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El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant

405 Thain Road, Lewiston, ID 83501-5114
208-746-0658
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Ranked #22 of 96 Restaurants in Lewiston
Cuisines: Mexican
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Missoula, Montana
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163 reviews 163 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The menu is extensive and colors bright and happy at El Sombrero. Kinda puts a person in a fiesta mood pronto! I really enjoyed their Taco Salad Bowl, but it was a little small for a dinner portion. They could amp up the portion size a bit to make sure customers are no longer hungry afterwards. The free chips &... More

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Lewiston, Idaho
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have been eating at El Sombrero since 1997! But their new digs on Thain Road in Lewiston, ID is as fantastic as their food has always been. Great new decor (hand painted tiles throughout), polite staff, and good service provide the perfect background for great food--and lots of it! If you go home hungry, it's your own fault! Nice... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I was a little afraid that service would suffer on cinco de mayo but I couldn't have been more wrong! Everything was excellent!! I had the bacon wrapped shrimp cammarones & margheritas!! Our server was very friendly and attentive. Great food!

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Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We had a nice dinner here on Feb. 15th. The food was great and the service is always good. We go here at least once a month and have never had a bad meal. Many choices on the menu. Flan for dessert is my wives favorite.

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Lewiston, ID
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

You can't help but have a good time at El Sombrero. The service staff is helpful, friendly and they work hard to make sure your visit is enjoyable. The decor is colorful, cheerful, and bright:)

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Lewiston, Idaho
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

My wife & I visited El Sombrero for dinner on Sunday evening, about 7:30. As we are "locals", we eat here fairly often without complaint. However, on this visit, our food was good as usual; it was the waitress who went MIA after the food was brought to our table. She never returned to check on us or to refill... More

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VANCOUVER
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I ordered a enchilada and beef burrito combo here and received a plate of microwaved slop. Both of the entrees contained the same hamburger and salsa filling and only were different in the wraps which because they were microwaved were of the same soggy texture and taste. No lettuce came with the plate as they would not hold up to... More

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Lewiston, Idaho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Sadly, i moved from the south and appreciate great mexican food ... which this place does not serve. Also, 7 wait staff sat at the bar while we continually waited on drinks to be refilled and pieces of our order came out seperately.

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San Francisco, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Hi gang, I was hungry and scouted out El Sombrero. Usual decor, simple food, good chips/salsas. Prices are fair for the quality of food, I'd return again. Yo tengo no mas decir. Rich

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Bristol, TN
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I stopped at El Sombrero for dinner during a business trip. I loved the two different salsas they give with the chips. I ordered the chicken mole, and was not disappointed. It was very good. Service was speedy. There aren't many dining options in Lewiston, and this is a good place for Mexican.

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