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Sonora Restaurant
Sonora Restaurant

Sonora Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sonorarestaurant.net
  • Email: sonorarestaurant@yahoo.com
  • Phone: (914) 933-0200
  • Hours of Operation: DINNER:

    Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm,

    Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm

    Sunday Brunch 11:00am - 3:00pm

    LUNCH
    FRIDAY 11:30 AM

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Latin / Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Rafael Palomino
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: It is not too late to make your event or party unforgettable! Let us cater it for you! When your guests find out that Rafael Palomino is catering your event, they’ll all want to be the first to arrive. Serve them mojito, caipirinhas or sangria upon their arrival – the conversation will be off and running in no time! Don’t hesitate-call us and let us take care of everything. While our focus is on food, we provide rentals, bar service, entertainment and we can help you find the perfect setting for your party. We have passion for all the details that will make your next event a success.
  • Private Party Facilities: Contact our experienced catering manager if you are interested in hosting a private event in one of our dinning rooms. We can accommodate small and large groups for social events and corporate meetings. We will work with you to design a menu that will delight both you and your guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Alexander Vanegas (914) 933-0200
  • Entertainment: Sunday Brunch live acoustic music.

    Special events once a month check our website for more information, on cooking classes, wine tastings, tango nights, samba nights, salsa nights
  • Special Events & Promotions: The private dinning rooms are available for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Our rooms can accommodate a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 110 of your guests.



