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El Sombrero

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1330 10th Street East, Palmetto, FL 34221
(941) 729-0700
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  • 7
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    Very good
  • 4
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  • 3
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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
Most recent review
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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Parrish, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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211 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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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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Parrish, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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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