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El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant

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151 Queen St, Southington, CT 06489-2050
+1 860-621-9474
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our extended family would go to El Sombrero for every birthday, anniversary, graduation etc for many years, and absolutely loved the atmosphere, wonderful food and top-notch cocktails. When it tragically, temporarily closed we were devastated. When it reopened as Eddie's Sombrero we eagerly went back, wanting to recapture our #1 fun spot. The usual staff was mostly gone (Gabby was... More 

Thank aj011508
Springfield, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This used to be our second home, then Eddie's uncle took over when Eddie passed away, and things have progressively gone downhill. Firstly, Gabby left, and he was a crucial element to this restaurant. Secondly, the food and bar service began to decline. Finally, Alex ...who put his soul into trying to make that place work...recently left (along with America,... More 

1 Thank dmlindstedt
Bristol, Connecticut
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424 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We went to El Sombrero for a birthday party and none of us were disappointed. The waitstaff was attentive and friendly and drinks were quickly served. `Endless delicious chip and salsa and ice tea. We chose the guacamole, which was made fresh at table with our own personal taste of spiciness. It was very good, but the volume was small.... More 

Thank jer b
Southington, Connecticut
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We went for dinner on Friday, August 12. Wow, has this place gone downhill. I really hate the walking musicians too. The chicken dish I had and my date had tasted the exact same - tasteless. I am not sure why their food quality has gone away but it truly has. I have been going here for the last 10... More 

Thank TheGreekInCT
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Even though we we went for a quick meal the server was no friendly at all. I asked a question about the menu bit the guy didn't Know so he didn't repond. The place was empty maybe because it was a weekday. Food and drinks were okay! The nachos were good though!

Thank veryberrypasley
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236 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 355 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

El Sombrero is not Eddie's Sombrero, but other than a name change, the location, menu, and majority of the staff seem the same. The drink menu and food options still offer variety. Drinks: APB (Acai/Pomegranate/Blueberry) Margarita, Hurricane Margarita (Wildberry and Mango Puree mixed with House Margarita). Simple, basic, pleasant. Chips and salsa for the table didn't last long. Entrees: 1.... More 

1 Thank radiowitch
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Went for early dinner got the appetizer sampler it was good but for 13$ could have been a little more. Taco salad with shredded beef and fajitas where very good. Service was a bit slow but overall everything was good. The house margaritas seemed to have been pre made like in one of those slushy type machines, it was a... More 

Thank Lndsray
Southington, Connecticut
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54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Having eaten true Mexican food, (or "Tex-Mex") I'm sorry, but this is "slop." Eddie (God rest his soul) was not Mexican, he was Puerto Rican. The food all tastes the same, and the "rolling" Mariachic's are more of a pain in the butt than anything else. Mexican food is SO easy to make. Look it up in the web, and... More 

1 Thank Jim K
Creve Coeur, Missouri
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Eddie Sombrero is what it is called now. I had Chicken Fajita was it was Delicious!!! I ended up getting more tortilla to take some home and it was delicious too as left overs. Very yummy!!

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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015

My family and I have been eating at El Sombrero since they first opened. We were sad to hear of the passing of Eddie, but happy that the restaurant would remain open. However, after eating there the other night we realized how much it has changed. The salsa, which was our favorite of any restaurant, now tasted like canned tomato... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 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: 151 Queen St, Southington, CT 06489-2050
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Southington
  • Phone Number: +1 860-621-9474

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