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El Sombrero

210 Mesquite NE, Socorro, NM 87801
505-835-3945
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Ranked #5 of 31 Restaurants in Socorro
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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
122 reviews 122 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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794 reviews 794 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
331 helpful votes 331 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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The gal at the Chevron station recommended El Sombrero when I asked for a good, locally owned place for lunch. The food was fine but the friendly service and the quiet ambiance (after they turned off the music) inspired us to return. It's been a two week trip full of really bad acoustics in restaurants so a place where we... More

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Baltimore, MD
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67 reviews 67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We enjoyed our meal here so much, we came back the next night. This place is a gem in a small town. The menu had plenty of options, The prices were excellent and the beer was cold!!

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Socorro, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Poblano chile with grilled chicken, enchiladas, rice and beans. Just do it... its delicious. Service was good, food was excellent.

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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I have traveled quite a bit in Mexico ... and, have eaten a wide variety of food in various areas, while on work. This food is not Tex-Mex ... it comes very close to the food I ate deep in Mexico ... in fact, this January 2014 we thought it was so good ... went back twice.

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Savage, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice atmosphere, and great food. There is not much to say about this restaurant, it is small, plain and simple, but the food is great.

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