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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Great NM Mex Food

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Mike L
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Buena Vista, Colorado
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69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Buena Vista, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
52 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Top Contributor
192 reviews 192 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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Racine, Wisconsin
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in because it was close to the hotel I was staying at. The service was good. When I arrived my server asked if I wanted chips and salsa. After eating I got the check and was charged for the chips and salsa. She never told me that there was a charge. The steak tacos were average.

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Socorro, New Mexico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

First, bear in mind that Socorro is an odd place, not like anywhere else we've ever been (and we've traveled A LOT) but you have to be where the job is, so ... The food, service, prices, cleanliness, friendliness, etc. are dependably OK. We bring our out-of-town guests to the back room, because it's the prettiest in town with lots... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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1,068 reviews 1,068 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
483 helpful votes 483 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Ate here Friday night before Trinity Site visit. Greeted and seated promptly. Waitress brought menus and returned with waters. No chips and salsa. Placed or order for chili rellenos and carne asada burrito. Saw other diners with chips and salsa so we asked. They aren't free here. This is the first Mexican restaurant I've been to where even the first... 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?