We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
405 Thain Rd, Lewiston, ID 83501-5333
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 45: English reviews
Boise, Idaho
Level Contributor
24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

The presentation of the food is great, even take out. I prefer getting it delivered to going into the restaurant as service is not that great. The hostesses are very rude and make a poor first impression.

Thank Rachel35394
Level Contributor
51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

We were delighted with the interior and service. Chips were still warm and was served with 2 types of salsa. Good was delicious and plentiful. Price reasonable.

Thank Kay L
Clarkston, Washington
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

Ourselves and another couple went out for Dinner after going to church on Sunday and also attended a Concert and then went out to eat, The food was very good, not to spicy and the Pacifico and Margaritas were very tasty. The waiters were right on top of everything, not waiting in line, very happy with meal, brought part of... More 

Thank Barbara R
San Cristobal De Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico
Level Contributor
138 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016

My wife and I love the fried Ice Cream here. We always order it with honey, and sometimes only stop here for dessert. The staff are always polite and quick to serve.

Thank Clay R
Lewiston, Idaho
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Amazing food and wonderful staff! Food is always good everytime we go and we love the friendly staff

Thank 6579215
North Idaho
Level Contributor
26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2015

2 locations, the new one on Thain road has very nice decor, very bright and colorful, very good food and very nice service

Thank Joe828
Lincoln City , Oregon
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is right behind the Red Lion, I had the Shredded Beef Chimichanga and Burritto Combo. The service was quick and friendly And they have a non smoking bar ( I thought all bars were non smoking now?) Apparently not in Idaho.The food was good and arrived quickly. The salsa wasn't the best I ever had but I am... More 

Thank MarkandAbby
Boise, Idaho
Level Contributor
27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

We had great food with our family. The decor is bright and cheerful just like the staff. We enjoyed the enchiladas, tamales, fajitas, and a lot more. We will go back again. Prices are fair.

Thank Christy A
Lewiston, Idaho
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

Beautiful new location. Chips and salsa are good. Shredded chicken is a bit tasteless in the soft tacos. I tried them on two separate occasions and they were a bit blah. Not outstanding, but not horrible either.

Thank Kenang34
Pullman, Washington
Level Contributor
34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

The carne asada was excellent. Margaritas maybe average. Waitress not so attentive. I will still come back.

Thank FTBain

Travelers who viewed El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant also viewed


Been to El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 405 Thain Rd, Lewiston, ID 83501-5333
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Lewiston
  • Phone Number: 208-746-0658

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?