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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 #14 of 325 Restaurants in Las Cruces
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Delivery
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English first
Simi Valley, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I'm a regular to El Sombrero, typically their food and service is consistent but there are times when their food and services lack a bit. Fortunately most the time the food and service is superb. This is is one of the only two good mexican restaurants in town, the other being Chachis. Their hamburgers, salsa, enchiladas, tacos flautas and fresh... More 

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West Bay, Grand Cayman
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I grew up in NM so I'm picky about this type of food. El Sombrero is pretty standard fare for the region, but their selection makes them a little better. On this visit I ordered the #3 combo with taco, green chile con carne (good!), and one red/one green enchilada. The enchiladas were good. I favor green chile, but the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

a favorite of our daughter's, who went to school at NMSU in Las Cruces. Sort of a "standard" Mexican food menu with V good food, VV good service. V good salsa that they sell off- sale but you usually need to order ahead.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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126 reviews 126 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We had lunch at El Sombrero Patio Cafe. The service was good, the atmosphere is laid back. The food was good, not the best Mexican food we have ever had. The guacamole was ok, my fajitas quesadillas were good, though not too much beef on them. My husband ordered a Corona and had to change it for a Dos Equis... More 

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Las Cruces
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My family loves this restaurant. The service & atmosphere is great. The chile is hot. We could eat the chips & salsa every day.

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Albuquerque
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I ate there when it was on the back side of the Welcome Inn. Loved it then and love it. Live in ABQ now but recently visited and had the green chile chicken enchiladas. Excellent! Great atmosphere (not stuffy) and food is still great. ABQ can't match this........their mexican food is just "ok".

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Tasty Mexican food, good quality and quantity at a fair price makes for a right combo. Couple it with god service and a cozy covered outside patio will make it even better. Five dollar luncheon specials are very popular. Obviously lives up to its current high ratings.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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117 reviews 117 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Additional Information about El Sombrero Patio Cafe

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

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