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El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant

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151 Queen St, Southington, CT 06489-2050
860-621-9474
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    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 5, 2015
Samkidd666
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Waterbury, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
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67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Waterbury, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

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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Southington, Connecticut, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Southington, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Southington, Connecticut
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Inattentive staff cold staff. Poor food quality. No visible concern for a good dining experience! Marginal (at best ) black bean soup. Dry , inedible appetisers. When we complained to Waitstaff comment was "We had the same issue with that dish yesterday".

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Avon, Connecticut, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

There food is fabulous! You really get alot for your money. The prices are great and they make the BEST Salsa! It is to die for. There Margaritas are wonderful too. If you like Mexican and love to have a good time this is the place for you!

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Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Food quality isn't the same. Hostess was inattentive and not familiar with gift certificate policy. Orders are taking too long to be prepared. I think they changed recipes or chefs.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My family and I have been coming here for years. The name has been changed to Eddie's Sombrero due to the owners passing. The warm chips and salsa are my favorite thing about the restaurant, no other Mexican restaurant has ever compared. The food is also very good, but try not to fill up on the addicting chips and salsa... More 

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Southington, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

On Eddie's passing his uncle took over the restaurant and although he would like us to think it's to keep EDDIE alive in memory, it's not like EDDIE'S restaurant at all. He changed everything about the place. To start Eddie's 2 staples of El Sobrero, Louis is no longer there and Gabby has been shoved to the back. these ARE... More 

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Avon, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Going there is an experience, the staff are very friendly and super attentive. You literally feel like family. The food is excellent and very carefully prepared for those of us with food allergies. Try the pork carnitas. Everything on the menu makes me wish I lived within walking distance even if I can't have it all.

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Farmington, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

There is no more El Sombrero. Drove there with a $15.00 coupon and found out that now it is called Eddies.

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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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?