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El Sombrero

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35 Brunel Rd, Mississauga, Ontario L4Z 3E8, Canada
(905) 502-0011
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been going to El Sombrero for many years now, and keep taking new friends and business associates here. The food is just so fresh and so good, and great value. The taco salad is my usual pick! This is right off the 401 and a great place to stop before getting into the thick of Toronto traffic!

Thank Lian3333
Windsor, Canada
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172 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

A little confusing at first but once we told them that, they explained it nicely. You order what you want off the menu above the food counter and then tell them what you want on it like Subway...you pay and they bring the food to you once it is done. We sat outside on the patio. The place is tiny... More 

Thank Picture_Perch
Mississauga, Canada
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110 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

It's Okay. It's basically a take-out place. The restaurant is really cheap. This is a grab-and-go deli/ cafeteria-style eatery with plastic knives, forks and spoons and a cheesy tablecloth. Food is okay. Was just in Tijuana, Mexico and this place doesn't come close. Tacos were tasteless.

1 Thank Kamiizumi
Level Contributor
96 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

This place has been a favorite of mine for years, and is a lovely little Cantina, a Mexican oasis in a sea of suburbia. Charming décor, authentic home-made Mexican food, prepared and served by very friendly staff. The place is self-serve, and makes a great spot for lunch or after work. LOVE the authenticity - Mexican music steaming, the hot... More 

Thank Mark H
Mississauga, Canada
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Great variety, good service and plenty of seating available. The nachos are delicious and the taco bowl looked amazing. Definitely worth a visit if you are looking for a good meal at a reasonable price.

1 Thank staceyw89
Schomberg, Canada
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

I love Mexican food, and they do serve a good fresh lunch here! Burritos, taco salad, quesadillas, soup and much more. It's a bit pricy for perhaps lunch but if you want fresh ingredients then you have to pay for it. Not a fancy place, great out door patio to dine on. It gets really busy so be prepared to... More 

Thank Karrie M
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302 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Very good authentic Mexican food. The price is fairly reasonable, eeking just a bit to the high side but not enough to deter. My favorite is the enchilada platter (my usual Mexican dish). Really good Mexican food is surprisingly hard to find in the western GTA so El Sombrero is a real gem!

Thank Anthony_Nalli
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The food was very fresh, the staff very friendly and the patio outside in a quite section of Mississauga was a nice touch! Prices are excellent too. Already planing a trip back.

1 Thank Paul D
Oakville, Canada
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118 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Hard to find good Mexican restaurants in Oakville so we ventured further out. There were 5 of us and everyone really enjoyed the enchiladas, wet burritos and fajitas. The margaritas were tasty and not watered down. We will definitely be back.

Thank willie421
Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Been to this restaurant a few times .. The service and food is always good and fresh! It's cafeteria style .. Makes it a nice casual dining experience. The seating inside is a little tight .. As its a small restaurant. The patio is a great size but in bad need of a make over .. Don't let the look... More 

Thank D M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Brunel Rd, Mississauga, Ontario L4Z 3E8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Mississauga
  • Phone Number: (905) 502-0011

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?