Sonora Prime – Puerto Vallarta

4.6
856 Reviews
MXN500 and over
Steakhouse

Sonora Prime is a Mexican steak restaurant and wine bar. The restaurant has two floors, each with their own distinct style. The first floor is more rustic, with lots of stained wood and warm earthy tones to create a relaxing atmosphere. The second is more modern and reminiscent of an upscale nightclub with wall to wall mirrors and large floor to ceiling windows that overlook the city. Sonora Grill Prime's menu celebrates the various cuts of steak and the many different ways to prepare them. These include rib eye carnitas and prime rib sliders.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 856 people are saying
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vipTravelGoddess
Cincinnati
42 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Definitely not our style. Too noisy, too much food which is mediocre and too expensive. So many great choices with far more value.

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OpenTable Diner
Guadalajara
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente servicio y delicioso

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MikeM
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. I highly recommend!

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vipAndreaG
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the service, food and ambiance was incredible. I am so happy that there are now more choices for us vegetarians!

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vipalexd
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This used to be a good spot ! When they are busy quality
Is spared. Resulting in a Bad experience.

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RachelM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time visiting Puerto Vallarta

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Texm
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Lugar para gente joven
No ir con gente a la que no le gusta el ruido.
Hay musica con sonido alto y se escucha la gente

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vipClevelandSandy
Cleveland
38 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here twice while in PV. Fun entrees very good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

A todas las mesas les dieron cortesía de postre, nieve de garrafa menos a mi, cuando la pedí me dijeron ya no había… aún así me toca pagar igual y la propina no la minimice

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Sadly a little disappointed in our dinner. For this price point I expect excellent service and superb food. Out waiter was competent but had to deal with too many tables. Two of our steaks had to be sent back because they were not done to the correct temperature - and at $100+ USD steak it should be perfectly done. And when they brought our steaks back they were a different grade and different cut. I probably will not return for awhile.

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vipDanielleM
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, drinks, atmosphere and food! All the way from Denver Colorado. We will definitely be back! Thank you!

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PaulS
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Just not what it should be for an expensive restaurant. Seems to have gone downhill. Pushy waiters, lack of wine choices by the glass. (We ran out). But there is a wine store 50 ft away. Or less. Hit hit In th head twice by trays carried by waiters falling all over customers at another table.
Too bad.

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ReginaB
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, served in a timely manner.
We make it a point to dine here every visit to Vallarta.

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Bestever
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could give it 10 stars rather than 5 I would!!
Everything was perfect!
Elegant yet comfortable.

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Dave
Puerto Vallarta
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service '!!!!!!!!!!!'!!!!!!!!!!'!!!!!!!

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vipAlberto
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Hoy el servicio no fue tan bueno como en ocasiones anteriores , no le gusto que pusieran una mesa tan cercana a la nuestra , la persona que está sentada a nuestro lado me parecía invasiva en nuestro espacio

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vipTArnold
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was amazing and we tout it as the best steak we’ve ever had. Service was impeccable and the food…amazing.

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MMc23
Guadalajara
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excelente servicio la calidad

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MichelleH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good good for great price. Highly recommend .

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vipGrowlMD
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very lively restaurant, live DJ and fun 80s music on the video screens. Tableside cocktail preparation was fun. Portions were enormous! I had the beef tenderloin en croute with bone marrow: delicious, meat does perfectly, but enough meat for 5 people! Fun, upbeat restaurant, go famished!

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OpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

La comida tiene buen sabor. El servicio es el esperado. El menú ha cambiado mucho. Se ha reducido y los precios se han inflado de más. ¿Sigue valiendo la pena? Para celebrar algún evento quizá. En su momento era una buena opción como walk in restaurant. Se ha convertido en una taquería fancy. Los tragos, los tradicionales, siempre bien hechos. Siempre se ha caracterizado por la coctelería sobre la cocina, ahora se reafirma lamentablemente con sacrificio del menú anterior.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deli como siempre!!! Sonora prime siempre es garantía

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AJ2018
Puerto Vallarta
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Muy cara. Ruidissimo, demaciado. Comida ok.

