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El Sombrero

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210 Mesquite, Socorro, NM 87801-3700
+1 505-835-3945
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good25%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
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“enchiladas” (10 reviews)
“chicken” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
210 Mesquite, Socorro, NM 87801-3700
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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

I ate at El Sombrero after reading reviews, trying to figure out where to grab a decent bite while driving between Albuquerque and Las Cruces. From the outside it doesn’t look like much, but those are sometimes the best places. Staff was friendly, but stretched...More

Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

To be honest, the meal that I had was like ok but no that ok. The chips with salsa were great in flavor but not my main meal. The place is very nice, with a touch like a old Mexican tavern with details like chairs...More

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Reviewed March 28, 2018

We were traveling through Socorro and decided to have dinner at El Sombrero. The rear patio was bright and cheerful but the food was just average. My chile relleno was rather bland and didn't contain much cheese and my husband's burrito should have had spinach...More

Thank lizlubee
Reviewed February 24, 2018

The food quantity was huge but the taste was not typical New Mexican, especially the chili relleno's. The tamale was all dough and no meat. The service was slow. The cashier was coughing nearly continuously. The flavors were lacking compared to most restaurants in Las...More

Thank Pat W
Reviewed January 31, 2018

Frank and Lupe's El Sombrero is a pleasant, well-lit, cheerful Mexican restaurant on the east side of I-25 in Socorro. It's easily accessible via an overpass at the north end of Socorro's main drag, California Avenue. The service is pleasant, the food is good, and...More

Thank Pomatomus1
Reviewed January 8, 2018

Great atmosphere with a very complete menu. I think they specialize in mexican food and everything we tried was great. We found it a little hard to get to the first time but worth it.

Thank wpohley
Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

We arrived around 6:00 pm and it was not that busy. We ordered shortly after we arrived but food was slow to arrive. The waitress was new and did not receive much help in waiting on customers from owners. Most of the orders came out...More

Thank photojohn
Reviewed December 6, 2017

Just finished lunch with friends. They had a buffet available (every Wednesday, I think), not really my thing so I ordered off menu. Server brought our drinks quickly and took our orders. Food arrived about 10 minutes after we ordered. Restaurant was busy. All in...More

Thank Michael V
Reviewed December 1, 2017

Had dinner there one night while in Socorro, NM. I had "Frank's Enchilada Plate with chicken." The enchiladas are made with handmade tortillas are truly delicious. Soapilla's with honey were included with the meal. The service was fast and the server was sweet and very...More

Thank Julia B
Reviewed November 25, 2017

Frank and Lupes El Sombero is consistently the best. We loved this restaurant when we last visited 10 years ago and it lived up to that memory. I had the combination plate with chile rellano and DH had the chile rellanos plate. Super tasty. Great...More

Thank Sally A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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: 210 Mesquite, Socorro, NM 87801-3700
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Socorro
  • Phone Number: +1 505-835-3945
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