Sonora Restaurant

4.5
1775 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
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.
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Delivery or takeout
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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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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Leave the messy stuff to us. Join us on Thanksgiving for a delicious prix fixe menu.
$49 per person | $22 per kid. Join us for lunch or dinner. 12 noon to 8 pm.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

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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

What 1775 People Are Saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

The place was extremely crowded and noisy I didn’t like the fact that although we had a reservation for the main dining area they sat us in the bar area were tables were more like for first come first serve basis Tables were not dressed with tablecloth and noise was extreme They had a violin and guitar playing right at the entrance making people to stand next to we were seated while they wait to be seated
We asked our server multiple times for the wine list and never arrived We had to ask a different server for a pitch of sangria so that we had something to drink with our dinner
It was difficult to enjoy the food when you had so much going on around you and people watching what you were eating and making comments
What I find it surprising is why the owner seeing that the place was fully booked decided not to open the second floor dinning but pushed people to seat outside around 8 pm when the weather was in the mid 40’s
Hopefully and next time he can make better choices, so that customers can leave pleased.

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g
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a wonderful birthday celebration at Sonora! Originally started off in the bar (great Happy Hour) and liked our bartender, Mauricio, so much we stayed and added items off the main menu. Mauricio was personable and extremely helpful when ordering. Food was delicious as was the wine! Definitely coming back!

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L
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Can't wait to go back. Food was excellent, service was perfect. Very friendly and comfortable. Good for a date night or group of friends.

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OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner!

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m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a pleasure, and always new items on the menu. Still innovative after decades.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Waiter was knowledgeable about menu. Loved it!

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BB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sonora is always a pleasure; for the ambiance, friendly competent service and their selection of delicious morsels with exceptionally good and varied dishes.

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M
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner so many healthy options. Drinks were fun and different.

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OT
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal. One of the best I've had in a very long time. There is nothing that's not exceptional from the service to the food. The presentation is beautiful, the portions more than adequate and quality is excellent. A must restaurant.

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time for my business meeting. Hosted global employees and everyone was impressed. Delicious food and drinks.

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AS
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Tasty food, Ceviche, guacomole dips, croquettes all good. Highly recommend if you like Tapas...

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NJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Food and ingredients, friendly staff, chef/owner greets all customers

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E
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful dinner with Latin flavors. Nice ambiance and Good Pisco Sours! Everything we sampled was delicious. Appetizers included Guacamole, Shrimp Ceviche, Grilled Octopus, Grilled Skirt Steak w/sauce & greens on flatbread. Main course was flavorful & perfectly cooked: Branzino, Seafood Paella, and Beef Short Ribs. Dessert was equally yummy: Churros with both Chocolate & Raspberry Sauces, Wonderful Chocolate Mousse type dessert. I look forward to our next visit to try different items on the menu.

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KM
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

We made a reservation for 8:00pm and arrived on time. Several others who had also made reservations were also waiting. We waited for 30 minutes for a table and while the hostess' apologized, the wait seemed excessive given that we had made a reservation. Service was not great- wrong wine brought, a long wait for one of our tapas dishes. While the wait and service were disappointing, the food was good. Sadly, the overall experience colored our impression of the restaurant.

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J
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We have been to Sonora many times over the years and this was the first time it was disappointing. Menu had changed and the dishes were uneven. Some were very good and others not.

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SG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. Even better with new menu that is so vegetarian friendly for my husband and me. Loved the eggplant meatballs and Tacos de Setas. Always the best cocktails and best service. Thanks!

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DA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for my 46th bday with parents and GF and we were all really impressed with the whole experience. I am vegetarian and they and awesome side menu for these options , but also a host of creative but not too creative dishes.... great drinks, and there was a even tango demonstration while we were eating and it was lovely and non-intrusive. Check special events and I would totally book a group here who is willing to go a bit off the beat and path for most Westchester restaurants. There is outdoor seating with heat lamps and separate bar area with cute seating as well.
Def we will all go back and pass on the local super trendy young places !!!

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DF
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful dining, service outstanding. We were disappointed in our table, we felt the table was in the way for everyone entering the dining room. We made this reservation early in the week not at all last minute to be seated in such a bad table.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Family dinner out. Food was good. Service was a little disorganized but all servers were gracious and helpful. Valet parking available. We will return.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could not have been a better experience. Food and service was excellent !

