Los Sombreros Mexican Food & Cocktails

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$30 and under
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Los Sombreros brings the soul of Central Mexico to the Sonoran Desert in Scottsdale, AZ. We prepare authentic recipes inspired by tradition in a rustic, Mexican cantina-style house with one of the best patios in town.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Lunch & Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(480) 994-1799
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
South of Thomas Road off Virginia & Scottsdale Road
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Phoenix
84 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience on Cinco de Mayo. We went early and they had a wonderful mariachi singer doing traditional Mexican songs and it was a party atmosphere with decorations including sunglasses with a hanging mustache! We were a party of 8 of us, 5 of us had been there several time and 3 newcomers who loved the food and margaritas. I have now found my new favorite dish but I must say that almost every time I try something new that dish becomes my new favorite. This time I tried the smoked chicken picadillo chili rellenos, a mixture of raisins, prunes, green olives, apricots, almonds, pomegranates in a poblano pepper topped with cheese and a delicious cream sauce. It is on the sweeter side so if you want spicy this may not be for you. So yummy I can't wait to have it again. On the side I got the refried beans and they make my favorite refried beans; very creamy and I had the rice. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered and we finished with their very creamy rich homemade flan. Very enjoyable day with great food and great service. Wish they were still on Open Table.

Los Sombreros Mexican Food & Cocktails
Responded on May 13, 2019

Thanks so much for the stellar review! We appreciate it!

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j
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated two birthdays and had a wonderful evening and meal!

Los Sombreros Mexican Food & Cocktails
Responded on May 13, 2019

Wonderful! Happy birthday (s)! Thank you for letting us share in the celebration! Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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OT
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal!

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ST
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time at this restaurant. The hostess and server (Rosie) both made us feel welcome immediately! Rosie offered her recommendations which were spot on! The food was delicious. We will definitely come back next time we are in the Scottsdale area!

Los Sombreros Mexican Food & Cocktails
Responded on May 13, 2019

Rosie is the best! Glad you enjoyed yourself! Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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C
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat inside, where the ambiance is just like a charming restaurant in Mexico. Food was delicious, the flan was so good!

Los Sombreros Mexican Food & Cocktails
Responded on May 13, 2019

Thanks so much for the kind words! Hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

You win done and lose some...unfortunately this was a loss. We went with my family and from the guacamole to the tamale the food was flavorless. The veggies were cold and the beans were not tolerable, just awful. The live music was the best part.

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l
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything very fresh and tasty. We sat on the patio. Was busy so make a reservation to insure seating.

Los Sombreros Mexican Food & Cocktails
Responded on May 13, 2019

Thank you for sharing your great experience!

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Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best in Scottsdale.

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Responded on May 13, 2019

Wow! Thank you!

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DF
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The people were super friendly but the food was very smoky not ours taste. Our table faced a wall so we were looking at a brick wall. Just not our style of Mexican food.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We enjoyed our time at Los Sombreros and everyone liked their food. It was a cute outdoor patio area. Service was lacking, and I don't like to say that about servers, because I was one for years, but it takes away from the experience when it seems like your server is just annoyed with you constantly.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful !

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s
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Very, very mediocre service. Had to ask multiple times for our side order and additional salsa. Asked for to-go box for my 2 tacos and they never brought it. Finally got up and left them there.

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c
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We have enjoyed dining here every time we're in Scottsdale over the past ten+ years. We always recommended this restaurant without hesitation. This last visit - both for lunch and dinner (not on the same day, but during the same week long stay) made me feel like Los Sombreros is under new ownership. It just doesn't have the same mojo. The food and drinks were just OK. The food used to be inspired, delicious, and fresh. Now, not so much. The margaritas are way too sweet - clearly made for a tourist crowd rather than made for 'the tequila enthusiast' like they used to be made. Disappointing.

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JD
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Used dark meat in a number of dishes and in the quesadilla. Was my third time here and the first two were much better.

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SJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, friendly and welcoming people, outstanding service, and excellent cuisine. Save room for dessert!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Family owned, friendly staff. Most dishes very good, particularly the specials.

