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Sonterra Grill

4.3
347 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southwest
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Sonterra Innovative Southwest Grill elevates local cuisine in Colorado Springs by featuring local, seasonal ingredients with inspiration from the spirit of the American Southwest. As the seasons change, so do our menu items as we source local ingredients from Colorado-proud farmers & suppliers like Callicrate Beef Company, Mauro Brothers Farm, Arkansas Valley Organic Growers, Red Bird Farms & Colorado Tortilla Company. Our menu is always evolving to infuse bold new flavors and make our favorites even better with the expertise and culinary creativity of Executive Chef Joshua W. Davis.

Awards: Best Happy Hour, Best Local Chef Josh Davis, Best Power Lunch, Best Business Lunch, Overall Champion de Cuisine Trophy & Best Appetizer at the 2013 Colorado Restaurant Association’s 18th Annual Food & Wine Expo.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Southwest, Mexican / Southwestern
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Hours of operation
Serving Lunch & Dinner
Mon-Thu 11-9
Fri-Sat 11-10
Closed Sunday
Happy Hour / Mon-Fri 3-7 / Sat 11-7
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Phone number
(719) 471-9222
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joshua West Davis
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Colorado and Tejon St
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Parking details
Off street parking and several parking garages are around the area.
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Entertainment
Live flamenco guitarist John Stone every Friday and Saturday starting at 7:00 p.m.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 347 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.2
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4.1
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Overall exceptional dining staff very freindly and helpful definitely be back

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Sonterra Grill has only grown better over time. The menu is now genuinely innovative, the draft beer list is impressive, and the service is just wonderful.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

We flew into the Springs to see our son who is going to school there. This was where he wanted to eat for his belated birthday dinner. It was our third or fourth time there. Always good food and we’re never disappointed with what we order there.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Sonterra Grill is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is delicious and the service has always been great.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Delicious food and wonderful service. Maybe a touch over priced but overall great restaurant

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We had a very nice dinner. The food is not traditional American Mexican. Very good flavors and well prepared. Service was fast.

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1.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Terrible, arrogant service. Sloppy delivery by waiter in every way and aspect. Food was not what we are used to here. Did not even bother to take our left overs. This is our third bad experience in as many months. Not sure what happened, but we actually had friends who refused to go there again after their last few experiences. Guess we should have listened. Waste of time with family and friends and waste of money. VERY disappointed. Bad service seems to be the only consistent thing the past three months.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

As always, it was lovely. Good food, great staff and nice ambiance.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Our family visited this restaurant on a trip to Colorado Springs. What a find! We are a party of 8 with ages ranging from 5-75 yrs old and everyone enjoyed themselves. I don’t know if they have something bad on their menu because we enjoyed everything!! This is a great place.

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Delicious food. Loved the warm salsa. Also loved my lobster enchilada. Service was slow and disappointing. Server took 20 minutes to bring water to the table and introduce herself after I flagged her down. Will probably return because my food was delicious and hope that the service is better this one.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

My wife and I are Sonterra regulars. The food is consistently excellent, the margaritas are exceptional, it has that great “downtown people-watching vibe”, and it is a really good value.

The only negative on this particular visit was that the staff made it quite apparent that it was closing time (read: leave NOW!) as we were finishing our dinner. I can empathize with them being anxious to go home, but that took the shine off of an otherwise great experience.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Jalapeño strawberry margarita was excellent as well as the table side guacamole. I had salmon and my husband had the shrimp and lobster enchiladas. Both were delicious. Would definitely recommend to our friends.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

I enjoyed my first outing at Sonterra, loved the atmosphere & the quiet, the waiter was respectful & fun themselves I wanted to try this place because I’ve heard nothing but great things about it. So wanted to try for myself & loved it!!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We loved our food! We will definitely go back! If you’re looking for a great date night, this is the place.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We were super excited to try the food. We had family in from out of state. Service was ok at best. Waiter spilled margaritas on my daughter. They forgot most items asked for or requested. Some food was cold when brought to the table.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Amazing food! But if you have a big appetite the portion sizes are pretty small. The desert in the other hand are huge and amazing!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The food was excellent. My wife and I were especially impressed with the fact that Sonterra has a smoker for their smoked pork enchilada; it was amazing. Our waitress was friendly and helpful, and really took care of us. We would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Food and service were outstanding! Can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We only go to Sonterra once a year or so, and I'm not sure why we don't go more often. Every time, it is amazing. This time surpassed the others. We got the blackened halibut special which came with a coconut ginger sauce, and it was delicious. Cooked perfectly. Ended with a shared bananas foster cooked tableside, something you don't expect when going to a 'southwestern' restaurant. Could not have been better!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Excellent food and service in a great setting. The room was quite cold and they had heaters placed throughout.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

