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El Sombrero Cafe

#671 of 3,844 Restaurants in Las Vegas
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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807 S Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89101-6424
+1 702-382-9234
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Las Vegas
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157 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Definitely a diamond in the rough! The place is very unassuming from the outside. Expecting the inside to be what a stereotypical Mexican Restaurant looks like, we were genuinely surprised that this place is not what it seems. The service was very good and the food was exceptionally prepared! A new go-to when we crave Mexican food! Two thumbs way... More 

Thank VegasMom777
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This is one of Vegas's best kept secrets. The enchiladas are very delicate with the old country flavor. The fajitas surf and turf are a blend of flavors like no other! This is a must visit for anybody that loves the south flavor.

Thank Dan H
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

My husband and I had been watching a documentary on youtube and happened to see this place on it. The following day we were walking around in the area when my husband decided he fancied some Mexican food; we looked on g-maps and a dot popped up with the nearest Mexican. We arrived to find the adorable blue building that... More 

Thank Annalise T
Las Vegas, Nevada
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Irma has taken an institution (albeit a somewhat run down one) and turned it into a charming bistro. The place is adorable, and the food delicious. Since I am vegan, there are limits as to what I can eat, but the chef, and Irma, always make sure I leave well satisfied. Great prices, great food, and charming.

2 Thank LucySLasVegas_NV
Florence, Italy
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Went on a Sunday for brunch looking for an authentic experience in Las Vegas. Left three hours later after having made new friends and totally in love with the place. Jose, Irma and James made our visit to El Sombrero one of the highlights of our trip. Food and tequila selection is out-of-this-world. Highly recommend you order the cinnamon-infused sangria... More 

1 Thank eernest21
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My colleague told me to check out El Sombrero because it "may be the best Mexican restaurant in Las Vegas" but after eating there I think he may have misspoke because this may be the best Mexican restaurant in the world. I've eaten Mexican food all over the USA, various countries in Europe, and, of course, Mexico. The ingredients here... More 

Thank Joseph M
Las Vegas, Nevada
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We were hangry looking for a quick stop before our show at the Smith Center when we saw the sign. Desperate for anything we decided to give it a go, we were pleasantly surprised! The place is small but super cute, that waiter was attentive and helpful and the food fantastic!!! I think the sangria I had was my all... More 

1 Thank Gina G
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

My partner and I had dinner twice at this hidden gem during our visit to Vegas. Both meals were delicious and we would highly recommend the bacon-wrapped shrimp, pot belly tacos and the homemade salsa! Shout out to José our waiter who provided us with great service!

1 Thank Ashleigh O
Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

second visit - was a bit disappointed and not wowed like the first - seems they are trying too hard to be nouvelle mexican and not honor the traditional menus

Thank tedc061
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Great food, service and margaritas. Small cute place. Reservations highly suggested. Hope to visit again. Thanks Jose and El Sombrero!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 807 S Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89101-6424
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Las Vegas
  • Phone Number: +1 702-382-9234

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