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About Sonterra Grill

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.

28B S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Southwest, Mexican / Southwestern

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

Cross Street:
Colorado and Tejon St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(719) 471-9222

Website:
http://www.sonterragrill.com/

Entertainment:
Live flamenco guitarist John Stone every Friday and Saturday starting at 7:00 p.m.

Parking Details:
Off street parking and several parking garages are around the area.

Executive Chef:
Joshua West Davis

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Sonterra Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Worth the Drive (8)
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People Watching (5)
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

First time visit! Great food and service. À winner.

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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was delicious and the service very good! We had reservations, and everything was ready when we arrived. Definitely will go back!

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Delicioso. Margaritas were genuine. Chips and salsa great. Dinners were perfect, flavorful but not too spicy.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Love the fresh fish selections with Southwest twist-LOVE THEIR FOOD!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was amazing and our server was friendly. Menu choices were excellent and I would go back to try some other items off the menu. Highly recommend trying Sonterra Grill.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Sonterra Grill was recommended to my wife. Good food. Good portions. Good services. Good prices. In turn, she and I recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Hot Spot, Comfort Food, People Watching, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Very courteous and pleasant staff. Greeted by manager during our meal. Excellent chocolate martini. Hard to eat carne Asada tacos without using utensils almost exclusively; delicious none the less. Would recommend.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Everything was fresh & tasty. Service was good too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Absolutely amazing dinner, delicious handcrafted cocktails, and wonderful service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fun, Bar Seating, Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Dined at Sonterra with a large group of colleagues. We were very impressed with both the food and service. The Halibut was about as good as I’ve ever had...decadent butter sauce. The only disappointment was dessert, they did not have the sorbet as advertised. I have a pet peeve when you are allowed to order something and then the waitress comes back (not right away) and says they are all out.! In that case I believe the right thing to do is offer something complementary.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our family was in CO Springs for the weekend and decided last minute to try Sonterra Grill. We were warmly greeted at the door, and escorted to our table quickly. We were asked if we needed kids menus and we were able to order their food quickly. Warm chips, great salsa, and water came fairly quickly despite it being very busy. And the kids’ food came within 5 minutes of ordering the rest of our food. Grilled artichoke had good flavors. Our kids liked their meals and loved that ice cream with chocolate sauce was included! I had the filet and shrimp and lobster enchiladas combo, which was excellent. Great flavors and cooked perfectly. My wife and I loved the spicy margaritas we had, too. We plan to return in the near future and recommend this restaurant. Good ambience (busy, upbeat, a little loud but expected for a Friday night), quality food and drinks at decent prices, and efficient waitstaff.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Sonterra is our go-to restaurant for pretty much any reason. Great for dinner, lunch, whatever. Food is always top notch and service is usually really good. This time, even though we had a great greet at the door, our server was just either distracted or didn't know how to balance her time with her tables. We repeatedly were left to fend for ourselves for extended periods of time while she gabbed with other tables. Definitely not heads up service. We did get a fly-by table visit from the manager on duty but it felt perfunctory and inauthentic.
I expect better from Sonterra and we won't give up on them. Assuming it was just a rough nite in the restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal!

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Amazing food and the service was friendly and expeditious!!! The chicken enchiladas were the best I've ever had- truly amazing 😉
I highly recommend this place!!!
Top notch ☀️

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Authentic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Nice comfortable place for meeting a business friend. Enjoyed the location in a vibrant part of Colorado Springs. Food was tasty. Our server was very attentive and friendly.

Tags: Spicy, Happy Hour, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Fun, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We came in to celebrate our son’s 24th birthday. We were greeted nicely and seated immediately. Our waitress was friendly and professional. She was very attentive and knowledgeable. Our drinks were excellent...the food was quite delicious. We had a wonderful time and made very special memories! Thank you for the excellent service!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

quick run down:

Server was pretty good even for having a slow start to get our drinks.

Everyone was friendly and eager to help when asked about certain dishes.

I had the mushroom and spinach enchiladas and they were freaking fantastic! So tasty! My wife had the scallops which I had to try and let me tell you, !get the scallops! Overall we will be frequenting this place often! Very cool atmosphere and great location to start an evening!

Negative would be the fixed price for 2 (if you choose) is $65 and you get one app to share, choice of two entrees and one dessert to share. Not really a deal when you do the math on most of the selections!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great food, excellent service, and good value overall. The menu accommodates a variety of diets and the drinks are fantastic- especially the margaritas.

