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El Sombrero Cafe

#719 of 3,765 Restaurants in Las Vegas
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Mexican, Spanish
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807 S Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89101-6424
702-382-9234
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Hidden delight in old Las Vegas

T-Bone Steak, and Chicken Tamales were excellent. Great service, fair prices, easy parking, cool downtown location. Only one suggestion though, add acoustical tiles to the ceiling to lessen the noise. We could not hear ourselves or the waiter talking. Otherwise, we love the place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
SteveMiller4LV
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

T-Bone Steak, and Chicken Tamales were excellent. Great service, fair prices, easy parking, cool downtown location. Only one suggestion though, add acoustical tiles to the ceiling to lessen the noise. We could not hear ourselves or the waiter talking. Otherwise, we love the place.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Great ambiance, great food a little part of Mexico in the desert If you love authentic Mexican flavors you must give this place a chance Everything is home made Sangria unique and refreshing!!!!

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Detroit, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Stumbled on this place on my last trip to Vegas and it will be a staple from now on. Jose, the server, and the rest of the staff were fantastic. The food was amazing and the Sangria was probably the best I've ever had. Do not let the location scare you away - off-strip dining is always the best Vegas... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Went to a birthday party at El Sombrero with my girlfriends mexican family and was very disappointed with the food. It was very plain and seriously lacked the spice that I expected. Seems like they made it really bland and I will never go back there. The service was slow as well and the cost was more than expected.

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Saratoga Springs, Utah, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

So, when we drove up, we thought, WOW, this is a real 'hole in the wall' restaurant. We went there because a cousin recommended it. What a wonderful surprise !! The restaurant was clean, and had great decor. What a pleasurable dining experience. The waiter was great, and had a good sense of humor. We felt like we'd been there... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The restaurant has an inauspicious front with funky signage. It does have a substantial parking lot with FREE spots for patrons. Walking in the front door, you see seating for about 60. It's clean, modern, and welcoming. Authentic menu and friendly service. The lunch was great (they serve dinner, too). The prices were reasonable. Just a great experience...

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Top Contributor
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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84 reviews 84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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