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El Sombrero Cafe

807 S Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89101-6424
702-382-9234
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Ranked #497 of 3,959 Restaurants in Las Vegas
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Spanish
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
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English first
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Went here with a large group. had the Tamal Pollo and the watermelon Sangria. Food was exceptional! Perfect blending of spices and the salsa is some of the best I have ever had. The Chef even stopped by to ask how it was. With a large group, everyone had hot food and every one loved the Sangria. Will say it... More 

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Rhinebeck, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

After several nights of chain food, we were very pleased to find a local Mexican eatery whose food and ambience were above expectation, with very good prices. Our party of 5 was in town for a convention. Outside, El Sombrero is on a sketchy looking street and has the appearance of a dive, but it has off-street parking. Inside it... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Stopped in for lunch and had an awesome meal. The enchiladas were light and delicious as were the apps. Definitely will be back!!

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Central Vermont
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We’ve found some really nice Mexican restaurants in Vegas. This is not one of them. No atmosphere. Not that I go for the Velvet Bull Fighter but something that says where you are. The deco was sparse at best. It’s bright but cold. The place is very loud which is why I notice the sparseness. There was a loud talker... More 

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Las Vegas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Stopped by last night with family in town and had an amazing experience. Everyone at the table was so impressed with the atmosphere,the impeccable service and the favors of the food and crazy good sangrias. This will be my go to spot when want I to show friends and family a great time!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We just learned that the 70 year old El Sombrero had reopened under new ownership, so we decided to give it a try. Not only was the entire restaurant refurbished, but the chef has included several new items that are absolutely delicious. I had the chicken tamale, and Lisa had the rib eye steak. Both were excellent. I highly recommend... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The El Sombrero has been completely remodeled and has a spectacular new menu to match. We tried the chicken mole, the halibut, sirloin steak and chicken enchiladas. All of the dishes were excellent. Decent wines. This has immediately become my favorite downtown restaurant.

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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A definite must if you love authentic homemade Mexican cuisine. The restaurant has been reborn into a very modern style venue with just 43 seats - and be sure to grab one soon Don't miss the chicken mole' Unbelievable! And the server Jose keeps the conversation flowing nicely - and the cervezas too!

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Vermillion, SD
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you like Mexican food, don't miss El Sombrero. It's the real thing, all the way through. It's in a funky and un-scenic part of downtown, not far from the county jail. If I ever go to Vegas without having a meal at El Sombrero, well, you can put me in a box.

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Las Vegas, NV
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Sadly, this long time Vegas restaurant has now closed. 64 years of family-run business with a lot of history. We will miss this place.

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Address: 807 S Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89101-6424
Phone Number: 702-382-9234
Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Las Vegas
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish

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