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El Sombrero

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1330 10th St E, Palmetto, FL 34221-4136
+1 941-729-0700
11:00 - 21:00
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Washington, DC
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After reading some reviews on this and other sites, I decided to give their Taco Tuesday a try. The $1 price for a Tuesday taco was an additional incentive. I dont know whether this was an "off night," an apprentice taco chef or whether previous reviewers have never tasted a good taco. Candidly, I have enjoyed far better tacos in... More 

Thank URKiddinMee
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good prices, friendly wait staff, good food! Margaritas are $2.50 all day every day. Best Mexican food I've had in this area.

Thank Mtstarnes
Granger, Indiana
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Tried again to go here because they are always offering discounts and specials to get people in the door. But this time just walked out and WILL NOT RETURN. Once you finally get seated you still wait to get any service. Only two other tables in the whole place but after two wait staff walking by twice I finally realized... More 

Thank Carol G
Parrish, Florida
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449 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 385 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Don't let the exterior of El Sombrero deter you from heading there ASAP! It is an incredible restaurant with nice servers and authentic Mexican Food - the best in the area! The night we were there, they had a buffet but I didn't see one person taking advantage of it. There is too much to enjoy on the extensive menu... More 

Thank JeffnEdie
Ellenton, Florida
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Went for the Thursday buffet & $2.50 margaritas. Good food & drinks. Was initially disappointed by only 7-8 selections at the buffet, then realized they keep coming out with new, different stuff every 10-15 minutes. Had my first Churro to top it off.

Thank billremer
Ellenton, Florida
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

The tacos were great for just a buck a piece and the margaritas were wonderful I will be returning. The servers were there to your table before even having to ask for them. The quality of the food and service is way beyond what you expect. It's a great place to have a nice taco Dinner with your family and... More 

Thank candacel999
Ruskin, Florida
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316 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the outside of the restaurant because the inside is awesome. Beautifully colored chairs and loads of decorations which give you a feel of being in Mexico. The restaurant is very large inside, which means it's also good for large groups. We showed up with 8 people on Valentines Day and although it was packed, they squeezed... More 

Thank Beth E
Hebron, Illinois
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

You can't judge a restaurant by its exterior. The bright, detailed painted booths, tables & chairs plus the mural painting on the ductwork all lend to a festive, cheerful dining atmosphere. The salsa contains cilantro (a favorite of mine!) & they serve a large portion of it plus their tortilla chips as you are seated. For those who don't like... More 

Thank cathyporter50
Barboursville, West Virginia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 January 2017

My wife and I visited El Sombrero's today for lunch. My golf friends recommended the place. It didn't disappoint. Great food, strong margaritas and cold draft beer.

Thank Rodney A
Brooklyn, NY
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Great place nice atmosphere food is good and the Taco Tuesday special is very affordable Service good but it is crowded in tuesday

Thank Charles W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1330 10th St E, Palmetto, FL 34221-4136
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
  • Phone Number: +1 941-729-0700

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