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El Sombrero

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1330 10th Street East, Palmetto, FL 34221
+1 941-729-0700
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Brooklyn, NY
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place nice atmosphere food is good and the Taco Tuesday special is very affordable Service good but it is crowded in tuesday

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Thank Charles W
Sun City Center, Florida
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280 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group of 12 and we had a great time....$1 taco night. Most ordered 4 tacos, choice of hard or soft shell. Also, $2 margaritas are pretty good.....considering! Not sure about the plastic cup....could do something nicer about that. I tried a soft chicken taco and it was good. We shared a shrimp fajita (tried to find something... More 

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Thank Steve B
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is authentic and the drinks are good. Colorful furniture and paintings make for a nice atmosphere. No smoking allowed...which is good!

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1 Thank Derryl O
Parrish, Florida
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396 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 344 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a booth for 2 (with a flat screen tv inside the booth!) on Christmas Eve at El Sombrero around 4:30 or 5 p.m. We went early because we expected a crowd, but it appeared they had a special planned on Christmas Day. We were seated by Jose and he was our server during the meal. We liked the... More 

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1 Thank JeffnEdie
Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to this place once before and it was good- that's why 2 stars instead of 1. This time the salsa was sour. You could smell it, either vinegar or spoiled. If the salsa is bad, not sure how the rest of the food could be fresh. We left and will not return.

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Thank AndreaK99
Savannah, Georgia
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

I have probably sent over a hundred people to feast at this once outstanding restaurant. But, no more! We have been there twice in the last six weeks and were disappointed with the food and service. A once terrific fajita salad is now mediocre and a once outstanding burrito dinner is now less than satisfactory. It hurts to write this... More 

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Thank captainbeach777
Bradenton, Florida
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Back down for the winter, stopped in this week for lunch. Seats in booths are now worn and torn. Overall condition (cleanliness) needs improvement. Ate here last year 3 times. Very nice, then. Only had 2 servers this time, slower service. Food for both of us, was just barely warm, no flavor,just bland. Good salsa dip.

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Thank William B
Savannah, Georgia
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We have been coming to this restaurant for several years now and it has become our go to Mexican fare. We have never had dinner here where the food was not excellent. I order almost every time the fajita salad while my wife switches between the burritos, tacos and enchiladas. The fried ice cream is the best we have ever... More 

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Florida
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Good prices, good atmosphere inside, good service, good food. Tuesday $1. Tacos, chicken or beef. $2. Margaritas

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Thank Doreen V
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Good food, large portions and great prices. Nice atmosphere, And very good service. Will eat there again!

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Thank Sharon S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1330 10th Street East, Palmetto, FL 34221
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
  • Phone Number: +1 941-729-0700

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