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El Sombrero

Corniche Road | Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi 640, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 697 0238
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (20 reviews)
“fajitas” (20 reviews)
“shrimp” (2 reviews)
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All hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Corniche Road | Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi 640, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tastiest fajitas I have ever eaten. The service was very friendly and the food superb. They do great frozen cocktails too. We were all delighted with our meal. Great atmosphere, we came in a second night for drinks and they had live music. Fantastic.

Thank Kathmacp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having a fantastic time at the other Restaurants on the Sheraton ground, had very poor service and extreme long waiting times at this Restaurant. Totally unexpected since the others where so good. It could just have been a bad day. The food was good however,...More

Thank Peter H
ManagerSheratonAUH, Manager at El Sombrero, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Peter, Thank you for your review. First of all, it is great to learn that you are one of the regular guests at the restaurants of our hotel. Your feedback is very valuable to us and I, of course, was very disappointed to find...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017

We arrived early in the evening, so there where no problems to get a table. Later in the evening i got more crowed. We started with the Guacomole, perfect start. It was made fresh at the table and tasted great. For main we took a...More

Thank Cecile9999
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Really enjoyed the food at El Sombrero. Having guacamole made at the side of the table to how we like it was a great experience. We also made the mistake of not booking, which meant we were seated in the smoking area, however the staff...More

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a nice Mexican at the El Sombrero restaurant on a Thursday evening. The initial experience was poor as despite our best efforts we were apparently invisible to the staff. However once trapped into serving us the food and drink were delivered promptly and were...More

Thank allowaybill
ManagerSheratonAUH, Manager at El Sombrero, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking time to post your review on TripAdvisor. On behalf of my team, I sincerely apologize if the service was not up to par during your visit. I can understand how frustrating a delay might be. We strive...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

The waiters are not so friendly and I had a slight argument with the waiter regarding entertainer voucher. My advice for a big group: Make sure to inform the waiter to split the bill before ordering cause they only accept 4 vouchers in one bill.More

Thank fatumi06
ManagerSheratonAUH, Manager at El Sombrero, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting a review and sharing your experience with the fellow travelers. First of all I would like to extend my apologies if the communication between you and restaurant’s associates was in any way upsetting to you. I assure you that...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017

You enter El Sombrero Mexican restaurant from outside the hotel, next to the English Pub. The decor was very nice and so was the food and service. There was a stage for live music later in the evening and a pre-dinner drinks area. There was...More

Thank michaelcL2713SN
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

The service and food is truly exceptional! The staff of employees worked together to ensure our experience is great. Even the band was quite lively! We've only been in the city a couple of weeks and have already visited twice. We will definitely return!

Thank cag323
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We were staying in the hotel next door and had a good selection of restaurants but opted for the Mexican. As we entered no one assisted us then the manager came over and told us to wait while he allocated someone to assist us. This...More

Thank siranthonylee
ManagerSheratonAUH, Manager at El Sombrero, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent visit to El Sombrero restaurant. Allow me to apologize for the unfortunate experience you had, this was certainly not our intention to make you feel uncomfortable in any way. The restaurant does get overbooked at times, especially during...More

Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Margaritas were good and quite strong. They brought us each a small pitcher so we didn't have to keep reordering. Food was ok, but I don't think I would come here just for the food. We were given a table by the bar which I...More

Thank AmericanBadger
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$70
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
18:00 - 00:30
18:00 - 00:30
18:00 - 00:30
18:00 - 00:30
18:00 - 00:30
18:00 - 00:30
18:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corniche Road | Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi 640, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 697 0238
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Spice up your nights with great Mexican food and lively South American music. Serving the authentic flavours of Mexico such as fajitas, chimichangas, tacos and enchiladas, El Sombrero is a firm favourite amongst Abu Dhabi's residents. Live entertainment: Sun - Fri. Happy hour: 6pm - 8pm, Mon - Wed.
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