Sonora Restaurant

4.6
2282 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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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OliviaP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
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 a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJoeSkrip
Naples
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MariaR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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

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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
74 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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Lady
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Nice place and great drinks. Food wasn’t as good as I expected and very small portions. The waitress was very adamant about us ordering everything at once which was a bit off putting. Would definitely come back for drinks but that’s it.

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vipLorri
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The guacamole is made fresh and is very good! I enjoyed the special shrimp ceviche with watermelon! They make great blood orange margaritas; you must order one or two!

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vincentc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

shrimp and scallops, outstanding would order again

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viptunkiemo
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was not the stellar experience we’ve had before, but glad to see people eating in restaurants again. Paella delicious, bar service stretched too thin and way late, very loud party next to us, service well-meaning but spotty.

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vipRCA2
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

nothing great but not bad

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The farmer’s market guacamole and vegan paella were incredible!

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GrahamS
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent decor, ambience, and service. Food was very good with some lovely unique and delicate flavors.

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vipLorri
New York Area
21 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
4 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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vipWestchesterness
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of my favorite places, always tasty and delicious food! Came for Mother’s Day and the prefix menu was perfect and not over priced ! Always a great ambiance and excellent service !

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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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Sonora Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2282 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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