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El Sombrero

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Certificate of Excellence2017, 2019 Winner


Mexican, Latin
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Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Late Night
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

El Sombrero ranks as one of the best Mexican style restaurants in Europe that I have had the pleasure to eat in. Thanks to business travel I’ve had the chance to try out some pretty good once in the western USA and Texas, El Sombrero...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 195keiths
Reviewed February 23, 2019

... we now prefer going elsewhere. El Sombrero scores well on interior design and draws you in but the food and service lag behind. Although the quality of the food is consistent, it is pricey and could be more authentic. The staff is not very...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank BelgianExplorers
Reviewed August 15, 2018

This restaurant has become a classic in Leuven, it already exists +30 years. The restaurant is nothing fancy, but very cosy. Don't come without a reservation, certainly in the weekends, this place is typically fully booked. In case it is booked: note that you can...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Erbee64
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

2nd time at this place, again cosy and good atmosphere. Staff was friendly, but everything took quite a while again; we spent 3h in the place for just a main dish. The piña colada was good of taste but pricey for the portion. The burrito...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank lancelotd669
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

The food we got was tasty, but in my opinion expensive for the products used, I had tacos con carne for around 18 euros. I know it’s a Belgian price, but still this is too much. Service and atmosphere was nice! Overall recommended to try,...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank lancelotd669
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

The burritos here are sooo delicious. I've been here many times and the food has never dissapointed me! But most of the time, the staff is really unfriendly, which is unfortunate..

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank ansofresh
Reviewed January 9, 2018

We have been here a couple of times and actually quite liked it. However our last visit a couple days ago was a huge disappointment. The place was quite calm but still it took the waiters a very long time to come take our order-...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Janav900
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

Last weekend we went with friends to eat at El Sombrero. The ladies both ordered a dish with shrimps with rice. Those dishes were very nice! The men ordered combinacion Mexico. The taco, was half a taco and it was mushy. The quesadilla was nice,...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank 885TomV
Reviewed July 28, 2017

Food was tasty and the service smooth. The restaurant was pretty cosy although maybe a bit noisy. All in all, good value for money.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank DeJokke
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Best Mexican restaurant in Leuven. Often busy, so worth calling ahead to book. Lively atmosphere and great food. I've enjoyed every visit.

Date of visit: October 2016
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