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El Sombrero

££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern
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1330 10th Street East, Palmetto, FL 34221
+1 941-729-0700
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Ruskin, Florida
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305 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Sun City Center, Florida
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281 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We had a group of 12 and we had a great time....$1 taco night. Most ordered 4 tacos, choice of hard or soft shell. Also, $2 margaritas are pretty good.....considering! Not sure about the plastic cup....could do something nicer about that. I tried a soft chicken taco and it was good. We shared a shrimp fajita (tried to find something... More 

Thank Steve B
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The food is authentic and the drinks are good. Colorful furniture and paintings make for a nice atmosphere. No smoking allowed...which is good!

1 Thank Derryl O
Parrish, Florida
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412 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 367 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

We enjoyed a booth for 2 (with a flat screen tv inside the booth!) on Christmas Eve at El Sombrero around 4:30 or 5 p.m. We went early because we expected a crowd, but it appeared they had a special planned on Christmas Day. We were seated by Jose and he was our server during the meal. We liked the... More 

1 Thank JeffnEdie
Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We have been to this place once before and it was good- that's why 2 stars instead of 1. This time the salsa was sour. You could smell it, either vinegar or spoiled. If the salsa is bad, not sure how the rest of the food could be fresh. We left and will not return.

Thank AndreaK99
Savannah, Georgia
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I have probably sent over a hundred people to feast at this once outstanding restaurant. But, no more! We have been there twice in the last six weeks and were disappointed with the food and service. A once terrific fajita salad is now mediocre and a once outstanding burrito dinner is now less than satisfactory. It hurts to write this... More 

Thank captainbeach777
Bradenton, Florida
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Back down for the winter, stopped in this week for lunch. Seats in booths are now worn and torn. Overall condition (cleanliness) needs improvement. Ate here last year 3 times. Very nice, then. Only had 2 servers this time, slower service. Food for both of us, was just barely warm, no flavor,just bland. Good salsa dip.

Thank William B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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 Street East, Palmetto, FL 34221
  • 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?