My wife and I decided to give a try at Sonterra for the first time and it really surpassed our expectations in every way.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was amazing. Ambiance was very calm. Will come again. Good place for a date.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We had the Valentine's Day special. It was a 4 course meal that was very tasty. The prom sizes were a bit small for the price, but it was still a good meal.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent menu with lots of variety. Food and service were both outstanding. A wonderful dining experience.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Some tables are quite small which makes them crowded. Caused us to spill a drink into the dinner. Ruined the dinner. No offer to replace dinner. Server just removed the plate and walked off. Weird, don't you think?

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Went there on the night of a big downtown event. It was also my birthday. Erin was an awesome server and Sophia, the manager I believe, checked on us several times. The food was awesome and they treated me to birthday cake. Food, drinks and service were all excellent. We will be back!

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

They changed the menu to offer limited items. Food is not as good as the prior menu. I am disappointed. Same restaurant as Salsa Brava - both restaurants are no longer on my list of favorites.

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Always great food and excellent service! Sonterra Grill is great at accommodating special requests.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Excellent food and great wait staff. Only down side was trying to find parking downtown.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was okay. My son had the shrimp and lobster enchiladas and he loved them. My daughter and I had the steak tacos and they were pretty salty. My husband had the mushroom enchiladas and he said they were good. The rice and beans were not hot, but had decent flavor. Drinks, server, and the music were the highlight of the meal. On the fence if we would go back for food, but will be a definite for drinks and music.

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Family enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of Sonterra Grill. The Grill was certainly worthy of the Trip Advisor rating and lived up to expectation. When back in Colorado Springs, we would certainly return to the ambiance and high-quality Mexican food options . The enchiladas were superb and enjoyed by all as were the chips and salsa. Service was responsive, efficient and friendly. The result.... a great evening!

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4.0Dined on January 18, 2018

I enjoyed our experience at Sonterra, it was very laid back and comfortable. I was not thrilled with the scallop dish but I always enjoy the grilled artichoke and their salsas. My friend had the ahi tuna tostadas and ahi tuna salad. Our server Cody was quite pleasant and accommodating.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Was disappointed to learn happy hour prices are only valid if seated at the bar. However, we were fortunate to find enogh seats to move from our more ideal table setting to the bar to take advantage of happy hour.

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Very distinctive service and food. Not typical Mexican fare by any means. A little heavy on the vinegar, but perhaps that was the appeal.

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3.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Go often and it is usually great and our reviews have reflected this. Saturday night it was off. Food was off, drinks okay but Bananas Foster was made in a big hurry with out the usual flare and was not even warm enough to warm the ice cream. Just an off evening. Will be awhile before we return next time. Disappointing.

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Overall good experience. Nothing that would cause me to crave a return visit.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

The steak fajitas were incredible! Lots of meat and the accompaniments were delicious. The caesar salad was a little heavy on the dressing which was tasty and intense. The Mexican shrimp I ordered with the salad were large and the flavoring was good although was salty. The service was fabulous. We'll be back.

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3.0Dined on December 23, 2017

I used Open Table to make my reservation. The other two members of our party arrived early and checked in, which apparently erased the reservation from the restaurant's computer system. When my husband and I arrived, none of the hostesses could find our reservation or figure out that the rest of our party had arrived. We were seated in the front of the restaurant. It was only when my husband went to use the restroom that he saw the other half of our party, seated in the back! We were not happy with that part of the service. However, the food was decent. The atmosphere is nice, quiet and good for family get-togethers. I would try the restaurant again but would be reluctant to make a reservation!

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

This is a great place to eat!! Our server was so nice and helpful. Our food looked as good as it tasted. The manager came by and made recommendations and the ahi tuna tostadas were to die for. The restaurant is gorgeous inside and the drinks were unique and very delicious!!
I recommend making reservations!!

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3.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Our food had great flavor but was not hot enough (temperature-wise). Our server was awesome though!

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