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El Sombrero Patio Cafe

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363 S Espina St, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3222
575-524-9911
Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Get there early as it gets crowded. Ya it's that good.

Ate lunch here with a local friend. The food was excellent and the service was good considering how crowded it got for lunch time. Prices were ok maybe a little high but the food and service were good. They can make it spicy if you want.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Dan R
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Chandler, Arizona
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Delivery
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Chandler, Arizona
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148 reviews 148 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Ate lunch here with a local friend. The food was excellent and the service was good considering how crowded it got for lunch time. Prices were ok maybe a little high but the food and service were good. They can make it spicy if you want.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Went here with my boyfriend. Food was good but the waitress, who said she was the granddaughter of owner, hit on my boyfriend shamelessly the entire time.. Haven't been back.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My husband and I spontaneously decided to go on a Friday night. It was very busy but the waiting area is large and very comfortable and you can look at a menu and order a drink while you wait. I would recommend the peach fuzzy navel but BE CAREFUL, it would be easy to drink 2 of these. They have... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Whenever I go home to visit, we usually make sure to stop off here. Basically every Mexican food restaurant south of T or C will be good and authentic. (I cannot say the same for Albuquerque. Point and case, my good friend from ABQ, who went to school w/ me makes pilgrimages to Las Cruces just to eat here.) Anyway,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Really bad, overpriced, and slow getting food. Gringo Tex-Mex. Salsa tasted gross and possibly rotten. The meat was seasoned Italiany. The tacos were fajitas. The gorditas tasted like Taco Bell. Not liking it. Gave them two chances, both were bombs. No thanks, Si Senor is ten times better, ten times faster and ten times less expensive!

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I eat here pretty regularly. The salsa is good. Chips not so good. Thin and processed tasting. Good Queso. Rainbow enchiladas are good and check for daily specials like calabacitas, tacos, chalupas, chimichangas. Decent food, good college staff service, always noisy and busy. Beer and wine. TV's always on. Green Chile burgers pretty good here too. I like the Sizzling... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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102 reviews 102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Met some friends here for lunch. The wait staff is very congenial and made me feel welcome even though my friends were more than 1/2 hour late. I could tell there were many regulars eating in the restaurant. The food is good, especially for those of us who do not eat hot chile. Many places in Cruces cater only to... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

good food, great atmosphere and really nice special recipes, nice location in the central part of Las Cruces, good beer, good service without it being something where you feel you owe the people that are bringing you a dinner you are going to pay for... GREAT CHILI....

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Tehachapi, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The food and the staff was excellent. We ate lunch there and the service was very fast with a great location.

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Simi Valley, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Food was tasty! Service was great, professional and fast... very consistent and its always a stop when I am in town

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 363 S Espina St, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3222
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Las Cruces
  • Phone Number: 575-524-9911

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?