Restaurants & Eateries

El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant (Nashville)

September 16, 2010

What is it about queso, beans and rice, a little guacamole, and chunks of savory chicken deep fried in a tortilla that makes me swoon? I have such a soft spot for Mexican food, good Mexican food. At El Sombrero, located at 6017 Nolensville Pike, they have the sort of meal that makes a girl want to eat there every single day.

El Sombrero Chimichanga

So, how’s it taste?

I used to have a regular order of chicken tacos at any Mexican restaurant I visit, but after biting into the crunchy, cheesy goodness of a chimichanga, that has now become my staple (although my waistline may suffer a bit!). On this visit to El Sombrero for a friend’s birthday, I didn’t hesitate to order it and I’m pretty sure I had the best dish on the table. The chimichanga was beautifully fried leaving it crispy, but not overcooked. The chicken on the inside was so tender and cooked to flavor perfection with onions, peppers, and tomatoes. I like to add dollops of sour cream, pico, and guacamole to each bite. Nothing beats the combination of crunchy with smooth and creamy. I really liked their beans and rice as well. I’ve become quite picky with both of these sides as too many restaurants really cook them poorly. This meal was so big I had the leftovers for lunch the next day…with zero complaints.

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  • Cool Springs Mexican March 10, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    My sister lives at Lenox Village and we go to El Sombrero all the time! Their drinks are super cheap, food is good and a great value and I love their queso! Good queso is my main qualifier when rating a Mexican restaurant. Chuy’s and Cozymel’s in Cool Springs are ok. Funny my favorite queso here isn’t a Mexican restaurant in Cool Springs at all, it’s Southwest Moe’s! It’s soooo good.

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