The tortilla's thinness makes it ideal for folding, sliding under closed doors, and illustrating theories that the Earth is flat and made of corn. Voyage to the edge of deliciousness with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Mexican fare at El Sombrero Restaurant in Mount Prospect.
El Sombrero tames tempering tastes with lunch and dinner menus packed with hearty Mexican bites. Kick off nosh marathons with nibbles of botanas, such as mexican pizza ($7.95) or nachos deluxe, piled with guacamole and sour cream ($4.50–$7.50). The tacos de Carne cosset beef and veggies in three crispy tortilla pockets ($7.95 lunch, $8.95 dinner), and shrimp de Sombrero ($10.95 lunch, $13.95 dinner) tops baked shrimp in homemade garlic-butter sauce and a miniature straw hat. Choose from popular Mexican meals of enchiladas and burritos or create your own mouth fiesta with fajitas al Pastor, which come with your choice of meat sautéed in bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, and tomatoes ($9.95–$12.95 lunch, $10.95–$14.95 dinner).
Add a sweet ending to the meal with a Hershey's chocolate sundae ($1.50) and bite of fried cheesecake ($4.95), or prove your high-school science teacher wrong by savoring a heat-resistant scoop of fried ice cream ($4.95). The tequila menu boasts a bounty of brands such as Jose Cuervo, Cabo Wabo, and 1800. Tequilas made from 100% blue agave are mixed into El Sombrero's popular margaritas, which geologists can sip while looking for their lost shaker of basalt.
El Sombrero Restaurant
In the kitchen of El Sombrero Restaurant, Chef Ignacio "Nacho" Suchil prepares Mexican favorites such as big burritos, corn-tortilla enchiladas, and fish tacos made with icelandic cod and lime. While music plays in the dining room, he splashes housemade creole sauce onto grilled shrimp and tosses skirt steaks onto blazing grills. El Sombrero Restaurant augments its eats with outdoor seating and a lunch buffet on Wednesdays and Fridays. They even have an app for ordering food available on Android and IOS.
1100 S Elmhurst Rd.
Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056