Sofia's Taqueria

4.3
96 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Welcome to Sofia's Taqueria!
Sofia’s features three floors and an outdoor courtyard of carefully curated furniture and decor that create the perfect mix of authentic ambiance, playful sophistication, and an energetic vibe. Gourmet food, hand crafted cocktails, and over 100 tequilas and mezcals are the focus of our passionate and talented staff.
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CL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was very good. The drinks were good. The ambiance is great. Very colorful place.

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DM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Food is amazing. Music is great. Panda is a wonderful waiter. The backyard is open and is a wonderful addition to the restaurant.

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D
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This was u far the worst restaurant that I have been in service was horrible as was the food

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LG
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Made reservations for 3 people. Hostess would not seat us at 2 specific requested tables. One in the back of restaurant. She said it was booked for VIPs yet no one in the 1 1/2 hours that we were there showed up. Second requested table she said she was making it a table for 6. Four people sat there and the little table for 2 was not moved over. Asked for separate checks and the server would not do it. Sent another server over and he took order and gave separate checks. It’s a shame because the food is fantastic.

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CT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had 830pm reservations on Friday may 3. We got there at about 730. We sat at the bar waiting for a table. 845 came and a table still wasnt ready. We were coming in from work and were very hungry... we asked the bartender celeste if we can just sit at the bar and eat (there was 4 of us) since they clearly weren't going to be ready for our reservation anytime soon. Celeste agreed and gave us a free drink. I had a better experience at the bar than we previously had when we first went and actually had a table. The food was good and fresh. I had to leave at about 10pm but the other 3 stayed at the bar until after 12. Even though we didnt have a table, it was a very nice experience and celeste was really great. I kinda want to sit at the bar everytime we go now... especially if celeste is working.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Food was gross. Service was so rushed. Waiter kept asking if we were done. Owner kicked us off table to clear it by offering a drink at bar. Seriously?? Will not go back. So many better Mexican restaurants on SI. BY FAR.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect-from the welcome to the decor! The food was on point and fresh. The sangria was refreshing! We used to have our staple Mexican restaurants but no more-Sofias stole our hearts and our tastebuds.

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JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Great margaritas and guacamole! Happy friendly and helpful staff. Sat in the cutest booth with pillows . Very comfy but the place is very noisy.

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FC
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall, a great restaurant. I sat upstairs which is designed for larger parties. My guest and I both really enjoyed our food. We wanted our items to be extra spicy and the server and cooking staff accommodated our request.

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DS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heard so many good things about Sofia's Taqueria - so I had to experience it! There's nothing to be disappointed about! The food was fantastic and came with excellent service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent! Highly recommend eating there. Service was great, good atmosphere, definitely going back very soon. A new staple to the island! Job well done!

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JR
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food, polite waiters, would recommend. Sofia’s was recommended to me by a friend and i would most definitely recommend to a friend that is looking for some CLOSE to authentic as can get in Staten Island

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J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

After a few recommendations decided to try this place. We tried the Sofia's "secret" guacamole well the secret is they don't add salt. For small plates we had the Mexican street corn which was delicious, wings and dipping sauce lacked flavor, shrimp and chorizo quesadilla was flavorful. For tacos we had the duck mole, carnitas, and carne asada. The carnitas were dry and lacked flavor. The duck mole was very good. Carne asada was flavorful. It was an ok meal. But no wow factor that would bring me back.

Drinks- tried the guava margarita and spicy mango sangria which I would expect more kick.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! Highly recommend

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JK
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Everything we are was great. Drinks were on point.

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DH
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have only been here twice and really love this place! The food is outstanding, particularly the blackened chicken quesadillas. Delish. Margaritas are wonderful too, but could maybe be a little less sweet. The service is so attentive and friendly start to finish. The decor is beautiful too! A visit to the bathroom a must! I've been for lunch and dinner. Noise level at dinner (we were there on a Friday night) definitely energetic. If you want a quieter meal, then I would highly recommend lunch. Overall, this is a friendly, wonderful restaurant with delicious food and a great vibe!! Highly recommend!!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely amazing!

