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El Sombrero

Mexican, Southwestern
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1330 10th Street East, Palmetto, FL 34221
(941) 729-0700
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First time here we'd thought we'd try out $1 Taco Tuesday. I was a little skeptical, how good can a $1 taco be? Well they were pretty darned good. The place was packed, as expected. Lots of regulars, lots of families (cheap dinner out) and one man was a little irritated in how long it took to get service, but... More 

Thank Floridaskimmer
Sun City, Florida
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was not very good. Overall disappointed. Service was okay, we had been there years ago and remember it to be better than this occasion. I will not go back.

Thank lgprater1
Parrish, Florida
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Return visit, We really like this place because the prices are reasonable, the food is GOOD, the service is dependable. Today, my husband had the barbacoa. He loved it. Lots of meat, good amounts of sides. He's a big boy and couldn't eat it all. My daughter and I split the nachos with the steak. We eat our nachos different,... More 

Thank Rhonda V
Palatka, Florida
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

I was a bit skeptical, from the outside it looks a bit run down but inside was clean and tastefully decorated. We came on a Tuesday and it was $1 tacos and $2 margaritas. The food was so good and so fresh. The guacamole is to die for! Great for large groups, families, whatever. Would definitely go back.

Thank suwanneedrew
Ellenton, Florida
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

just moved to the area and have a tradition of margaritas and tex mex on Fridays. Tex mex it is not, service was slow and he had an attitude. margaritas were nothing to write home about and the spinach in my spinach quesadilla had a funny taste. will not return. server wanted to argue with us about the food that... More 

Thank Susan S
Price, Utah
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

My in laws knew about this place. We went after going to some attraction in Sarasota. I thought our food was good but nothing extremely special. Although they messed up on my in laws order, my wife and I still thought it was a good overall place to eat with a rambunctious two year old.

Thank cotaforestry
Parrish, Florida
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206 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We stopped for dinner on a Wednesday evening during their Happy Hour & Evelyn was our Server. She was very sweet, helpful and brought complimentary chips and salsa. We ordered a Margarita plus Unsweetened Iced Tea - Both were very good. We have been here before and we appreciate that El Sombrero participates in the American Airlines Dividend Dining Miles... More 

1 Thank JeffnEdie
Timmins, Canada
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40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

I love Mexican food and was excited to stumble across this restaurant. The menu and atmosphere look great, but that was it. While there was nothing wrong with the food, my wife and I found it to be below average Mexican fare. Serving alcohol was the only thing that made this better than a Taco Bell.............

Thank Derek R
Parrish, Florida
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Good food, jumbo margaritas and fried ice cream. It is not the best Mexican I have ever had but, it was good and the atmosphere is conducive to fun with friends. Prices very are reasonable. We enjoy “Taco Tuesdays”. All tacos are $1.00 either soft or hard. Tuesday is a very popular night so come early or be prepared to... More 

Thank Nancy T
Largo, Florida
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

I found the food to be pretty bland. They really need to taste it before serving. The salsa seemed like it was from a can. The chips were stale, and the burritos were bland. The presentation was good but it just tasted like you were eating just to eat. The place is huge and festive. I found that the prices... More 

1 Thank Sue H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1330 10th Street East, Palmetto, FL 34221
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
  • Phone Number: (941) 729-0700

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