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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:
Latin American, Mexican, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
DINNER:

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

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

LUNCH:
11:30-2pm


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.

Specials

Paella Special

Fridays from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Specials

Paella Special

Fridays from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Details

Join Sonora for Paella Night! Offering signature paella dishes for $20 every Friday. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Sep 8, 2017 - Jan 8, 2018 on Fridays from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM.

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Thanksgiving Dinner with 6 options for appetizer and 5 options for main course, including our classic Turkey and choice of dessert.
$39 Per Person $22 Per Child.
Large Takeout Orders available (in advance)

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Sonora will be open for dinner offering a $45 Prix Fixe menu as well as a reduced regular menu.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

We will be serving our regular menu will be available.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Regular Menu from 4pm- 8pm and $58 after 9pm includes DJ, party favors and a glass of Champagne at mid night to ring the New Year

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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

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Tapas (45)
Fit for Foodies (38)
Creative Cuisine (37)
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Good for a Date (36)
Authentic (32)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Special Occasion (31)
Worth the Drive (24)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Fun (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Casual (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Business Meals (12)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Romantic (9)
Cozy (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Spicy (6)
Healthy (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 months 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Staff very accommodating - great service and great food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Everything at Sonora was excellent. My only complaint is that it gets pretty loud. Not sure if that's the restaurant's fault, or the area... Many places in Westchester seem to be exceedingly loud. The food is fabulous. They have great cocktails, and the setting is quaint and inviting. We will definitely go back. It's well worth it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Tapas, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This was my second time here, both were during restaurant week. The food looks as good as it tastes!! Would definitely recommend and will be visiting again.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was excellent. Also I really loved the White Sangria with Mango. Would definitely go back. We had the guacamole, duck quesadilla, mahi mahi tacos, cauliflower and the skirt steak for my main dish. It was all excellent. my only complaint is that the restaurant is extremely loud.

Tags: Tapas, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

From the welcome at the door to the very end the staff were fabulous! We had a party of 8 initially with 3 leaving to go the Capital theater. Our table was perfect. The food and service were outstanding. The wine was reasonably priced with a good selection. We had a wonderful evening! Thank you!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Came here for restaurant week with my husband and we really enjoyed it. I had short rib pastels, an excellent red snapper, and the pumpkin churros, everything was really good. I also had a couple of their spicy margaritas which are not for the faint of heart! Hubby had the tuna tacos, beefsteak and the cheesecake. The tacos and cheesecake were amazing, beefsteak was pretty run of the mill but not bad. I'm not a big steak person anyway. The portion seemed a little small but we weren't paying full price so I didn't mind. The atmosphere is really cute and the service was very good. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive. It's a little pricey normally but I would definitely recommend for a special occasion.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tapas, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I've visited before and I felt that the quality of the food had gone down a bit. A few years ago I would have given it 5 stars. It is still worth going to but not as special an experience as it used to be. Staff was great however.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was authentic, very well made and tasty however the service leaves much to be desired. Our waitress on Friday night appeared sick, was sniffling, sneezing around the customers food. She should have excused herself for the night. Additionally, our seating, which was requested on Open Table to be in a quiet table was initially center of the restaurant, and when asked to move they wanted to seat us in the hallway!?! Bizarre use of a hallway to squeeze extra tables in. Eventually we were moved to the center table downstairs, not a quiet remote table as requested. Towards the end of the meal our waitress disappeared completely, having the bus boy ask if we wanted desert. Yes, we told him we would like a desert menu and 30 minutes later were still waiting. The food tastes great and makes up for the lack of good service, but after reading many other reviews complaining about the staff I would say its time for some training and an overhaul on employees. Sonora - lets make the service match the quality of your food!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fun, Tapas
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Went for a "date night" dinner with the hubby. Delicious tapas, good quick service, nice wine list. We sat upstairs which was a bit quieter than below. Comfortable booth table. Nice music mostly, though could have done without 2 Ricky Martin songs. But food was great, and tapas are fun, which are most important in a restaurant to me.

Tags: Business Meals, Tapas, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We have been dining at Sonora for 14 years and have always had well prepared, delicious food and excellent service. We live in NYC and Greenwich and it is hard to find better food in either place.

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

Dinner with friends during Restaurant Week was not up to par. Staff seemed annoyed that some of us ordered from the special menu by pointing out the smaller size of the included dishes. Despite that, the food was not up to Sonora's usual standards. Dishes were brought to the table lukewarm. Utensils had to be requested. Should the lobster bisque be served without spoons? And with virtually no lobster present? Chocolate and Cheesecake desserts were excellent as was the guacamole and sangria. We hope that this was a case of a restaurant just having a bad night and not indicative of a more serious decline.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

We really enjoyed our visit. The food was very good and the service was exceptionable, but it was lunchtime and the restaurant was empty. For a restaurant Week menu, the food was very good. Our only problem was getting there as we don't live in the area and had forgotten to bring their phone number. If we lived closer. I'm sure we would be there more often.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I went here for restaurant week and it was absolutely devine. I looked through dozens of menus on valley table and honestly I was most impressed by Sonora's. In my opinion they have the best Restaurant week menu out there. The puplo was awesome! I followed that up with the personal paella and of course the pumpkin churros! Our waiter Antonio was kind and easy to talk to, and the service was perfect. I might have no choice but to come back again before restaurant week is over!

