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El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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4 West Oak Street, Walla Walla, WA 99362
+1 509-522-4984
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Walla Walla, Washington
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've lived and eaten Mexican food in Mexico, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California .... This place is the best. Try the Carne Asada with a margarita, of course. If you want to take eating to another tasty level, have another meal at the La Manarca taco truck on Rose St.

Thank skippernichols
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Eaten here many times. Food is always good. Salsa seems to depend on the cook prepping it. Sometimes its very spicy and sometimes quite mild.

Thank Melva H
Fullerton, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were traveling on Highway 12 to visit relatives, and it was past 7:30 when we decided that we should stop for some dinner in Walla Walla. We pulled off at the downtown exit and almost immediately passed El Sombrero. When we walked in, we were impressed with both the decor and the prompt service. I ordered the arroz con... More 

1 Thank Linda O
Bellingham, Washington
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92 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

First time visit for us. They had standard Mexican fare and some specials. Food came out pretty quickly and was hot, which we appreciated. Food was pretty good. Would have rated them a little higher but one member of our party got nausea and abdominal cramps that night.

Thank Bellinghamster64
Fall City, Washington
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Typical Mexican restaurant. This si a fst food place. Food quality Ok, nothing special. Big portons, little taste, would not go back

Thank FallCityGuy
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Always great food and great service. The atmosphere is very good. They welcome you as soon as you walk through the door. Very unique in side. If in stop and see for yourself

Thank Carol J S
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106 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Seems a bit overpriced compared to other Mexican restaurants in area. Excellent service. I like that they leave a pitcher of ice water at table. Kind of disappointed by deep fried ice cream dessert.

Thank pityfullbird
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Great drinks an great food. Has been a family favorite for a long time. If you want good authentic Mexican food this is the place for you. My favorite would be the chicken molle i belive is how its spelled. While your there try there margaritas strawberry yum yum!!!

Thank Cassierensland
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We come here all the time! I get the fajitas. Love the chips and salsa and the nachos! My kids always ask to come here.

Thank Sarah R
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Maybe I'm just easily impressed but I was surprised that after finally thinking to review this restaurant the existing reviews all seemed fairly average. I've probably eaten here a dozen or more times over the past 3-4 years when I'm in the area for work related reasons ... it's one of my favorite Mexican restaurants anywhere. I will confess that... More 

Thank John H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 West Oak Street, Walla Walla, WA 99362
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Walla Walla
  • Phone Number: +1 509-522-4984

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