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LJ
Charleston
34 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Mediocre food and lackadaisical service: not recommended. The choice of wines by the glass is either red, white, or rose' and the dining room is a cliché of Mexican stuff, including burlap sacks used as a window covering in one spot, and hanging on the ceiling, I guess covering a previous light fixture, odd.
The service was slow to nonexistent - no one ever checked on either the appetizer or the entrée, and I got up from my table to get another glass of wine from the bar, after being ignored by the waitstaff.
I enjoyed the shrimp and avocado empanadas with a green aioli, and asked for the remaining one to be wrapped up to go, along with the sauce. It came back minus the sauce, I had to ask for it again. The cod dinner was about a 4 ounce piece of fish, with overcooked rice and black beans for $27, quite a ripoff for the price. I tried to get an answer to "what size portion?" Was told "the chef is in a meeting upstairs " and then "the chef is off today" and apparently no one in the kitchen knows what the serving size is.

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k
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food is fantastic, the ambiance is what you’ll expect, it’s not a fancy place but that’s not what I was looking for. The waiters service was very good, with only one exception ! I specifically asked the waiter to give us time between courses. While he assured me we would not be rushed ( and in his defense) it was not his fault, a second server brought out our second course only halfway through our nachos. I will go back, but will also send food back to the kitchen if it’s too early to be received and will also not accept it back cold or dried out so HOLD THOSE SECOND COURSE OR THROW THEM OUT! That’s your decision kitchen!

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KG
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch with a big group. It was amazing! The waiter was the best and the food was delicious. Margaritas were super yummy. Definitely will be going back!

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had dinner on Saturday with two friends for my birthday. The food was absolutely amazing the service was excellent and we arrived early for our reservation and were seated right away which was great! The cocktails aren’t huge but they were delicious. The churros were fantastic as well as the guacamole and the Bay Street corn was delicious. We had a great time

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AM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and drinks were outstanding! Can’t wait to go back!!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great and the food was delicious. From the complimentary chips and salsa to the entree, everything was amazing. I'm looking forward to trying more of the menu.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was very good , service was very good as well as drinks and food !!

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was great ! We had apps / dinner / dessert and drinks - could not be happier....
only issue light above our table flickered entire time -it was annoying
We will definitely be back!

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RP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had Sunday brunch at Sofia's and I would highly recommend this place. The food was amazing and the service was on point. The only downside would be parking could be challenging on a peak times but would be worth it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time we have dined at the restaurant. Everything was perfect. The hostess could not have been friendly and our waitress Nikki was terrific. The sangria and the food were delicious.
Can’t wait to go back

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Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great, but the food came out very fast but we were not rushed at all once we were done eating

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l
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated upstairs which was less noisy and not as many people. Waiter was pleasant and provided excellent service. Food was wonderful - great flavors and fresh ingredients

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DR
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes and we’re going back today the food and service was great.

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b
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Would definitely go back we had a great time . Everyone was very nice

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M
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere. Disappointed they Donny sing Happy Birthday when coming for a celebration. Happy hour online is misleading. Does not say bar only. Should specify on the website.

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JA
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my daughter Julianna’s Birthday and the staff was so friendly and attentive and went above and beyond to make it special for her & all of us. The food is really delicious & the desserts as well. We had a definite 5 star dining experience.

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DN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The vibe was really cool. You feel like you're in another country. They didn't miss a detail from the chairs to ceiling.

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AM
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

If you want to hear go music and have a nice date night or hangout with friends. Sofia’s is the place to go!!!

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DL
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Overall an excellent dining experience!
Have recommended it to many people.
Ready to go back

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EC
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time!

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OT
Portland
28 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very good drinks..entire meal under seasoned and significantly under salted. The tacos are

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V
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My husband and I enjoy some tacos and margaritas on our 3rd year anniversary. Loved the vibe the food and drinks. Sofia’s Guca, carne asada and carnitas tacos sooo yummy!!!!!!

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