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Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Good food. Small portions for the soft tacos...but good.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! We love everything about Los Sombreros!!!

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OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place. Been several times.

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JK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made an outside reservation and upon arrival our table was ready. Atmosphere was fantastic and enjoyed both owners stopping by our table and inquiring how everything was. Keep up the good work guys.

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KR
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found this place while visiting from California. Cute place with really nice/good service. Food was yummy and not overpriced. Good happy hour specials too. We enjoyed the patio seating with our children.

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RO
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is top shelf, service excellent and great drinks

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Portland
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

This was my third time visiting this restaurant. They have expanded their menu. It is a good Mexico meets Arizona mix. They have options for meat eaters, gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan. It was busier than I have ever experienced here, despite being an early evening on a Tuesday. It was definitely good that I made reservations. I suspect this being Spring Break/end Spring training/MLB about to start had a lot of people in town and nice weather had people out and about. It took about an hour to get our food, but we had chips and salsa and a small guacamole appetizer to tide us over. The servers are always friendly and the food and drinks are good. We were seated at a small table and it would have been helpful if they cleared empty dishes out of our way before the very end. We were on top of each other with everything. I could tell the staff was pretty busy.

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T
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We sat outside on the patio, and it was particularly nice after dark when the pretty white lights came on.
The menu is much more interesting than your typical Mexican restaurant, with some very creative dishes to choose from, some made with crab, some with goat cheese, and some with mole sauce, just to name a few. Our waiter, Jesus', was professional, helpful, and friendly. We liked all 3 kinds of sangria - the white, the red, and the one made with sparkling wine. We thought the complimentary chips and salsa were very good - one of the salsas has a bit of a smoky flavor. I ordered the chicken enchiladas with mole, and it was very good. My husband ordered the lamb shank and he liked it as well. For desert, we had the Mexican chocolate mousse pie, and I would highly recommend it.

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E
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

A good experience - good cocktails and very reasonably priced entrees - I just wished they had a bit of barrier between the parking lot and the patio it could be a little more enjoyable with some privacy from the cars

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large group (10 of us!) and they were very accommodating. Everyone was impressed with the food and drink quality!

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Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A perfect evening to sit outdoors. The patio is pretty under a beautiful ficus tree. Our server was attentive and friendly. The guacamole is delicious and presented in a great stone bowl. Always have puerco en chipoltle which is the most tender pork in a sauce that is hard to describe - fresh, spicy, smokey - unbelievably flavorful.
Always a favorite place.

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KK
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice little place with great outdoor seating in the back. We enjoyed our dinner and the waiter was very nice and the good quite good. Ask to sit outside in the back if the weather permits. They have a cool little bar area too if you need to wait. I'd make a reservation.

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing food and service!! Love this locally owned place!

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely patio. Family friendly. Owner, Adam, introduced himself and was very personable

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HB
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great enchiladas and crevice!

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OT
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very cute patio. Margaritas are tasty

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B
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

To be honest I was a little disappointed. The drinks were just ok. The food was good, but the portions were kind of smallish.

Everyone was really nice though, especially the adorable little hostess. She made the evening much better.

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KF
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fun atmosphere with great food and outdoor patio

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JP
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful, as always! Food was terrific, service spot on, and outdoor patio perfect!

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K
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was great and I love this place so I was sad to find a hair in my veggies twice. :(

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CM
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very special meal with friends and it was so good we will come back many times. The Hibiscus enchalata was the best

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T
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really excellent food. Some unique flavors and dishes

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TM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Jeff was extremely helpful in trying to seat us indoors on a rainy night but we opted for a covered outdoor hightop in the bar area to reduce the wait time. Really enjoyed the food -- many popular Mexican dishes (no fajitas, just fyi) and quite a few unusual ones for an American-Mexican restaurant. Loved the whole experience, so glad we chanced upon this little gem!

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N
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brought family here from out of town for al fresco dining. Had a lovely meal complete with a guacamole, salsa and chips starter. I thoroughly enjoyed my tacos and our parents loved their dishes! We opted to skip dessert but did partake in some cocktails.

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