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El Sombrero

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210 Mesquite NE, Socorro, NM 87801
505-835-3945
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere, tepid service

One is often challenged to find something like good dining in Socorro. I had heard that the Sombrero offers some hope, so two friends and I visited it after an ambitious hike in the Quebradas Backcountry. We were delighted to find that the modest looking restaurant has a wonderful atrium in the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
Billy W
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Mountainair, New Mexico
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Gulfport, Mississippi
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I spent 5 days in Socorro, NM and have ate at all the other Mexican restaurant there and I have found that this is my favorite Mexican restaurant in town. I have ate there twice and both my friend and I agreed, best place so far. I was not disappointed. We will be back hopefully next year.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Visited El Sombrero for dinner. We were a party of 6 with only 5 tables of guests. (There were 20+ empty tables). Service was very slow and the owner?/server seemed put off to wait on us. No margaritas, average Mexican type food and the poor service were enough to wish we had gone elsewhere.

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Mountainair, New Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

One is often challenged to find something like good dining in Socorro. I had heard that the Sombrero offers some hope, so two friends and I visited it after an ambitious hike in the Quebradas Backcountry. We were delighted to find that the modest looking restaurant has a wonderful atrium in the back. An indoors area that with lots of... More 

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Buena Vista, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Nice place, good service, great Mexican food, for 35 years. A little hard to find, ask for directions.

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Windsor colo
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Have eaten here often over the years. Good service and value. Probably the best place to eat in this small town.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Hoping to find one good New Mexican restaurant in Socorro, and tried this one after reading Tripadvisor reviews, but never again! The chicken enchiladas may have been the worst west of the Mississippi, the sopapillas tasted like sugared cardboard, the waiter was unbelievably obnoxious, and the recorded mood music was far too loud.

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Vermont
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101 reviews 101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

After a long travel day, we were looking for a low key restaurant with authentic local food. The clerk at our hotel recommended El Sombrero. The atmosphere is rather low key but charming. The food was good with generous portions and reasonable prices. Everyone in our party had something different-combo platter, chili rellenos, nachos, vegetarian burrito. The veggie burrito was... More 

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NYC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The rear room was colorfully decorated and had a fountain in the middle. The food was good but when I asked for a Margarita I was told that their's was made with wine because they only serve beer and wine.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I was staying at the Super 8 across I-25 and went to Frank & Lupe's El Sombrero for dinner. I got there just before closing but the restaurant was still packed. And people came after me, so the posted 9:00pm closing time is really just when they shut the door not when they stop serving. They have the same menu... More 

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207 reviews 207 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I picked up a friend from the Albuquerque airport, and she suggested we eat here on the way to Truth or Consequences. She really likes this place and eats here regularly, usually during trips to or from the airport. The waitress asked us if we wanted chips and salsa, and my hostess said yes. I'm not sure if they cost... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 210 Mesquite NE, Socorro, NM 87801
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Socorro
  • Phone Number: 505-835-3945

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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