Boot & Sombrero is a roadhouse diner - style restaurant serving Southwest BBQ, Tex-Mex, burgers, pastas, and plenty of appetizers for sharing. Located in Ladner Village, right beside the Delta Museum.
Went looking for Uncle Herbert's Fish and Chips a while ago, and found that The Boot and Sombrero had moved in... Ambiance is Southwestern US cowboy-farmer-nostalgia-roadhouse (kinda).
We were there mid-week for a late lunch. The place wasn't busy, but we were dealt with pleasantly and promptly. Tried the pulled-pork sandwich, and it was VERY good - smoky and tender. Curly fries accompanied, and they were excellent, hot and crisp right out of the fryer. Hubby had a chipotle chicken wrap with caesar, and was pleased,
We'll go back.
We went looking for something different today while in Ladner.
We found The Boot &Sombrero.
It was quiet, but it was about 2pm on a very Saturday afternoon.
First the wait staff were very attentive, friendly and helpful.
We shared the potato skins first which were very good, different from other types. We really enjoyed them. I had a pink toco martini with it and it was great.
I had the Chicken Fajita for my meal and thought it was pretty good. I was jealous of what my partner had. She has the shreded beef echillada which was very good. She had it with some corn bread, which she is still talking about.
I look forward to going back to try their ribs and other smoked goods.
I am glad we found this place.
I really like the Pulled Pork Sandwich, its got just enough of their really good homeade BBQ sauce, my wife is a fan of the Chicken Enchilada. I like the specials which seem to change on a weekly basis. We haven't had a bad meal yet. Great service and atmosphere. Dinner rush on a Friday and Saturday is busy. I'm never disappointed.
We've been to this restaurant only once before, and always wanted to go back. The food portions are generous, the atmosphere is unique, the service is great, and the drinks are cheap! We drove all the way from Guildford to Ladner just to eat at this great little restaurant. My husband ordered the rib special and we were shocked at how large the serving was. The plate was piled high with ribs, too many to count. I had the pulled pork sandwich - it was delicious, and the barbecue sauce was very tasty! The coleslaw was fresh made and nice and creamy. We'll be back for sure, even though it's abit out of the way for us.
Not a big mexican fan-so right off the bat,I was a little worried about going there.My wife had a good point-"if foods good,who cares what it is,what country it's from".Ive had good mexican before so I was hoping I was in for a nice surprise.The layout was different,but neat & cozy inside.The staff was ok at best,then the worst part,-the food!K so needless to say I was dissapointed,& I wouldn't go back.
This place rocks!
The staff are all super freindly, and very accomadating.
Food is exellent. The daily features / specials are unbelievably cheap.
You have to try the "Brad" sauce on the wings or ribs.
Thanks for bringing the Carlos & Buds feel to Ladner.
Just had lunch at this place last week. Was in the neighborhood and as a former fan of Carlos and Bud's thought it would be a good time to try it out. It was very cold outside and not much warmer inside ... someone please turn up the heat. It was about 1:30 on a weekday, one other table in the place. All four business people constantly answering their cell phones and continuing conversations during their meal. There was no background music on so we were forced to listen to their conversations. Service was average, server seemed bored. I ordered the shredded beef enchiladas, comes with rice and beans. This meal was very bland for 'Tex-Mex' even with an ample application of the bottled hot sauce on the table it was still bland. No fresh salsa or jalapenos in sight. The rice was cold. The beef in the enchiladas tasted more like hickory smoke than Mexican shredded beef. Portions were generous but lacking in flavor. My guest ordered the pulled pork sandwich which he described as average. We each had a beer and with with tip the meal was just over $40. Seems a bit pricey for an uninspired lunch. This place really needs a good scrub down - as the afternoon light hit the floor and the banquettes it was obvious it has been a while since this place had any real scrub up. Tables were wrapped in marine vinyl and very sticky. Likely best suited for a beer while watching sports - eat before you go.
Me and a friend went there the other night and our first impression was pretty good. We had a good waitress but she went downhill throughout the night. We both ordered quisedias and there were not good at all. I thought there were very bland and gross. I don't think i would go back... but if i decide to give it another try i will definately try something else. There are many other good restaurants in ladner.
We've been going to the Boot & Sombrero every week or so for over a year now, and while it was always good, it is better now. I think they have new kitchen staff & it's a real improvement. Although always a good value, the daily specials make the value even better - for example, 2 for one Mexican dishes, 2 for one burgers, etc. The service is also friendly, relaxed & fast. The restaurant layout is also very good, with 3 separate rooms, and a small room in the back for small, private parties. The Boot & Sombrero used to be occupied by our favourite Uncle Herbert's Fish & Chips, but I must say, I prefer Boot & Sombrero.