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BO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hadn't been to Sonoro in several years and when a friend suggested it I wasn't at all hesitant. It was as good as I remembered, if not better. We both will be back very soon!

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h
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Haven’t been for years and was blown away with everything way above average
Coming back soon
Excellent food and service

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out for a friends birthday. Had a great time as usual. Great food ,drinks and staff. Never a disappointment when I dine here. Going back again for an anniversary brunch. Cant wait.

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S
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent meal. The guacamole was tremendous and the entrees cooked perfectly. The bar drinks weren't as strong as we liked, but they were good. Overall, a worthwhile evening was had by all.

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KP
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We found this place by accident, and fell in love with it. We go out of our way to done here! Great food!

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WF
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go-to spot for tapas! This place has the best guacamole and tapas. We ordered coconut shrimp, empanadas and tacos. The staff is very friendly and attentive. The whole vibe of the restaurant is really great. I definitely recommend the mojitos!

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W
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We tried the restaurant because we were headed to a concert at the Capitol thtr.
Very creative takes on appetizers,particularly.
VERY well made,potent cocktails. Very fairly priced happy hour drinks and snacks

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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a pleasant evening .Food and drinks outstanding. Friendly staff, clean, very accomodating. Going back again for co workers birthday.Delish!

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dining, cocktails and service

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HN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place, different kinds of Latino food, high end ingredients and presentation, attentive staff, cool interior design, good drinks

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JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and CREATIVE pan-Latino/ Nuevo Latino food. You will not be disappointed.

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LE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were there early before the crowds came; it was difficult to follow a conversation as the noise level was quite high, even before the crowds arrived later on. The food was quite good but a bit pricey.

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W
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Four of us enjoyed dinner before a concert on a Wednesday night. We ordered margaritas from the happy hour menu and a number of small plates including ceviche, octopus, short rib tacos, lobster tacos and guacamole. All of it was delicious and very fresh. Would highly recommend this place for couples and small groups.

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d
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, nice vibe, friendly service. We will return!

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WF
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious good, great atmosphere and lovely staff.

I have been coming to Sonora for a few years now and I am never disappointed. Chef Palomino changes up his menu regularly while still keeping classics. A few vegan options have been added that are delicious.

My date and I split the vegan quesadillas, coconut shrimp, guacamole, lobster quesadillas and the kale salad.

Everythig was 10/10

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TF
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Two of us had margaritas, and shared an $18 lobster quesadilla "small plate", $32 seafood paella, and coffee/cafe con leche.

I would go back for the many other Argentinian, Peruvian, Mexican and other latin dishes that also looked delicious.

The grilled bread and a warm seasoned tomato salsa (described oddly as chimichurri), and lobster quesadillas were excellent. The gorgeous looking paella included Chorizo, clams, mussels, jumbo shrimp and half a lobster. The rice in the Paella could have been less soupy (I prefer the crusty bits on the bottom of the cast iron pan) and the rice, chorizo & shellfish could have been more seasoned, even by Spanish standards.

The service - host, server, owner or manager, was exceptionally gracious and attentive. The server advised us, correctly, that the Paella was big enough for two.

The atmosphere is upscale though it's in what seems to be a working class residential neighborhood. There's parking onsite and on the street.

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ER
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I loved the overall brunch experience and hope to return for dinner. We would like to commend the chef for a great meal and loved the jazz musicians. Music was great and not loud. Looking forward to our next meal there. The decor made it Avery comfortable experience. Hope to return soon.

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L
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We have been to Sonora many times in the past and enjoyed great evenings. This time, the server was very agressive to get orders in but awful around timing. We had to ask repeatedly for the drinks and food to be brought to us. He was very rushed and totally absent most of the time. It was unpleasant to try to flag him down constantly. The food when it came was fine. Some items were quite good and others subpar. Overall, it was a big let down and not a super fun evening with family as planned. I am not sure why things are so off this past Saturday. I brought visiting family and am very disappointed by the experience.

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FT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will definitely come back.. goat cheese croquets were AWESOME

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was good, service could have been better

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