Sonterra Grill

4.6
453 reviews
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Southwest
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.
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Austin
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Our server was never around. We waited over 10 minutes for our check and that’s after we found someone to go find our server. We then have her our credit card. She asked if we were in a hurry. We said yes. She then went and did something else before bringing our credit card back.

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D
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The servers in our section were a trainee and a trainer. It was a little rough. Didn’t acknowledge us until we got the attention of the hostess. Drink refills were slow (at one point a member of our party got up and helped himself to the pitchers sitting on a table near us.)

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MF
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is delicious and the margaritas are really good. The servers are attentive. Convenient for eating dinner before a show at Pikes Peak Center.

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JP
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent. Food was outstanding. Cody was superior.

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DL
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must if you are in Colorado Springs. The food is devine and the service is top-notch. They are very attentive and friendly. Great food for vegetarians and vegans. They are ready to accommodate.

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BF
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had carne asada. It is always good. Very tender meat and flavorful.

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SD
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my third time eating at Sontera Grill. Once again I had a wonderful experience. I brought my husband, daughter and granddaughter. Everyone loved their experience. I will never hesitate to bring guests, friends and family to Sontera for a unique experience.
Sharon

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DF
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Sonterra. Food was excellent (steak and avocado enchilada's especially good). Green Chili had a fabulous flavor, however, if you don't like spicy, you might ask if they have something milder.

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LS
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful tortilla soup and margaritas . Ate too much chips and salsa, as usual

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M
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Number 1 - your menu got a lot smaller deleting some great stuff like the ribs. I ordered the pork belly tacos. They were tapas not tacos, the pork belly that I got, literally had 1 piece of meat about 2 inches long at 1/4 thick, come on guys, that was just plain bad. Mu husband had the steak and it was really good.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my sister and I’s go to place when we have a night out on the town. The food is always good and service is always amazing.

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CC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone we encountered were very friendly and respectful.

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P
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service!!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Pricey drinks but food was really good although portions were small. Fantastic service!

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really great place to go have drinks and food. Colorado Sprongs has come along way in their restaurants!

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BS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was fantastic! At first we thought the portions were pretty small, but it's very filling so the portions were perfect. We went later in the evening before closing so it was pretty quiet. The service was great! It was definitely a nice little place to go for date night.

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BH
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, as was the service. I loved the lobster and shrimp enchilada.My husband had the special- it was a salmon dish that was perfectly prepared. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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J
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very nice place and it is enjoyable to sit in the back where it is more quiet. The staff was a little “too much” (managers, etc.) checking on our “dining experience”—although it was nice they were concerned, they did intrude on conversation at times.

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LD
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thank you Ron!! See ya at Frisbee Golf at the 'wood!

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GM
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my second visit to Sonterra as I was happy with my first experience, as well. Matthew was our waiter. He was very attentive and helpful. My wife ordered the Seabass and was very pleased with the flavor and serving size. The margaritas were tasty and the experience was delightful. We will very likely return for the food, the fun and the convenience.

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Z
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was excellent and recommended the Seabass dish. While this was pricey, it was also some of the best seabass I have ever had. I can't say I am a big fan of the ambiance - the tables are not terribly private and the surroundings are a bit noisy. In our case, I found the good service and the excellent food made up for this.

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BD
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sonterra Grill was Beautiful on the inside and the food was delicious. A mixture of Mexican Food and Southwest Food was the perfect mix. It had the best location right beside the Thirsty Pirate si me and my Wife had a couple drinks there then ate at Sonterra Grill. Excellent Service and Food Overall I recommend to everyone!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great spot for some excellent Mexican food. Service was very friendly and fast. Will be back for sure!

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T
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for a downtown dinner. The southwestern menu items are all tempting, but I really enjoyed the grilled Scottish salmon. Excellent service and a great selection of wine and beer.

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DM
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 2

Wait staff left “unused” plates on table when doing a reset.

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CW
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finally found excellent Mexican food in the Springs! I'm from Houston and know how Mexican food should be. Their signature drinks are delicious as well.

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EG
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual the quality of the food, the service, are superior. This is our "GoTo" restaurant with guests. Thanks!

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AO
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service. Our waitress was really sweet! will definitely go back

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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious food, not much more we could ask for. Keep up the great work

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D
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The shrimp enchiladas and complementary chips and warm salsa are always excellent! We also had the pork belly taco, which were great, but could've had a little more meat inside. One of our favorite restaurants in town.

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ND
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sonterra is a very nice space, not too crowded for a small restaurant, with a low-key atmosphere. The service was quick & friendly. Both the hostess and our server asked if we were celebrating a special occasion. Jessica, our server was very helpful when asked for recommendations and personal favorites from the menu. The food was excellent. I particularly enjoyed the bread pudding dessert. Prices were very reasonable and Sonterras proximity to the Pikes Peak Center made for a relaxing walk after dinner.

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WS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Staff tends to ignore you, food tends to come out wrong. But when it's right it's delicious, if not over priced for the quantity and quality. Unfortunate that they have so many staffing/management/ownership problems. It's been pretty down hill since they changed their name to Urban Steam. Wondering if the name change was also a change in ownership.

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JU
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Menu included some modern takes on typical southwestern food. Pork belly tacos were great. Seared sesame tuna salad was fabulous. Queso was very tasty and the flame to keep it warm was a nice touch. We sat at the bar and had very good service. I would definitely eat here again.

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W
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the delicious ahi tostadas, yummy mixed drinks, and a variety of dinner options all perfectly made, we were all very happy with this restaurant choice.
We will be back!

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AS
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was a favorite for my husband and I that we frequented from 2013 to 2016. After our daughter was born we briefly moved out of state and have recently moved back to Colorado. We knew we had to check out Sonterra again and see if it was as good as we remembered- it was just as great as ever! This time we had our 3-year old daughter with us and though I rarely see young children in this restaurant, everyone treated our family with great care and consideration. They even gave her a toy "etch a sketch" to play with (even though we brought toys and coloring books of our own for her). It was a small thing but it made a big difference to enjoy a high quality meal at a reasonable price, with great service and not have a tablet on the table annoying us like you get at most chain restaurants these days. The food is so fresh, even the complimentary tortilla chips! We had a great time, and we can't wait to come back.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome. Service, food, ambience, couldn’t have asked for more.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a fantastic dinner at Sonterra! I ordered the scallops and my husband had lamb chops with risotto. Both were excellent! Our server Ron gave us fabulous recommendations and service. We’ll be back!

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HS
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was fantastic and Jasmine, our server, was excellent! Really great in every way!

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G
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal, great service, will definitely be back...many, many times!

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SC
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food quality was excellent!

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