Dining at El Sombrero
On my latest trip to Mississippi to visit my daughter Taylor, she raved about a Mexican restaurant that she discovered and could not wait for her father and I to give it a try. We arrived at El Sombrero, located in Flowood, and were immediately impressed with the modern look of the building and furnishings, both inside and out. We did not mind waiting at the host stand with this great glassware and stylish decor to admire.
As with all Mexican meals, we were given complimentary fresh-made chips & salsa and ordered a bowl of cheese dip, a Pittman family staple. Narrowing down the choices was hard because El Sombrero’s menu was enormous; over 80 items with little to no pictures and each was followed by a long description. We finally chose fajitas Jalisco, a chicken and cheese quesadilla, and the combination platter with one burrito, one enchilada, rice, and beans. Eddie sipped on a perfect top shelf margarita while waiting on our food and at happy hour price.
Our lunch arrived and looked wonderful; it’s Mexican, how can it not, right? Taylor and Eddie loved both of their choices and mine was good, but not great. I felt the food was a nice attempt at American-Mexican but was not authentic; though the beans and rice were both delicious.
Though I was not sold on El Sombrero, the rest of the family really enjoyed it. I will mention that the prices are far greater than a typical Mexican restaurant. Special note, this one of the cleanest restaurants I have ever visited! Everything was sparkly and dust-free. The service was also spot on.
My Rating Scale 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest): 7
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