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Sonterra Grill
Sonterra Grill

Sonterra Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sonterragrill.com
  • Email: info@sonterragrill.com
  • Phone: (719) 471-9222
  • Hours of Operation: Serving Lunch & Dinner
    Mon-Thu 11-9
    Fri-Sat 11-10
    Closed Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southwest, Mexican / Southwestern
  • Executive Chef: Joshua West Davis
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live flamenco guitarist John Stone every Friday and Saturday starting at 7:00 p.m.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Colorado and Tejon St
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Off street parking and several parking garages are around the area.
A word from Sonterra Grill
Sonterra Innovative Southwest Grill captures the spirit of the American Southwest in both atmosphere and culinary flair. All menu items are prepared from scratch daily using local and organic ingredients whenever possible. We source locally, whenever possible, from small producers to offer fresh, chemical-free, delicious produce. Our beef is raised in pastures, never feedlots. We serve fish from sustainable and wild populations that are not endangered.

Awards: Overall Champion de Cuisine Trophy & Best Appetizer at the 2013 Colorado Restaurant Association’s 18th Annual Food & Wine Expo.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "I had a difficult time deciding between the salmon or halibut fish tacos, so the waitress offered to do 2 salmon and 1 halibut (at the higher price). The salmon was flavorful but the halibut was dry and fishy smelling. Service was helpful and friendly. Fresh chips and salsa and also delicious black beans!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "The food was fabulous. We love the queso dip which is kept warm and creamy with a small burner and the table side guacamole tastes fresh and delicious. The entrees were flavorful with nice presentation. The atmosphere is modern and comfortable with dimmed lighting. We went on a Friday night and there was a guitarist there providing background music. This is not your typical Mexican fair so don't expect routine tacos and burritos. Also, since it was busy that evening the talking became a bit loud. Not a great place to bring small children but perfect for a date night!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I live in Tulsa and was visiting my daughter in COS. Was referred by our friend Craig Dalquist (3 Guys Smokin) of Tulsa. Soterra Grill will be eating destination every time we come to COS."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I dine here often and have never had a bad meal. It is always delicious. The service is always fantastic"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "This was our second visit. Both times, the atmosphere is fun, the service was excellent - and the food was fresh and perfectly spiced. We love Mexican food, and have been many places - but this is the best we have had. The guacamole and ceviche were amazing. The enchiladas, the bananas foster - oh yeah. Coming back!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We both enjoyed our dish selections. We had not been in since the new menu was created. She had the Salmon and Quinoa Salad and I enjoyed the Berry Chicken Mole with Lime Rice. Fantastic! Thomas was an excellent server and took good care of us!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Food and service was great, but we could not carry a conversation was very very loud a bit sad being our anniversary of the day we met 37 years ago . We were downtown to see the America concert at the Pikes Peak Center. Might come back for lunch."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The food is fantastic! When it comes to the wait staff they are great too but you will have to set the pace of the meal, if not they will make it a quick dinner and get you out to turn the table."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My husband and I were visiting the area and chose this spot based on the online menu. Our experience exceeded our expectations! Tasteful art, complimentary lighting, and well-designed seating created an intimate feel in the midst of the vibrant energy of the place. The food was very well presented with an original and surprising mix of flavors. The service was attentive and prompt."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "It's a nice restaurant, but could use some noise reduction when it gets full. The food was good, but small portions. Nice place downtown, walking distance to everything."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The food is very fresh and the atmosphere was great.I feel the portion sizes are two small if you come really hungry.The margaritas are awesome."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The table was set back in a back room and accommodated our meeting perfectly. The staff was most accommodating. The food was very good and addressed our needs perfectly. Thanks to Sonterra."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "It was really enjoyable. Our server was excellent, music added ambience, food really good. Good location downtown on Tejon."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The hardest part for everyone at the table was selecting an entrée. Everything looked delicious, and it was!"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "I love the variety Sonterra offers! I don't have the opportunity to dine downtown for lunch very often, so I had forgotten all about this wonderful restaurant. Great flavors, nice sized portions, and the atmosphere is fun!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Our family felt the food was very overpriced for the portion size. While I enjoyed my salmon, my husband and son felt their dinners lacked flavor and variety. The noise level was WAY too loud to allow conversation around the table. We kept having to say, "What?!""
