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About Sonora Restaurant

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.

179 Rectory Street
Port Chester, NY 10537
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, Mexican, Latin / Spanish

Hours of Operation:
DINNER:

Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm,

Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

LUNCH (Tuesday-Friday)
11:30-2:30pm


Cross Street:
Willet Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(914) 933-0200

Website:
http://www.sonorarestaurant.net/

Entertainment:

Special events once a month check our website for more information, on cooking classes, wine tastings, tango nights, samba nights, salsa nights

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Rafael Palomino

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The private dinning rooms are available for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Our rooms can accommodate a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 110 of your guests.



Contact our experienced catering managers.

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Details
Sun 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Tue - Thu 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Fri 4:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Sat 4:00PM - 5:45PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Sonora Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Tapas (42)
Fit for Foodies (38)
Good for a Date (33)
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Creative Cuisine (33)
Special Occasion (28)
Authentic (28)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
Fun (20)
Casual (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Good for Groups (14)
Cozy (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Romantic (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Business Meals (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Healthy (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Spicy (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Seasonal (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined a month ago

Have been to Sonora several times.
Good food, nice atmosphere, and good service.
WARNING-Did not honor Groupon. Owner
Makes his own rules. They didn't honor the
Wine and drinks on our bill. They said it s not
Included even though it only says exclusion
Is specialty drinks. Wasn't worth it. Didn't
Spend enough on food. What a bad business
Decision. WILL NOT GO BACK.

Tags: Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Tapas (small plates) menu is excellent. Large selection, with varied ingredients. Service is outstanding -- very attentive but not overly so. Desserts yummy.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

There is no restaurant we enjoy dining at more than Sonora. There are constantly new delicious menu additions and each is beautifully presented. Each server is excellent and with Omar overseeing it all it is easy to see why Sonora has the success that it does. Now there is even jazz on Friday nites. They never stop making it special.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The best.
The warm welcome when I entered the restaurant and the manager thanked me for coming out in the cold

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The hand-crafted cocktails are superb, the service is exceptional, the food is extraordinary, and the ambiance is delightful. Who could ask for more? Well done! We're from out-of-town but we'll be back on our next visit to Port Chester.

Tags: Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We've been going to Sonora for more than 10 years. The past few visits have been disappointing- mechanical robotic service, under trained bar tender. I can see managerial neglect creeping in.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Ginger margarita v.g. straight up with fresh lime juice very watery.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Overall very satisfied, except it was cold, although we changed the table.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Sonoroa is always a great place for a special meal with friends. The food is terrific, truly fresh and innovative. We love the ceviche, the paellas and they have great vegetarian options as well as a variety of meat and fish dishes. The staff are professional and so nice, making Sonora a favorite.

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Tapas appetizers were excellent. Rest of meal was mediocre at best. Attentive, friendly service, but food did not meet expectations.....

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food always good with choices from various Latin American countries and Spain. Warm atmosphere. Good service. Great Pisco Sours. Unique

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Delicious! The service was spectacular and the food was great. We enjoyed special margaritas, ceviche, coconut shrimp and steak. Looking forward to going back!

Tags: Tapas, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellent food, great service. Can't wait to go back. Very happy with overall experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

My go to Latin cuisine in Westchester. Been coming here for 8 years and I'm never disappointed. Or do I worry if the wait staff is undertrained like at (bar taco- discusting) other places. They are accommodating, friendly and upbeat. The food is fresh and yummy. Highly recommend!!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We have been dining at Sonora for 14 years. We have always had a terrific meal with excellent service. There are always new, creative dishes on the menu and tonight the new ones were fabulous. Beautifully presented and delicious. We live in Greenwich, but when we are picking a restaurant for dinner we always think of Sonora first.

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

We were there on a Wendsday night and the restaurant was almost empty. We have been before
and had a good idea what to expect. The wine list was half off for the evening which was a very nice feature. The food was good but the tapas portions were ridiculously small. The waiters took a very long time to wait on the table and bring the food and drink. There was no one there when we left. No one bothered us to leave. This is a very nice restaurant but one should really
only order off the entre list and share if you want to sample the menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food was very good. We were seated promptly. We sat upstairs, which is a nice, quiet area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We were they on an early Sunday evening to celebrate my wife’s birthday. We were Party of 4 who loved each of their entrees - though one chose to have 2 “small plates” for his. It’s across the county from where I live but worth driving to.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Nice local place! Great sangria and specials are always good!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

After 17 years still going strong! Great drinks and great food. Excellent service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Went here for a pre-concert dinner with a date. Very nice atmosphere. Great food, great service. Had the Tapas. Everything we tried was outstanding. Can't say anything but good things about the place and the people. Even the bread was unique and creative.

