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El Sombrero

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1330 10th Street East, Palmetto, FL 34221
(941) 729-0700
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
one of our favorite Mexican restaurants

We go here frequently for good Mexican food. Good margaritas, etc. chips and salsa, with extras if you wanted, at no extra cost. Our friend had a dish with the mole sauce. I had never tasted it before, but would definitely try it on our next visit. I see complaints on reviews from people, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
Binglese
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Parrish, Florida
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

$1 Taco Tuesday special! Tacos are just $1 each. Chicken tacos are my favorite. They don't skimp on the meat, either. Must get the fried ice cream, too!

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Sun City Center, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Brought 20 of our neighbors for an evening of Mexican food. Great service and some great food. We had two waiters that killed themselves to please.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Was very much unimpressed on our recent visit. Our serve ER was unfriendly and seemed annoyed with our presence. Food was mediocre at best. The only positive was the large portions. Don't think I'll be back. There are way too many authentic Mexican restaurants in the area.

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Parrish, Florida
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33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We go here frequently for good Mexican food. Good margaritas, etc. chips and salsa, with extras if you wanted, at no extra cost. Our friend had a dish with the mole sauce. I had never tasted it before, but would definitely try it on our next visit. I see complaints on reviews from people, but we have never had a... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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147 reviews 147 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We were there on a night that was not busy at all. Chips and salsa were brought to our table as soon as we arrived. The salsa is very good. The margarita had plenty of Tequilla in it. The taco salad I ordered was very good. It had beans in it and I thought that it would be warmer in... More 

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Florida Left Coast
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We have eaten there over the years when we were really in the mood for Florida Mex (because it is hard to find really good Mex food in Florida and especially in this area)....but the last 2 times have confirmed, it is not very good any more. Mediocre at best. Food not that fresh or good quality. Seasoning? mainly just... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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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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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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POOLESVILLE
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Tampa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1330 10th Street East, Palmetto, FL 34221
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
  • Phone Number: (941) 729-0700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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