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El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant

405 Thain Road, Lewiston, ID 83501-5114
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Ranked #21 of 96 restaurants in Lewiston
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
Lewiston, Idaho
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Juneau, Alaska
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We stayed right next door at the Red Lion while passing through Lewiston. We looked on TripsAdvisor for a place to eat. We saw El Sombrero and decided to give it a try. Partly becasuse of the reviews, and partly because we have a restaurant by the same name in our hometown and it rocks! We shoild have walked out... More

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