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El Sombrero Patio Cafe

) #18 of 285 Restaurants in Las Cruces $$ - $$$ Mexican,
363 S Espina St, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3222
+1 575-524-9911
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (36 reviews)
“chilli” (30 reviews)
“gorditas” (8 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
363 S Espina St, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3222
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not knowing the town and driving around looking for some place where the local eat, we stumbled upon the El Sombrero. What a find. Friendly staff, great food and packed if locals. I can see why they having been in business since 1956. We had...More

Thank Todd787
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a given, we will return! We enjoy this restaurant and is one of our favorite mexican restaurants. The salsa is spicey but very flavorful. You can taste the roasted chile. I had the combo 3 and it was very good. My wife enjoyed her...More

Thank Julian S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We take our friends to fancier places in town and they all want to go back to "The Hat". Great food and excellent service. It's usually busy at mealtime, but the wait is never too long. Try the Sombrero Tacos or Rainbow Enchiladas!

Thank laurence351
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

El Sombrero is great! Their salsa is delicious, good enchilada sauce, yummy sopapillas! Be sure to check their business hours before going - we tried to go when they were closing so came back the following evening. So glad we did!

Thank Morgan0711
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service are always good. My only complaint is the tea tastes like old tea machine that hasn't been cleaned... get that fixed and it will be down right perfect ;)

Thank Cearaangel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this place! I love mexican food and have tried many places in Las Cruces. I love these enchiladas and green sauce here! My husband is a huge fan of the gorditas. We usually come once or twice a month! Very good!

Thank Katykate4
Reviewed 9 May 2017

A local place and we eat here often. Salsa is great! All the plates are great. Never had a bad meal here. Afternoons are usually busy. Noise level ok.

Thank Madison8582
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Visited 4-22-17. Food was decent, plenty of it, chips were 'eh' nothing special....but the salsa was the best! In fact, we had a special order to go of nothing but salsa. I ordered the flautas and they were cooked ok. the flower tortillas were very...More

Thank Terry P
Reviewed 25 April 2017

I always make a point to eat here when in town. The chips & salsa are really good, as are the burgers. Never had anything I didn't like. Plus they have outdoor seating. They get busy, so get there early!

Thank ESMBarrett
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Excellent out of the way Mexican Cantina. A great patio, good food, good service, easy on the wallet and a fine place to dine after you've spent the day doing "touristy" things. A diverse menu and plenty of libations for everyone. Recommend the patio.

Thank gkeager
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 363 S Espina St, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3222
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Las Cruces
  • Phone Number: +1 575-524-9911
  • E-mail
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