Sonora Restaurant

4.5
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2054 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
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.

Special Offers

$29 prix-fixe Menu (2-course meal)

For $29 enjoy two courses (an appetizer and entree) from our prix-fixe menu. Please make sure to ask your server for the prix-fixe menu if you are interested in this special.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 22 August 2019

Ends: 23 August 2118

Availability: Sun-Thu 16:00-21:30
Fri 16:00-18:00

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join us for a Three-Course Thanksgiving Prix Fixe Meal $39 Adults $22 Kids.

Thursday, 28 November, 2019

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

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

What 2054 People Are Saying
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SG
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another fabulous experience at Sonora! I came here to celebrate my friend's promotion and we couldn't have had a better time. The food was delicious. We split the eggplant meatballs, empanadas de manzana (my new favorite!!), coconut shrimp and ceviche. The staff was so friendly and was sure to make her feel special by adding a candle in her dessert.

d
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent, interesting food, attentive service in a lovely, inviting setting.

AG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Waiter took forever bringing our drinks. They were out of the wine we chose. Shrimp ceviche was a bowl of liquid. Seafood paella had very little seafood for the price and was not a traditional saffron based paella. The special fish entree was horrible and made my husband sick while he was there and for two days following. Definitely not worth the price. Waiter was given a $100 gift card to apply to the bill which he didn't apply and already seemed to know why we were calling him over to the table???? I tried this place years ago and was unhappy but was willing to give it another try....never again.

JH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food and ambiance! Loved our experience at Sonora!!

G
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My dinner at Sonora was wonderful as usual. I was starving and honestly could not have been at a better place ! The empanada de manzana and Israeli salad were a truly magnificent way to start off. I then capped off my meal with the delectable camarones y vieras: an amazing seafood focused dish and easily one of my favorites. Everything was on point, I wish I could be there everyday.

S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great place the food and service was great ... Room was noisy but that seems to be every where. All in all a great evening

B
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great fun night delicious food. Great services.

JI
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

As usual the food and drinks were excellent. However they seemed short staffed and forgot our drinks. Also our waiter did not come over to our table for quite some time to take our order.

t
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

We arrived for our 7 pm reservation on time and were immediately seated. We waited for our guests to arraive for about 15 minutes. Wait staff was attentive and took our orders when we were ready. Excellent appetizers came out quickly and then we waited for an hour for our entrees to arrive. The restaurant got very busy and it seems that the kitchen was horribly backed up. It wasn't like anyone was having a different experience, they were just slow in getting the food out. I imagined Gordan Ramsey back there yelling at the red team that the diners were rebelling and wanted to just go home. Once the food came out, it was tasty although two of our party had the vegetable paella and found it bland and sought some kind of sauce to brighten it. Wait staff was confused, but finally got the idea and brought two sauces which helped an otherwise dull dish.

j
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Overall the food was very good. The portions on the tapas though was below expectations

SG
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sonora has been one of my favorite restaurants for years. I always bring my friends here who are from out of town. The mojitos were delicious as always. We shared the coconut shrimp, octopus, fish tacos and we splurged on the paella. The paella was outstanding! Can't wait to have it again.

g
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Returned to Sonora to celebrate a birthday. Had a wonderful experience last year.

AG
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

In this little, unassuming town, you find this hip restaurant! I love the state of New York (I live more sount now and miss my Northeast). Friendly, great food (we ate a bit too much) nice wine selection. Vibrant. It was noisy, but it was Saturday night.

GL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

The food is consistently good and that’s why they have lasted so long. On a Saturday night it was very busy and extremely noisy in a room that absorbs no sound. The service was efficient, slightly rushed and I never had a chance to ask that they put a candle in the desert for my sisters birthday despite having indicated that it was a special occasion on the reservation. I will return but not on a Saturday night!

DF
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Once again a wonderful evening of great food and drinks. Always a treat.

