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El Sombrero

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Triste Feia 10, Lisbon 1350-338, Portugal
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
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Lisbon, Portugal
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

If you want to have a Mexican food experience this is certainly not the place. But they do market it well, hence the potential for a bad experience. This is fast food trying not to show it up in the presentation and then charging for a reasonably good restaurant meal. Seriously! Don't even try it... unless you just want to... More 

Thank saraconstanca
Lisbon, Portugal
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109 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

My experience was good overall. I really like the Margaritas and the food was good. I have nothing to say about the service: it was fast and the owner was kind. The negative points are the location and decoration (doesn’t seem a Mexican restaurant!).

Thank Sofia R
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

I wish there was a lower rating so that I could truly describe my experience. The worst service I ever had in a restaurant. Extremely rude staff. Thursday night virtually empty restaurant, very slow service. Unhelpful. You could hear the microwave. The worst restaurant experience I had in Lisbon

Thank Herr F
Sintra, Portugal
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124 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2015

The food is really good and if you like Mexican food this is a must try! Besides that the service is good. The location and decoration are their weaknesses.

Thank RuiakaBugie
Lisbon, Portugal
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2015

It feels like we are eating in a mexican family house because the food really tastes like home made! Very tasty, with a lot of flavour. The restaurant is small and the environment is not so typical as it could be but the food really wins! We will return for sure!

Thank Joana O
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134 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2014

This restaurant has changed to Parque das Nações. (Av dos Oceanos). We have been fans of this restaurant since it was in the beautiful marginal. Those days, the restaurant was big, nice environment, great view, great staff. With the crisis, it changed from one place to another and always reducing it's greatness. We have visited recently the new position. Bad... More 

Thank artcor
Lisboa, Portugal
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2014 via mobile

I've been to mexican restaurants before, what I can tell is that this is the worst I ever been to. Decoration: No mariachi playing or the feeling of being in a Mexican restaurant...perhaps I saw only 2 large Mexican hats The restaurant: As I was identifying my reservation, my eyes got a glance to the kitchen and saw that the... More 

2 Thank MarcoDeSousaCaneira
Boliden, Sweden
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1,025 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 336 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2014

I have known this restaurant since it was located on Carcavelos Beach. I like Mexican food, and I have tasted one or two places that sell this king of food, but this is, by far, the best. Great food, Mexican atmosphere, a careful service, and a great variety of Mexican dishes. I have tasted Mexican food done by Mexican people,... More 

1 Thank Ana L
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2013

Not sure what Sherwoodsal is on about. The place is very pleasant and only seats around 20 people. The restaurant was only half full on a Wednesday evening. I've been to 5 Mexican restaurants in Portugal and this one comes in second place. Unfortunately português have a high price on Mexican food. Deal with it. It's Portugal. The margarita was... More 

1 Thank mdtaylor2274
Lisbon, Portugal
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2013

Although my experience with mexican cuisine is almost none, this little and cozy restaurant convinced me right from the start. The decoration is nice and simple. The staff is reduced to a few people which can make you wait a little bit longer than you'd like to, but the small size of the restaurant with only a few tables ends... More 

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10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
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  • Address: Triste Feia 10, Lisbon 1350-338, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?