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El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant

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10820 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97220-2548
+1 503-257-6010
11:00 - 20:00
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Lakeside, Oregon
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a late lunch. The place was a little run down outside. Inside was clean and had a good feel. The service was spot on and very friendly. The food was good, hot and plenty of it. Would go again.

Thank goldenramoth
Portland, Oregon
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68 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

A standard Family Mexican Restaurant. Lunch combinations were modestly priced (8-9$). Chips and salsa were better than many FMRs out there. No complaints. Dinner items are a little more spendy.

Thank ScoopJWM
Longmont, Colorado
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95 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We went there because it was in walking distance to our airport motel. The outside was looking shabby but that doesn't necessarily tell something about the restaurant. We went in and our gut-feeling immediately told us to turn around but we stayed. We were told we could take any table because there was only one couple sitting in the restaurant... More 

Thank Frank S
Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

This place is just so warm and friendly! The staff always makes us feel like family. The food is great! I love the shrimp enchiladas! Great margaritas too! Very reasonably priced.

Thank torresongs
Las Vegas, Nevada
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372 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We went there to try the enchiladas and were not disappointed. They have an option for a 3rd enchilada with beans and rice instead of only 2... just say NO! too much good food to eat that way if you get 3. I will only get 2 next time. But really really good. and the Pacifico and Dos XX we... More 

Thank pspoker
Castle Rock, Washington
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

This was a great restaurant. We went for a little bit of an earlier dinner, got seated quickly and order came fast. I ordered enchiladas and mentioned that the last place we ate at brought me greasy enchiladas. After I had eaten some of my meal, the waitress asked if they were too greasy. They weren't. She mentioned that she... More 

Thank Coreen S
Sammamish, Washington, United States
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

This place was down the street from our hotel, there was convenient parking in the back and the inside is nicely decorated. Server was good, food was fine, not to say it was bad but I've had better. Comparing it to other Mexican restaurants I've eaten at the portions were small for what we paid.

Thank Kathi Q
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

I loved the food. Wish the salsa was more tomato like.. too much chile in it. Other than that, carne asada plate was bomb. You wont regret it ;)

Thank Rosa S
Wiesbaden, Germany
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

The Pacific Northwest does do "do" Mexican well. I guess the farther north you go the fewer Mexicans also go, so what passes for Mexican food north of California is "best guess" by non-Mexicans, or franchises that are the same everywhere (i.e., boring). This is my last night in this area and I'd noticed an increase of hispanics in the... More 

Thank GTIup
De Pere, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Thought this was a great little place to catch a meal. Was traveling to Portland for work and my local team suggested it. It is exactly what expected, small locally owned and run. Good food and very reasonably priced. I read the negative comments on this location and believe their expectations may have been to high, you can't chose a... More 

Thank Jack C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$11
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10820 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97220-2548
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-257-6010

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