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1157 Artesia Blvd Ste B, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-6903
+1 310-376-5005
11:00 - 21:00
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Kingman, Arizona
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153 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Lucky us to find an open parking spot right in front of El Sombrero in busy Manhattan Beach on a rainy night! Friendly greeting as we walked in, the gent even shook our hands. This was such a nice touch and immediately made us feel welcome. California styled Mexican food was fresh and delicious. Service was swift. Love the heated... More 

Thank Sam F
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We walked in and they were pretty busy. They came right to our table with chips and salsa! Always on top of refills for chips, salsa and drinks!! And the food was delicious! We were stuffed! Definitely would go back.

Thank Amber E
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Everyone locally knows about El Som. Many people, including us, go there weekly. Raul, the owner will make you feel welcome along with everyone that works there. The salsa is the best I've had anywhere in the US plus really cold beer and great food.

Thank Steve D
Orange County, CA
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Good Mexican food served quick. If you want good Mexican food in Hermosa go here! Chicken tacos with rice and beans was my choice today. Did not disappoint. Chips and salsa is fine....average.

Thank rdub30
Plantation, Florida
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Great food and service! Prices amazing. Fish tacos was my favorite. We arrived 20 min before closing, we felt bad and apologized for this. The owner was incredibly kind and welcoming stating, "this is your home, come whenever you want".

Thank Marie5578
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Was a while ago that we went here, was on holiday in LA and visited Manhattan Beach, wanted somewhere casual to have some dinner before going back to our hotel. So glad that we chose here as the food was amazing. I had Fajitas and my husband had enchiladas. The portions were massive but so enjoyable we ate the lot.... More 

Thank zoe1978
Hawthorne, California
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Well, you just going to have to try out the many dishes and yes the beans...they are sooo good and the salsa is fresh.....not fake....

Thank Dale M
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

This food is the best Mexican food I have tasted and that you will ever taste. I have been coming here since before I can remember and have never had an issue. The food is cooked to perfection and the staff are so friendly. There is never a moment where I do not think about El Sombrero. I would recommend... More 

2 Thank DubsTravel
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Very nice mexican. Good portions, fresh sauces. Spicy, but not killing. Would recommend and definetly come back.

1 Thank Oliver S
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Staying at the hotel Hermosa, kids couldn't be bothered walking out for tea so we stayed local. Read this restaurant reviews and thought we'd give it a go. The reviews are bang on! This was by far the best value and tasty Mexican restaurant we've ever been in. 4 fabulous meals, drinks including half carafe of wine for $60, I... More 

1 Thank gaynor p

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1157 Artesia Blvd Ste B, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-6903
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-376-5005

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?