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El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant

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151 Queen St, Southington, CT 06489-2050
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Southington, Connecticut
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went for dinner on Friday, August 12. Wow, has this place gone downhill. I really hate the walking musicians too. The chicken dish I had and my date had tasted the exact same - tasteless. I am not sure why their food quality has gone away but it truly has. I have been going here for the last 10... More 

Thank TheGreekInCT
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Even though we we went for a quick meal the server was no friendly at all. I asked a question about the menu bit the guy didn't Know so he didn't repond. The place was empty maybe because it was a weekday. Food and drinks were okay! The nachos were good though!

Thank veryberrypasley
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187 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

El Sombrero is not Eddie's Sombrero, but other than a name change, the location, menu, and majority of the staff seem the same. The drink menu and food options still offer variety. Drinks: APB (Acai/Pomegranate/Blueberry) Margarita, Hurricane Margarita (Wildberry and Mango Puree mixed with House Margarita). Simple, basic, pleasant. Chips and salsa for the table didn't last long. Entrees: 1.... More 

1 Thank radiowitch
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

Went for early dinner got the appetizer sampler it was good but for 13$ could have been a little more. Taco salad with shredded beef and fajitas where very good. Service was a bit slow but overall everything was good. The house margaritas seemed to have been pre made like in one of those slushy type machines, it was a... More 

Thank Lndsray
Southington, Connecticut
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49 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

Having eaten true Mexican food, (or "Tex-Mex") I'm sorry, but this is "slop." Eddie (God rest his soul) was not Mexican, he was Puerto Rican. The food all tastes the same, and the "rolling" Mariachic's are more of a pain in the butt than anything else. Mexican food is SO easy to make. Look it up in the web, and... More 

1 Thank Jim K
Creve Coeur, Missouri
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Eddie Sombrero is what it is called now. I had Chicken Fajita was it was Delicious!!! I ended up getting more tortilla to take some home and it was delicious too as left overs. Very yummy!!

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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

My family and I have been eating at El Sombrero since they first opened. We were sad to hear of the passing of Eddie, but happy that the restaurant would remain open. However, after eating there the other night we realized how much it has changed. The salsa, which was our favorite of any restaurant, now tasted like canned tomato... More 

Thank JacksBee
Prospect CT
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151 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This was my first time here and let me tell you it will certainly be my last! Dinner was three hours ago and I need some ginger ale to help settle my stomach. Table side guacamole was good , I should have stopped there. I have had much better Mexican food from a roadside truck!

Thank Donna S
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I want to start out by saying that I always order out from this restaurant so I cannot speak for the service, etc. for an

Thank Raymond R
Berlin, Connecticut
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We headed out her one week after Cinco de Mayo and started with fantastic Margarita's upgraded with Don Julio Tequila. My wife had a fantastic Shrimp dish and I got the number one sampler with a great assortment of Mexican goodies. Great food, good service and we will definitely be back.

Thank Arch57

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Queen St, Southington, CT 06489-2050
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Southington
  • Phone Number: 860-621-9474

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