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Sombrero Mexican Food

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11040 Rancho Carmel Dr, San Diego, CA 92128-4289
+1 858-451-3367
07:00 - 00:00
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Santa Monica, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 April 2017

This restaurant serves flavorful Mexican dishes that are very generous with their portions. My family ordered the breakfast burritos and plates and they were huge and delicious. Their salsa is rich in flavor and the food and tortillas are fresh and homemade tasting. A great little restaurant!

Thank 502irenen
Lehi, UT
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

OK, maybe my Spanish isn't correct, but the burrito was tasty :) I love carne odovada and their's was great. I am craving another as I am writing and thinking about it.

Thank Loren A
Tacoma, Washington, United States
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123 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Let's be real - this is a fast food place. But, they make a mean carne asada burrito for fast food. If you're looking for a quick bite that is flavorful, they have you covered.

Thank Sarah S
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Was really excited to visit here as a huge blink-182 fan. There are a couple photos of Mark and Tom from the 90's, however the famous mural in the bathroom has now been painted over, and the food was only average.

Thank Chris J
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We went out of our way to visit Sombreros for the Blink 182 mural only to find that the owners had the place remodeled in early July 2016. They took down everything Blink related. The food was great and it was cool to visit a place of Blink lore however the missing wall art really put a damper on my... More 

Thank Michael A
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75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Stopped in for take out, got a burrito with n onions and cane asada fries, Based on review below i thought it would be huge but it was pretty average and for the price I was a bit disappointed. The carne asada fries where ok after i added some salsa as the meat was quite dry.

Thank straker53
Lincoln, Nebraska
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354 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

We have eaten at a ton of Mexican Restaurants, because it is my husband's favorite type of food, but this is one of the best we have been too. The crunchy tacos and chips were incredible. Don't pass by Sombrero with stopping in.

Thank Buffy24
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015

Very conveniently located and within walking distance of the hotel. The food and service were very good.

Thank Mark S
Cancun, Mexico
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2014

We went here as part of our San Diego Blink 182 pilgrimage... Let me say it was myself and two high school buddies who used to jam "Josie" by Blink 182 24/7 back in the day so we were of course excited to say the least. Food (if you are Mexican) is not very good and the whole place smells... More 

Thank Cristian U
Denver , CO
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121 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2014

Sombrero has been around for a long time and they have multiple locations. This is more of a take out chain that offers seating inside. most of their business is take out. Their food is good, large servings, and consistent. I love their salsa bar. Especially their hot salsa and spicy carrots. My favorite meals are the Carne Asada quesadilla,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11040 Rancho Carmel Dr, San Diego, CA 92128-4289
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-451-3367

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