Tags: Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Came here for restaurant week. Great deal and enjoyed every bite. Staff is friendly and the service was great. I can't stop dreaming about the Paella

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

A very mixed experience. We went on what was clearly a busy Saturday night. We had reservations and waited ten minutes for our table which was not an issue. The problems started with the wait for initial service and drinks once we got seated. Things got worse as our waiter simply never returned for 15 minutes after we ordered. Drink orders went left unattended. After waiting over an hour for our dinner to arrive, I asked to speak to a manager. My first few requests went unanswered and then we found a waiter who could clearly identify with our frustration. Eventually a manager came by to apologize for the poor service. The reality is that once the food arrived it was easy to see why the place was so crowded. The meals were outstanding. So the lesson learned is you have to pick between service and food. One part great and one part terrible.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent food and attentive service. Efficient, free valet parking. VERY NOISY.

Will try not to return on a weekend

Tags: Tapas, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food but very slow service. Our server disappeared at some point and we had to chase hem for our coffee and tea (which never came), and to pay the bill. It was crowded, but nothing that should have been unexpected for a Saturday night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We went to dinner for my husbands' birthday with 2 friends. Our tapas were delicious. When trying to get the waiters attention to order another drink, the owner saw us and came over to our table. We explained the birthday boy wanted another drink. He quickly told our waiter to bring the drink for free. The main courses we outstanding: salmon, shrimp/scallops and Branzino (2). We werentbgoingbto have dessert but the owner, Rafael Palomino, sent two complimentary desserts to our table. A real class act. Love this place.

Tags: Happy Hour, Healthy, Fun, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

As usual, Sonora never disappoints! Fabulous and interesting tapas and great drinks! Always a fun time!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

exceptional dining, exceptional service, nothing but the best. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food, different menu- 3 tapas and splitting an entree is way to go for 2 people ..And half price margaritas on Sunday was an added bonus!Excellent - so glad we tried and will return if in the area again.Def reco!

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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 22, 2017

A good choice for upscale, fun dining in an attractive setting. Latin themed menu is well prepared and well executed.

Tags: Business Meals, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This restaurant is consistently excellent food is delicious service impeccable in the restaurant itself is very decorative I recommend this place very highly

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was amazing, service was just as good. Will definitely be going back.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I've been at Sonora many times and each time I go back I feel like I need to return! it is a great restaurant, good food, great services.

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great food, Very relaxing, great ambiance. Overall a great experience. Definitely going back.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Was a big success for our guests who came from over the Tappan Zee Bridge

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Tapas, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food and drinks are always amazing. Perfect for a date night or special occasion!

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Tapas, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Haven't been here in years. No disappointments. Great ambience, good food, great marjaritas!!!!!

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very nice restaurant. Nice for friends get together, special occasion or date night. It was my best friends 19th anniversary. The waiters came over with a candle and dessert for them. We used a Groupon, the food is good, very different and the sangria and mojitos were awesome.
My only concern were the portions were in the small side for the price. I enjoyed it very much yet don't know if I'd go without a "deal" we came out with a $150 bill after the Groupon which was 1 pitcher of white sangria, 4 mojitos, a couple of side dishes and one dessert

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We dined here, when it first opened and was very satisfied. But, we have not been back in a while. Had a craving for grilled octopus, tapas and sangria. Did not disappoint, sangria was refreshing and the octopus was delicious. Will be back soon...

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Good food, drink, atmosphere. A special place for authentic food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent food and an inventive menu. We had a long unhurried meal. The only complaint we had is that they seemed understaffed, so our water glasses were often unfilled even after several requests. All, in all, however, a great dining experience and we will return ourselves and recommend it to others.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Authentic, Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Came here with my friends and we had a blast. Perfect place to meet up with friends and share some excellent dishes. We tried everything from the chicken tinga arepa to the empanadas, the coconut shrimp, the scallops & the cauliflower. Everything was really good and we can't wait to come back and do happy hour

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Took my husband here for his birthday and the food was great - would recommend 5 tapas or 4 tapas, 1 entrée - it was perfect. Service was great - they do space out the timing of when they serve the tapas, which is better vs having them all come out at once. Even the valet and bus boys provide great service, so all around worth the trying out Sonora. The pinchos, empanadas and coconut shrimp are a must. Only suggestion would be to have better homemade hot sauce vs just tobasco, otherwise it was near perfect experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Wow, what a treat. From the ambience to the food. Excellent!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Tapas, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Sonora has great food, service and ambiance. They allow sharing so you can try several of the delicious items. The menu has a gluten free code and the paella was outstanding. I would go to this restaurant anytime we were in the area.

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Spicy, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

What a great night! Margarita our waitress made it a memorable experience! Apps were yummy, grilled pulpo, seared scallops-perfect! There were 5 of us and all of our plates were empty! I've been here 3 times now and this was the best experience. Very hospitable and warm.

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