El Sombrero Reboot Opens on Stanton Street with New Neon
Time has come. Tip your hat to the new Hat. Yes, the El Sombrero reboot debuted at 108 Stanton Street last night after a six-month renovation period.
It’s a complete cosmetic overhaul that falls in line with a more upscale Hell Square. Exterior updates include wood paneling, three-by-three matrix of hats in the window, and a yellow fedora neon at the corner.
As previously reported, elements of the old signage have found new function as bar furniture.
This second iteration of the thirty-year-old El Sombrero is helmed by Jose Almonte and his son Junior (related to original owners). They took over the assets back in April, and promised at the time to keep alive the tradition of cheap Mexican fare. Let’s see if that’s the case…