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We enjoyed this place. Nice surprise though it was a bit loud for a Friday night @ 6 pm. Oh, well!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "It's a wonderful quaint place to grab a bite and relax with an enjoyable person!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "I raved about this restaurant for days. My two friends ordered the taco combo. They were not impressed with all the sauces. The refried black beans were dry, they did not even eat the refried beans. Our server though was really on top of things. We were sat at the back booth, where we needed an extra chair. We had wished since we made reservations we would have had a table for the 5 of us. We really do like black beans just not refried. Will you ever have just the reg black beans not refried? We are planning on coming back again, sometimes things aren't going good we know that.."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Despite the fact that Open Table completely failed to establish our reservation as it had represented and confirmed in writing, Sonterra Grill welcomed our party, found a comfortable booth for us and made our dining experience enjoyable. The service was attentive and timely. The food was above average and the some of the dishes were modified to meet our requests."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "My party of 4 visited Sonterra Grill on Saturday night. We all had something different and were all satisfied with our choices. Sonterra Grill does an excellent job with different sauces. They were very flavorful and we did not find the spiciness too overpowering. Definitely Southwest flavors, not typical Mexican fare. The atmosphere is wonderful. The lighting provides a soft glow and it was easy to carry on a conversation. We will be back!"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "The menu changed, was much more limited, and portion sizes were significantly reduced. The margaritas were sub-standard. A formerly great restaurant... now only fair. What a shame."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Chose the seafood enchiladas? While it was tasty, I thought it needed more seafood?"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "My family is disappointed in the change of menu. My husband and I used to love the steak and enchilada dish, but now they are using filet and the enchilada doesn't have the same great taste. The quality of the filet did not meet up with expectations but did increase the price. Our daughter loved the carne asada but they changed the sauce and it did not work for her. The tortilla soup is still great. My husband tried the chicken adobo and poblano. The dish didn't deliver brighter flavors. I tried the fish tacos. The tacos did deliver flavor, but were difficult to eat as the tortillas fell apart instantly. I don't think we will use it as often with the prices going up and the flavors not delivering bright exciting tastes."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "Sonterra is an excellent place for reasonably priced southwestern dinner meal in the evening. We didn't enjoy the guacamole made at the table, but we will next time. The wine list was also good. The service was prompt, which was helpful because we had only an hour and a half to eat before our show. We are looking forward to our next visit!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Lovely ambiance - not kitchy Mexican, more elegant - reasonable prices, terrific food and savvy service. I had a business dinner here and I'd absolutely book it again next time I am in town."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "I haven't spent much time in Colorado Springs over the last five years (living in the Denver metro area now), but I had been to the Sonterra Grill before - a while back. My girlfriend, daughter and I went to see a show earlier this week, and caught dinner at Sonterra based on my previous visits way back. We ordered several varieties of enchiladas and tacos. LOVED IT! The sauces were great! And I enjoyed the Salsa w/chips (the salsa was heated up, something I don't see anywhere else). The server was prompt and courteous, even though the place was packed prior to the show. I complain that I didn't have a favorite restaurant...until now. Sonterra was great...and look forward to my next visit. Be assured, it won't take another 5 yrs!"
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "Always love going to Sonterra, missed the live music this time around. Love the ambiance but almost too dark, could hardly see the menu. Great location an menu although I do miss the portable lol mushroom quesadilla!"
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "Drinks are always yummy and chips and salsa too! They changed their menu recently and we tried some of the new items. The guac trio was really good but our tacos were not."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "This restaurant is a reasonable choice for great Mexican food."
    Dined on 10/14/2013
  • "The tables are way too close together which makes it uncomfortable to sit and have conversations. the noise level due to the proximity of the other tables creates a discernable increase in decibles as the room fills. The food is excellent and top notch, the service is excellent. Not recommended for a romantic evening or business lunch or dinner, there's just too much noise."
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "Went with a party of eight and the table side Guac was super. Other food presented beautifully and tasted outstanding!"
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Delicious food - be sure to ask for the pineapple-habanero salsa, it is divine, sweet & hot! Salmon also very tasty. Fun, energetic atmosphere with great service. Only complaint - doors/windows open, and a stiff breeze kept blowing out queso Sterno...until it also caught the paper on fire under the chips - exciting! Fun evening with great food!"
    Dined on 10/7/2013
  • "I enjoyed the Aztec Salmon. It was freshly prepared and flavorful. Salmon can easily be over cooked but this was perfect! The chips and salsa with fresh tomatoes were very good and service was excellent."
    Dined on 7/8/2013