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El Sombrero Restaurant

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527 Bridge St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5337
+1 616-451-4290
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11:00 - 23:00
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

I often walk the 3 blocks from my office to pick up lunch at the place known affectionately as "The Hat". I usually get the chicken taco salad. It has a layer of warm spicy sauced chicken, a layer of cheese and a topping of crisp fresh lettuce with tomatoes, black olives and onions. The hot salsa sends it over... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

Dropped by here after a dissatisfying experience at a nearby bar/restaurant. The counter gal was less than hospitable. Ooh, tamales! She mumbled something. Pardon me? No chicken tamales? No tamales at all. I asked for a description of the "chips and cheese." It sounded pretty good, so I requested it, with chicken. She offered no "it'll be a few minutes"... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

This place was ok. Their salsa that comes with the meal (even on takeout) was pretty spicy. I had the spinach burrito and it was pretty good. I did appreciate that they were open late.

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Thank Doria S
Cedar Springs, Michigan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2015

My son’s organization had a fundraiser through El Sombrero Restaurant and one of the wet burritos that were bought had a pen in it. When I called the owner and explained what had happened his words were “I’m sorry but things happen”. I paused and said “and”? He said that he would refund the money for that burrito and that... More 

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Wyoming, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

This location is a staple in Grand Rapids, Michigan Area, Tamales are a good choice, pork or chicken either one is tasty, I go for Taco's on a corn shell, flour is a good back up, the enchilada sauce is great tasting for the wet burrito and enchiladas as well. Hot sauce has good flavor but order the hot veggies... More 

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Thank John M
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2013

I have been ordering the Dry Bubba ( Dry Burrito) for the past 5 years every month and every time it tastes amazing. The beans taste amazing which makes the burrito so much better! The customer service is great and fast. They also have take out, but I usually eat inside. They have a great environment and have a billboard... More 

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Belmont, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2012

My husband/I have been eating here for almost 40 years. Only once did I eat inside - this is our standard "after work, pick up takeout food" place. There is nothing gross about it. I have a very picky stomach and this is one of the only places I can order mexican and feel good afterward. The meat is nicely... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2008

Gross.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2008

Get the #3.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2008

They have good wet burritos.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 527 Bridge St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5337
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-451-4290

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