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El Sombrero Patio Cafe

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Mexican, Southwestern
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363 S Espina St, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3222
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch here and the food was amazing!!!! By far my favorite place to eat when in Las Cruces!! There red enchiladas are incredible !!! I've also had there rainbow enchiladas which are red, green & sour cream and they were all really tasty! This place draws a big crowd if you have lunch or dinner here your prolly going... More 

Thank qsmom
Las Cruces, NM
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I'd like to give this place 5 stars because I'm a regular and loyal customer. It's been awhile now that I notice the level of service dramatically declines evenings and weekends. I've come to the conclusion Ana Alicia or (Lucia?) is keeping this place from shutting down. Without her the food is not as good, the service is terrible! I've... More 

Thank roadtripinn
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been going to "The Hat" for years and it is typically my first or second restaurants when I visit LC. The have great combinations (number 5 is my favorite), great rainbow enchiladas. Parking is a bit tight, but you can park across Espina. Come a bit early or you will have to wait for 10 minutes or so. It... More 

Thank TheFinanceProfessor
Dallas, Texas
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Mexican food was very good. The location is not overly large, but the service was good and we were able to get a large party in and out in a timely manner on a Saturday evening. The nachos are good (and huge) and the rolled tacos are also good.

Thank Brad L
New Mexico
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172 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This was a really great place to eat. Recently they hired new staff and the service is not as good as it had been in the past. I have been there several times and my order has come out incorrect quite a few times. They blamed it on the new kitchen staff. I was there this evening and was pleased... More 

Thank Madison8582
Columbus, Ohio
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

In my opinion, El Sombrero has always been one of the best Mexican restaurants in Las Cruces. This quaint and beautifully quirky casual roadside eatery serves up a fun dining atmosphere. The menu is diverse, delicious and priced well. The ambience is a perfect fit. Try their lunch and dinner specials or just go for it off the menu. For... More 

1 Thank Judah H
Elephant Butte, New Mexico
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61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I am writing this review as a complaint. My wife and I have eaten here numerous times after discovering it several months ago. The food is great, that is not the issue. They have daily specials during the week and that is where the problem lies. We went there last Friday before 1 PM and both ordered their enchilada lunch... More 

2 Thank jarbra15
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Best chicken fajitas around! The complimentary salsa along with the fresh chips to start you out with are amazing! Not too hot 🔥 But it has a nice little kick to it. For a Mexican restraunt there is really nothing in this place you could go wrong with. Amazing food and great staff.

Thank Anita M
Anaheim, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

7 min drive from our hotel. Ordered a #1 combo - gordita, taquito, green enchilada. Enchilada was bomb! The gordita was super yummy but I didn't care for the ground beef although that seems to be the norm for the southwest.

Thank priscilla o
Northern IL
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Food here is plentiful and tasty. Waitstaff is efficient and willing to answer questions at any time - check out their wine sangria and don't miss their enchiladas!

Thank happyegghead

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 363 S Espina St, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3222
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Las Cruces
  • Phone Number: 575-524-9911

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