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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
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Tapas (36)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Good for a Date (26)
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Special Occasion (25)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Authentic (24)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Worth the Drive (22)
Fun (21)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Casual (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Cozy (10)
Romantic (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Healthy (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Business Meals (2)
Live Music (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Foods and services were great. My daugter loved quesadillas! We will definitely be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

This place never disappoints

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Had the seafood paella with lobster which was decent but way over priced for the portion size. The steak appetizer and beet salad was excellent. Service couldn't be better. Would definitely go back to try something else.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

We went for Valentine’s Day dinner with another couple. The place was packed and we were seated in an upstairs back room for the first time. It was quiet and pretty but too dark. Service was a bit spotty- we asked for a few things that never showed up. The sangria which I’ve had many times had to be sent back as did the Diet Coke made with fountain syrup. Everything else was excellent. The holiday menu was a great value and delicious. the shared dessert should have been explained before serving. Everything had chocolate (even the syrup on
the chorros) and one of us can’t eat chocolate. The waiter offered and brought him a non chocolate plate immediately.

We love Sonora and look forward to our next visit.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent experience. First time there. Ambiance was romantic, food was superb, service great. I definitely plan to return again. Must try paella.....DELICIOUS

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Service was not great. My (expensive) Pisco sour was so sour it was undrinkable, so I sent it back. It took so long to get our waiter that I didn’t want it anymore as the meal started. He never took it off the bill. Guacamole was delicious! I usually order appetizer portions but my seviche had so little fish that even I was shocked there were no even 4 whole pieces in a bowl of limey liquid. Salmon and bronzino main dishes were both really good. Chimichurri looked leathery. Honestly we expected better. Doubt we will go back anytime soon.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Raphael always delivers! Enough said really...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We hadn't been to Sonora in years. Not because we didn't like it..just had been off our radar. Some friends suggested we should give it a try. We made a reservation for four on Open Table for Friday night at 8:15. They called during the day to confirm and I mentioned that I wanted to be in one of the main dining rooms and NOT in the bar (Nice bar..but too casual and energetic for the kind of dining and conversation we had in mind.
Arrived on time and were told that they could only seat us in the bar as there were no more tables in the DR. I was about to leave when the Chef and Owner Rafael Palomino appeared and promised us a table in five minutes in the DR. He was charming...couldn't have been more welcoming...spent some time with us chatting to help with the wait. Sure enough after about 5 minutes we were seated. He treated us to the best guacamole I have had in a while and the evening proceeded without a hitch. The food was plentiful and quite imaginative. A combination of all Latin cuisines from tapas and paella to Mexican and South American..all perfectly prepared. The cocktail menu is creative and delicious. The drinks come out quickly.
The pleasant surprise at the end was the bill. Really quite reasonable...and we hadn't been shy about ordering. Would highly recommend this place for a casual atmosphere with some pretty serious cuisine!

Tags: Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Fun, Tapas, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Vegan Paella is the BOMB! So very delicious quite possibly the best dinner I have ever had.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We enjoyed the Riojas Wine Tasting night! The food wine and food paring was perfect. They had a wine expert describing each wine, and provided a generous pour. The wild mushroom ragu should be on the regular menu as it was so rich and addictive. Chef Rafael created a delicious three course menu. We will be watching for future wine tastings.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Came here for Rioja Night. It was very nice and intimate. We sat with the other couples/ people and experienced a very nice menu paired with wine. I definitely recommend going to their events. Everything was delicious as usual.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Came here last Sunday to try brunch out. The menu is great and each brunch item comes with a drink! I had the salmon eggs Benedict and it was great. The service was friendly and on point. I will definitely be back !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was Not too my expectations, but drinks were good

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Enjoyed our visit to Sonora for my wife's birthday celebration. We had reservations for 6 at 7pm. Our table was ready when we arrived. Usually busy Saturday night. Most tables were taken. We ordered specialty cocktails...waited a while for drinks to arrive. Our server was Silvio. Very nice! He came over to let us know the drinks would soon be coming. This really set the tone for the night....everything was good but the waiting was a bit too much. It seems the restaurant was very short on staff. For a crowed restaurant I noticed our server running around to so many tables. It was almost 9 pm (!), with a 7pm reservation, when we were served our dinner. Mine was not hot but I decided not to complain because everyone was pleased with their meal . Nice menu selection and great specials. We decided against dessert because we decided the wait would not be worth it. Please...hire more staff.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Our first time We went on Wed night so the restaurant was not crowded at all. There seemed to be plenty of waiters and were greeted graciously but attentiveness was limited as I had to eye the waiter several times to come over. We waited almost an hour for our food to be served and it was lukw warm like it had been sitting a while. steak over cooked almost to burnt not to mention size was very minimal for the price. We happened to notice a large party who was seated way after we arrived got served before us and we where a party of 2. I asked the waiter why food was taking so long he replied it takes a while to cook a thick steak like it was our fault for ordering that! Lame excuse.

Otherwise the place is nice and festive. Food presentation was ok. I enjoyed my branzino but would have tasted better hot. We had wine from Spain not that great for 60 although on wed it’s half price. We had to ask for a wine list!

Maybe we will try again might have been an off night.

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We liked everything we had. Food presentation was excellent. Sangria was really good. Prices are reasonable for a good restaurant with fine food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

First time, coming back in two weeks with other friends.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was excellent but staff forgot us once we had our main courses. We had to ask four times for someone to bring dessert menues and take those orders.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Pleasant lunch, delicious food at a very reasonable price.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 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 27, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 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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 (New York Area)·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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 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 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 9, 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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 (New York Area)·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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 (New York Area)·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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