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El Sombrero Patio Cafe

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Spanish
363 S Espina St, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3222
+1 575-524-9911
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“enchiladas” (31 reviews)
“sopapillas” (11 reviews)
“chilli” (26 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
363 S Espina St, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3222
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Would have been a 5 if they had more than a beer and wine license! Pretty extensive authentic New Mexican food. Something for nearly everyone. Local favorite. Moderately priced, great salsa and friendly staff. Always try to find out where the locals eat. Never disappointed....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank B1713GTjamesb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here with my wife for a quick lunch. It's hands down the best Mexican food in Las Cruces. Their carne is excellent, enchiladas are excellent, salsa is awesome, and they can bring the heat like nowhere else. It really is the best place in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rossb337
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

This was recommended by some locals as the best Mexican food in Las Cruces. It was not crowded on a Tuesday night and we sat in the patio. Service was ok but they forgot to bring the guacamole. It wasn’t very good anyway. The enchiladas...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Live2traveldaworld
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stopped by El Sombrero today for lunch. Although people were waiting, the wait was short and we were seated quickly. The salsa was hot and flavorful. The chips were freshly made, crisp and salty, just how we like them. I ordered...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Patricia P
Reviewed 31 August 2018

This place was recommended by a co-worker who I will never speak to again for this nasty tip! I wanted a margarita and was told they only had two flavors to choose from? I just wanted a regular margarita, that didn't happen. I ordered a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Nthomas7636
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We have eaten here many times. The chips and dip are great. The meals are excellent and reflect the importance of green and red chile to southern New Mexico. Every meal whether it's a combination, a burrito, enchiladas (with an egg on top of course)...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank rczernia
Reviewed 12 August 2018

This isn't my first visit to El Sombrero. I keep coming back anytime I'm in town. Great location for sit down or take-out service. Chips and salsa with every meal. The salsa is fantastic! Great flavor and lots of spice. Make sure you try an...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank RPinNY
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

This is probably the best Mexican food in town, and that's saying a lot because Las Cruces has some amazing Mexican places. If you can't handle your spice, don't come here, they can really bring the heat. They have the best asada around, and you...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank rossb337
Reviewed 19 June 2018

They call it a patio cafe, but there is usually a reason to not go out there. Too hot, too cold, too windy. No matter, the food is always delicious and good service. Would highly recommend. Sorry, closed Sunday.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank masterplumber
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Many locals told me to come to El Sombrero, because they have the best queso in town. I would have to agree! We got the large order to share between the three of us, but we could've done the small order. The rest of the...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Katherine K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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