Since 2006, Ernesto Aguirre has been running
El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant with the help
of his long-time general manager, Benny Vazquez.
Benny recently stepped into the kitchen to help
serve Ernesto’s Mexican, made-from-scratch family recipes with his own personal flair.
With the help of Benny’s wife, Andrea—who he met while working together at El Sombrero—
and their family, the restaurant’s newly freshened menu and atmosphere are better than ever.
El Sombrero dives into a space not reserved for conventional Mexican dishes with a bold selection of taco fillings, including grilled mahi-mahi and fresh avocado. The Mexican Street Corn Dip served with chips or wrapped in a tortilla, coupled with a margarita, is a crowd pleaser. Ernesto worked with his wife, Paula, to create new fan-favorite dishes—like the Camarones Enchilados and Torta Ahogada—and he showed Benny how to make them with his own salsa creations.
Community and family focused, El Sombrero is a frequent gathering spot for birthday dinners, business meetings and families enjoying a bite after practice or a game. Ernesto and his family actively support a wide range of local charitable organizations, including Wesley Glen Ministries, Jay’s Hope Foundation, United in Pink, and Central Georgia Autism Foundation.