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El Sombrero

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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210 Mesquite, Socorro, NM 87801
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So-so food, with a limited and unimaginative menu that seems geared to the Interstate crowd. Unapologetically slow service.

Thank RanchoLagarto
Mountainair, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Poor service and very mediocre food, If you can wait to find another place do so, McDonalds would have been better and I can't say much for their food either.

1 Thank Ray T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Visited this place for the first time and was not impressed. Very few people came in during dinner time. Wait staff was a little slow and acted like this may be their first day on the job. Food was ok but nothing to write home about and was not real warm when served.

1 Thank Ivan J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Tricky spot to get to but once you've been you'll be back. Great atmosphere and very decent prices. Six adults and three kids not a problem. Spacious and if a little rowdy they can accommodate so as not to bother other patrons. We've been coming for years and the food and service always the best.

Thank McMyers
San Francisco, California
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Sopapillas - delicious, Frank's special - flat enchilada with a fried egg on top - yum; kid's meal taquito - my kid loved it, stuffed sopapilla - good. Very reasonably priced and you get a very generous serving.

Thank Michelle L
Charlottesville, Virginia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Delicious food (loved the enchiladas) and friendly, low-key atmosphere. Oh, and don't miss the sopaipillas - YUM!

Thank derekh739
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

It is tricky to find but worth the effort!! Admirable service from the wait staff-and outstanding shredded beef tacos. I appreciate a bargain-but these babies should be higher priced and they would still be a bargain!!!! The new owners have made a dramatic difference here. It had been a year since I ate here and had a terrible experience. Give... More 

Thank RR-Abq
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Stop here and eat. Service could be better, but the food was great. Don't let the atmosphere scare you (or lack of cars). I loved it and I'm picky about my Mexican food. Salsa was also great

Thank CR141141
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

The steak is really good with some tortillas and beans. Not the easiest place to get to but definitely worth the effort.

Thank Kristopher M
Dallas, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful restaurant but I was very unsatisfied with the food. There is many better choices in the area.

1 Thank John G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
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
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Socorro
  • Phone Number: 505-835-3945

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