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“Great Food, Good People”

El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #26 of 105 Restaurants in Lewiston
Cuisines: Mexican
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Lewiston, Idaho
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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“Great Food, Good People”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We have been eating at El Sombrero since 1997! But their new digs on Thain Road in Lewiston, ID is as fantastic as their food has always been. Great new decor (hand painted tiles throughout), polite staff, and good service provide the perfect background for great food--and lots of it! If you go home hungry, it's your own fault! Nice bar setting provides quick drop in spot to catch a game and visit with a friend. They have 3 locations in the Valley, but this one is our favorite! Even when they are ultra busy (you may need to park on East Bryden Avenue if lot is full), there is rarely a long wait time since the place is HUGE! Two opposable thumbs UP!

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great Cinco de Mayo Treat”
Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

I was a little afraid that service would suffer on cinco de mayo but I couldn't have been more wrong! Everything was excellent!! I had the bacon wrapped shrimp cammarones & margheritas!! Our server was very friendly and attentive. Great food!

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Idaho
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“Valentine's Dinner”
Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

We had a nice dinner here on Feb. 15th. The food was great and the service is always good. We go here at least once a month and have never had a bad meal. Many choices on the menu. Flan for dessert is my wives favorite.

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Thank jphunting81
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Lewiston, ID
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fun place to have a nice evening”
Reviewed 9 November 2013

You can't help but have a good time at El Sombrero. The service staff is helpful, friendly and they work hard to make sure your visit is enjoyable. The decor is colorful, cheerful, and bright:)

  • Visited November 2013
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Lewiston, Idaho
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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“Service was disappointing.”
Reviewed 17 September 2013

My wife & I visited El Sombrero for dinner on Sunday evening, about 7:30. As we are "locals", we eat here fairly often without complaint. However, on this visit, our food was good as usual; it was the waitress who went MIA after the food was brought to our table. She never returned to check on us or to refill our water glasses. In fact, we waited about 5 minutes after we were finished ... she didn't even bring our check! We presented ourselves to the gal up front (who rang-up the carry out orders) to pay for our meal. Very sad.

  • Visited September 2013
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