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El Sombrero

#217 of 1,912 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
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Corniche Road | Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi 640, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 697 0238
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18:00 - 00:30
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i stepped in the restaurant without a reservation since it wasnt planned. They have a set menu on fridays and when we asked staff were helpful with vegeterian options. they also had unlimited yummy margaritas and it was an amazing night to spend

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Thank jessicaalain
Miami, Florida, United States
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed el Sombrero during our Sheraton stay. The children received a nice goody bag. The favorite was the lime soup.

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Thank Jenny P
New York
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place used to be AMAZING! It was delicious and my favorite spot. It completely went down the drain. I went for Friday brunch and now they just bring you random plates of food. When you ask for certain things they get super annoyed or ignore you. They will bring you plates of things that no one even wants or... More 

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Thank Kara F
ManagerSheratonAUH, General Manager at El Sombrero, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. It is always hard to see a regular guest being disappointed with his experience. I am sorry to hear that we failed to satisfy your expectations on this particular occasion considering the fact that El Sombrero used to be your favorite place in a recent past. El Sombrero on Fridays offers a great... More 

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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I use to love this place, it was by far my favorite place in Abu Dhabi but the place has completely gone down hill. I went there for the Friday night brunch with about 20 people for a birthday celebration. Before they offered a menu for brunch but still had so many option but now they just brought a fish... More 

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Thank Chrissy V
ManagerSheratonAUH, General Manager at El Sombrero, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your review. Needless to say, I was very disappointed to read the comments about your recent experience in El Sombrero. Especially since you mention that you have been a regular customer. I have addressed your concerns with the team in great details to try and understand what may have happened and I am sorry... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We've been craving for mexican food for few days already, so we have decided to try El Sombrero restaurant in a not so busy day. As soon as we arrived, a warm smile welcomed us by their accommodating staff , and a special mention to Mr. Eric Galban. All throughout our stay, he was so attentive and polite and not... More 

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2 Thank kitotsky
Doha, Qatar
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317 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a great restaurant with a fantastic band and wonderful food and service - great Margaritas and everything you would expect from a good restaurant that knows what they are doing.

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2 Thank Peteski2016
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We planned to go out for brunch and we found the perfect spot. We were a little skeptical about it after reading some mixed reviews but it's the only place that does evening brunch, so we gave it a try. There is a trio of Latin-american musicians that played during the evening making the place fun. It is not a... More 

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2 Thank LordTripper
Surrey
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We have come here many times and while the margaritas are good, no amount of them can disguise the fact that the food is below average. Service has always been good and atmosphere and live music also good, if a touch dominating for a room as small as this one is. Still, it tries it's best. But tonight the food... More 

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Thank Mabel_Gripper
ManagerSheratonAUH, General Manager at El Sombrero, responded to this review

Dear Mabel, Thank you for sharing your feedback. It is very disappointing to hear that you did not enjoy your most recent visit to El Sombrero as much as your previous ones. I immediately reviewed the details of your dinner with the restaurant manager and chefs in order to see why we failed to satisfy you this time. I am... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I have been to sombrero several times with colleagues from work. They have an evening brunch on Friday with great drinks and plenty of beer. You can also have unlimited TexMex food there. IF you are planning to get a large group, make sure to callin advance to make sure to get a table. Weekdays are a little quieter but... More 

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2 Thank Steve M
ManagerSheratonAUH, General Manager at El Sombrero, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to share your impression of our Mexican restaurant. I am happy to hear that you and your colleagues had a pleasant experience while enjoying El Sombrero’s unlimited food feast. We are very proud that this venue has been one of Abu Dhabi’s “hot spots” for many years now with plenty of regular guests,... More 

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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I planned a birthday surprise for my partner last month 22nd of January, I chose to book in Sheraton Abu Dhabi Corniche from 21st to 23rd. I was planning to have a reservation in a nice restaurant January 21st in the evening so I can greet him at exactly 12am the 22nd. So I checked all the resto nearby, I... More 

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Thank Dyoi S
ManagerSheratonAUH, General Manager at El Sombrero, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your comments on TripAdvisor. I am extremely disappointed to read about your experience at El Sombrero. I can see that you put a lot of effort and thought into arranging this surprise. I completely understand that for such a special occasion you wanted to make sure that everything was perfectly handled and I am... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$70
Cuisine
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 00:30
Monday
18:00 - 00:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 00:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 00:30
Thursday
18:00 - 00:30
Friday
18:00 - 00:30
Saturday
18:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corniche Road | Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi 640, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 697 0238
Description
Spice up your nights with great Mexican food and lively South American music. Serving the authentic flavours of Mexico such as fajitas, chimichangas, tacos and enchiladas, El Sombrero is a firm favourite amongst Abu Dhabi's residents. Live entertainment: Sun - Fri. Happy hour: 6pm - 8pm, Mon - Wed.

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