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El Sombrero Cafe

#665 of 4,030 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, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    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
Sensational Sangria

While in town for a convention, looked for an off-the-strip restaurant as I'm not into cig smoke and gambling. It's a small place with a capacity of only 43, with excellent and friendly service and fabulous food. I had the chili relleno which was cheesy and spicy and my husband had beef tamales... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
jcbtexas
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Montgomery, Texas
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Montgomery, Texas
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While in town for a convention, looked for an off-the-strip restaurant as I'm not into cig smoke and gambling. It's a small place with a capacity of only 43, with excellent and friendly service and fabulous food. I had the chili relleno which was cheesy and spicy and my husband had beef tamales which were presented on the open leaves... More 

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Thank jcbtexas
New Mexico, USA
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159 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

As others have remarked, the exterior does not inspire confidence. However, upon entry, everything is wonderful in a tastefully decorated and comfortable space - and this continues for your entire visit. The service was professional, attentive and friendly, the chips and salsa were wonderful (one of my favorite salsas anywhere...and that's saying something), and the food was fantastic. I had... More 

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1 Thank Erich505
Las Vegas, Nevada
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We loved going to the old El Sombrero and finally decided to give the new place a try. Got there at 11:30am and the place was deserted. Waiter was friendly and immediately gave us some chips & salsa but they both were served ice cold. The salsa was bland and the chips obviously weren't fresh since they'd been refrigerated. We... More 

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Thank donnalasvegas6512
Kensington, CT
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758 reviews
665 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

On entering this small restaurant we directed to a small table and provided menus along with house made chips and fresh salsa. We started off with glasses of a delicious red sangria with a pronounced flavor of cinnamon and fresh fruit that had must have been refrigerate for some time – excellent. This was followed by a shared sandia citron... More 

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1 Thank westie2
Orange County, California
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Was invited to lunch here. Remembered the homey hole in the wall with tasty traditional Mexican food from a couple of decades ago, but this is quite different now. Different menu and more upscale. Ordered the Taquiza carne asada. Initially thought it a bit bit pricy for Mexican food ($15) but was pleasantly surprised. Beef was well marinated and very... More 

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Thank Wonderer1961
El Segundo, California
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176 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Stopped in based on good Google review and was not disappointed. Really good fresh Mexican food. Good variety menu with excellent salsa and guacamole. It's just a small place on the back streets of Vegas, but worth looking for. Get a watermelon Sangria, really good. The waiter was great and helpful in explaining the selections on the Menu.

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1 Thank berniek1949
Las Vegas, NV
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110 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This place offers up a great variety of gourmet Mexican options. I was concerned upon parking but it was really pleasant inside. The service was wonderful. The menu was amazing!

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1 Thank mail4cindyr
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

We had a great night at el Sombrero! Carlos was a wonderful host and the traditional Mexican food delicious. Located just a few blocks from downtown, this place is a great spot to get out of the craziness and have dinner in a real family atmosphere. Great quality and priced very well.

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1 Thank Rosemin L
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Really nice family run business, great traditional Mexican food and a little bit out of the Vegas crazyness. I would definately recommend this one!

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1 Thank Bas J
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Real authentic Mexican food. Wife is very fussy and loved their shrimp. She said it was as good as what we got in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I had a burrito that was out of this world. Jose the waiter is a great young man. We will go here anytime we're in the mood for Mexican food.

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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: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?