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“Super Margaritas Happy Hour!!!”
Review of El Sombrero

El Sombrero
Ranked #105 of 162 Restaurants in Jena
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Delivery
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery
Jena, Germany
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Super Margaritas Happy Hour!!!”
Reviewed February 18, 2014

Margaritas 2€. This is enough for me (and my friends) to spend really often a nice evening together at El Sombrero. The food may not be really 100% mexican, but it's good enough and at fair prices. My suggestions are some XXXL burgers, and the spare ribs (also all you can eat on mondays). Really nice personnel (except sometimes the guy i assume to be the boss).
If you plan to have dinner it's almost mandatory to have a reservation.

  • Visited February 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Jena, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great (modified) Mexican food!”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

I will admit that this is not at all authentic Mexican food but it is very well attempted and the best of the kind we get here in Jena. The place is quite tastefully ethnically decorated and the servers are very friendly. The food is nice and portions are generous for the price. It isn't exactly low priced but one wouldn't mind it. Although there seems to be a huge variety of food, options for vegetarians are limited to burritos and fajitas. The real crowd pullers are, however, the cocktail happy hours. A reservation is recommended. They also do home delivery.. Definitely worth a try!

  • Visited September 2013
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Geisenhausen, Germany
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Not Mexican and also not American!”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Soon after arriving in Jena, a Mexican friend went to El Sombrero, wondering if she could buy some ingredients for her home kitchen from the restaurant. "What are you talking about?" they asked her. "We don't actually buy any 'real' Mexican ingredients. We just buy in bulk from Chio."

I have since been to El Sombrero a few times. The menu features items I have never seen at Mexican restaurants in any other country on the planet, such as baked potatoes with chili (um, that's British). On my most recent visit, I decided to give one of their burgers a try, the barbecue burger. It was a dried-out, burnt hockey puck in the form of a burger, on an incredibly dry bun. It also included ingredients that no North American would ever put on a burger, such as fresh cucumbers. It also cost around €10. Even McDonald's makes a better burger for a fraction of the price.

Why is this restaurant getting any number of points at all from me? Three words: margarita happy hour. They aren't homemade margaritas; just the kind mixed together in a slushy/ icee machine, but for €1, it's hard to go wrong.

Visited March 2013
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