Sonora Restaurant

4.6
2287 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 2287 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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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vipDucky
New York Area
344 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
22 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
46 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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

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vipVMI1
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious cocktails, outstanding food, well priced wine list and an attentive service makes it a no brainer. Also we love the Jazz music on Friday’s. Good to be back

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RONNIEL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Spanish restaurant in Weatchester/Connecticut. Always delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and the wait staff was incredibly nice and attentive!

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TanaG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at Sonora is always outstanding. I hadn’t been here for a few years, but am so glad I decided to celebrate my birthday there this past weekend. Everything we ordered was delicious and presented so beautifully! My entree, which was a special, was one of the most amazing meals I’ve ever had; perfectly prepared and full of delectable flavor!
I highly recommend Sonora for any occasion or no occasion at all!

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Eggemperor
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Tapas are good, food is above average, good value for a night out. Our main waiter, a young guy, was very upsetting, didn't have any manners; no smile, no explanation of the food (this was our first time there) but others who served the food were friendly, the old waiter was quite friendly as well.

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vipCmsk
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience3

While everyone was trying the service was very poor. We waited soo long for food.

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CourtneyP
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brunch was great. Live music was a great addition. Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good f

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MsFig
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect from start to finish! Was seated outside, as requested, on a lovely shaded deck. The service was top notch & the food & drinks were delicious! Can’t ask for more, will definitely return.

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DaveH
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall, great atmosphere, food and service. They seemed a little understaffed with waiters so toward the end of our meal it seemed slow but overall great experience.

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JudyAnderson
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic. The eggplant meatballs are fantastic and the paella with seafood succulent. Live music great win and good food … a perfect night.

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BillS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only was the food and service great but they even brought me a surprise birthday treat at the end - Thanks Sonora!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Unusual menu. Active, fun location. Best guac and chips. Shrimp and scallops over ravioli dish was really special - amazing presentation and so delicious.

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vipSharonH
Caribbean
24 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Very nice outdoor area. Fabulous waitress Ezra. Only problem was the kitchen was backed up. Took over an hour to get entrees. But they comped us plenty and Ezra really was great. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Amazing food. I’ll keep coming back until I try everything on their menu. Its THAT good!!!

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vipStevefromRockland
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We always go to Sonora before a show at The Cap, and this was the first time we left disappointed. Service is always stellar, and the staff is great. We ordered tapas and 2 of the 5 plates we ordered were just okay. The octopus was hard and chewy, and the eggplant meatballs were only slightly warm in the middle. We will chalk it up to an off day and will return again soon.

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BillS
New England
23 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great tapas, grilled octopus, calamari salad, beet salad, filet mignon, all really tasty and get an "A" for presentation. Watermelon Martinis and Chard, likewise all very good. Was there super early on a Tues night bcs we had tix to a show at the Capitol Theatre down the street and so the place was really quiet, only a few tables booked. Anytime I am in Port Chester, anytime there is a show at the Capitol, this is the place to go.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Sonora is one of our favorites for a long time, and we have never been disappointed. As usual everything was vey good.

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vipHaamcd
London
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience every time. The food is excellent and the service impeccable.

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OliviaP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
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 on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipYoly
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food as well as exceptional service!

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vipJoeSkrip
Naples
22 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
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 on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KeithW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was fresh and delicious. Service was a little slow but expected these days. Staff is friendly. Wonderful meal. Never disappoints.

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MariaR
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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

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vipWestchesterFoodie
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Westchester. This is really a gem of a restaurant that offers great tapas and cocktails. I always bring friends and family from out of town to Sonora. Great brunch as well.

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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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Sonora Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2287 OpenTable diners.

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