Sor Ynez

4.6
41 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Sor Ynéz is, at heart and soul, a Mexican restaurant.
Our cuisine is rooted in traditional, Mexican ingredients and methods, but our focus is on a modern and sustainable future.
Our food is fresh, flavorful, and vibrant.

In order to maintain the health of our staff and to safely serve our guests, all indoor dining will be by reservation, only, and requires proof of Covid vaccination. Outdoor seating remains open to all.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 41 people are saying
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KerryM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect margarita on the rocks, not too sweet, and delicious food, especially the fish taco and the beef taco. Chef's kiss. Very nice service too.

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rich
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, so fresh and flavorful. The atmosphere is also inviting.

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TomorrowB
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food tastes fresh and authentic. Lovely for date night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant was like finding a diamond in the rough! We kind of just looked up restaurants in the area and boy did Sor Ynez deliver! The outdoor seating is gorgeous with different pops of color and the inside was just as fun. The food was wonderful and presented beautifully. They have something for everyone as they take great attention toward different diet types. Sor Ynez was one of the most authentic Mexican restaurants in the area. We will definitely be back!!

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Ealp
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly, everything was great from the cool vibe(outside) to the well distanced seating (cute little booths) to the decor (funky Mexican) to the service snd last but not lest the quality if the food. Awesome! We had cocktails that I can’t even explain but we’re delicious (I Gad the bourbon tamarind one and my husband had a craft beer from Mexico). There were four of us and everything we ate was phenomenal- like the queso fundido- a typical Mexican app but topped with sushito peppers that we fought over, the guac, the tlacoyo yum. My husband had the heritage pork which he is still raving about and my friends snd I had the shrimp al ajillo which is more like arroz con camarones with generous amount of shrimp with delicious toasty rice. Did I mention the cornbread with ice cream uh amazing. Weirdly though - the best part was being outside on a beautiful night enjoying all this with good friends. Can’t wait yo go back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Menu looks very promising but everything was under seasoned and was generally flavorless. Queso fundido came out congealed - we needed to use a knife to get it out of the bowl. It was also overpriced. Paid nearly $100 for a few bad cocktails, tacos, and appetizers.

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LittleCat
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Long waits and overpriced, but the food was good quality. Beware of the mushroom carnitas tacos cause they get the tortilla soggy immediately, and it’s a disaster to eat. Do get the chips and salsa!!

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MARGOTZ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The spot was amazing...and for that alone I will go back. But I hope the service improves. We were one of 3 tables in the whole place and the time it took to even get a drink was brutal...10 mins for 1 marg, even a wait for a beer was too long. That aside it did slow down the night and made us feel relaxed and in no rush.

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fishtown
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Seems like they’re still working through kinks. Guac and salsa were great, tacos were dry, drinks were too expensive and very light on the alcohol. Servers were sweet, but forgot a number of requests. I think with some improvements it will be a great place!

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NaomiP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We appreciated the stellar service and delicious food, and we chose the venue specifically because staff, and customers dining inside, have to produce proof of COVID vaccination.

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vipKyleA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Getting chips and salsa took an hour from when we sat down, despite ordering pretty much immediately (we were excited for this dinner and showed up hungry). Food was very good but took so long to get it and our server was very nice but nowhere to be found. It was late enough by the time we were wrapping up dinner that there was no coffee to end the meal - it was on the menu but our server said they didn't have any. Food was great but pacing left something to be desired.

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vipjeating
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific meal with friends. The outside space is lovely; to have parking and to be so far away from traffic outside in the city is wonderful! Food was terrific. Esquites, sikil pak, guacamole, chips all wonderful. I had enchiladas estilo Michoacán and they were good, sauce excellent. Filling itself a little on the bland side but that was fine. Every raved about their meals.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, cool vibes! The braised beef shoulder tacos with the consome were amazing ! Great cocktails for mezcal lovers!

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GinaR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

so many delicious vegan options, including churros!

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WyndmoorDiner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very good, and I liked my guava non-alcoholic drink. Our server, Andrea, is nice and helpful and told us about how long they have been open. I had the cauliflower burrito and my wife had the mushroom tacos. The guacamole could have used some addition salt, lime, and cilantro but was great.

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vipKevD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Too hip. The food wasn't great and the menu is trying too hard to be en vogue instead of mastering how to make good mexican food first.

