Sonora Restaurant

4.6
2288 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 2288 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and the wait staff was incredibly nice and attentive!

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TanaG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at Sonora is always outstanding. I hadn’t been here for a few years, but am so glad I decided to celebrate my birthday there this past weekend. Everything we ordered was delicious and presented so beautifully! My entree, which was a special, was one of the most amazing meals I’ve ever had; perfectly prepared and full of delectable flavor!
I highly recommend Sonora for any occasion or no occasion at all!

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Eggemperor
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Tapas are good, food is above average, good value for a night out. Our main waiter, a young guy, was very upsetting, didn't have any manners; no smile, no explanation of the food (this was our first time there) but others who served the food were friendly, the old waiter was quite friendly as well.

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vipCmsk
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience3

While everyone was trying the service was very poor. We waited soo long for food.

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CourtneyP
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brunch was great. Live music was a great addition. Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good f

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MsFig
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect from start to finish! Was seated outside, as requested, on a lovely shaded deck. The service was top notch & the food & drinks were delicious! Can’t ask for more, will definitely return.

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DaveH
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall, great atmosphere, food and service. They seemed a little understaffed with waiters so toward the end of our meal it seemed slow but overall great experience.

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JudyAnderson
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic. The eggplant meatballs are fantastic and the paella with seafood succulent. Live music great win and good food … a perfect night.

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BillS
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only was the food and service great but they even brought me a surprise birthday treat at the end - Thanks Sonora!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Unusual menu. Active, fun location. Best guac and chips. Shrimp and scallops over ravioli dish was really special - amazing presentation and so delicious.

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vipSharonH
Caribbean
24 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Very nice outdoor area. Fabulous waitress Ezra. Only problem was the kitchen was backed up. Took over an hour to get entrees. But they comped us plenty and Ezra really was great. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Amazing food. I’ll keep coming back until I try everything on their menu. Its THAT good!!!

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vipStevefromRockland
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We always go to Sonora before a show at The Cap, and this was the first time we left disappointed. Service is always stellar, and the staff is great. We ordered tapas and 2 of the 5 plates we ordered were just okay. The octopus was hard and chewy, and the eggplant meatballs were only slightly warm in the middle. We will chalk it up to an off day and will return again soon.

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BillS
New England
23 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great tapas, grilled octopus, calamari salad, beet salad, filet mignon, all really tasty and get an "A" for presentation. Watermelon Martinis and Chard, likewise all very good. Was there super early on a Tues night bcs we had tix to a show at the Capitol Theatre down the street and so the place was really quiet, only a few tables booked. Anytime I am in Port Chester, anytime there is a show at the Capitol, this is the place to go.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Sonora is one of our favorites for a long time, and we have never been disappointed. As usual everything was vey good.

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vipHaamcd
London
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience every time. The food is excellent and the service impeccable.

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OliviaP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sonora is consistently good, food, service, atmosphere and the staff are outstanding. We have been coming to Sonora for as long as it's been in Port Chester and Rafael and his team continue to do a great job. Delicious!!

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vipZozo
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places. Always enjoy the food and the friendly service.

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vipYoly
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food as well as exceptional service!

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vipJoeSkrip
Naples
22 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Been there many times. Service was great. With that said I thought the paella was a bit bland. Needed more flavor. I will go again though.

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viplpt1
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,service,presentation,ambiance. Interesting and delicious food selections. Street parking available.

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KeithW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was fresh and delicious. Service was a little slow but expected these days. Staff is friendly. Wonderful meal. Never disappoints.

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MariaR
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food quality decreased- any new chef?
Overall we had a lovely experience

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vipWestchesterFoodie
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Westchester. This is really a gem of a restaurant that offers great tapas and cocktails. I always bring friends and family from out of town to Sonora. Great brunch as well.

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BrianL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great again last night. Highly recommend the fish tacos and Spinach and Calamari salad to whet the appetite. Servers are friendly and knowledgeable. Chef knows what he's doing and is making inspired and flavorful creations that are traditional, inspired and creative.

Definitely a favorite place of ours...

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MichaelN
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent. I hope some of the tapas selections are increased. There used to be more I think.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So tasty!!!!! Felt cared for and about…

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vipDorianF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Will be back again!

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Nelkye
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were welcomed by the owner, Rafael, with whom our unique experience started. I brought in a good friend who was delighted with the food, drinks and ambiance. All the staff was very attentive. We tried several appetizers: guacamole, ceviche and the brussel sprout salad, all superb! The paella was divine and the final touch was the cheesecake. Sonora is the place where I bring friends and family to enjoy good food and have a good time.

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RichardD
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

This was our second visit to Sonora. We were meeting friends and were looking forward to catching up over good food. The noise level in the restaurant necessitated our shouting at each other. We were very disappointed and realized that we should have specified a quiet area. Our fault. I ordered the sea bass special. It was too salty and I was surprised that it did not come with any veggie sides. The plate could have used color. We el t be returning to Sonora.

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Jennifer
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I hadn't been to Sonora for at least three years and I was thrilled to see that they have not only survived CoVid, but the food and overall experience is better than ever. What a great place to have a meal, and on Fridays they have live jazz. Will definitely be back!

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viplpt1
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great presentation, wonderful friendly staff, very fair prices, large selection. Online photos do not show how lovely and warm the interior of the restaurant is or that it’s bilevel.

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EricaC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Varied and interesting menu. A variety of things to try. Delicious food, nice atmosphere and solicitous service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food; very busy so had to wait for drinks and forgot to bring sauce on the side. May be better to visit on a week day evening. Definitely will return though.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service impeccable

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent, and we were able to be seated outside, which was great on such a nice evening. Their menu was online (via QR code), and while it does save paper, it was hard for my mom who’s older and impossible for my kids who don’t have phones yet. Their service was very friendly, but clearly there were not enough servers between the packed indoors and outdoors. As a result, their service was much too inattentive and slow for what they were charging. Our experience took almost 3 hours. We may return for the amazing food, hopefully on a night that isn’t as crowded.

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chezdavid
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

reservation at 6 pm, but took 15 minutes to find a parking place on the streets around the restaurant. Seems as though the pandemic has reduced the help staff so no valet parking available. However the food and service is always top notch!

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BBVB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a graduation celebration. With a special note in advance, my request that a surprise vegan dessert be provided to the graduate was the perfect end to a special meal! Great service; Comfortable outdoor dining; delicious food!!

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WandaH
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The food was ok. Definitely not deserving of Westchester Best’s top brunch spots. The food was mediocre at best. I have had much better on Carnival Cruise line.

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You can order delivery directly from Sonora Restaurant using the Order Online button. Sonora Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Sonora Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (914) 933-0200.

Sonora Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2288 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.

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