Sonora Restaurant

4.6
2256 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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vipLorri
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The coconut shrimp was very good! The calamari salad was excellent! The guacamole was fresh and delicious! Loved the blood orange margarita!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Sonora Restaurant for my son’s birthday, and we had a wonderful time! Angelica our server was amazing!! Her attention to detail was impressive, she answered all questions regarding the menu, and really made our night when she bought my son’s dessert with a birthday candle 😊. Food was so fresh, the guacamole, fish tacos, and empanadas were delicious. The Sangria was one of the best I ever had!! We had such a great time, that now my daughter wants to have her birthday dinner at Sonora Restaurant!

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NadineC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a great find on our Anniversary weekend. we arrived around 8:15pm and 4 waiters came to check on us and to let us know someone would be right with us. We were sat down shortly after and our waiter, Eduardo was incredible from the very beginning. We ordered the house special ceviche and guacamole to start but didn’t entirely love the ceviche since it had guava juice. Eduardo did mention it to us be we didn’t hear that part. We ate some of it and when he came to collect our plates he asked if we didn’t like it and wanted another, we said no it was our mistake for not hearing the guava part but that we appreciated it! Our meals came out which were incredible! As we were eating we met the chef and owner Rafael Palomino and he was exceptional! So polite, made conversation with us and even invited us back for a special meal! The entire night was so wonderful I couldn’t stop saying how happy I was to have found this place. When it was time for desert, we ordered the Dulce de Leche Flan it was AMAZING. Our waiter Eduardo also brought us a chocolate cake and said it was to makeup for the ceviche which we thought was so sweet! As we were finishing up those two deserts, out came Eduardo with Churros sent by the chef. It was so special and they were all just so welcoming! Thank you Chef Palomino, Oscar and Eduardo. You were all amazing and we will certainly be back and hope to see you all!

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vipfit2eat
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Raphael Palomino never fails to present the most delicious dishes in the most creative way. The food is wonderful, the vibe is perfect, the service is attentive, and the atmosphere is welcoming. I have been going to the restaurant since it opened in the late 1990's and continue to recommend it to my friends and colleagues.
This food is creative and mouth watering, especially in Westchester County where there isn't another cuisine similar to it. I enjoy dining in Sonora and highly recommend it. The owner, Raphael is a gracious, humble and welcoming person. He takes safety seriously and has added the necessary precautions to keep his employees and guests safe, especially during COVID 19.

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JessT
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks! Will definitely come back.

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BBunch
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent neighborhood restaurant with best Mojitos.

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Duff
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and drinks! Food is beautifully presented!

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vipRandBS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! We could taste how fresh all the ingredients were. The bronzino was the best we've had! Service is top notch! This is definitely our favorite restaurant!

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Katie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went during restaurant week. Was very cost effective and the food was delicious.

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Laloba
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming to this restaurant for years. There has never been a time when we have been disappointed in any way, shape or form. The food here is some of the best I have ever eaten. The chef’s ability to blend together different flavors and textures to create masterpiece dishes is unrivaled. I will come here again and again and again

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Michael
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and food were excellent and Elise, our waitress, was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful from the food to the service !

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vipnativenewyorker
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food and service were good. Mother's Day brunch menu was $39.95. When the check was presented, we were charged $49.95 each. When I pointed out the overcharge to the waiter, it was corrected. Review your bill carefully before paying.

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GeorgeM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious! Mother's Day Brunch was well worth the trip!

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SylviaM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative menu and delicious flavors!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mothers day

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vipFrankD
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been dining at Sonora for over 15 years, and this meal was perhaps the best we’ve had there! It was so nice to dine and feel normal given all of the issues Covid has brought the restaurant trade. There restaurant was lively and the food and service was top notch. The prime rib special with red chimichurri and chipotle au gratin potatoes was simply perfect! I hope that becomes a regular menu addition.

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BorisF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved the food! Can’t wait to eat there again

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PaulB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place! Haven’t been here in about 12 years but the place was just as good as I remember. Food was fantastic!

