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El Sombrero Patio Cafe

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363 S Espina St, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3222
575-524-9911
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 10
    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
The Hat!

Great Mexican food! The food is constantly good and they always have a great lunch special. Staff is super friendly and even when they are busy... They get you served and fed quickly!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great Mexican food! The food is constantly good and they always have a great lunch special. Staff is super friendly and even when they are busy... They get you served and fed quickly!

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My husband and I finally made it in to El Sombrero!!! The parking lot is always packed to the brim. The service was friendly, prompt, and attentive. It was much appreciated in a full house. As a former server, I can tell you how hard it is to keep up great service when every table is full. I ordered the... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Atmosphere: bar-like, festive but a little dark. Food: really good spicy salsa; good carne adovada; good fajitas. Service from server: Enthusiastic, friendly. General Service: inflexible, 0 stars and the reason I won't ever return. They were out of the salad special at 5:30 pm, didn't have the ingredients to make another salad, wouldn't serve mixed chicken/beef fajitas, wren out of... More 

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Destin, Florida
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Service was efficient and speedy. Food was pretty bland for my taste. Maybe later I will give them another try.

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Las Cruces
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

My family can never get enough of the salsa. We eat here at least once a week. It's definitely our favorite place to eat in town. I recommend the green chile enchiladas, very creamy & flavorful.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I went here for dinner with my family after they recommended it. We had an order of guacamole for an appetizer and it was meh. A little runny and had a strange tangy flavor, not sure what. I did like that they served the chips hot. For dinner I ordered the tamale plate. They were so-so and the masa crumbled.... More 

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Tijeras, New Mexico
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Took our two young boys there while in Las Cruces on mini-vacation. El Sombrero was recommended by a local friend. The wait staff was friendly. Amazingly, the kid plates were fresh and looked appetizing. I enjoyed the suggested entree by our waiter which was a non menu item (caliente chicken fajita burrito). The Negra Modelos were ice cold and the... More 

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Seattle WA
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This place is very good the Chicken Tampico is my very favorite but everything I have had is good. Gets really busy at 6pm on so go a little early and beat the crowds. The wait staff is always friendly One of my favorites in Las Cruces

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

In a town filled with Mexican restaurants, El Sombrero is the best of the best! It's the real deal, as authentic as Mexican food can be prepared. You name it --- fajitas, rice, sopapillas, tacos, refried or whole pinto beans, burritos, nachos, salads of all sorts, salsas, guacamole, and pico de gallo, huevos rancheros at any hour or a deluxe... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Killer tacos and the best salsa in town! This place has to get on your list if visiting Las Cruces. And just in case you didn't know, the shirts tell us El Sombrero is The Hat.

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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: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?