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El Sombrero

210 Mesquite NE, Socorro, NM 87801-3700
+1 505-835-3945
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good24%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“beans” (10 reviews)
“enchiladas” (10 reviews)
“chicken” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
210 Mesquite NE, Socorro, NM 87801-3700
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Frank and Lupe's El Sombrero is a pleasant, well-lit, cheerful Mexican restaurant on the east side of I-25 in Socorro. It's easily accessible via an overpass at the north end of Socorro's main drag, California Avenue. The service is pleasant, the food is good, and...More

Thank Pomatomus1
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Great atmosphere with a very complete menu. I think they specialize in mexican food and everything we tried was great. We found it a little hard to get to the first time but worth it.

Thank wpohley
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

We arrived around 6:00 pm and it was not that busy. We ordered shortly after we arrived but food was slow to arrive. The waitress was new and did not receive much help in waiting on customers from owners. Most of the orders came out...More

Thank photojohn
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Just finished lunch with friends. They had a buffet available (every Wednesday, I think), not really my thing so I ordered off menu. Server brought our drinks quickly and took our orders. Food arrived about 10 minutes after we ordered. Restaurant was busy. All in...More

Thank Michael V
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Had dinner there one night while in Socorro, NM. I had "Frank's Enchilada Plate with chicken." The enchiladas are made with handmade tortillas are truly delicious. Soapilla's with honey were included with the meal. The service was fast and the server was sweet and very...More

Thank Julia B
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Frank and Lupes El Sombero is consistently the best. We loved this restaurant when we last visited 10 years ago and it lived up to that memory. I had the combination plate with chile rellano and DH had the chile rellanos plate. Super tasty. Great...More

Thank Sally A
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This restaurant does not have a liquor license but they serve margaritas with agave wine and they were delicious. The small sopapillas were delicious.

Thank Daphne1968
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

El Sombrero is by far the best restaurant in Socorro. Some people have tried New Mexican food from certain restaurants and conclude that it is just bland red or green colored enchiladas. This place is New Mexican. Their sauces have flavor and shine in every...More

Thank Philip T
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Everything I've tried at Frank and Lupe's El Sombrero Cafe has been delicious--but a particular favorite is the open-face poblano plate. You have the choice of a meat or shrimp stuffed poblano pepper, both are good. You are also served beans and rice, and your...More

Thank sharonsD8621CD
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I often work just 40 miles north of Socorro, and come here for lunch. The mole enchiladas are great, and the chili relleno is one of the best.

Thank CrystallinePhoenix
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 Mesquite NE, Socorro, NM 87801-3700
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Socorro
  • Phone Number: +1 505-835-3945
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