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El Sombrero Patio Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Mexican, Southwestern
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363 S Espina St, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3222
+1 575-524-9911
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 20:30
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you are looking for flavorful Mexican food and a big menu this is the place for you. If you are not a Mexican food lover their burgers are delightful as well. The restaurant has a nice patio and offers beer and wine. You will not be disappointed!

Thank Figurilli
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71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed after last evenings visit. We spent about ten minutes deciding on entrees from the "specials" menu only to find out from the waiter that the only thing available was Posole! Then another ten minutes until the waiter came back... after one request for a substitution, he said "We don't do that." My favorite meal had been the green... More 

Thank Don M
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere and friendly waiting staff. A good selection of beers too go with a strong menu. Potion sizes are great, you won't leave hungry.

Thank Saintsman1985
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Whether you eat inside or at the patio (weather permitting), the food is always good and the service is great!

Thank bzaldo
Austin, Texas, USA
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

The staff was very friendly. And the environment was cozy. We are from South Texas and the food was a different flavor than what we are used to. But probably quite good for the locals. I would recommend it for anyone traveling that does not know what Tex Mex is. The waiter saw that I had not finished. And bent... More 

Thank chuckrwilks
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

It can busy during dinner but I promise it's worth the wait! The red enchiladas are some of the best in town, they can be spicy so order them with an egg and sour cream if you don't have a high tolerance for chile. The flautas with flour tortillas are another great option. Whatever you order, get a side chile... More 

Thank Lauren R
Nashville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

The Christmas shredded beef enchiladas were outstanding even if the red sauce was a bit heavy on the garlic.

Thank jdhutch42
Clovis, New Mexico, United States
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299 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We weren't sure we wanted to wait 30 minutes for seating for 7 people but WOW! This place puts other Mexican food places in Cruces to shame! The salsa has some kick and everything else followed suit. Be prepared to wait if it's a Friday night. You'll be glad you did!

Thank Teresa R
Keller, Texas
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160 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This has taken over the top spot in Las Cruces. The salsa is by far the best (Chopes is 2nd). The chips are fresh, service is great. I get the combo #3 Red with an egg over easy. Just excellent. Rellenos are very good and my mom had a fajita burrito smothered that she loved. If veggie is your thing... More 

Thank KellerWags
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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440 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

This is a great local mexican restaurant that has been serving up great New Mexican cuisine for decades. It is my favorite spot for chile con queso. The food is very reasonabl y priced and they have specials every night of the week. Also, the waitors are always on their game. This is the real deal and I can recommend.

Thank Funtraveler2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 363 S Espina St, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3222
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Las Cruces
  • Phone Number: +1 575-524-9911

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