Sonora Restaurant

4.4
1721 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Mexican, Latin / Spanish
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Hours of operation
DINNER:

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

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

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

Sunday Brunch
11:30am-3pm


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Phone number
(914) 933-0200
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Rafael Palomino
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Willet Avenue
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Parking details
Our parking lot fits up to 30 cars, professional valet parking on special events, some holidays and weekend
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Public transit
We are 5 minutes away from Port Chester metro north.
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Entertainment

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

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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

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1,721 reviews
4.4 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
63%
Very Good
23%
Good
8%
Fair
4%
Poor
2%
4.5
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Awesome time, great food, drinks and the staff were all friendly. Dine here often, never a bad experience. My go to place for Latin cuisine.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Exquisite food and beverages. Couldn't have been more satisfied with the staff.On top of everything, very attentive. Atmosphere was nice. Had an enjoyable evening. Definitely going back.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Great food and service!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Again and again sonora never fails to amaze me. With another amazing dining experience with an assortment of drinks, tapas, and entrees and I was delighted once again. Sonora continues to be one of my favorites and definitely one that I will continue recommending to my friends!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

We had a wonderful experience at Sonora. We lucked out because they had live jazz at the lounge which was excellent!! The mojitos we ordered were perfect and they went well with the coconut shrimp, octopus and mushroom flatbread. The food was delicious and the presentation excellent. We will be back!!!

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Went for dinner with someone and the service was great. The music and the ambiance was perfect to maintain a good conversation. Would definitely recommend.

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3.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Slow service. Some dishes were exquisite like the fried oysters and the coconut shrimp tapas. The paella disappointed. It was really difficult to crack open the lobster.

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3.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Our order was not complicated but there was some confusion. The food was good but cocktails were not up to par.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

One of my favorite spots in Westchester. I always bring my family here because they love it!
This is the best place to go for when you want some Latin flavors that aren't just Mexican. Sonora offers so many creative and delicious choices. The tapas are outstanding and the service is great. The mojitos and the ceviche are my favorites! I can't wait to come back.

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3.0Dined on June 30, 2018

The mango sangria was outstanding and the food was delicious. The service at the beginning was great, but the staff forgot about us completely and didn't submit our main course orders. We were left alone for a very extended period of time and only after asking where our food was did the staff realize its mistake. Likely that is at least in part our fault because we ordered appetizers first, then the main course separately later, but then, after delivering the main course, they again forgot about us, leaving us unattended. Fair service at best.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

This meal was the best I have had at Sonora and the fact that we were celebrating my friend’s birthday that very night was the cherry on top. We started the night with several drinks my favorite being the mango mojito with it being fruity but not too sweet. Following that we ordered several appetizers to share amongst ourselves with the lobster quesadilla being my favorite. As the night went on we enjoyed the live jazz musicians who played an assortment of songs including classics and newer songs as well. By the time dessert came around I was so full and satisfied I didn’t think I would be able to eat anymore. However, I couldn’t resist the churros on the menu and that alongside the waiting staff singing happy birthday to my friend made the night even more outstanding. The quality of the meal and service together made an experience that I hope to repeat in the near future!

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Love this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Had a wonderful time at Sonora, the service was prompt. The tapas presentation was pretty and the taste was even better. We had cocktails and they were on point. Will definately come back again!

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

I’ve been to this restaurant before and was happy to return. Sonora has live music every Friday , and delicious tapas. Would recommend and return in the future.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

I really liked Sonora, the food was outstanding with very good portions. The drinks were really good as well, specially the white sangria. The staff was friendly and very attentive as well as knowledgable of their menu. Overall I had a great time and I will definitely recommend Sonora to all my friends.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Had a friends birthday get together here absolute fun. Great food, drinks and all around good time. Had the churrasco so good and we all had a bunch of appetizers. The staff was so nice. Brought out the cake and sang and took pics. Will be back again soon

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Had an enjoyable evening.Great food and awesome drinks! Staff was very friendly and atmosphere was nice. Def going back on my next date.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Always a good experience when I dine here.Food , delicioso.I had the short ribs, yum and of course my Sangria. Staff is always accomodating and friendly, and funny..Lol...Make you feel like family.Planning a birthday party there soon. Always a good time.

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4.0Dined on June 25, 2018

The service was excellent. The waiter's suggestions were also very helpful when ordering.
Have not been to this restaurant but have been to others run by the owner. We will be back!!