ABSOLUTELY TOO NOISY. Very expensive. Food was good but not outstanding, not worth the price. French fries arrived cold, I had to send them back for hot ones. French fries were very good WHEN HOT, artichoke was very good. Service was fine. For the price, I am sorry to say, not worth it and my friends and I will not be going back, mainly because of the noise. I hate having to SCREAM to have a conversation. I live in Vallarta. This was my 4th time there.

We ordered the 1st steak on the menu, something like center rib eye. It was prepared as requested (rare) but the meat itself was nothing special. At the prices you charge, I expect world class food. It was not world class food. Food was better last time I went, about 3 weeks ago.

I write a column about food and cooking in an English periodical. in Puerto Vallarta.

No, I cannot recommend your restaurant. Noise level is unacceptable. Poor value at the prices charged.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

This was one of my favourite steak house restaurants in Puerto Vallarta.
Unfortunately the last dinner was extremely disappointing.
Creamed spinach was cold, side of artichokes was bland and also cold.
Wagyu beef was gristley and in some parts unchewable. I suspect it's label as being wagyu!!!
Salt block it came on was not sizzling hot.
Beef carpaccio was delicious and the service was impeccable.
The poor cut of beef and cold side dishes ruined this expensive dinner and I doubt I will be go back to Sonora Prime.

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theflyman
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The lack of paper menus is awful. There are many older people that use electronic devices!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent except your restaurant allows smoking inside! We asked to move tables and were accommodated immediately. We were seated closer to front entrance and the air quality was better in that section. Fabulous meal and great vibe, energy snd service.

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Kaneblacque
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the drinks, the service, and the ambience aer ALL outstanding at Sonora Prime Puerto Vallarta!

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1foodlover
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience5

Being used to American Steakhouses, the Sonora Prime steak preparation is very different. For example, in Sonora Prime the waiters are unaware of proper requests for a good steak crust. We requested a butter garlic cust on a Kasas/Bone in New York steak & it was chard/burnt instead of a crust making the steak a bit dry. The intent is there but in my opinion the chef(s) need a bit more training in this area. Everything else was great. The tuetano tacos, the tuetano broth & the deserts were on point. We would definitely return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

As an international foodie, this is a NO GO. Our greeting was this pop/cool restaurant, but unfortunately we weren’t impressed. We could tell our service was less than other tables (despite yow much we spent. Maybe because we were a gay couple?) the food was not bad. I’ve been to Puerto Vallarta many times, and I know you can get much better service and quality of food other places.

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MichaelS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Time! Thanks for the great service!!!!!!

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BLANCAD
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente atenciòn y servicio, muchas gracias ! !

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franciscom
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

La musica un poco fuerte, llego un mmento en que se hizo dificil la comunicacion en la mesa.

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CortneyD
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed with the service - it was top shelf. Loved the vibe and the food was delicious to top it off! Thank you Sonora Prime!

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GernerA
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak house with a twist

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance! Food is good service is very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Guadalajara
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente calidad en platillos y muy buena mixologia.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

We frequent the restaurant and know what to expect. This time they rushed us, the steak came out on a plate rather than a salt block as it always did. The waiter was not attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience, AGAIN! We went twice this week while on vacation. Israel and Carlos took tremendous care of us. We had the brisket tacos and the excellent margaritas. Also the popcorn cake dessert was one of the best desserts ever! We will be here again next year!

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LorenaL
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comida deliciosa, los tacos de costilla con la carne que se desbarata en la boca. Servicio de meseros excelente

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for our honeymoon to enjoy a nice meal

FAQs

Sonora Prime – Puerto Vallarta offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 322 221 3124.

Sonora Prime – Puerto Vallarta is rated 4.6 stars by 856 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.