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El Sombrero

#153 of 1,861 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
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$$ - $$$
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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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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a very tasty meal of a mixed sharing starter , 2 x fajita mains and 2 beers and the cost was £73 . I thought this very expensive for something that back home would have cost half that. The food was good and the staff great. Would I recommend this place for the food, yes ! Would I... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went recently and found the food lukewarm and the service poor. When I commented to the duty manager, he was clearly not bothered. This is a shame as the band is good and the menu very appealing.

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Thank mgb1232016
ManagerSheratonAUH, General Manager at El Sombrero, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. I am sorry to read about your disappointing experience at El Sombrero. It is surprising that you found the service substandard as the restaurant’s staff are usually praised for their friendliness and efficiency. I would love to hear more about details of your experience – in order to make any... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was at El Sombrero restaurant in Sheraton Abu Dhabi with my family for dinner. its amazing Mexican food you can eat with nice environment. I love fajitas, tacos and enchiladas..

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Thank Ahmed1957
ManagerSheratonAUH, General Manager at El Sombrero, responded to this review

Dear Ahmed, I would like to thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor. It is wonderful to hear that you and your family enjoyed the dinner at El Sombrero. No doubt, this restaurant is a must-try for all Mexican food lovers in the UAE. A wide variety of authentic dishes is prepared under thorough supervision of our Mexican specialty... More 

surbiton
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How can we have such different experiences in such a short time. My husband lives round the corner from the Sheraton and we went over for a meal on a Thursday evening, we had great food and great service. We popped in a few days later and decided we would have the mixed Tacos with a bottle of Sol set... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor. I am sorry to hear that your experience at El Sombrero did not live up to the standard of your previous meal. I was surprised to read your comments as this is a very popular venue, appreciated by many residents, yet we seem to have failed to deliver on that... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been going to this restaurant since it opened over 20 years ago and sooooo sad to see it going downhill. Just feels like its now all about maximising profit rather than the dining experience - noticeably smaller and simpler dinner portions, arguably poorer quality ingredients and preparation skills, smaller jugs for the Margheritas... its all noticeable if you've been... More 

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Thank NeillH60
ManagerSheratonAUH, General Manager at El Sombrero, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I very much appreciate your feedback about El Sombrero restaurant. First hand customer comments are very important and allows us to improve on our offering. Of course, I am disappointed that you do not enjoy coming to El Sombrero as much as you used to. It is one of our most popular venue, praised regularly by both Abu... More 

Arnhem, The Netherlands
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food and service are perfect. Atmosphere also is perfect, partly due to life band. Overall, the amounts and quality of the food is the same as in Texas, California or Florida, too much to finish.

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Thank cyril17
ManagerSheratonAUH, General Manager at El Sombrero, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review El Sombrero, our Mexican restaurant. I am very happy that you spent a memorable night here enjoying Chef Lara’s Mexican specialties. Our live Latin trio is indeed the heart & soul of the restaurant – they create a lively atmosphere night after night. We hope that you will return to... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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122 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We were here for a Saturday afternoon cooking class which is held every fortnight. We had a fun time whilst cooking some delicious food. A great experience and value for money. The chef was patient and helpful. We'll definitely return 🌮👍

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Thank Adelaidian2014
ManagerSheratonAUH, General Manager at El Sombrero, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for visiting our cooking class. I am very happy to hear that you had such a great time! As we have just launched this new initiative, it is very helpful to receive feedback. Hosted by our native Italian & Mexican chefs, our cookery sessions will teach guests how to prepare authentic dishes. The classes... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We were two couples with three young children that attended El Sombrero for dinner. We went on a Thursday evening at 6pm for when the restaurant opens. With young kids this was an ideal time to come to the restaurant. The restaurant has Mexican decor, which is a fun change of scenery when in the Middle East. Three of us... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your El Sombrero experience with other TripAdvisor members. El Sombrero is indeed one of the most popular restaurants in this area of the city – offering a relaxed and fun experience matched by great Mexican food and drinks. Our Latin American band also offers live entertainment from 8pm onwards. They create a lively, upbeat... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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123 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Nice place for a dinner with fun. Nice bar for an aperitif listening to good live music. Good Mexican food. Don't expect too much conversation if you have a table too close to the band, but having said that, music is not disturbing at all. They take pauses between songs giving you plenty of time to eat, talk and have... More 

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Thank Massimo B
ManagerSheratonAUH, Director of Food & Beverage at El Sombrero, responded to this review

Dear Massimo, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our Mexican restaurant, El Sombrero. I am delighted to hear that you had a great evening out - our aim is to deliver tasty Mexican dishes and drinks in a lively and friendly atmosphere. I appreciate your comments as regards volume of the music – I will... More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

A great way to spend a Friday evening with friends. The Friday brunch has a good atmosphere with live music. The food is plentiful (if anything too much). They bring a selection of starters to share, followed by a selection of 3 main courses. You will not leave hungry!! Food pretty tasty, and washed down with free flowing margarita's and... More 

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Thank DMason42
ManagerSheratonAUH, Director of Food & Beverage at El Sombrero, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share a wonderful review about us on TripAdvisor. I was very pleased that you enjoyed the quality and variety of dishes available. Chef Froylan and the restaurant team greatly appreciate your kind words. We have just started a new taco promotion featuring a selection of 4 different tacos with a beverage... 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, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups
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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