Tags: Organic, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

We loved how fresh the food was in addition to how delicious the combination of flavors was. Our server hit the "just right" mark with her frequency at the table.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food was good. Our server was stressed out and mentioned that when we arrived. We chatted with the tables around us and the consensus was that they were understaffed. We all had to get up and request chips and the drinks took a very long time to get (15 minutes or so). When we ordered guacamole (3 for the table) the waiter told us he had to make them and didn't know when he would get to it.
Guacamole was average at best but our table did like the queso served over a little burner.
All parties enjoyed their meals (enchiladas, scallops, tacos).

Tags: Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

It was way, way, too noisy in the Back Room (with door) there was a party of 15 - 18 standing by their table talking so loud that we couldn’t even carry on our own conversation, we approached the front desk attendants...explained the situation and all she could say was: “We cant do anything about that?” Thats is not an answer that paying customers want to here! The ladies that seat you need to attend “Customer Service Inservice/training” on empowerment. Well long story short, a manager must have been notified and she asked all those customers to “please be seated and lower the conversation level” and they all responded appropriately and stat down and lowered their level.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We have been several times. Food is always great and fast service. Delish Margaritas Prices are reasonable and don’t forget the fried ice cream 😱😋😋😋. Our favorite texmex restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Super upscale Mexican cuisine. Owned by Randy Price who also operates Over Easy and Salsa Brava, we always get good service and good meals without exception. I DO miss the ribs they served when Randy still operated his Slayton's BBQ restaurant next door

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Super place with outstanding menu and food. Good service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Fabulous place to eat, talk and have a wonderful dinner.
Don’t leave without having the tabloids quacamole and bananas foster.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Really really good food and service!! A fun Saturday night!

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Good food, but not great ambience and very odd service.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Excellent food quality and great atmosphere .. service was excellent !

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

We were able to get in before our reservations, on a Friday night is difficult! It definitely did not disappoint! All aspects of the meal was phenomenal. The filet was cooked so well you could eat it with a fork! Prices were reasonable for a nice romantic meal. We will be back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Outstanding food and customer service and care

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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Lunch was excellent. We both had pork tacos. Service was great, our server, Mitch, did an excellent job. It was my friend's birthday, and they served her a huge piece of chocolate cake. The music is way too loud, and the choice of music is terrible. At times we could hardly talk to each other. We did ask that it be turned down, and they did, although not enough. The average age of the customer was probably about 40, and 20-something music, with people screaming, is not appropriate for dining.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Great time with friends at Sonterra. We were able to sit outside on the patio and had a fantastic meal.

Tags: Tapas, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Service and food selection were above par! The staff was attentive and the noise level allowed great conversation. We had the lobster and shrimp enchiladas...delicious! Try the chicken tortilla soup and the margaritas also.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Great atmosphere. Waitress was extremely patient with us as we waited for the rest of our party to arrive, and with a messy 8 month old. Food was delicious and so were the margaritas!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Had a pretty bad experience at this establishment. Drink order was forgotten and wrong, took ages for chips to come to table, food allergies were overlooked and food arrived with an ingredient that we specificied and allergy to. It was overall quite a mess of an experience. We were also seated in a dark area near the restrooms in a booth so tiny we could hardly fit. Not a good experience and won't be going back.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food is authentic southwestern and the plate presentation is very elegant and creative. The menu is limited in choices which allows for very fresh ingredients. There is a kids menu which was a plus for us. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Spicy, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Everything was wonderful. We were sat right away and promptly brought water and salsa (which comes warm and is amazing). We ordered our drink, I got the Stoli Doli, which is Pineapple infused Vodka. So good! Sweet with just a hint of the alcohol. We decided on the Southwest Sampler, lucky me my husband hates avocados, so I got all the guac! The queso and guas was very good and it came with more salsa, but cold this time. It is MUCH better warm. My husband got the smoked pork enchiladas and I got the steak and avocado enchiladas. We ate every single bite! The atmosphere is very nice. The ceiling is painted to look like the sky and the lighting was just right to make it feel like the sun was setting. It is a little noisy, because it is a small space and they do have a bar, but we could still talk to each other without having to yell. I thought this was a little bit more of an upscale place, but there were lots of little little kids there. Our waiter was also top notch! Quick, friendly, and always came by the table at the write time. We will definitely be back and refer our friends/family to them!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Best table-side guacamole. The scallops were delicious.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

Amazing - as always. My wife enjoyed the Cumin Crusted Salmon and I had a great meal with the Chile Pequin Ribeye. We try something different every time and every time it is amazing.

Bar service is slow. Wait staff was good. If you are looking for a place where the wait staff is constantly asking you how your meal is, this is not the place.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Amazing as always! We had drinks an appetizer and entrees add everything was excellent. Great service, friendly staff and everyone went above and beyond to help us celebrate a birthday! One of my favorite places to have a night out.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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