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Sonora Restaurant, Port Chester, NY

Sonora Restaurant

4.7
4.7
2677 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Mexican, Latin / Spanish
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:45 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue, Wed 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 4:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:45 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (914) 933-0200
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    Rafael Palomino
  • Catering
    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. 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.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether your event is large or small, Sonora Restaurant is sure to provide a memorable experience. Enjoy cocktails and passed hors d'oeuvres, or a sit down dinner, in an area reserved exclusively for your group. Mingle with co-workers, impress clients, or enjoy a special social gathering.
  • Private party contact
    Omar: (914) 933-0200
  • Neighborhood
    Port Chester
  • Cross street
    Outdoor dining is first come first serve basis. <br /><br />Willet Avenue
  • Parking details
    Our parking lot fits up to 30 cars, professional valet parking on special events, some holidays and weekend
  • Public transit
    We are 5 minutes away from Port Chester metro north.
  • Entertainment
    Special events once a month check our website for more information, on cooking classes, wine tastings, tango nights, samba nights, salsa nights
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Best Happy Hour in Westchester

    Multiple dates available
    LA HORA FELIZ HAPPY HOUR Join us for happy hour at the bar or lounge Tuesday - Friday from 4 pm - 7 pm
    Best Happy Hour in Westchester Photo
  • Paella Prix Fixe (Fridays)

    $36.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for live jazz every Friday night and indulge with one of our paellas on our paella Prix Fixe menu as well as a glass of our famous sangria. We will be offering our Paella de Tierra, Seafood Paella, Special Squid Ink and Vegan paella. This prix fixe is the perfect way to kick off your weekend with date night, girl's night or any occasion with good company. Live Jazz will be from 7 pm -9:30 pm
    Paella Prix Fixe (Fridays) Photo

What 2,677 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York State

    Tapas / Small Plates

2,677 Reviews
  1. Sushi

    New York City

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant! Great food! Great service! Loved the live jazz music at Sunday brunch!

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  2. Stephanie

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks were outstanding. Love the upstairs with the cozy u-shaped booths. Service was excellent. I would definitely recommend!

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  3. DiDi

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good. Interesting combination of flavors and ingredients. Service was prompt. Overall positive experience

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  4. SallyL

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Friday night jazz and Paella! Food is amazing and great service. Fun!

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  5. KenI

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant, amazing food. Great service and drinks

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a large party for a birthday, including a toddler and a baby in a car seat, and they accommodated us perfectly! Food came out quickly, drinks were amazing, service from start to finish was exceptional — and you can't beat the live music! We enjoyed every moment!

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  7. Debbie

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff was great. We were early for our reservation and they gladly seated us.

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  8. AllisonM

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely love Sonora!! The food is always delicious and the service is friendly and fun! We will be going back again very soon and bringing out foodie friends!! It really is the perfect place for an occasion or just to hang out and eat good food and drink yummy margaritas!! (I highly recommend the blood orange!). Cheers!

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  9. Sandra

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food and prompt service. Sangria tasty, not overly sweet. Beef short ribs and shrimp and scallop ravioli were outstanding. Sat in a cold corner, but otherwise restaurant had a comfortable, lively ambiance.

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  10. Natalie

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoyed every second of dining at Sonora! The service was great and the food was delicious (especially the shrimp and sea scallops dish with black bean and monterrey jack cheese raviolis and the guacamole :) ) . I will definitely be coming back again!

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  11. WenchApproved

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food. Very flavorful. Very vast tapas menu. Something for everyone.

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  12. arthurf

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and excellent service. Very enjoyable night out

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  13. Rungrlrun88

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sonora never disappoints! The food is always delicious. The portions are generous but not ridiculous. Our server was lovely and attentive without being overbearing. Even with the jazz band parked near us, my husband and I were able to carry on a conversation across the table. Definitely one of our favorite go-to restaurants in the area!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. The maître de was fantastic. He got us a table that we loved. The food was excellent. Service was attentive. Great place to take a date.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of our “go to” places for special occasions. Consistently excellent.

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  16. Anon

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent ambiance and creative food. The crowd is energetic and eclectic.

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  17. AndrewW

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent neighborhood restaurant. Excellent food and family friendly.

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  18. lpt1

    New York City

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, professional and friendly staff, warm ambience. We have been going to Sonora for many years and it has only gotten better. Chef Palomino is hands on and it shows.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A bit of a wait but we got a little table by the bar to have a drink while we waited. Worth the wait for a perfect table tucked away in a corner. Everything we ordered was fantastic and delicious, from the drinks to the food!

