About Us

Looking for the perfect place for lunch or a great start to your night out? Check out the tasty Tex-Mex menu and margaritas at Sombreros Mexican Cantina, Queenstown’s original Mexican eatery.

People from all over the world have been coming to Sombreros since 1980 for its good food, fair prices and fun laid back atmosphere, but now with a bar waiting area and beer on tap at only $5.50 a handle or enjoy a 1ltr glass pitcher to share with your friends for only $13.50. With a warm fire, friendly staff, all your favorite Mexican classics and a table built for 20, this is the perfect spot to celebrate.

Be it friends, family or just a table for two, we have it all for you.


Sombreros’ History

Sombreros is Queenstown’s original Mexican restaurant and has been part of the town’s dining scene since 1980. It was originally called Saguaros but the name was a bit tricky to remember so it was changed to Sombreros a few years later. In 1985 the restaurant moved from its original location in The Mall to Beech Tree Arcade.

Drew and Abbey Harmer owners since 2007 have a history with Sombreros – Drew worked for the previous owner  Ian MacLennan way back in  1993– Ian initially worked for the owners of Saguaros and bought the restaurant from them in 1990 and Drew joined the team as a dishwasher when he was 18. The two immediately hit it off and forged a long-standing friendship which, when Drew returned to Queenstown with his wife Abbey, this morphed into a great business partnership which when the time was right allowed Abbey and Drew to take over the reigns of this great place we now know as Sombreros Mexican Cantina.



Ian and Jen and Drew and Abbey are passionate about Queenstown and are proud to support the following organisations:

For more information about how cool Queenstown is and what you can do here, check out Destination Queenstown.