Sonora Restaurant

4.5
2305 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 2305 people are saying
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Fran
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Lovely restaurant. Would go again

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AlyssaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is incredibly delicious and the staff is attentive and friendly.

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MarieV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This Latin food is very flavorful ! From the moist and tasty Palomino paella, the salad w/ fried calamari, vegan mushroom meatball, ceviche soo yummy . We celebrated my father’s 85th b’day and my husband’s bday and all enjoyed the food ! Our 9 yr old enjoyed the cheese quesadilla so much as well as her favorite dessert - churros :-) the staff was attentive and pleasant !

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Vanessac
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Very nicely decorated restaurant witj soft lighting and live jazz band .service was great very attentive Staff. The drinks were good as well.. however the food wasn't very good at all and it was overpriced for the quality of it

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Nelkye
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great sangria. Good service

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StephanieG
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love the food, service was not as good as we’d like because they like many other restaurants are short staffed. Portions are small. Owner and operator is present and very personable.

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vipMrsB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A dependable staple, attentive service, never lets you down. Still good after so many years.

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Dancouns
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This restaurant was a gem of a find. I had googled restaurants in the area and found it. I loved everything about it.

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Jamespm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent I had a paella it was outstanding the guacamole was great ceviche was excellent and the margarita was quite good also

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vipLinda
New York Area
167 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Restaurant Week experience of many I have tried. Wonderful choices, beautiful presentation, generous portions, delicious food and gracious service. Hope they’ll add a prix fixe lunch and dinner all year round!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great night out. Great food, and wonderful service

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AsianFoodLover
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Most staff not masked. That was unfortunately the first thing we noticed. Even the server who waited on our table was not masked. The food was excellent.

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Sunny1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

High end food and drinks. Waiter did not wear mask and there was no social distancing. Nice music too. Would recommend.

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Dulceyme
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great and the servers so professional and courteous…even made us laugh.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent everything. We were a group of 6 and the staff couldn’t have been more accommodating. We all ordered different things from their beautiful menu and each was delicious!!

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KMac
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I did not enjoy this meal. The options for restaurant week were just ok and my selection was not good.

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marshy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, service, staff.

Acoustics are not ideal

But worth it to dine here-so good!

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GingerJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We went for Restaurant Week and ordered from both the regular menu and the prix fixe. Everything was delicious but the eggplant meatballs and traditional paella were superstars. The specialty cocktails were good but the pour on my bourbon was pretty short. While the service was impeccable it was a tad slow. Our dishes were cleared and waters refilled promptly but we got the impression that they were a little short on actual servers. Ordinarily, we would have been fine with it but we had a show that night.
We will definitely go back! Muy delicioso!

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Bren
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Now I know why it’s been there for so long !!

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LilyofMirth
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was AMAZING! No valet available but street parking was not too difficult to find. The menu and food was amazing but our first round of tapas came before our cocktails. We had to flag our server down for each subsequent round of drinks or tapas. We would go back but it’s not a pampered experience. We had reservations and were seated at the time we requested but the hostess was less than welcoming and seemed frazzled. Great service would have put this place over the top amazing. Go with a sense of humor and be ready to wait for your food but it will be worth it!

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vipPeterF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going there for over 15 years. NEVER disappoints!

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renu
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food.

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vipDucky
New York Area
352 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dishes are very consistent and prepared to perfection. The flavors are well balanced, with the many different components of a dish. Creative pairings of foods. The wait staff are all very attentive, friendly and informative. The beverage selections are creative.

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vipNummyNums
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Some staff mix up kept us from getting water for 30 mins.
Food and drinks were excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is always good. We had an issue with the delay of our appetizers. They made up for it with desserts. I think they were very busy in the kitchen.

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LyndaI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, amazing food. Portions were too small for the prize for the main or large dishes.

Would definitely recommend.

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EL2017
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazingly good food. Service was a bit slow, but we didn't mind since it is a fun place. Live music was fun. A great place to celebrate a birthday with friends.

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Elle3599
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I enjoyed Sunday Brunch and music at Sonora’s. The service is always great. The only difficulty is deciding which on the many great options to eat and drink. I had the Brussel sprouts appetizer and the Eggs Benedict with chorizo. Both presentation and taste were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The drinks were very good and food was excellent. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. Antonio was awesome.

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David
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

small plates were excellent but varied greatly in size - omar gives great advice - we went to hear friday night music but the duet barely played - came late due to a flat tire and then dined at the bar

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vipStevefromRockland
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Let's talk about last night's visit. Seated quickly and it went south from there. Service was not good. Our waitress could best be described as dour, no smiles, no conversation. 20 minutes to order drinks, which arrived 10 minutes later. Food took over half an hour to be delivered. We ordered 4 tapas and they all came out together. The food was great, but service is deteriorating. We used to see the owner/chef come out and greet diners, but he has been MIA our last 2 visits. It was quiet when we arrived, I can't imagine the experience of the diners who arrived after us as it was getting busy. Staffing issues?

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Naki
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. I really liked my spicy margarita. Service was quick and efficient

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vipDucky
New York Area
352 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Staff, service, and food were all wonderful. We have never been disappointed dining at Sonora. The updated menu with more tapas dishes and entrees is very creative and informative indicating which count y the dish emanated from. The flavors of the many dishes we all shared were seasoned nicely and very tasty. The kitchen was very accommodating as we had someone allergic to shellfish. The dishes were served with the shellfish removed or served aside if possible.
The staff is friendly and very informative, explaining the ingredients of some of the dishes to us. The drink menu has a wide variety. We always enjoy Sonora.

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vipKgourmet
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great dining experience! New menu since our last visit and lots of interesting gluten free and other options. I wish there was a dedicated gluten-free fryer so I could eat their homemade tortilla chips. Service was knowledgeable and friendly. Overall drinks and meal was excellent!

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vipRacheleN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Invited guests to Sonora as a thank you--it was wonderful as always. This is our go to place when we want to impress.

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Minny
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine, an overall great experience! I’ve gone twice and has been great experiences. Thank you!

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susanD
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. A hidden gem. Sweet COVID safe porch with heaters, delicious food, attentive unobtrusive gracious staff.

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vipRandBS
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent! The best short ribs of any restaurant! The best guacamole! Service is top notch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Great food but they seemed under staffed with waiters. After taking our drink and food order we didn’t see him again till he brought the check. The rest of the staff was great. Some tables inside were too close together in the current environment. Plenty of outdoor tables though.

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vipDonF
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Always a beautiful evening, great food, neighborhood jem for us

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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 4.5 stars by 2305 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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