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El Sombrero

519 Industrial Park Dr, Smithfield, NC 27577-6011
919-989-9889
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Ranked #19 of 76 Restaurants in Smithfield
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Most recent review
- Aug 7, 2014
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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English first
Selma, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We have enjoyed dinner here many times and never disappointed. This is a family owned and run restaurant that has a homey feel and always excellent service. This is a quieter place with plenty of seating that is spread out. You will not find long lines or wait times but considering that they now have an ultra competitive neighbor it... More

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Scotia, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My wife and I found this place by accident one year on our vacation road trip. We now hit it coming and going. The food rocks and the owners always make sure to say hello. You will like the family atmosphere and quick service. Enjoy !!

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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I cannot understand the great reviews for this place. I eat Mexican food at least once a week in my travels and this place was terrible. The worst I that I can remember in recent times. The salsa was tomato sauce. Absolutely no flavor or heat. I ordered Carnitas and they were flavorless as well and there were huge chunks... More

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Smithfield, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

When I am at work and need to get something quick for dinner I go to El Sombrero. The owner and his wife are always pleasant when I arrive. My take out order is always ready by the time I get there so it is always nice and hot not like other places. I have never had a bad meal... More

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Vienna, Virginia
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

It's 7pm, the Saturday after Black Friday and you find yourself stopped at an exit filled with Outlet Shopping and packed chain restaurants, what do you do? You drive around a few extra minutes and find El Sombrero...and you'll be glad you did. We arrived to a half-full restaurant. The hostess seated us in a booth. The restaurant is big... More

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Benson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The service at this restaurant is top notch from the minute you walk into the door. During each visit I have been met by someone in less than a minute, who takes me to the table or booth that's available. This of course this takes a little longer if the restaurant is full of customers. Once seated, the waiter arrives... More

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Brooklyn, NY
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I decided to try this Mexican restaurant out after seeing it numerous times on previous visits to the area. It was walking distance from my hotel so I thought it would be great. I ordered the chicken chimichangas and it was soggy and bland. The side was a handful of wet shredded lettuce, juicy salsa, way too creamy guacamole. My... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Good Mexican with good vegetarian options. Owners are great and food is nice. A fine local place in the fast food and chain restaurant jungle of Smithfield.

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NC
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

Tried this place because of spinach quesadilla. Quesadilla was good along with steak taco. Steak was tender which surprised me. Only complaint was the chips tasted a little burnt.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Top Contributor
293 reviews 293 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Stopped for lunch. The food was good and served quickly. The service was great. Prices were good. We have been in a couple of times when we have been in the area. Never disappointed. Will stop again.

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