Spice Up the Holidays with The Tamale Tradition

how-to-make-tamales
**LIMITED TIME OFFER** For generations, (Latin-American) families have gathered during the holidays to share in the festive tradition of making tamales. And although the source of this merry practice is unknown, the history of tamales can be traced back thousands of years to the early Mayan and Aztec civilizations. Tamales were a convenient, portable and sustainable meal that could be made ahead of time and taken into battle for the ever expanding empires of .

Go Big Or Go Home!

som-special-burrito-12x18-poster-v02
For over 30 years we have been the home of the Original Special Burrito. Filled to the brim with your choice of beef or chicken, beans, rice and lettuce and covered in our signature enchilada sauce and cheese, this Sombrero favorite has been the source of many imitations, but none can compare to the original. What sets ours apart is our Signature Savory Enchilada sauce. The sauce name does not do it justice, as .

Sail Away with Sombrero Giveaway

funship
Win a trip to Mexico with Sombrero Club! It’s the 3rd Anniversary of our Sombrero Club and this year we’re sending two loyal fans on a trip to the birthplace of our beloved cuisine……. MEXICO!!! New and seasoned Sombrero Club members will have a chance to Sail Away on a three-day Carnival cruise to Ensenada and receive a $100 Visa Gift Card and $50 Sombrero Dinero Card. While aboard, you’ll enjoy the best dining .

The Tailgate Taco Feast – For The Love Of Football

tailgate4x6-updated-1
**LIMITED TIME OFFER** It’s that time of year again – football season has returned! After months of anticipation and suffering through inferior sports to pass the time (cricket, anyone?), we can finally refocus our attention to Thursday, Sunday & Monday Night Football. Whether you’re supporting our beloved San Diego Chargers or another team, our common love of the game bonds us all. In the spirit of the season, we’ve created the Tailgate Taco Feast .

Free Family Fun Month in San Diego

beach-at-san-diego-desktop-wallpaper-1600x1200
  August is Family Fun Month here in San Diego, and what’s not to love? A vacation spot for some, but a home to many. With so many activities and beaches to enjoy, what would make the best free family fun month? We’ve come up with a few ideas and we’re sharing them with you!   Go on a Hike!  San Diego has so many places to hike and a lot of them are .

The Story of Chile Verde

som-banner-chile-verde
This month we are featuring our signature Chile Verde at Sombrero. And a lot of our customers want to know, what exactly is Chile Verde? Well, “Chile Verde” is actually a green chile. However, the dish of Chile Verde refers to a Mexican stew made with green chiles. Originated in Northern Mexico, the dish was originally made with pork, but is now made with a variety of different meats depending on preference. At Sombrero, .

Father’s Day Fun!

team-hoyt-profile
It’s Father’s Day, a day we take very seriously here at Sombrero Mexican Food. We love to honor the dads in our life, including our founder Javier Sr. Here are a few fun dad-related facts, courtesy of our friends at Mental Floss – George Washington, the celebrated Father of Our Country, had no children of his own. He did adopt the two children from Martha Custis’ first marriage. A.A. Milne created Winnie the Pooh .

National Salsa Month – Tips For Making Salsa at Home!

27442985-Stock-image-of-traditional-mexican-food-salsas-and-ingredients-Stock-Photo
In honor of National Salsa Month, Javier Jr. is sending some of his best salsa tips for making San Diego style salsa yourself. The great thing about salsa is that you can mix and match a lot of flavors and never go wrong! It all starts with the chiles. We like Jalapeños (generally mild), Japones (native to Mexico but also used in Asian cooking), Arbol (similar to Japones), and Serranos (thin skinned and easy .

It’s Padres Season – Fun Facts

Padres Mascot
Baseball season is here and just like Sombrero, the Padres are part of San Diego’s history. Let’s celebrate the hometown team with some fun Padres facts – Do you know how many times and what years the Padres have won the World Series?  Two times in 1984 (the same year Sombrero started!) and 1998. Do you know how the Padres got their name?  The team’s name, Spanish for “fathers”, refers to the Spanish Franciscan .