After a long history in Scottsdale, Los Sombreros recently expanded, bringing one of Arizona’s long-standing true, authentic Mexican restaurants to Uptown Phoenix. Taking over the former restaurant space of Sun Up brewery, Los Sombreros sits nestled on Camelback Road near Third Street. And if you’ve never been, or even if you’ve visited their Scottsdale Road location, you owe it to yourself to check out one of Phoenix’ best restaurants.
The owners of Los Sombreros have a true passion for their food, and you can taste it in every bite. Everything on the menu is made from the scratch kitchen on site, and it shows. We started with the Queso Fundido and opted to add crab. Wow. There was a ton of flavor to the dish and the warm tortilla chips it was served with just added to the amazing dish. For the main course, we went with the Pechuga Rellena, a grilled chicken breast filled with goat cheese and huitlacoche (a type of Mexican truffle) and the De La Plaza Enchiladas. The food was simply delicious, filled with loads of flavor and a true, authentic taste of Mexico. Los Sombreros features a range of dishes, from tacos (the shrimp and goat cheese taco was especially tasty) to enchiladas to chile relleno, there’s something for everyone and for every taste. And dessert? I’ll leave that up to you to discover, as saying what they are would ruin a pleasant (and tasty) surprise.
And what’s a good Mexican meal without an amazing margarita to enjoy alongside it? Thankfully, you don’t have to find out as Los Sombreros has an amazing selection of drinks to enjoy. Personal drink favorites are the Steve-A-Rita, named after a long time bartender at Los Sombreros’ Scottsdale location and the House Margarita with prickly pear. Having enjoyed a fair share of margarita’s, it’s easy to say the choices at Los Sombreros are up there. The Steve-A-Rita is a classic drink of Los Sombreros, and for good reason. One sip and you’ll understand why this drink has remained unchanged over the years, it’s simply a perfect drink. And If you’re craving a little different flavor in your margaritas, you can add strawberry, prickly pear, mango, peach, pomegranate or even jalapeno. I went with the prickly pear, and it was absolutely delicious. If margaritas aren’t for you, a full range of other drinks are served, including neighboring Sun Up beers.
But while the food and drinks are amazing, it’s really the service and atmosphere which makes Los Sombreros feel like home. The owners truly go out of their way to make sure guests are comfortable and feel like part of the family.
While there certainly isn’t a lack of dining options in the Uptown Phoenix area, Los Sombreros is a true gem and one restaurant worth visiting, most likely repeatedly as you’ll want to keep going back to try everything on the menu.