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Thank Jim K
Creve Coeur, Missouri
Level Contributor
32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Eddie Sombrero is what it is called now. I had Chicken Fajita was it was Delicious!!! I ended up getting more tortilla to take some home and it was delicious too as left overs. Very yummy!!

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Thank HOLIDAYVAC
Level Contributor
22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

My family and I have been eating at El Sombrero since they first opened. We were sad to hear of the passing of Eddie, but happy that the restaurant would remain open. However, after eating there the other night we realized how much it has changed. The salsa, which was our favorite of any restaurant, now tasted like canned tomato... More 

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Thank JacksBee
Prospect CT
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141 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This was my first time here and let me tell you it will certainly be my last! Dinner was three hours ago and I need some ginger ale to help settle my stomach. Table side guacamole was good , I should have stopped there. I have had much better Mexican food from a roadside truck!

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Thank Donna S
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I want to start out by saying that I always order out from this restaurant so I cannot speak for the service, etc. for an

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Thank Raymond R
Berlin, Connecticut
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We headed out her one week after Cinco de Mayo and started with fantastic Margarita's upgraded with Don Julio Tequila. My wife had a fantastic Shrimp dish and I got the number one sampler with a great assortment of Mexican goodies. Great food, good service and we will definitely be back.

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Thank Arch57
Southington, Connecticut
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Used to be a great place to go, friendly and welcoming staff, awesome environment. Lately it has really declined. The new owner doesn't care about customer service in the least bit, and they're losing great employees, who truly upheld the legacy of the establishment. It's a real shame.

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2 Thank Kat B
Waterbury, Connecticut
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62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

We came here on a Saturday night just at about 5:30. Not many people at first but this place definitely gets packed. The food is pretty darn good. I got the mole poblano and it was excellent! Some places are a bit better but I certainly am not complaining. The decor makes you feel like your at least somewhere near... More 

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Thank Samkidd666
Southington, Connecticut, United States
Level Contributor
40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

El Sombero is okay, most of the choices are like most Mexican restaurants. Atmosphere is cozy and the price is reasonable. I'm use to Mexican food from California so I'm a little spoiled.

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Thank Regina M
Southington, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not the same. I usually get the fajitas supreme which had several fresh vegetables and now it's just overcooked green peppers that are just mush. Will not go again. It was gross.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 151 Queen St, Southington, CT 06489-2050
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Southington
  • Phone Number: 860-621-9474

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?