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El Sombrero Cafe

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Mexican, Spanish
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807 S Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89101-6424
702-382-9234
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food, excellent sangria!

This place literally came recommended by someone who overheard us talking about Mexican food and the lack of quality (not commercial feeling) choices in Vegas. It's closer to the old strip/Freemont so it didn't seem all that nice on the outside but we were impressed when we went inside. The food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
danychalhoub
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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
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35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This place literally came recommended by someone who overheard us talking about Mexican food and the lack of quality (not commercial feeling) choices in Vegas. It's closer to the old strip/Freemont so it didn't seem all that nice on the outside but we were impressed when we went inside. The food was generally very good but 3 people in the... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is now the El Sombrero Bistro. The key word in that sentence is bistro. Gone is the cute, kitschy Mexican place and with it the food. They now serve upscale, bistro type Mexican food. The food wasn't bad, it just was not what we were looking for. If you are looking for Mom and Pop homemade Mexican food, this... More 

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SW USA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Yes, there are new owners and a major remodel has taken place, but if you want fantastic Mexican Food this is a must!! While the food may not be traditional the basics are there, with a modern twist of flavor that is fantastic! We have been 3 times, the service has always been good, very helpful wait staff who have... More 

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Vermillion, SD
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80 reviews 80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Haven't been there since it changed hands, but I've looked at the menu on their website. It's way more expensive now, and more yuppified. No traditional tacky sombreros on the wall, which is a very bad sign. Next time I'm in town I'll try it and hope that it's still great, but it seems highly unlikely that it could be... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Went to the new El Sombrero Saturday eve. What a disappointment. Only thing same is name. Over priced and poor quality food. Definitely not like the homey Mexican dishes from the old place. Server seemed to be a shoe salesman on loan. Had NO idea how to take orders or serve even though there were only 12 patrons in the... More 

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Denver, CO
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

A big group of family and friends traveled to Vegas last weekend for various celebrations, including my cousin's birthday. My cousin is gluten and dairy-free, so I wanted to find a restaurant offering regular dishes (no special menus) that could accommodate those restrictions. We were staying downtown, so when I saw the reviews for El Sombrero, we decided to give... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The newly reopened El Sombrero is quite different from the previous establishment. Although the same small space exists, the menu is quite different, and quite good. It might best be termed "Latin Fusion". The service is excellent and the wine list quite good. Because of the smallish space, noise can be distracting at times. A nice feature is the available... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 807 S Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89101-6424
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Las Vegas
  • Phone Number: 702-382-9234

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget

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