Two Almontes

El Sombrero Reboot Opens on Stanton Street with New Neon

Posted November 12, 2014 at 5:19 am

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 […]

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El Sombrero Reboot will Debut Early Next Week

Posted September 5, 2014 at 6:03 am

Fashion Week is here, and a markedly different style hat is returning to Stanton Street. Think more fedora, less sombrero. Indeed, the sequel to El Sombrero at 108 Stanton is just about ready to party. The one-story plywood shed – a fixture for three months – was deposed from the corner over Labor Day. It’s […]

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Classic El Sombrero Signage Probably Won’t Return to the Exterior of 108 Stanton Street

Posted August 1, 2014 at 6:03 am

Hate to burst the bubble, but the wonderfully classic El Sombrero signage will not return to the exterior of 108 Stanton Street when the reboot launches. The marquee is now a rustic wood flavor with evenly-spaced lighting. Before you reach for that tissue, though, take comfort in the knowledge that the faded relic hasn’t altogether […]

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Report: New Owners to Keep El Sombrero Name Intact

Posted April 2, 2014 at 6:03 am

Last night, a double-take. El Sombrero was open, a sandwich board declaring happy hour specials and cheap eats. Despite the fact that the Ludlow longtimer shuttered two weeks ago after thirty years in business. This would be the replacement venture with the working name of “Two Almontes” (Jose Almonte and his son Junior). Turns out […]

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El Sombrero Shutters After 30-Year Run, Long Live El Sombrero

Posted March 24, 2014 at 5:08 am

El Sombrero poured its last margarita (to go) on Saturday night, capping a thirty-year career at the northeast corner of Ludlow and Stanton Streets. It’s a loss for the neighborhood, as yet another budget food/drink option vacates, leaving Hell Square to the vultures. The writing has been on the wall for a while. Closure threats were […]

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