EATING LAS VEGAS – The 50 Essential Restaurants – 46. “The New” EL SOMBRERO


The old El Sombrero was Las Vegas’s oldest restaurant. It opened its doors for the first time in 1950, and was considered time-worn and venerable when, in 1970, Teresa and José Aragon took over and started cooking their unique brand of Mexican-meets-New Mexican food. After a 44 year run, the Aragons retired in April and sold the joint to Irma Aguirre. It reopened in August, and what she and Executive Chef Oscar Sanchez have done to the 43 seat space is nothing short of amazing.

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What Vegas Needs Is…

ELV note: Click here to read today’s feature in the Las Vegas Weekly on a dozen or so things some of us think would vastly improve the quality of life in our humble burg. For your information (and ease of  digestion) of this discerning, delectable, diverse degustation of a discussion, here is our dutiful diatribe:

Way more good Mexican restaurants

Without naming names, it’s pretty easy to call Las Vegas the Southwest’s leader in dumbed-down, south-of-the-border food. Continue reading “What Vegas Needs Is…”