Spokane >Food & Dining > El Sombrero
10117 N Newport Hwy, Spokane, WA | Directions 9921847.748824 -117.403425
Mon. - Thu., Sun. 11am - 9pm;Fri. - Sat. 11am - 10pm
Neighborhoods: Country Homes
i have been coming here since last year but i noticed that the food is just not as good as before. i hope they bring back the old quality.
Worst experience – This used to be my favorite place to eat but recently new owners took over. The food is horrible now, the service is horrible and will not go back again. We waited an hour for our food while others that were seated after us and ordered the same food as us got served before us. It was my husbands birthday and we ended up having to get the food to go due to me having to go to school. And in addition, we weren't even offered an apology and ended up paying total price for an awful experience. I will miss this place greatly.
Jessi offers GREAT service! – This wasn't our first visit here, but it was the BEST dining experience I've had here.
Ask for their 'chunky' sauce.
Dine in the bar! Watch your favorite program.....we'll be there tonight because they carry the NBA package!
They have an all you can eat taco deal on Tuesday's that is very reasonable. They offer a unique spin on their hard tacos......you can choose hard or soft for the all you can eat deal.......
I can't help but think how much a GREAT server can help an establishment!
Ask for Jessi!
My favorite Mexican Food – I love this place! It is hands down my favorite Mexican Food. I love the laid back atmosphere and will recomend this place to anyone. Totally worth the trip and prices are very reasonable.
Northsides Best Mexican – Dont be fooled by the worn outside appearence, the food was fantastic. the service was prompt and courteous, with a great family atmosphere.
El Sompbrero is just as good, if not better than the other guys across the street, with out the wait. Definatly worth your time and money to give it a try.
Updated Dec 2011- quality has deteriorated greatly – We are originally from Tucson, AZ and just relocated to Spokane. Since arriving this winter we have been trying all the mexican restaurants in town and found El Sombrero to serve the most authentic Mexican food. Their machaca was excellent (though I missed the egg that is typical of Machaca in the SW).
Though I prefer chunkier salsa- this type of Salsa is the same that is served at a few of the best restaurants in Tucson (i.e. El Charro), so it wasn't entirely off putting.
The margarita is by far the best in Spokane- the only one that tasted like it was a real margarita and not the premixed stuff that seems to abound up in the NW.
Of course Mexican in the NW is never going to compare to that found in the SW- we will definitely be returning to El Sombrero and are very happy we finally found a good Mexican restaurant in Spokane.
Initially I posted a good-fair review of El Sombrero in April of 2011. However the last two to three visits were increasingly less appetizing. Our final visit was the worst, the service was poor, the chips cold, and the food subpar. I had chilaquiles a couple times previously and this time it was just a soggy mess.
We used to go so I could get a decent margarita and my husband could get a great chimichanga. However, this time the margarita tasted like those you get anyplace else in Spokane- the gross pre-mixed variety- and the chimi was stuffed with beans and very little meat.
I don't know if they hired a new cook who isn't sure what to do with Mexican fare, but it was extremely disappoionting, and we haven't been back since.
Horrible – I would not eat here again if you gave me a 75% off coupon. Your prices are high and food quality poor.Salsa is like a paste. sure its out of a jar. chips are not home made they are out of a bag and cold. food is microwaved, but the bottle of pacifico was cold and good.
Service was good however....
First Timer – First time going to the El Sombrero. I had the shrimp burrito, and it was great. Apparently the recipe is from Mexico City. The service was courteous, prompt and friendly. The restaurant is locally owned and community oriented, supporting the local schools by offering specials to student/athletes recognized by the schools.
My Favorite Mexican Restraunt – We have been going to El Sombrero since Ray owned it! A couple of our favorites are the crisp Tacos and The Matador with shredded beef and green sauce. We are there at least once a week!!
Best Mexican around – I've been going here for Mexican since I can remember. The green sauce is unbelievable and they have hands down, the best enchiladas ever. I could eat here daily.
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