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El Sombrero

1330 10th Street East, Palmetto, FL 34221
(941) 729-0700
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Ranked #18 of 54 Restaurants in Palmetto
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Apr 22, 2014
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28 reviews from our community

71% Recommend
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English first
Bradenton, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

I went with a group of 4. I ordered the chicken fajita salad and the chicken tasted like cold rubber, it was awful. My sister had a spinach salad with chicken and her chicken was the same. The food had to have been microwaved because it came out within minutes. We asked for the manager or cook to come out... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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229 reviews 229 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

Good size portions at this very good Mexican restaurant . Superb food, the beef Quesadilla's were the best I have ever tasted. Most of our group also got the $2 margarita's too. Everyone in our party enjoyed the food!

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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is a large and colorfully decorated restaurant with a very friendly staff. The food is well prepared, comes in large portions (take half home), and is very tasty. I had the "small" fajita platter that I couldn't finish, not even close. But it was sooooo good. My friend and a combination platter that he really enjoyed. My friend's wife... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

I'm sitting here at 5:45pm. Asked for a top shelf Margarita, got a Margarita I could have made at home. The waitress informed me that it's from a bottle mix, not impressed at all. I asked for a Corona, they had no more bottles, only draft...not good. I'm from MD and love La Tolticas in Bel Air. I guess I'm... More

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Parrish, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We've been to this restaurant several times. Taco nite was great. Where can you get tacos for $1? Choice of soft or crispy. and $1 margaritas. Place is very crowded on nites they have specials. But despite the crowd our waitress was very good. One error made. They forgot lettuce and tomatoes on one persons, and gave wrong order to... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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125 reviews 125 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This restaurant had been recommended . . . very good Mexican . . . lots of choices, nice atmosphere (for what looked like a converted warehouse), good service . . . there appears to be a dance hall or entertainment center in the same building . . . maybe you can combine a dinner with a show some night

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Judging from the outside of the building, it was going to be ho-hum. What a surprise walking in to a totally Mexican atmosphere. This restaurant was cleverly decorated. Food was ok but nothing special. Waitress was very attentive. Servings were generous. Just a cute place!

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Palmetto, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The atmosphere of this place is not the best. It looks like a warehouse from the outside. But inside it is nicely decorated and the food is very good. Plus it is extremely reasonable. We had lunch there and we stuffed while only spending about $20 (including drinks).

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Bradenton, Florida
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Above average domestic style Mexican fare, good salsa and chips, generous portions. Service is friendly and prompt. Happy hour Margerita's are tasty and inexpensive. Decor is colorful and authentic, Recommended

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

Went here for the first time and although 'crazy busy' we were served promptly. Tried their Tacos...several...and they were great as were the Margueritas! Excellent prices too. We will be back.

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