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JenJ
New England
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dinner at Sor Ynez. I live in South Philly and my parents came to visit from out of state for the weekend. I looked up new spots all around the city, and selected Sor Ynez for what seemed like a nice vibe and good menu. We were extremely happy on all accounts! I've been telling friends about it, and plan to return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting food comfortable outdoor setting

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GraceH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating. Ambiance was relaxed. Food and drinks were tasty.

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AlexisC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb vegan and meat friendly options. Staff is delightful and outdoor patio is lovely. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The food was high for such a small portion and they automatically take gratuity from you out your check even if your server was terrible

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Nope
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Nope. Don't go. It was such a terrible experience. I haven't a clue how anyone has ever enjoyed this place. The food has zero flavor, the drinks are awful, and you could grow wrinkles waiting for service.

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JoyS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excited to see a great restaurant like this one pop up in this area! The food and drinks were amazing.

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GustavoT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had trouble getting our server. We were seated for about 40-46 minutes and server hadn’t come by to say hello. Told the hostess twice. Finally asked fir the manager who promptly corrected the situation. They are short staffed like any restaurant right now, so we understand. All was fine after that.

Finding a restaurant in Philly with parking! That’s worth five stars, FYI.

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vipGeorgeK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. A must return. Great flavors

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vipRachelS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food.

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PhillyPhever
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Good food and atmosphere. It was too hot to eat outside, but there is a really neat looking, fairly large outdoor dining area.

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ColleenD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sor Ynez is a great option for vegan & vegetarian Mexican food in Philly. We ordered the jamaica and mango (nice chili sauce, crisp fresh fruit & veggies), alt pastor burrito (good size burrito, tasty fillings and not too big), and enchiladas (great veggie filling and excellent rice came with it). Overall, food was good but not the best. We got two cocktails which were great. Servers were almost too attentive and it made the meal feel a little rushed. But we'll definitely be back to try more of the menu.

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vipHong
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food, service, theme and respect for Mexican culture, food, chefs, artisans and history.

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Ruthl
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were unaware that they had a brunch menu, but delighted that they did! Regular menu (mostly) was available as well. Friendly, attentive, but not intrusive, service. Food was outstanding! Drinks were great. We ate indoors, but a lovely, inviting outdoor space available. Free parking! Highly recommend this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall it was a pleasant dining experience. We opted to sit indoors based on the available outdoor seating. Outdoors was charming and well laid out for Covid but there was only one table available at the time of our reservation and we just weren’t keen on the location. Indoors was also cute but a different vibe. Not in a bad way just felt like two different dining experiences. Staff was pleasant and helpful in guiding us through potential selections. A bit under staffed but I’d imagine that will pick up eventually. Wait time from being seated to getting our initial drink order was about 15 minutes. We decided to order our drinks, appetizers and meals in one go since it seemed a bit busy. We enjoyed every bit of food that we tried. There was an appetizer with jicama and other root veggies along with mango that was unique and refreshing. Our drinks were just Ok. Too much ice. We tried the guava and passion fruit margaritas that weren’t on the menu but are available. In terms of the food, what we got was simple, really well executed dishes, that were flavorful and fresh. We would come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food and staff were so great. Service was a little slow but it could be for any number of reasons. Our server was really nice and tried to be so attentive. Overall such a great little night out!

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Dennis
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved how each dish was a work of art. The drinks were so refreshing. We have been to Sor Ynez twice in a month and we don’t intend to stop going. Our favorite neighborhood restaurant.

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Marcos
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly and welcoming, we really enjoyed the food. If it wasn't so hot last evening, we would've enjoyed dining in the beautiful outdoor space. Since I'm not a fan of tequila or mezcal, I didn't love the cocktail selection, but there were plenty of beers to choose from.

The Sikil Pak and Guacamole appetizers were delicious. The grilled flank steak and the carnitas (both on tacos form) were delicious .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was good - service was great - loud ambiance

JM
JulieM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sor Ynez is a great place to celebrate a birthday or have a nice meal out! The food and drinks are great, the staff are friendly, and I love the style of the dining room. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Overall we had a nice evening, the space was nice and our server couldn’t have been any lovelier. I know they just opened a week ago and it was apparent that they were struggling to figure things out. The manager seemed very stressed and therefore there was no air of hospitality or joy. The food and the cocktails were disappointing- the menu descriptions sounded great but they were bland and very mediocre. I hope they can work things out thorough trail and error and listening to feedback - and I would certainly give them another chance.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service were great! Beautiful outdoor seating

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and drinks. Love the space. A great place for a date or even for a larger group.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great drinks, friendly service!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sor Ynez using the Order Online button. Sor Ynez also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 309-2582.

Sor Ynez is rated 4.6 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.