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“Great New Mexican food”
Review of El Sombrero Cafe

El Sombrero Cafe
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Ranked #632 of 4,955 Restaurants in Las Vegas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Spanish
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch
Reviewed July 2, 2012

I've been going to this restaurant for over 20 years and the food is always great. My favorite is the chile verde - nice chunks of pork and green chiles served with fresh flour tortillas. Yum!!!

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Reviewed June 4, 2012

This is by far the best mexican food in the Vegas area. The location and exterior may scare some people away and those who do miss out big time! The Cheese Enchildas are to die for.
We always take the out of town relatives and friends to this place and they've all enjoyed the food.

In two words...

GOOD STUFF !!

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Reviewed March 12, 2012

The El Sombrero is the oldest Mexican restaurant in Las Vegas. It's a bit small but that's what makes this restaurant special. Their food tastes just like my grandma used to make.

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Reviewed December 17, 2011

An old showbiz friend introduced me to El Sombrero. He said it was the best Chili Verde in town. I have to agree. Two days later, I went back for lunch. I tried their Albondigas Soup. WOW!! It was packed with small meatballs that were delicioso. Teresa explained the process and the reason they are so good. She bakes them in a special oil and secret herbs before putting them into the soup. I am going back to try something else. They were voted "Best Mexican Restaurant" for several years in the RJ newspaper poll. It's a small place in downtown Las Vegas. Seats 50-60. They have a small parking lot. It's an old place. Rest room was clean. Walls have autographed pictures of acts from bygone Las Vegas entertainers.

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Reviewed May 5, 2010

The beans are definitely from a can and the rice is not Spanish rice - try Rice-A-Roni! I was embarrassed that I selected this place and introduced a co-worker to it on Cinco de Mayo (today). The kitchen is very slow and the prices are ridiculous. They charge $10 for a modest sized combination “lunch” plate and Mexican food costs very little to make. The menu even says, "one serving of chips per table." The chips are cold and stale, so they don’t really need to put that on their menu. Also, one of the ladies that was cleaning the tables would periodically go and fill the chip bowls using her bare ungloved hands. Don't eat here. Try Dona Maria's downtown or La Cabana on MLK Blvd. Even a chain restaurant like Garduno's or Macayo's would be a far better value.

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