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3.0Dined on June 24, 2018

So we have been regulars at Sonora for 6ish years. We have always enjoyed the cocktails, the vibe, the sourdough/chimichurri, and the pan-Latin food. We went for a quick dinner on Saturday and had a surprisingly mixed experience - after years of consistently great meals. The cocktails and service were spot on but the food has taken a decided turn for the worse. The chimichurri lacked flavor and the pork and steak tacos (our favorites) were dried out and blah. The entrees had changed - for the worse - and the preparation was bad. The guacamole and beet salad were good. They dropped one of our favorites off the menu (filet skewers w yucca). One of the managers asked how we liked our meal - and we told him - and they comped us a desert - which was nice. However a very surprising experience. Something must have changed in the kitchen for that dramatic of a reversal. Hopefully it was an anomaly and Sonora will sort it out.

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3.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Charged us for an appetizer that we never ordered. Food was decent but not as good as in the past. Very noisy.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Always wonderful, Sonora is where we go for special occasions. The food is always terrific! Serve and Mojitos are also great

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Very enjoyable evening, creatively conceived menu and and well prepared food. Good service

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

I had lunch with friends at Sonora for the first time. I knew it as a wonderful dinner spot but discovering that it is just as wonderful for lunch was amazing! The lunch menu is inventive and offers many healthy options. We shared the croquetas and I had the veggie burger. My friend had a rice bowl with grilled salmon which looked delicious. I can't wait to go back to try some of the other lunch items. The prices are very reasonable so repeat visits will not break the bank :)

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We have enjoyed Sonora for many years. This time we went for father's day and were greatly disappointed. The service was spotty, we waited beyond a reasonable time to get our drinks and we weren't sure who our server was. I get e-mails from Sonora about events and specials and they advertised a price fix menu. I had to ask for the menu as it wasn't offered when we were seated. I'd hate to think they were pulling a fast one on the guests by not offering it as an option.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Menu choices are varied. Each dish is well thought out and presented. Wonderful flavorful meal.

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2.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Father’s Day. Never again.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

As always, the food and service were amazing!
This particular evening, we were celebrating my mother's 89th birthday. The staff went out of their way to make her feel special (Angelica and Stalin etc..) , and it is greatly appreciated.
I look forward to many more summer meals on the patio.
Thanks, Guys!!!!

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Everything was perfect! Excellent service. Delicious and interesting food. Chef/owner visited every table and made everyone feel welcome and important. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

The food was delicious and the service friendly. A great place to meet friends for tasty food, drinks and a great conversation. Very pretty place too.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Wonderful meal

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Great time to celebrate friends bday. Great cocktails I had the cucumber infused mago really delicious. We ordered off of happy hour menu food was great loved it. Desert and coffee very happy with- loved the chocolate desert that was yummy and decadent. Also the cappuccino cups are larger than most restaurants which I loved.
Will be back great experience.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Food was delicious, mojitos just right and very pleasant service. The waiter forgot 2 of us ordered coffee but brought out a dessert for the graduate. Always a nice touch. Would go back and recommend to a friend.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Food was excellent service was fast

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Sonora should be one of Westchester's most celebrated restaurants.

Peru...Columbia...Spain... Where will you go? A tour of interesting and delectable Latin-Comfort-Artisan culinary choices abound. Upon perusal of the menu, you will find yourself asking "Wow - this dish sounds incredible! I wonder what that tastes like!" There are no bad choices.

Every member of the staff acts as a concierge - from the valet to the host to the staff of servers ready to please at the beck and whim of the diners. Our server, Eduardo, was excellent and gracious.

I have dined here several times, and when I do, it makes me happy to live in a neighborhood where a wonderful place like Sonora exists!

Thanks again to the Sonora team.

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4.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Great food and lovely outdoor dining setting with wonderful low noise levels. Good for dinner with friends. Excellent seafood dishes and tapas starters. Try it. You will like it.

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3.0Dined on May 22, 2018

It has been a while since we dined at Sonora and we noted that the menu offering has become quite a lot smaller which was a little disappointing. Selections we made were good, though, and service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Came for the Monday Happy Hour with a few of my girlfriends and sat at the bar. The bartender took such good care of us! And the margaritas and mojitos were on point! I love that they use fresh limes for their drinks, it makes them taste so fresh and like summer! We ordered a few tapas to share - the guacamole (of course!), the mofongo (never would have thought to mix oysters with sweet plantain), the tacos and the coca. They were all perfectly sized and delicious. I think we might have found our new summer happy hour spot!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Excellent, can't wait to return! The food was delicious and the margaritas were terrific.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Late for reservation by 30 min and slow table service but overall food was good

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