You can't go wrong if you choose this place.

Tags: Authentic, Quick Bite, Organic, Romantic, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

My husband and I love this restaurant. They have great vegetarian dishes for us. And upon request, they grill the branzino and serve it with delicious roasted vegetables. We also love the Tacos de squash and the vegan Paella. Great margaritas and sangria. The mango sangria is my favorite! Wonderful, accommodating staff.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Tapas, Casual, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent guacamole and sangria. Beef a little less tender than desirable. Bread not outstanding. Desserts getting repetitious - could use some new ideas. Excellent service

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food was tasty, service was accommodating and attentive. Didn't like being forced into valet parking. We found a space with a few steps on the street.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Came here for a quick bite for lunch! It was delicious. I asked the waiter if he could rush It since It was my lunch break. Service was fast and the food was delicious. The new dinner menu looks fantastic. Will be back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food and service were very good. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Waitress forgot one of our orders. Menu has changed. Some of previous appetizers that were very shareable are no longer available,e.g. some of the flatbreads. Some of the new appetizers are quite good,e.g. baked oysters, shrimp ajillo. Spring roll was a disappointment and should be removed.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent service, food was amazing

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

The food was excellent and we really enjoyed our meal. Other than being seated right next to a large party when no one else was in the room at 6pm, was a little annoying. The seats were too close together for the wait staff to get through to serve the table. The presentation of the food was beautiful and I would go back for good food every time. Seating can b changed.

Tags: Business Meals, Tapas, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

This is an amazing restaurant that we go to prior to any show at the Capital Theater. Amazing drinks, outstanding tapas, and the main courses are incredible. 5 times this year and we have never been disappointed!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Only one word describes our dinner at Sonora: excellent. The food was delicious. I had the duck quesadillas, shrimp and scallops entree. Hubby had the octopus and paella. The flavors are awesome, the service was professional and friendly. We will definitely return!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Decent food but unbelievably noisy. Maybe the food was actually good but the noise was just outrageous. The fish tacos are ice as well the calamari salad. Skip the beef tacos, not interesting. The ambience is pretty nice

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Hadn’t been to Sonora in awhile. Had a nice evening. Service staff very nice and food is good but not what I would call outstanding. Ceviche was disappointing with the amount of seafood. Entrees were fine. Fun place to meet friends.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The guacamole came out right away as did one appetizer. The rest of the meal took at least another 30 minutes which was unusual for Sonora. I shared a bunch of tapas which were not up to the level that I have come to expect from Sonora. We were not as happy as usual. Hoping it was an off night.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Four generation Thanksgiving dinner and everyone was pleased. The food was delicious, well prepared, attractively presented. Despite the fact that it was really busy and crowded, there was adequate wait staff on hand so that service was top notch. The handcrafted cocktails were yummy. We'll go there again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Every time I go to Sonora, I ask myself why we don’t go more often - truly spectacular!!! Artful cuisine, excellent service, exquisite experience!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Spent thanksgiving here at Sonora and it was fantastic. Staff was very friendly and food was great. Cozy and fun atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

consistently delicious. we have been to Sonora several times and it never disappoints

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We have been dining at Sonora for 14 years and have always had a top quality meal with excellent waitstaff. We are not people that always dine at the same restaurants... Sonora is the exception. The fried calamari salad and the new brussel sprout salad are our favorites. The tacos are superb and the guacamole made at your table is perfect. The fondue dessert is outrageous.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I dine at Sonora often because their tapas are outstanding. It's always fun to come and try new tapas with friends. Their staff is attentive and knowledgeable and very friendly. I am a huge fan of their mojitos-easily the best in Westchester. I recommend the guacamole (made in front of you) and the calamari salad- it's amazing!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fun, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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