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El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #1,528 of 4,270 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: US$11 - US$11
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2013

We ordered food to go....just a tostado with extra rice on the side, but it was fast and very friendly service. The food tasted good and was plentiful and a great price. The staff had knowledge of what is gluten free as well.

Visited October 2013
Thank plain1s
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English first
Didsbury, Canada
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2013

Stop by randomly while staying overnight in Portland. We were blown away! Amazing service and delicious authentic mexican cuisine! Highly recommend it!!

Visited September 2013
Thank Bruce_Ma
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Tasty, authentic Mexican food”
Reviewed 12 August 2013

We were looking for a Mexican place near to the airport so we could have lunch between checking out of our hotel and catching our flight home. We decided to give El Sombrero a try and we were not disappointed! It was early afternoon (post-lunch time) and the place was practically empty. I think there were 2 other tables occupied when we arrived. Chips and salsa were delivered quickly (chips were nice and warm), drinks came fast, and once we finally decided on our food from the large menu, it came quickly too.

The fajitas were pretty good, the rice and beans were tasty, and the kids meals were large portions and to our daughters' liking. The prices were very reasonable (I believe we paid just $20 for the fajitas for 2, and we couldn't eat it all) and the portions generous. Our waitress (seemed like the proprietor, but I'm not 100% sure) spoke a great mix of English and Spanish, very easy to understand and friendly. Overall, it was a shot in the dark that totally paid off.

  • Visited August 2013
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Astoria OR
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good food with good service”
Reviewed 14 July 2013

We had errands to do in Portland before picking a visitor up from the airport. El Sombrero is only about 10 minutes away from the airport, so we decided to take a chance on fitting it into the remaining hour we had. I was apprehensive when we walked in because most tables were filled. But it worked out well.

The chips and salsa and beverages arrived quickly. (Start small on that salsa -- it packs a wallop.) We ordered a chicken mole enchilada plate and a verde burrito plate. Both were ample and tasty. The mole sauce is the kind I'm used to and have missed since moving to Oregon. They offer a choice of refried or black beans.

Our meal was finished and the bill paid within 45 minutes, and we made it to the airport on time.

Also -- street parking is limited, but there is a large parking lot behind the restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank maryel41
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Loved this restaurant”
Reviewed 21 June 2013 via mobile

We're on vacation from San Diego, and wanted Mexican food that wasn't too spicy. Cadillac margarita was generous, menu huge, dinner served hot, waitresses friendly, and restrooms were clean. Very happy with this choice. Before ordering Cadillac margarita, you might want to ask the price. Mine was huge and very good, but $12.50 (no price for it was on menu). Everything else was very reasonable.

Visited June 2013
Thank Carol H
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