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El Sombrero Patio Cafe

) #22 of 289 Restaurants in Las Cruces $$ - $$$ Mexican,
363 S Espina St, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3222
+1 575-524-9911
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (36 reviews)
“chilli” (30 reviews)
“gorditas” (8 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
363 S Espina St, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3222
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of the best Mexican food restaurants in town. The menu is extensive, the prices are reasonable, and service is very good.

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Las Cruces before continuing our drive to Roswell the following morning. We arrived early enough to have dinner in Las Cruces, and rather than dine at a chain restaurant, we searched for more local options. El Sombrero had good reviews, so we...More

1  Thank Mdgrl79
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered guacamole tostadas, an easy dish to prepare at most Mexican food restaurants. I was informed by JC the server, that would not be a problem. He DID NOT STATE THAT THERE WOULD BE AN EXTRA CHARGE. Specifically I asked for no chile in the...More

1  Thank LC1saavy1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place was very busy and crowded... A definite popular spot in town. The food is tasty and the drinks are cold. The service is a little slow as we did not get greeted by a sever right away after being seated, but once they...More

Thank Spencerfe
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Not knowing the town and driving around looking for some place where the local eat, we stumbled upon the El Sombrero. What a find. Friendly staff, great food and packed if locals. I can see why they having been in business since 1956. We had...More

Thank Todd787
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

It's a given, we will return! We enjoy this restaurant and is one of our favorite mexican restaurants. The salsa is spicey but very flavorful. You can taste the roasted chile. I had the combo 3 and it was very good. My wife enjoyed her...More

Thank Julian S
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We take our friends to fancier places in town and they all want to go back to "The Hat". Great food and excellent service. It's usually busy at mealtime, but the wait is never too long. Try the Sombrero Tacos or Rainbow Enchiladas!

1  Thank laurence351
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

El Sombrero is great! Their salsa is delicious, good enchilada sauce, yummy sopapillas! Be sure to check their business hours before going - we tried to go when they were closing so came back the following evening. So glad we did!

Thank Morgan0711
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Food and service are always good. My only complaint is the tea tastes like old tea machine that hasn't been cleaned... get that fixed and it will be down right perfect ;)

Thank Cearaangel
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Love this place! I love mexican food and have tried many places in Las Cruces. I love these enchiladas and green sauce here! My husband is a huge fan of the gorditas. We usually come once or twice a month! Very good!

Thank Katykate4
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 363 S Espina St, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3222
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Las Cruces
  • Phone Number: +1 575-524-9911
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