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El Sombrero Cafe

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9302 Highway 6, Hitchcock, TX 77563-4555
+1 409-986-5965
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I have been eating here for almost 40 years. When I was a kid, I would eat the hamburger (which is still very good, by the way) or the fried fish dinner. As I got smarter and began liking Mexican Food, I switched to the Mexican Dinner or the El Sombrero Special. Mmmmmmm! My mouth is watering just thinking about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Three of us went for Friday dinner. There was no wait though the parking lot appeared full. We all had been there many times before and this time was no different than the others. The food was good. The chips and salsa are exceptionally tasty. We all ordered different dishes and all were very pleased. The queso was the only... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

If you ever want to be completely ripped off by a crappy restaurant, we highly recommend El Sombrero in Hitchcock. Sam and Kris were offered fajita chicken with their $9.95 dinner. After getting our check we found that their upcharge for a fajita meat was $10. I can't make this up. The plate went from $9.95 to $19.95 (not stated... More 

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Houston, Texas
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here for 35 years. Best place on south Hwy 6! The ranchero enchiladas, tacos, tostados and cheeseburgers (yes cheeseburgers) are the best. I personally don't like for their regular enchilada sauce but love the ranchero sauce. I eat lots of Mexican food and the Spanish rice is still the best anywhere around. Whenever I'm close to Hitchcock/Santa... More 

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Thank Emily D
Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Have eaten here several times, and the food is always good. Enchilada sauce is different with a smoky (maybe cumin) flavor. Taco salad was more than I could eat. They put two complimentary sauces on the table for chips - one red, one green. The green sauce is excellent, but inconsistent. One visit it is mild; the next it is... More 

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Alvin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2011

Secret recipe...they wouldn't give it to me....so I have to go there time and again to ge my enchilada fix.....

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9302 Highway 6, Hitchcock, TX 77563-4555
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Hitchcock
  • Phone Number: +1 409-986-5965

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