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Sonora Restaurant, Port Chester, NY

Sonora Restaurant

4.6
4.6
2360 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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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 1 time today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Mexican, Latin / Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:45 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 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

    It is not too late to make your event or party unforgettable! 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. Serve them mojito, caipirinhas or sangria upon their arrival – the conversation will be off and running in no time! 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. We have passion for all the details that will make your next event a success.

  • 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: (888) 900-6148

  • 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, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 2,360 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Very disappointed in service and food. I have been going here for many years, it was my favorite place to dine. Many items were taken off the menu. $36 for Skirt steak and is was a horrible piece. No more bread served when seated. Why? Drinks were ok, my martini was about 3/4 full and tasted watery. . Waiter seemed rude and annoyed. SERVICE is the Key factor and food should be top notch. this place lost it. Won’t be dining there ever again.
  2. CM

    CarolM

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I went to this restaurant for the seafood paella. It was very good, but I would have preferred the lobster and shrimp were not served in their shells. Very messy and difficult to get the lobster out of the shell. Chocolate flourless cake was good but a tiny portion. Staff sang me Happy Birthday which was very nice. They were attentive except at the end to get the check.
  3. J

    Joel

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great birthday dinner with a dessert that was a surprise and on the house. We are certainly coming back.
  4. DD

    DawnD

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The appetizers were good, the entree was even better..
  5. f

    fit2eat

    New York Area

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sitting outside on a perfect night was wonderful. The food is always good, the service was on point, and the setting made it easy to talk, relax and enjoy.
  6. RB

    RandBS

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent! We were there for a birthday dinner and were surprised when so many waiters, staff and even the sax player came to our table to sing and play happy birthday! A wonderful evening!
  7. L

    Lori

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant that's been a staple in Port Chester for many years. Every time I bring someone new, they love the restaurant and continue to come themselves bringing new patrons!
  8. B

    Bess

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal and service. great quiet atmosphere as we dined early.
  9. NA

    NoaA

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service! Love this place. Perfect for small and large groups.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the Colombian pollo relleno and all of the tapas! Had such a nice birthday dinner and they sang at the end
  11. DB

    DebbieB

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    the seafood paella and short rib entrees were delicious!
  12. C

    Cissy

    New England

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    What a gem! We will definitely return when it's warmer, to enjoy the back patio. The presentation is exceptional.
  13. PN

    PeterN

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sonora never disappoints. The food was excellent and the service attentive.
  14. l

    lpt1

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always..food,service,ambiance. Sat us outside as we requested. Acknowledged my birthday with a dessert on the house.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Long time customer. Always excellent
  16. H

    Hugo

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Started off with guacamole &amp; chips that was absolutely delicious then had Paella that was very good. The only problem was the service. Waiter came over right away &amp; took drink orders &amp; entree orders then never came back. Someone else brings the food. Chips came quickly but took an hour to get entrees. Waiter never came back to ask if we wanted another drink or if everything was ok. Instead he was greeting every new table that started to sit &amp; took their drink order immediately. Wonder if they ever saw the waiter again either. We finally had to grab his attention to get a check. Very good dinner but horrible service
  17. SO

    StevenO

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant in Portchester! All of Latin America is well represented in the menu. We had several tapas and they were all outstanding. Great cocktails as well. On our way out we met the chef and owner, Rafael Palomino. He is very gracious and easy to speak to. He has several other restaurants and he has also also authored a few cookbooks. We will be back. I highly recommend!
  18. k

    kathy

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always! Antonio always makes sure everything is perfect!
  19. K

    Karen

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food consistently great. Drinks are amazing!
  20. J

    Jody

    New York Area

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sonora is always wonderful. Missed our favorite server Stalin.
  21. TK

    TraceyK

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious! And service was impeccable. The waitstaff is extremely attentive. I have never had a bad meal here and I've come several times over the years.
  22. LB

    LucilleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is outstandingly delicious. Service impeccable !
  23. JD

    JosephD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were able to eat outside, the drinks and food were delicious. Sadly, we were too full for dessert.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great overall. Staff were attentive and food was great!
  25. L

    Larry

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience. From the welcoming hostess to the service and of course, the food. We highly recommend the Sangria and was able to have the chef make us something that was not on the menu anymore which we always used to get. Have been coming here for years and still return even though we have moved a little ways away from the restaurant.
  26. s

    scvwestchester

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious restaurant! We started with delicious margaritas (peach with sugar rim and classic - both fantastic). Then guac - also fresh and delicious. Octopus and eggplant meatballs on the server's recommendation. The meatballs were absolutely wonderful! We split the seafood paella and we were very happy with that choice. The server was great too and very attentive. Perfect evening out.
  27. JP

    JohnP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    2nd visit. Food and presentation is above average but the voice sound level was deafening in the main dining room. We moved to the bar to finish our dinner where we could hear each other talk.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sonora never disappoints, is my kids favorite restaurant. The sangria is delicious.
  29. DW

    DanielW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The space was very charming and comfortable. Live music on Friday night was a plus but made it a little louder. The food was excellent. The tapas plates were all spot on. My lomo saltado was one of the best I have had. My wife's special sea bass was done perfectly. The service was friendly and very attentive which seems to be harder and harder to find these days in Westchester County. Overall a big win. We will be back shortly.
  30. JS

    JoeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Had the paella palomino, and it was fantastic. Service was exceptional..Antonio specifically. I'll go back, definitely. There are other choices on the menu I must have!
  31. m

    mitchellc

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and decor, hidden gem
  32. SS

    StephenS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. A gem in Port Chester
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food Great service, our 1st time there! Recommend 100%
  34. JD

    JDIFEO10604

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Little gem nestled in a residential area, never would have expected a restaurant to be in this area. Parking lot is tight. From the outside i began to question my decision, however when we entered the restaurant you automatically get taken to south America. Jazz band was playing, lots of ambiance, staff was exceptional! Cocktails are uniquely refreshing ( try the Hibiscus) Appetizer Portions are small. The ceveche was phenomenal, seafoood was fresh and seasoned well. Skirt steak was fantastic. Again Portions are small not enough to share. Visited on Mother's day so menu was limited. Will definitely go back . Bathroom was only downfall that needed attendant to intermittently clean.
  35. LD

    LynneD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Diverse menu satisfied everyone The vegans were also thrilled
  36. PN

    PaulN

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Went for Mother's Day Brunch and they were serving dinner at 10:45 AM. They provided no information on their website or anywhere on the reservation that there was a limited menu. They typically offer brunch and would not offer the standard brunch menu during our visit.
  37. RM

    RavenM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and ambience wonderful! Great for any occasion!
  38. A

    Anni

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The food was good but the service wasn't great and they overcharged us on a menu item that was a different price on the menu.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had a reservation for 7:45 PM, and got to the restaurant early, but didn’t sit down at the table until 8 PM. We waited for food until 9:20 PM, but the food never came. It was time for the kids to go to bed so we left without eating dinner.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service stretched. Took forever to get enough menus and waiters at times. Huge gap between appetizers and main At least they recognized this and compensated us but should not have happened

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
    • Diner temperature check required
    • 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 4.6 stars by 2360 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Google Map for Sonora Restaurant

179 Rectory Street Port Chester, NY 10537

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–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • 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, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (914) 933-0200

  • Catering

    It is not too late to make your event or party unforgettable! 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. Serve them mojito, caipirinhas or sangria upon their arrival – the conversation will be off and running in no time! 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. We have passion for all the details that will make your next event a success.

  • 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: (888) 900-6148

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