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Ewel
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Good set up for COVID times, tables are fairly spaced out and isolated from each other. Food and service were less than impressive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We have been going to Sonora for probably 7 years. They have always had great cocktails (mango mojitos yum) and a creative pan-Latin menu with lots of neat small plates. Sadly Sonora has been on a downhill decline for the past couple of years. The drinks are still good (they stopped using the sugarcane stirrer which is too bad) but the menu and food has really slipped. Many of the signature small plates are gone (miss all of the great taco options) and the entrees toggle between overly complex/overly engineered or just bland/blah. They have set up a nice outdoor space for COVID dining with heaters etc. It has been a slow steady decline - we still pop in occasionally - mostly for the cocktails - but always hoping to see them righting the ship and getting back in track.

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vipLaynaM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, good service/ambiance. Only negative was that parking was a bit tricky and there was no valet.

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Patricia
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing restaurant, food and ambiance is excellent. Chef came out and greeted us, we received superb service. We will definitely be back!

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ShaunM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The live music was a nice touch. The paella was the best paella we’ve ever had. The short rib was also fantastic. We live in Connecticut, but will gladly travel back again!

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HulaHips
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there on Friday and loved the live jazz duo. I have missed live music 🎶 so it was lovely to be surprised by this treat. Service was attentive and food was delicious. Only flaw was the featured appetizer which was supposed to be a octopus shrimp calamari cerviche in mango sauce. It came with no octopus. When brought to server’s attention they provided separate bowl of octopus cerviche. Food was cooked exquisitely. Little pricey but you get what you pay for. Was hard to navigate getting there - in middle of small residential community. Not near river which was what I originally searched for.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was Awesome!!! Food was excellent as was the friendly and professional staff!

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x20stupendous
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yumola! Great food and drinks. A lot of options and fair price

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vipToniP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The food was good, the appetizers were very good, however, the meat in the Paella was very dry. The camerones had scallops in them which wasn't mentioned on the menu (I'm not a fan of scallops). The waitress told me after I had left them on this dish that I could've asked for more shrimp. Too late! Also the menu on their website had more dinner options than what was offered to me. The service was severely lacking it took 20 minute just to get our drinks. Lastly, if you're going to eat here, stay downstairs, upstairs is not appealing.

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Logan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good here. Atmosphere is adorable.

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DoreenC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome ! It was our first meal out since the start of COVID. I had been dreaming of the red sangria and of the cervechi. As usual, Sonora did not disappoint!
Fabulous night out with my fully vaccinated husband.
Can’t wait to repeat it on a weekly basis

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frequent diner. One of our go to places

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vipDonF
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A gem for sure, and so close to home we are so lucky to have this wonderful place in our backyard. They go above and beyond with there COVID protocol, and the food is always so so good. Always a beautiful evening. Many thanks to all.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this place, Everything was great.

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Javier
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good quality of the food and outstanding service.
Excellent cooking

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.. Took my parents and they loved it too...

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vipJayne
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, innovative menu. Delicious food and excellent service. And the chef was a gentleman who helped me put on my coat!

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JLSL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious. Great outdoor seating area. Nice staff. Excellent place for a date night.

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vipJody
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants - the food is always creatively prepared and presented. Halibut with enchiladas was terrific; calamari salad was excellent. Wines and drinks are great. The service is very friendly and helpful.

We eat at Sonora when in the area and make it a special occasion!

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vipGavin
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Feels so good to be eating at Sonora. We felt super safe the whole time, they have the plexiglass which is great! Loved sharing tapas and the empanadas were oh so good !! This place is amazing.

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vipWestchesterFoodie
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here with my boyfriend for date night. We love coming here because we can share a lot of tapas. We shared the coconut shrimp, guacamole, quinoa empanadas and squash tacos. For mains we got the salmon and the lomo. The staff was friendly and professional. I felt very safe while dining here which is a huge plus.

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Sonora Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2256 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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