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.
Port Chester, NY 10537
Latin American, Mexican, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Special events once a month check our website for more information, on cooking classes, wine tastings, tango nights, samba nights, salsa nights
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.
Our parking lot fits up to 30 cars, professional valet parking on special events, some holidays and weekend
We are 5 minutes away from Port Chester metro north.
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.
Sonora Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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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