Every prince knows that the most effective way to wake up a sleeping beauty is not with a boring kiss, but with a single potent drop of fiery green chili. Awaken tired taste buds in royal fashion with today’s deal: for $15, you get $30 worth of Mexican fare and drinks at El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant on 17 Avenue Southwest.
El Sombrero's festive menu lassoes a fresh and fiery herd of classic Mexican eats, including tostadas, chimichangas, burritos, enchiladas, and the ubiquitous combination plate. The quaint cantina's sophisticated dishes are packed with succulent proteins such as carne asada, chorizo, and juicy shrimp, as well as verdant vegetation in the form of poblano peppers, piquant pico de gallo, non-deadly nightshade, and more. Saunter in for a dinner of filete de lenguado al mojo de ajo ($17)—grilled filet of sole swimming in garlic and a dash of white wine—and a strawberry, mango, or lime margarita ($5.75) from the hearty drink list. Colourful tiles, exposed beams, sunny yellow walls, and assorted Mexican tchotchke foster a cozy south-of-the-border vibe in a way that cactus-filled piñatas never can.
- …their salsa is great and always very fresh, and their beans are very very tasty (I used to hate Mexican beans until I tried theirs). Overall, I highly recommend El Sombrero for a great Mexican meal! – jdalbert, TripAdvisor
- I have been here many times over the last ten years or so and have never been disappointed. It seems every time I crave Mexican I can't go anywhere else because I know I will be comparing it to El Sombrero. – Don, Urbanspoon
520 17 Ave. SW
Calgary, Alberta T2S 0B2Get Directions