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El Sombrero Patio Cafe

363 S Espina St, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3222
575-524-9911
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Ranked #17 of 322 Restaurants in Las Cruces
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Delivery
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Delivery
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We went most recently for late lunch, about 3 pm. Unusually empty place with lots of staff standing around. We both usually love everything but today the chips weren't warmed and everything else seemed similarly off. The tostadas compuestas were mostly sauce, not meat and the chile relleno had little chile heat or meat. Least favorite and we'll never venture... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My husband and I love going to El Sombrero's. Everyone of the servers are always so nice to us and the food is delicious. Very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Great food, and fantastic service!!

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Many of the restaurants in Las Cruces are new Mexican style. We felt, living there, this was among the best choices. Tacos, enchiladas, burritos, even the salads go the extra mile. The burritos-you get them the way you like them, one has many choices, for instance, gravy or queso - it makes all the difference in taste.. The salads are... More

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Arkansas City, Kansas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is one of the best restaurants in Las Cruces. I usually order Huevos Rancheros smothered in Green chili. The food is so fresh and, even though the servings are substantial, I never leave feeling like I stuffed myself. If you want to serve Mexican food in Las Cruces, you have to do it right and El Sombrero sets the... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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94 reviews 94 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

A recent lunch at El Sombrero reminded us how the small things they do make a big difference. The warm chips and cool salsa start the meal right; such a nice touch to warm the chips. We tried to eat a little lighter and our server Marlissa was glad to accomodate a request for only 2 tostadas compuestas, not 3.... More

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Hilton Head Island
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Last night three of each had green enchiladas for only $28+tip. We only drank water, but ate 2rounds of chips before the enchiladas. Great service, clean, welcoming!,

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Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Whenever I visit my "home town" of Las Cruces, dinner at El Sombrero is a must. Year in and year out, it's among the top 3 Mexican restaurants in town. The green enchiladas and red chile con carne are "to die for". Can't beat the prices, and the servers/staff are usually friendly and efficient. I usually have the Combo #3,... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here many times over the years. No more. The last few visits have been an extreme disappointment. Today we had stale chips served with a spicy watery salsa. Iced tea was so sweet it hurt your teeth. Our favorite carnitas is now a super salty small cubes of pork served in soft corn tortillas that, without exaggeration,... More

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The food, service and atmosphere are all average. The prices are higher than some of the better Mexican restaurants in the area.

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South Haven, Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We love good, fresh Mexican food. Only beer and wine - had wine margaritas, but sangria was excellent. Place was busy, but service was excellent. Not a place for a "special" evening, but good food.

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