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“Good location, not bad but not great either!”
Review of Mi Sombrero

Mi Sombrero
Ranked #109 of 885 Restaurants in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 1 April 2014

We ate here for dinner on Friday 28th March, and overall had a pleasant evening.

Food-wise, the starter of stuffed peppers was really tasty and enjoyed by us both. Not the best quality beef mince inside (rather fatty), but tasty not the less.

For our mains, we ordered the beef burrito and chicken enchilada.
Neither were remotely 'traditional' (if memory serves correctly, they claimed to be so on the menu).
The burrito had been baked in the oven and cheese melted on top (as an enchilada should be!). In addition, the rice etc was outside the burrito. More a beef wrap than a burrito! Not traditional in terms of any other 'Mexican' restaurant anywhere else in the world we've ever been to.

With the enchilada, there was no cheese on the outside, it had not been baked in the oven, and there was some dodgy creamy sauce on top - not quite sour cream, not quite a sauce. Not as described on the menu!

I'm open to trying new things, and generally enjoy when restaurants serve their own interpretation of a popular dish - however, the mains just didn't seem quite right. Neither myself nor my partner particularly enjoyed our main course.

The service was OK, the staff were rather interested in talking to one another and we had a lengthy wait for the plates to be cleared and the bill brought to us. When the staff did interact, however, they were polite and helpful, however - so no big issue.

Despite the main courses not being brilliant, they weren't bad and the starter was enjoyable. Gievn the good location and wide choice of dishes on the menu, we may visit when next in Albufeira and sample something else on the menu.

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1  Thank HughJars85
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

This place is next to the Indian we were on our way to one night and decided to make a mental note to visit at some point before we went home. it looks lovely on the outside the decor is modern and we sat outside because it was too hot inside. We had nachos and onion rings to start which were nice, along with sangria which was lovely. the main was disappointing, not a lot of flavour but it was cheap and edible, and i was starving so it didn't much matter. My boyfriend isn't fussy but he wasnt best pleased, his looked awful and he didnt enjoy it at all. View was a major plus, looked over the beach and we went around sundown which was beautiful!!! Wouldn't go back again though- staff not very attentative and one waiter was quite rude also.

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1  Thank AshleighT101
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Reviewed 4 November 2013 via mobile

Amazing food and amazing staff.
Chicken fajitas were full of taste and flavour.

Great customer service and I would defiantly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Patrick W
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

We went twice in a week & would go again , busy place most tables taken inside & with an upper floor also as overflow. Sat outside both times but there a few stray dogs and cats nearby which was offputting. Food was tasty & a good menu with a few veggie options available , service ok but not wow.

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Thank Nicko24
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

ive never had a mexican meal so was a bit dubious. omg it was amazing. for starters we had onion rings, amazing garlic bread, potato skins, tortillas and natchos. mains were fajitas steak and mixed grill on the huge skewer. excellent restaurant and will be back again next year

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Thank lbgreen
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