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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 21
    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
Good Mexican food

We ate at El Sombrero after arriving late in Socorro. Our waiter was accommodating even though it was late and the food was very good. We would try this again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Martha S
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Lone Tree, Colorado
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Lone Tree, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We ate at El Sombrero after arriving late in Socorro. Our waiter was accommodating even though it was late and the food was very good. We would try this again.

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Hannibal, Missouri, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I loved this place when I lived in Socorro years ago. I now live in Hannibal, Missouri, but I still dream about the awesome food here. I get back through as often as I can! The atmosphere is wonderful as well. I wish I was there right now!!!

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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
2 reviews
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
54 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?