Address: 807 S. Main St.
Status: Certified open
El Sombrero, once a family-owned restaurant that first started serving Mexican food in 1950, just reopened under new ownership. Irma Aguirre of Mundo fame is behind the makeover that includes a new menu focusing on upscale Mexican fare and a black and white color scheme that refreshes the dining room.
Find traditional Mexican dishes such as tamal de carne, a sweet corn tamal with braised seasoned shredded brisket, a costilliras en salsa verde with braised short ribs and del mar, a linguini pasta with lobster, mussels and clams in a garlic reduction sauce. Find traditional dishes such as carnitas, carne asada, pollo and chorizo with a bistro ancho chile steak sauce, tomatillo chimichurri sauce or hormiga sauce. Wild Alaskan salmon, halibut, lamb chops, rib eye and bransino all make the menu, with the most expensive item coming in at $35. Sides include a jicama slaw, sombrero frijoles charros, Mexican cream corn and camote dulce also make the menu. For the entire menu, head here.
El Sombrero has four sangrias as well as nine beers including Lagunitas, Modelo Especial and Tecate.