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El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant

151 Queen St, Southington, CT 06489-2050
860-621-9474
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Ranked #36 of 159 restaurants in Southington
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Berlin, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Over the last 20 years my husband and I have been to El Sombrero's countless time. It is our #1 place to eat out. We love the salsa (fresh) and chips (warm), which they also sell if you want to take some home. The drinks are the best. My father told another restaurant to "go to El Sombrero's to learn... More

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

They are currently closed for remodel. The owner unfortunately passed away. Supposed to reopen later this summer. Hard to give any stars when they are not open, but can't just leave message that they are currently closed.

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Meriden
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Good food, decent prices, attentive staff. Mild spices - but you can have them adjust your selection....

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Constant Traveller
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214 reviews 214 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I visited El Sombrero in May 2014, and while I was eager to give it a good rating I think it comes out just average. Let me set the scene: The restaurant is in the corner of a small strip mall off Route 10 in Southington. The restaurant winds deep into the back of the building — there must be... More

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Cranford, New Jersey, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This was horrible. The salsa was some veggies in tomato sauce, chips not homemade. I had enchiladas, it was just bad all around. Never go back.

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This is a great restaurant for chips and salsa enjoyed with a margarita, the dinners have gone down hill recently as they have changed the sauce they use to spice the meals. I would suggest the chicken quesadillas.

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New Hampshire
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230 reviews 230 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

The service here is top notch! The margaritas are amazing! The chips and salsa is great! El Sombero is one of the best. The bar area is great. The quality of the food, the drinks, and the service make it my consistent go to when in S town. I miss this place when I am away! Man I want a... More

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Went here as part of a group of 4 adults and 4 kids. Heard that the salsa and drinks were really good here. I would say the salsa is definitely from a restaurant supply store and if you ask for margaritas to be made with patron they will charge you 12$. This is a place that sells margaritas for 6-9$.... More

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DeLand, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

By far the best margaritas you will ever have anywhere. They also have some great food and can make the salsa for your chips as hot as you like it. A great place to go with friends at night.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Come on a Monday for Margarita Monday and you're golden. They are only $4 on Mondays and are wellllll worth it for the money. They have over 20 flavors of margaritas and are beyond tasty and strong.

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