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El Sombrero

Corniche Road | Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi 640, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 697 0238
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“fajitas” (21 reviews)
“guacamole” (19 reviews)
“pollo” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Corniche Road | Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi 640, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had not be to El Sombrero for at least 1.5 years and we were really looking forward to it. But out visit was a bit dissapointing. We had a booking at 8 pm and the waiter told us they do not have guacamole left....More

Thank Rita A
Reviewed March 24, 2018

Having been here many times, this was a real disappointment food wise. Bland, tasteless- just poor quality. Margaretha's as always - excellent as were the Staff. We did tell the Staff about the Food !!More

Thank gregort710
ManagerSheratonAUH, Manager at El Sombrero, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2018

Dear gregort710, Thank you for taking time to write a review. I am deeply saddened by your comments about the food. El Sombrero has always been known for the rich and authentic flavours, which helped us build a firm reputation and remain one of Abu...More

Reviewed February 26, 2018

Visited as in house Sheraton guest. Despite the fact that we could only choose from the limited hotel guest HB/AI package menu we have enjoyed our food in the restaurant and would not hesitate to recommend it to the others visiting Sheraton/Abud Dhabi. Meal was...More

Thank mb313
Reviewed January 30, 2018

We had a lovely meal, sizzling beef fajitas was excellent and chicken enchiladas very nice. Took advantage of the 2 for 1 frozen strawberry margaritas which were lush. All waiting staff were so friendly. Live music, one guy and 2 ladies, really good and help...More

Thank jjcm
Reviewed December 30, 2017

(Cheese People) - El Sombrero - Sheraton, Abu Dhabi I called in to El Sombrero on a Wednesday evening to try and get some dinner. El Sombrero - the Sheraton’s ‘Mexican’ restaurant - wasn’t normally available to ‘All Inclusive’ guests, but ‘Flavours’ was hosting a...More

Thank BobtheBrit
ManagerSheratonAUH, Manager at El Sombrero, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2018

Dear BobtheBrit, Thank you for reviewing El Sombrero. I am extremely disappointed to see that you did not have a positive impression of our Mexican restaurant. Indeed, the All Inclusive guests, when visiting venues other than the buffet restaurant, are given a special set menu...More

Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

The tastiest fajitas I have ever eaten. The service was very friendly and the food superb. They do great frozen cocktails too. We were all delighted with our meal. Great atmosphere, we came in a second night for drinks and they had live music. Fantastic.

Thank Kathmacp
Reviewed November 28, 2017

Having a fantastic time at the other Restaurants on the Sheraton ground, had very poor service and extreme long waiting times at this Restaurant. Totally unexpected since the others where so good. It could just have been a bad day. The food was good however,...More

Thank Peter H
ManagerSheratonAUH, Manager at El Sombrero, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2017

Dear Peter, Thank you for your review. First of all, it is great to learn that you are one of the regular guests at the restaurants of our hotel. Your feedback is very valuable to us and I, of course, was very disappointed to find...More

Reviewed October 12, 2017

We arrived early in the evening, so there where no problems to get a table. Later in the evening i got more crowed. We started with the Guacomole, perfect start. It was made fresh at the table and tasted great. For main we took a...More

Thank Cecile9999
Reviewed September 16, 2017

Really enjoyed the food at El Sombrero. Having guacamole made at the side of the table to how we like it was a great experience. We also made the mistake of not booking, which meant we were seated in the smoking area, however the staff...More

Thank Joe S
Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a nice Mexican at the El Sombrero restaurant on a Thursday evening. The initial experience was poor as despite our best efforts we were apparently invisible to the staff. However once trapped into serving us the food and drink were delivered promptly and were...More

Thank allowaybill
ManagerSheratonAUH, Manager at El Sombrero, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking time to post your review on TripAdvisor. On behalf of my team, I sincerely apologize if the service was not up to par during your visit. I can understand how frustrating a delay might be. We strive...More

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December 23, 2017|
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Response from ManagerSheratonAUH | Property representative |
Dear Guest, Thank you for your question. We have some vegan items available such as Guacamole, Nachos Clasicos, Spinach Salad, Fajita Adelita and Vegetarian Burrito. For dessert we can offer fruit salad with mango... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $70
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 12:30 AM
6:00 PM - 12:30 AM
6:00 PM - 12:30 AM
6:00 PM - 12:30 AM
6:00 PM - 12:30 AM
6:00 PM - 12:30 AM
6:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corniche Road | Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi 640, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 697 0238
  • E-mail
Spice up your nights with great Mexican food and lively South American music. Serving the authentic flavours of Mexico such as fajitas, chimichangas, tacos and enchiladas, El Sombrero is a firm favourite amongst Abu Dhabi's residents. Live entertainment: Sun - Fri. Happy hour: 6pm - 8pm, Mon - Wed.
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