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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.

Specials

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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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 4 pm- 9 pm and $68 after 9 pm includes DJ, party favors and a glass of Champagne at midnight 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

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4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Tapas (47)
Fit for Foodies (40)
Good for a Date (39)
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Authentic (36)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Special Occasion (34)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Worth the Drive (26)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Fun (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Good for Groups (17)
Casual (16)
Business Meals (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Cozy (11)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Romantic (11)
Happy Hour (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Bar Seating (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Healthy (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Spicy (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Music (2)
Vegan (2)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

Nice local place! Great sangria and specials are always good!

Tags: Authentic, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent guacamole and sangria. Beef a little less tender than desirable. Bread not outstanding. Desserts getting repetitious - could use some new ideas. Excellent service

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was tasty, service was accommodating and attentive. Didn't like being forced into valet parking. We found a space with a few steps on the street.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Came here for a quick bite for lunch! It was delicious. I asked the waiter if he could rush It since It was my lunch break. Service was fast and the food was delicious. The new dinner menu looks fantastic. Will be back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food and service were very good. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Waitress forgot one of our orders. Menu has changed. Some of previous appetizers that were very shareable are no longer available,e.g. some of the flatbreads. Some of the new appetizers are quite good,e.g. baked oysters, shrimp ajillo. Spring roll was a disappointment and should be removed.

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

Excellent service, food was amazing

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

The food was excellent and we really enjoyed our meal. Other than being seated right next to a large party when no one else was in the room at 6pm, was a little annoying. The seats were too close together for the wait staff to get through to serve the table. The presentation of the food was beautiful and I would go back for good food every time. Seating can b changed.

Tags: Business Meals, Tapas, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

This is an amazing restaurant that we go to prior to any show at the Capital Theater. Amazing drinks, outstanding tapas, and the main courses are incredible. 5 times this year and we have never been disappointed!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Only one word describes our dinner at Sonora: excellent. The food was delicious. I had the duck quesadillas, shrimp and scallops entree. Hubby had the octopus and paella. The flavors are awesome, the service was professional and friendly. We will definitely return!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Decent food but unbelievably noisy. Maybe the food was actually good but the noise was just outrageous. The fish tacos are ice as well the calamari salad. Skip the beef tacos, not interesting. The ambience is pretty nice

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Hadn’t been to Sonora in awhile. Had a nice evening. Service staff very nice and food is good but not what I would call outstanding. Ceviche was disappointing with the amount of seafood. Entrees were fine. Fun place to meet friends.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The guacamole came out right away as did one appetizer. The rest of the meal took at least another 30 minutes which was unusual for Sonora. I shared a bunch of tapas which were not up to the level that I have come to expect from Sonora. We were not as happy as usual. Hoping it was an off night.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Four generation Thanksgiving dinner and everyone was pleased. The food was delicious, well prepared, attractively presented. Despite the fact that it was really busy and crowded, there was adequate wait staff on hand so that service was top notch. The handcrafted cocktails were yummy. We'll go there again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Every time I go to Sonora, I ask myself why we don’t go more often - truly spectacular!!! Artful cuisine, excellent service, exquisite experience!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Spent thanksgiving here at Sonora and it was fantastic. Staff was very friendly and food was great. Cozy and fun atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

consistently delicious. we have been to Sonora several times and it never disappoints

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I dine at Sonora often because their tapas are outstanding. It's always fun to come and try new tapas with friends. Their staff is attentive and knowledgeable and very friendly. I am a huge fan of their mojitos-easily the best in Westchester. I recommend the guacamole (made in front of you) and the calamari salad- it's amazing!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fun, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

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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