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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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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“fajitas” (19 reviews)
“mexican food” (30 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Corniche Road | Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi 640, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Low quality of lamb and chicken on a Friday brunch and very loud environment to the way you need to shout and scream for the person next to you so you can hear each other ... I would suggest them to turn the place to...More

Thank Fadi H
ManagerSheratonAUH, Manager at El Sombrero, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to share your opinion about our El Sombrero restaurant. I was disappointed to learn that you did not have a good time during our All You Can Eat night on Friday. Indeed, the environment of the restaurant is...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017

Overall the atmosphere is always good! The live music is nice. Staff is super friendly and they recognize you, when you come often. The food is always amazing. I really enjoy each time I am at Sombrero wether its with my partner, friends or family.

Thank AJM361
Reviewed 2 April 2017

i stepped in the restaurant without a reservation since it wasnt planned. They have a set menu on fridays and when we asked staff were helpful with vegeterian options. they also had unlimited yummy margaritas and it was an amazing night to spend

Thank jessicaalain
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We enjoyed el Sombrero during our Sheraton stay. The children received a nice goody bag. The favorite was the lime soup.

Thank Jenny P
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

This place used to be AMAZING! It was delicious and my favorite spot. It completely went down the drain. I went for Friday brunch and now they just bring you random plates of food. When you ask for certain things they get super annoyed or...More

Thank Kara F
ManagerSheratonAUH, General Manager at El Sombrero, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. It is always hard to see a regular guest being disappointed with his experience. I am sorry to hear that we failed to satisfy your expectations on this particular occasion considering the fact that El Sombrero used to...More

Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I use to love this place, it was by far my favorite place in Abu Dhabi but the place has completely gone down hill. I went there for the Friday night brunch with about 20 people for a birthday celebration. Before they offered a menu...More

Thank Chrissy V
ManagerSheratonAUH, General Manager at El Sombrero, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your review. Needless to say, I was very disappointed to read the comments about your recent experience in El Sombrero. Especially since you mention that you have been a regular customer. I have addressed your concerns with the team...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • 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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, 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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