Times of Oman
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Mexican food with a twist
April 3, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Photo - Junestrada

Foodies in Muscat have a good reason to rejoice. A 52-cover casual-dining restaurant, Sombrero Restaurant, that opened recently, serves Mexican food with a twist.

The restaurant was opened by Mohamed Issa Al Zadjali, the chairman of Muscat Press & Publishing House SAOC and editor-in-chief of the Times of Oman.

Located at the Muscat Galleria mall in Al Khuwair, Sombrero Restaurant is a casual yet classy looking eatery with an impressive menu that boasts a range of delectable food.

For young Faisal Abdullah Shamrid Al Raisi, owner of Sombrero, the opening of the restaurant meant a dream come true. "It is a fruition of couple of years' hard work," he says.

It was a trip to Barcelona in Spain that led him to think of launching a restaurant in Oman. "I have a habit of trying new cuisine, and during that trip, I tried Mexican food. I loved the ambience of the restaurant. The experience of eating there captivated me and I decided that I will recreate the same ambience back home," Faisal says.

Faisal kept going back to that restaurant throughout the trip and became friends with the owner of the place.
After many conversations, Faisal and the owner decided to become partners in this venture.

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