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Posted by Una Persona Muy Buena...y...cosas on 05/04/2007
After completing a report on the gentrification of this neighborhood, I'm getting the idea that a lot of people who think they know everything about the area but really know jack-shizzle are coming down and making everything more expensive eating up all our food. Like that person said, if you want fancy, yuppie food, go to a fancy yuppie place. Its good, filling food that actually has flavor. If you want crappy watered down food, then feel free to go next door.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/16/2007
If you've never been there, don't go expecting frills. Its our most favorite mexican diner ever. (If you want a frilly-pricey mexican restaurant in the l.e.s go to Paladar.) What makes El Sombrero great is the friends you keep... and when you're friends with the girls who run the show, you'll have a blast! Grab a pitcher, shove some chips down your throat, make friends with Vanessa and stop whining.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/31/2006
I agere with the person who was disappointed with El Sombrero. I was embarrased to have my friends meet me here. The food was subpar...beyond subpar. I ordered chicken fajitas and got dark, fatty meat w/skin in poor excuses for fajitas - that were more like lousy burritos; they had no peppers, onions or anything. My friends got a tostada that was bland. One of my friends got a mexican "quiche" that looked worse than dog food. It was literally a "brick" of burnt food. We also got a side of hot sauce and canned tomatoes for salsa. Orange - food colored crispy rice. ...What on earth does New York magazine like about this place? And it looks like a dive. The only palatable items were the chips and guacamole. I don't recommend this place.
Posted by shasm on 12/02/2005
Best bar on the Lower East Side, neigh, the entire isle of Manhattan. Now they have multiple flavours of their world-renowned margaritas. Brilliant.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/12/2005
El sombrero has delicious, delicious margaritas and scrumtrelescent food. especially quesadillas and nachos. Mmmm. Plus they have endless tortilla chips n' salsa! This place is so great!
Posted by desol81 on 09/09/2005
This place used to be named Hat. I don't get what the deal is with this place. New York Magazine loves this place. Why? New York Press rated the Margaritas the best in the city. Hardly. And they only serve frozen ones, not on the rocks or straight up. They just keep the Slurpee machine a-rollin'. Get a beer instead. The atmosphere is hellish, overly cramped, with the most noticeable features being the huge cigarette machine and several cardboard boxes strewn about the place. The food is well below average. And they have only one server working. She's overtaxed , and also has to make the drinks. As a result, there's a huge gap. I felt bad for having a friend meet me there.
Posted by foralldebts on 08/05/2005
Great quesadillas and margaritas. Always crowded, but not in a bad way. Good atmosphere and location. I love this place.