El Sombrero Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 1100 S Elmhurst Rd

    Mt Prospect, IL 60056

    Map & Directions
  • 847-364-0030

About El Sombrero Restaurant

Hours
Mon. - Tue. 11am - 8:30pm;Wed. - Fri. 11am - 9:30pm;Sat. - Sun. 12am - 1am

Food

Food
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I went there last month and the food, drinks and service was GREAT! The chips are super thin and yummy. One of the girls I was with has Celiac and they were very accommodating. Our waitress Sue was outstanding. I will be back and now that it is warm the outside patio will be great,

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I went there last month and the food, drinks and service was GREAT! The chips are super thin and yummy. One of the girls I was with has Celiac and they were very accommodating. Our waitress Sue was outstanding. I will be back and now that it is warm the outside patio will be great,

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I agree, this is not exactly "authentic" Mexican food, but tasty nonetheless. I enjoy the atmosphere, the friendliness of the waitstaff, and the variety in the menu. If you're looking for "authentic" then go to Mexico. If you're looking for just plain good food, go to El Sombrero. My favorites are the tortilla soup - it's spiced just right with shredded turkey, fresh avocado, and melted cheese on top. The Steak ala Tampiquena (strip steak), is tasty and comes with a rich cheesey enchilada. The burrito is as big as your head and is covered with sauce and cheese. Good, simple food at its finest. Thanks, El Sombrero, for a great local place where everyone can feel comfortable!

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★★★★☆

I agree, this is not exactly "authentic" Mexican food, but tasty nonetheless. I enjoy the atmosphere, the friendliness of the waitstaff, and the variety in the menu. If you're looking for "authentic" then go to Mexico. If you're looking for just plain good food, go to El Sombrero. My favorites are the tortilla soup - it's spiced just right with shredded turkey, fresh avocado, and melted cheese on top. The Steak ala Tampiquena (strip steak), is tasty and comes with a rich cheesey enchilada. The burrito is as big as your head and is covered with sauce and cheese. Good, simple food at its finest. Thanks, El Sombrero, for a great local place where everyone can feel comfortable!

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THIS IS NOT AN AUTHENTIC MEXICAN RESTAURANT!!!!!!!!! The worst "Mexican" food ive ever had. i am ashamed as a Mexican that i even ate at this place. it is absurd that this place even calls itself "el sombrero." taco bell is more authentic and Mexican. if you are looking for Mexican food do not eat here, i repeat, do not eat here. unless you are not Mexican and dont know any better, but know that any place that puts cheddar cheese on beans and calls itself "el sombrero," is not a real Mexican restaurant. there are a lot of true Mexican restaurants in the Chicagoland area. please take the time to find these places because "el sombrero" is a disgrace to the Mexican and Latin American community and no one should have to suffer what my wife and i did last night. HINT: if you go about a mile south on elmhurst youll find a place on your left called "los amigos" (authentic) and if you go west on golf from elmhurst about a mile youll find on your right "las islas marias" (also authentic and cleaner than los amigos, you might actually want to sit down, may be a bit more expensive, but worth it).

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THIS IS NOT AN AUTHENTIC MEXICAN RESTAURANT!!!!!!!!! The worst "Mexican" food ive ever had. i am ashamed as a Mexican that i even ate at this place. it is absurd that this place even calls itself "el sombrero." taco bell is more authentic and Mexican. if you are looking for Mexican food do not eat here, i repeat, do not eat here. unless you are not Mexican and dont know any better, but know that any place that puts cheddar cheese on beans and calls itself "el sombrero," is not a real Mexican restaurant. there are a lot of true Mexican restaurants in the Chicagoland area. please take the time to find these places because "el sombrero" is a disgrace to the Mexican and Latin American community and no one should have to suffer what my wife and i did last night. HINT: if you go about a mile south on elmhurst youll find a place on your left called "los amigos" (authentic) and if you go west on golf from elmhurst about a mile youll find on your right "las islas marias" (also authentic and cleaner than los amigos, you might actually want to sit down, may be a bit more expensive, but worth it).

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I had the spicy-pork burrito, and it was very tasty, and just the right size. The chips and salsa that came free were pretty good, too.

Not a beautiful place (formica, etc.). But find for a quick lunch.

4
★★★★☆

I had the spicy-pork burrito, and it was very tasty, and just the right size. The chips and salsa that came free were pretty good, too.

Not a beautiful place (formica, etc.). But find for a quick lunch.

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El Sombrero has the best taco salad around! They give you the perfect amount of everything and you can even get shredded turkey and black beans for no added charge! Go there and try it now!

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★★★★☆

El Sombrero has the best taco salad around! They give you the perfect amount of everything and you can even get shredded turkey and black beans for no added charge! Go there and try it now!

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I've been dining here for many years, and the food is wonderful! Fantastic fajitas, nachos, steaks, and margaritas! Bartender Tom is skilled and personable. Servers Mario and Emily are knowledgeable and attentive. We always feel like family when we eat there. During January and February they roll back the menu prices like 25 years to what they were when they opened, so you can get a beautiful skirt steak dinner with rice and beans and enchilada for 7 bucks, when it's normally like 16 or something. It's a hell of a deal, and it packs the place, so expect a bit of a wait, but that's where Tom and his margaritas come in! They throw one hell of a Cinco De Mayo block party weekend too! Great beer barden in the summer too! I highly recomend "The Hat", as the regulars affectionatly refer to it.

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★★★★★

I've been dining here for many years, and the food is wonderful! Fantastic fajitas, nachos, steaks, and margaritas! Bartender Tom is skilled and personable. Servers Mario and Emily are knowledgeable and attentive. We always feel like family when we eat there. During January and February they roll back the menu prices like 25 years to what they were when they opened, so you can get a beautiful skirt steak dinner with rice and beans and enchilada for 7 bucks, when it's normally like 16 or something. It's a hell of a deal, and it packs the place, so expect a bit of a wait, but that's where Tom and his margaritas come in! They throw one hell of a Cinco De Mayo block party weekend too! Great beer barden in the summer too! I highly recomend "The Hat", as the regulars affectionatly refer to it.

Pros: great margaritas, awesome staff, fun atmosphere with mariaches

Cons: none that I am aware of

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This is one of those places that a bunch of us will get together and meet at just to have a good time and catch up. The food is great, the atmosphere a lot of fun, the margarita's, ooooo so good, and during the summer when its nice outside you can sit out on the patio to eat!

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★★★★☆

This is one of those places that a bunch of us will get together and meet at just to have a good time and catch up. The food is great, the atmosphere a lot of fun, the margarita's, ooooo so good, and during the summer when its nice outside you can sit out on the patio to eat!

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