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General Info
El Sombrero is a family owned and operated business in the heart of Bakersfield since 1967. We are committed to providing our customers with the best Mexican inspired dining experience. Everything on our menu is prepared daily with only the freshest and finest ingredients to create our unique authentic flavor. You can enjoy our savory dishes in a friendly and comfortable setting. Visit us today and learn why local residents love our restaurant and feel like family. We blend together only the finest ingredients to create our mix of great Mexican flavors. El Sombrero is operated by the Gonzales Family. These are the simple things that one experiences the moment you walk into El Sombrero and that's what makes us proud to say "Gracias" for dining at our restaurant.

Regular Hours

  • Appetizers
  • Breakfast
  • Cocktails
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Restaurants
Payment method
amex, discover, visa, all major credit cards, mastercard
Price Range
Downtown Bakersfield
Downtown Bakersfield
Social Links
Cocktail Lounges, Take Out Restaurants, Mexican Restaurants, Grocery Stores, Restaurants, Mexican & Latin American Grocery Stores, Grocers-Ethnic Foods
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: Free

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Mexican, Take Out, Latin American

Alcohol: Full Bar

Bike Parking: Yes

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Average



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Karen W.



I have been going there over 35 years and the service and food has always been great.The special burrito is one of my favorites.Always been able to park close.The nachos are really good. Yes they serve drinks. Some times it gets noisy but that's because everyone is enjoying themselves.



Ya the person below me has no ...

Ya the person below me has no idea what they are talking. Of coarse they are not mexican. The special burrito is a chili vedre burrito with chili vedre sauce on top and melted cheese. So ya if this person would have asked what was inside of it or what it was probably would have been a good idea. This restaurant has been there for over 40 years and it a great family business. I say that everyone should not judge upon what others say and should at least try it once to see what you all think.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Awful food, especially the borritos

Since I love mexican food and I saw their sign a while ago, I just had to try them out. The service was good. However, their salsa is really bad...tasted like taco sauce. I oredered the El sombrero burrito which was probably the worst mexican food I have ever had. It is basically a tortilla wrapped in some of sort meat that tasted like something inbetween chicken and lamb meat. Then, there was a layer of cheese on top. Floating around the burrito was a layer of fat juices from the meat. And that was that-no rice, beans, or anything else inside the borrito. For the first time, I was about to demand my money back, but I felt bad for the server who was really nice. To top it off, it was quite pricey.



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User review by ourfam

El Sombrero is the place to go if you want quality Mexican food fast and at a great price. The salsa is on the spicy side, but it does not lack in flavor. The best in town! Don't be fooled by the casual atmosphere and inexpensive dinner prices: the food is EXCELLENT!!!