Sombrero, Mexican Restaurant near Times Square, NYC, New York

 Sombrero, Mexican Restaurant near Times Square, NYC, New York

Sombrero, Mexican Restaurant near Times Square, NYC, New York

My experience at Sombrero started well...I went there during the lunch break of a training I was attending in the area and it was conveniently located a block away from the training facility, allowing me and my fellow trainee to find quickly shelter as the temperature was freezing. When we arrived, it was very cold in the restaurant and we asked the staff if it was normal (they could have just started the heater); they said that it was normal to have such temperature inside. Well, if I was the manager of the restaurant, I would offer, on the house, some warm beverages to my customers, and I am not asking for tequila or a margarita, but rather coffee or tea. They did not. Then, I noticed that my fork was awfully dirty: I mean, there was no way somebody would have missed that when dressing the table! Last, they did not have any lunch menu, that is fairly unusual for this area and I found the prices to be on the expensive side. Anyway, as I said, we were in a rush and I thought that maybe the food would be worth it.

 Bar at Sombrero, Mexican Restaurant near Times Square, NYC, New York

Bar at Sombrero, Mexican Restaurant near Times Square, NYC, New York

 Dining room at Sombrero, Mexican Restaurant near Times Square, NYC, New York

Dining room at Sombrero, Mexican Restaurant near Times Square, NYC, New York

The bar was nice with its orange light in the bottom of the counter, but otherwise, the dining room was lacking some charm. Menu wise, they have the classic Mexican dishes: tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, chimichangas... They started off by bringing us some salsa and chips; the salsa was quite spicy and I was glad to have the tortilla chips as the food took forever to come.

 Salsa and tortilla chips at Sombrero, Mexican Restaurant near Times Square, NYC, New York

Salsa and tortilla chips at Sombrero, Mexican Restaurant near Times Square, NYC, New York

And when it came, it did not really look appetizing...

 Fish tacos at Sombrero, Mexican Restaurant near Times Square, NYC, New York

Fish tacos at Sombrero, Mexican Restaurant near Times Square, NYC, New York

 Fish tacos at Sombrero, Mexican Restaurant near Times Square, NYC, New York

Fish tacos at Sombrero, Mexican Restaurant near Times Square, NYC, New York

I ordered the fish tacos, made with red snapper. The only positive was the fact that they had a taco holder, allowing the tacos to stand up. But, if you look closely at the photos, you will see that the extremities of the fish were burnt. I do not understand how one can let that out of the kitchen! I had I not been in a hurry, I would have sent it back. Taste wise, it was bland...

With it, were some rice and beans that were cold. Great...

 Rice and beans at Sombrero, Mexican Restaurant near Times Square, NYC, New York

Rice and beans at Sombrero, Mexican Restaurant near Times Square, NYC, New York

When I think that this cost me close to $30...I should have gone to Chipotle for a better and cheaper meal! So I guess you know that I would not go back to that place, even if it is freezing out...

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