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El Sombrero

Lei 25, Leuven 3000, Belgium
+32 16 23 12 28
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good55%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible1%
28 Jul 2017
“Tasty food and smooth service”
9 Jan 2018
“We left because service was so slow”
Open Now
5:30 pm - 10:30 pmAll hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Lei 25, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

We have been here a couple of times and actually quite liked it. However our last visit a couple days ago was a huge disappointment. The place was quite calm but still it took the waiters a very long time to come take our order-...More

Thank Jana v
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Last weekend we went with friends to eat at El Sombrero. The ladies both ordered a dish with shrimps with rice. Those dishes were very nice! The men ordered combinacion Mexico. The taco, was half a taco and it was mushy. The quesadilla was nice,...More

Thank Tom V
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Food was tasty and the service smooth. The restaurant was pretty cosy although maybe a bit noisy. All in all, good value for money.

Thank DeJokke
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Best Mexican restaurant in Leuven. Often busy, so worth calling ahead to book. Lively atmosphere and great food. I've enjoyed every visit.

Thank Cruxy77
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Close to my apartment, I've been looking forward to coming to El Sombrero for ages. On the Lei, 3 minutes walk from the centre this place looks good. Walk in and it's busy with a buzz. It's a good start. It did take them ages...More

Thank RichSWinchester
Reviewed 18 August 2016

The place is nice and the food is good. But the service was too bad. We had to wait 45 minutes for the drinks and 60 for the food for a dinner of two.

Thank LinaGr
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Nice cosy restaurant. Excellent Mexican cocktails and food. Prima options for vegetarians. Price policy ok, but not cheap. Discount for students - not for professors ;)

Thank D W
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Absolutely recommend the flautas!! Cruncy tortillas, tangy salsa verde... what more do you want? I don't know, maybe a plate of tacos or enchilladas? Yeah, that hit the spot. Wash it down with an authentic Mexican Lemonade and hey presto; a great night out in...More

Thank Stijn E
Reviewed 11 January 2016

I am a great fan of Mexican food and tried almost each Mexican restaurant around Leuven. So far El Sombrero is the best. The interior is very colorful and neat. reservation is a must for dinners. Staff is friendly but service might be a bit...More

Thank T B
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

I have visited this restaurant numerous times over past few years. What strikes me is that it is always full of people. Leuven is known for large students population (they constitute majority of clients), but taking into account the prices (main dishes close to 20...More

Thank Globtrotuar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lei 25, Leuven 3000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Leuven
  • Phone Number: +32 16 23 12 28
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