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  20. Sonset

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Sonora is a reliably fun dinner place with friends- festive with above-average food!

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  21. double09

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was excellent- especially the grilled octopus!! So great.

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  22. DANIEL

    New York City

    186 reviews

    5.0

    186 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent Guacamole, ceviche and coconut Shrimp. The dessert fondue was a great way to end the evening meal.

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  23. Dobrin

    New York State

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about this place is fantastic! The food is amazing, the service is pleasant and the atmosphere is relaxing.

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  24. Ellen

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was very welcoming and the food was excellent.

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  25. TonyH

    New York City

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food/service was excellent as always. For some reason we were sat upstairs (COZY) while the downstairs was quite empty. Although we had a 7pm reservation. Our intension was to enjoy the live Jazz music which we could not hear upstairs. My dish (Cuba Churassco) while delish (my go to when I visit Sonora) was just shy of COLD. Mojitos, sangria EVERYTHING else was GREAT! We will return.

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  26. Outfortheday

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food ans service. Their mixed menu (vegetarian and meat) was great and loved by all food eaters in our party.

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  27. monte

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Interesting good food and drink menu would definitely come again

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  28. Mindy

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous celebration with 7 people. Service was excellent and food delish.

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  29. BarbaraA

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sonora has been around for many years and the food is always very good and the ambiance is soothing and lovely. The service was excellent and the downstairs dining room is the room to always choose. Just a lovely evening all around.

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  30. LuluP

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Brunch at Sonora is always a great option. The menu includes traditional egg options, like the delicious frittata that I always order and other latin inspired dishes including empanadas and lomo saltado. We had espresso martinis that were AMAZING! The service is friendly and efficient and the LIVE JAZZ completes the experience. We highly recommend it.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The perfect way to celebrate my birthday… Everything was great!

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  32. SadiaM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my two closest friends here to celebrate one of their milestone birthdays and Sonora did not disappoint! The birthday is pretty picky about locations and food and she absolutely loved her entire experience! We ordered a variety of appetizers and Sangria. Each dish was better than the last. The food came out quickly, the presentation was flawless, and the wait staff were friendly, knowledgeable and attentive throughout the evening. Sonora has become a favorite of mine and my husband's and now I'm glad my besties are fans as well!

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  33. Meriken

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was awesome. We were looking for something different and they delivered. Great tapas. Service was also terrific. Antonio was efficient and professional. He was great. We will be back often.

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  34. Mash96

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful experience ! Great food, service and cocktails. Vibrant on a Friday night and the mellow jazz band added to the nice date night mood! I was fortunate to sit next to Chef Rafael’s table with friends and family - and had a chance to engage with them and share our feedback and get some suggestions. Will go back with our friends soon !

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  35. Nelson

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this placed, food is the best, service is even better.. Each time I visit there I leave with a smile. I will definitely continue to return to Sonora specially when n the mode for paella.

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  36. BobR

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Awesome food and service---one of our favorites..

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  37. AllenG

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were there for NYE. Have prix fixed menu. We asked for quacamole and waiter looked at us like it was not possible. Said he would check. Every other table had it. Service felt rushed and impersonal. Never offered the chance to order a second drink. Portions were smaller than usual it seemed. We recognize it was a busy night it overall not very satisfying. And we really do like the restaurant. Maybe not not for NYE

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  38. lindak

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in Westchester. Fabulous food every time! Great service and if you know the chef, you know how great the creativity always is. Rafael Palomino is one of the best!! We go year round!

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  39. Mets86

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and the food was fantastic. The only knock is that the mango sangria could have used more brandy but it still did the trick 😎

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  40. Cameron

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great menu, great food. Every time we’ve been, its been a great experience.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

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

Sonora Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2677 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sonora Restaurant

179 Rectory Street, Port Chester, NY 10573

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Outdoor dining is first come first serve basis. <br /><br />Willet Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Port Chester
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:45 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue, Wed 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 4:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:45 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Mexican, Latin / Spanish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Our parking lot fits up to 30 cars, professional valet parking on special events, some holidays and weekend
  • Public transit
    We are 5 minutes away from Port Chester metro north.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    Rafael Palomino
  • Entertainment
    Special events once a month check our website for more information, on cooking classes, wine tastings, tango nights, samba nights, salsa nights
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (914) 933-0200
  • Catering
    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. 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.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether your event is large or small, Sonora Restaurant is sure to provide a memorable experience. Enjoy cocktails and passed hors d'oeuvres, or a sit down dinner, in an area reserved exclusively for your group. Mingle with co-workers, impress clients, or enjoy a special social gathering.
  • Private party contact
    Omar: (914) 933-0200
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