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El Sombrero

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519 Industrial Park Dr, Smithfield, NC 27577-6011
919-989-9889
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 20
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Never Disappointed!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2014
Joe H
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Selma, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Newport News
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

If you want a wonderful Mexican meal this is the place to go in Smithfield, NC. We enjoyed this location twice this year on our way to Florida, and in our stay in GA recommended this place. Wonderful food and beverages.

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Selma, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Pembroke, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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Additional Information about El Sombrero

Address: 519 Industrial Park Dr, Smithfield, NC 27577-6011
Phone Number: 919-989-9889
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Smithfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 519 Industrial Park Dr, Smithfield, NC 27577-6011
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Smithfield
  • Phone Number: 919-989-9889

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 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?