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El Sombrero Restaurant, Oklahoma City, OK (N. May)

31 August 2016

El Sombrero Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

I noticed this restaurant a couple months ago but haven’t had a chance to try it until this past evening. There have been a number of these in the OKC area over the past couple years, in particular one in Midwest City that I liked a lot, but that location closed unexpectedly. I’ve also eaten in a location near Britton and May.

It was very good. Five of us from St. John’s had dinner there last evening. I noted two references on the menu to steak and shrimp guisado dishes. I’m not a huge fan of shrimp, so I asked if they had any non-shrimp guiso and she told me that the Guisado Dinner was beef and potatoes in a green sauce. Sounded pretty good, and it was! The beef was diced up, tender, and the potatoes and guiso mix was the perfect spice level for me. Just outstanding flavor. The meal came with beans and rice, and not a bit was left. Erin reported her enchilada dinner as very good, and Reagan had a chimi in lunch size that she said was OK.

The iced tea was very good and kept refilled. Service was fast and friendly. Our check for three was $35.17. I will happily return for another meal.

El Sombrero, The Village, OK

9 March 2013

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There used to be an El Sombrero in Midwest City (at least 5 years ago), but it closed. I liked it; I used to get a meal that was basically fajitas all mixed up with the rice and beans, and that didn’t need tortillas to eat (I do that I lot at other places still). I notice other locations as I drive around town. Last night, we decided to try to try the location in The Village, near Johnnie’s.

Raegan got a chicken chimi, I got ground beef enchiladas, and Ian and Erin got soft tacos. We started the meal with some beef and bean nachos. These had a heck of a lot of meat and not a whole lot of beans. More on this shortly.

Raegan and the kids liked their meals and scarfed them down, except that the chimi was way more than Raegan could eat, so Ian finished it for her. The queso was served hot (very nice), and the salsa was pretty good, and quite spicy. I mixed a couple spoons of the salsa into the queso; that was good stuff.

My enchiladas, and the nachos, were OK. They had a shared problem in that the beef was bland. Seriously bland. It had almost no texture to it, and little flavor. That being said, it all got eaten. I used some of my queso/salsa on both nachos and enchiladas, to good effect. The other stuff was good (beans, etc.).

I am not an expert by any means on the “real” food of other countries. I have heard that true Mexican cooking is bland, so that might be what I am seeing here. I need to seek out some education in this area.

Regardless, El Sombrero was good. Service was right on the money, the tea was good. Our check was $46.15, not bad value. I would like to try another location and see if the enchiladas are the same.