J
Pittsburgh
111 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Excellent Spanish Latin food. Goat cheese croquetas, oysters mofongo and grilled octopus were great starters. Seafood paella really well prepared. The branzino was also excellent. Drinks were wonderful too...pisco sour and caipirina. Service was really slow. Dinner took 2 1/2 hours which was about an hour too long. Not sure what the problem was.

AN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food with excellent flavors- friendly and service minded place all together

d
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very tasty brunch. Having a mimosa or Bellini included is a nice touch.

p
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything from the food to the service was extremely excellent
Seen this place on news 12 and looked so good I could not wait
To try it.

They have as a customer for life

R
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Never disappoints! The service from the minute you walk in to the time you leave is always friendly and welcoming. The menu is extensive with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. There is something for everyone.

DE
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were able to have dinner on the outside deck and everything was terrific. Great service and over the top food and drinks. Sonora has upped their game.

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Outstanding service and excellent food! Can’t wait to go back.

LM
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Food was excellent. Menu choices were varied & interesting. Service was very slow & inattentive, particularly annoying as they were not bvery busy for a 12:30 Sunday brunch. Were not aware that eating outside was an option when made reservations. It was a beautiful day but all outside tables had been taken. Will give them another chance

RL
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Very wonderful food as always but seating on the bank was not comfortable, waiter had the charm and delivery of a drill sergeant, & the noise level was a little beyond tolerable. Maybe one too many tables in the downstairs ding room?

ED
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Food was ok, but the service maybe 1 star

TG
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food. Excellent service. An excellent night! Would highly recommend to the tapas aficionado.

c
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Its the best of the best when it comes the cuisine of our south american neighbors!!! Every dish is prepared to perfection and the wait staff is always ready to make sure the diners requests are met.

SG
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I came here to celebrate my birthday and I could not have had a better experience!! I was able to indulge in all my favorite dishes with my girlfriends. We split the guacamole, empanadas, tacos and mojitos. I tried the vegan paella and it was so delicious! The churros with a candle were a special touch. The team at Sonora is always so wonderful!

OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mauricio was amazing! Outstanding service and amazing drinks!!!

GG
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and exceptional service. Enjoyed the white sangria. Highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My experience while dining at Sonora was phenomenal! The staff was great with providing us with the evening specials, as well as getting our dishes to us in a short period of time. The food was outstanding, filled with a plethora of flavors and spices that left me wanting more! The evening entertainment was very soothing and brought a good vibe to the restaurant. The dessert was excellent, filled with the right amount of sweet and creaminess! I highly recommend dining at this restaurant! You won’t be disappointed and your money will be well spent!!

YN
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a wonderful first time and look forward to going again. Marlene was wonderful! She was very friendly, knowledgeable and made delicious suggestions.

PE
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sonora is always outstanding, with fresh, creative food that will bring you back for more. The cocktails are great, and both the white and red sangrias are best you'll ever have. Can’t get enough of this place.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience. We were four friends for a get together. Service, food and drinks are excellent. We tried some tapas and desserts. I recommend the pinchos and lobster quesadilla. We love the chocolate fondue.
Dinner out doors was great, they have a beautiful and private patio for nice summer nights.

O
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had to wAit at the bar for our 8pm opentable reservation. We ordered drinks. After 15 minutes we ordered guacamole. After 30 minutes, we ordered dinner at the bar. Not cool to make us wait so long for a reserved table. Our drinks were great and our food very good.

B
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Birthday but that was the one thing they missed as it was on my open table reservation

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Edjuardo was our waiter and he was excellent...attentive, helpful, patient, courteous...Angel also attended to us and was wonderful as well.

NN
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We loved all the dishes that we ordered and can’t wait to return to try other dishes.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This Restaurant might be one of my too five places, the food is simple amazing, The staff very well knowledgeable, and friendly. We love everything about it.

MB
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Great place! The food was outstanding. The only problem was the extraordinary level of noise. I am looking forward to returning to Sonora in the near future. I have already told friends of our positive experiences.

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