    Contact our experienced catering managers.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Willet Avenue
  • Public Transit: We are 5 minutes away from Port Chester metro north.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Our parking lot fits up to 30 cars, professional valet parking on special events, some holidays and weekend
A word from Sonora Restaurant
Since Rafael Palomino—Sonora’s Executive Chef and Proprietor—opened the doors to this, his flagship Latin-fusion restaurant, he has received accolades from a broad customer base, including an “Excellent” from the New York Times. This creative, Colombian-born (Queens-raised) chef and author of five cookbooks, has since opened 8 more restaurants that span three states (New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania). Sonora, like Palomino’s other restaurants, boasts excellent service and mouth-watering dishes, paired with an extensive wine list and cocktail offerings. In addition to impeccable service and delicious dishes, Sonora’s two-story home offers guests the possibility of having a custom-designed and catered on-site private party, for any occasion, from 12 to 110 people.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLatin American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "I gave this restaurant only 3 stars because we were disappointed in the service and the value of what was presented. I'm tired of waitstaff nearly badgering me " can I clear that... Still working on that"? Etc! Give us a chance to EAT! Restaurant was nearly empty so it wasn't a case of needing a table. The guacamole was excellent. The paella just ok- not super fresh! Drinks were well made and fondue for dessert was yummy. I may go back for happy hour @ the bar, however I'm not plunking down $50+ here again!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Food was amazing. The service was amazing. Overall a great experience. I would recommend to anyone who likes to explore new foods. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Peruvian, Mexican, Argentinian, Equadorian... All perfectly presented with a fine wine list, exotic South American cocktails and wonderful sangrias."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Have eaten there many times over the years......... Would suggest the upstairs rooms on a a busy (and noisy) weekend night. The food and service are always excellent!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The food was just fair. The portion size for the main course was laughable. Will not return!!!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I had n=been wanting to eat at Sonora in Port Chester for the longest time and when I finally did I was not disappointed at all. The decor is warm pumpkin color walls and the ambience is upscale casual (but not cheap!) and very inviting. Our waitress, Marta, was terrific and every bite my wife and I had was delicious. I can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We have been here several times and it makes us want even more every time. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Excellent guacamole. Restaurant is quite noisy but the staff was very hospitable and put us in a small room on the second floor. They even lowered the music. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I honestly thought my entrée was a small appetizer,,,,very small portions, left the place starving...very attentive staff, portions were ridiculously small!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Time after time we are pleased with everything about Sonora. Last Friday was no exception. We brought some friends there for the first time and everything was great from cocktails to dessert."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We've been here before and enjoyed it. It had been a few months so we bought a Groupon. This time, however, one dish was over cooked to the point of being inedible. A second dish, described as a whole Branzino came out with half of a fish. When pointed out, they acknowledged the error and brought out another half on a separate plate. They also had a bizarre and absurd pricing policy for dishes that exceeded the allowed Groupon amount so that you paid way more than the full price of the dish on the menu. What the...? No meaningful customer service even knowing we'd been there many times. Done."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We had Sunday brunch. The food and service were great. The outside is a bit misleading. It does not look like anything particularly interesting, but the interior decor is very nice. The overall atmosphere is very nice. We got there at noon when it opened and there were very few other guests. Surprising. Will go back for dinner."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Very good food and service. My request to be seated in a quiet area was fulfilled. We have been to this restaurant before and like the food and wines. Not fancy and in a kind of out of the way spot but worth the trip over the TZ Bridge."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We were looking for tapas, and my husband found this gem. The food was delicious...the restaurant was charming...and the service was spectacular. We will be back, soon!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "As always, Sonora does not disappoint. The food is fine quality dining while giving a comfortable atmosphere. Margaritas and Martinis are unbelievable! Definitely a must try if you're in Port Chester!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My fiance & I have eaten here many times & the food is consistently delicious. The service is top notch, everyone is so friendly & the Spicy Ginger Margaritas are a must try!!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Great staff - consistently amazing South American cuisine"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The restaurant was not very full, but the atmosphere was still lively. There are great sand murals on the wall. The waitstaff was attentive. The food was abundant."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Excellent service; food was very delicious. Will definitely come back again. Thank you."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "6 over 40 somethings went to dinner on Saturday night. we had an 830 reservation but got the bar early for drinks. The rest has a nice atmosphere and a lively bar scene. I was happy to see an extensive bar menu of mojitos and margaritas. The food was ok and the service was terrible."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "One of my favorite restaurants. It's always too noisy but it's always filled with people so it's okay I guess."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Good menu with unusual Latin American recipes. Everything very tasty. Nice Drinks."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Delicious food with a varied menu, beautiful presentation, and attentive but not intrusive service. And there's always something new to try at Sonora. One of my favorite things about this restaurant is that they make sure the meals for everyone at the table are delivered at the same time. If you've ever had to wait while the last plate is delivered 5 or 10 minutes after everyone else, you know how important this is. We went there twice during restaurant week and enjoyed Sunday afternoon more than Friday night just because of the noise level. You can always count on Sonora for a great time !"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "this is our 3rd time at this restaurant. The food was excellent all three times, service this last week was a bit under par. This has become our regular jaunt before a show at the Capitol."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We are pretty new to the neighborhood, found Senoras on Trip Advisor, and tried it out. We fell in love. The food, service, etc was beyond great. We have brought family and friends for lunch and dinner and love it very much."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I just love this restaurant. The food is so different ,interesting and tastes great. Every time I go with friends or just a romantic dinner for 2 I have such a memorable experience. Make sure you bring your appetite because there are so many great dishes."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "After having lived for a few years in Mexico, my husband and I are picky about Mexican and Latin food. This place was such a welcome surprise, with attentive service, great food and reasonable prices. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We've eaten here before. Always like the food. Dishes are well thought out and tasty. However, conversation is difficiult even with the person sitting next to you. I think its worse upstairs. Noise is the reason i only rated it good"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We have been going to Sonora since it opened, we have never been disappointed and often left thinking why go anywhere else? The food is wonderful, creative and plentiful. Their Mojitos are the best I've had outside of Puerto Rico. Service is always good and the chef is always considerate of dietary needs. For a special occasion or just a Wednesday dinner no place in the Westchester , lower Fairfield county gives you value for your dollar. We really love this place!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Nice margaritas, great guacamole, good service and the usual great flavored, perfectly cooked, well aged Palomino rib steak. His steaks are so good!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "have gone three times before concerts at the Capital Theater. one of the best tapas menus we've enjoyed anywhere, with great drink menu to match. we've never even gotten as far as ordering entrees, since the tapas selections are so broad and they're so filling you can make a meal out of them. tapas always come quickly as well so it makes it perfect for preconcert quick meals and drinks. truly a standout. ambience is very warm and inviting. service very attentive."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We ate from the tapas menu only and enjoyed every offering. They could use a service bar upstairs but they seem to be a little tight on real estate."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food was excellent. Very nice lively vibe in comfortable surroundings. Restaurant was very busy and the service was a bit spotty. Server distributing bread never came around to offer a second slice. Had to get server's attention if we wanted anything. Parking can be a little difficult."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Absolutely wonderful! I had moved to San Francisco for a year for work and I'm so glad to be back! Food was great in San Francisco but nothing could soothe my craving for the Paella Palomino at this place. I missed it so much! The lobster is always perfectly cooked and the saffron rice is to die for. The service is always fantastic as well, when I came in I felt like they were welcoming me home as a friend. Thank you for not forgetting about me!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "I have eaten at Sonora Restaurant on several occasions but never for brunch. The place never disappoints!!! The food is outstanding, possibly the best guacamole I have ever eaten and they make it right in from of you!!! For brunch I ordered the skirt steak churrasco and it was superb. Cooked exactly the way I ordered it and the sauce and rice were so flavorful. All the ingredients fresh and delicious! For dessert several of us split the chocolate fondue which we asked to be served only with fruit and it too was delightful. Sonora is one of my very favorite restaurants in Westchester and I look forward to my next meal there."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "This was our 2nd visit and it was even better than our First. The guacamole and chips were special. My wife had the Seafood paella which was very good. I tried Tacos with beef short rib meat. It was not what I expected it was better. The atmosphere was quiet and lovely.The service met the standard of the food We will go back again next time we are in the area."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Always fabulous! Excellent bar- Service and food superior. A must try restaurant."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I invited self-declared foodies for our first monthly foodie dinner. Everyone appreciated the menu choices and everyone was pleased with their selection. Nice service."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Parking was hard to find because the small parking lot was all filled up but otherwise a great place for good food."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were seated on time, I received a rose and live jazz music playing. Our drink order had to be taken twice. The complimentary glass of champagne advertised for that night never materialized. Courses took forever to come and the food was mediocre with small portions. The couple next to us finally got their first course when we got our dessert, 2+ hours into the meal. Nobody checked on our satisfaction or ever offered another drink or more bread. When diners complained, particularly about the service, no compensation was given. A limited, price fixed menu should have made dining easier, not harder for the staff. When the restaurant review card was delivered with the check, it was already filled it out in pen with "excellent" and "great"!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014