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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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Today
11:00 am - 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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 15
    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 5, 2015
Samkidd666
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Waterbury, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children

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Prospect CT
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127 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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!

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

Berlin, Connecticut
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32 reviews
27 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.

Southington, Connecticut
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

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.

Waterbury, Connecticut
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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 

Southington, Connecticut, United States
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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.

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.

Southington, Connecticut
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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".

Avon, Connecticut, United States
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4 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!

Connecticut
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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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: Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
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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