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Sonora Restaurant

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179 Rectory St, Port Chester, NY 10573-3125 (Willet Avenue)
+1 914-933-0200
16:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party of six for recent dinner at Sonora gives uniformly good reviews. The Latin American menu is imaginative and well presented, the lighting and ambiance warm and cheerful, the service prompt and friendly. We have been dining there for many years so our recent good experience was no surprise.

Thank George S
Port Chester, New York
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sonora has been around for a long time, and with good reason. Chef Palomino does amazing things with South American and Spanish dishes, with the focus being on seafood. Usually even the best seafood places give you a bad meal now and then. Sonora, and all Chef Palomino's restaurants, has delivered excellent meals every single time, for many years.

Thank Kerlen
Darien CT
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined at Sonora on a busy Saturday night. Our group of four was seated on the second floor. The space is tight, and the service was too slow. Twenty minutes to get our cocktails and a different waiter came 45 minutes into it to take our dinner order. Diners seated on the uncomfortable high backed chairs were regularly jostled by... More 

Thank Ron H
New York
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70 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for out of this world food with a Latin theme, look no further than Sonora. Chef Palamino is awesome both as a cook and as a host. There are so many great things on the menu from table-made guacamole, to awesome fish and many outstanding appetizers. Run don't walk to Sonora!

Thank Scotty2hottie
Stamford, United States
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow - what a great little spot for incredible food. The trickier dishes, such as Mexico-Camarones Y Vieras, are not as well prepared mid-week. But this dish in particular is heavenly on the weekends.

Thank Charles T
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our favorite place for a great meal. The Friday evening happy hour menu in the bar is a great casual evening.

Thank K-nize
Rye, New York
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

The food is excellent. It is a good place to meet with friends over dinner. Not a great place to bring younger kids because of adult atmosphere and tables close to each other.

Thank Ric176
Greenwich, Connecticut
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

This was such a nice evening from start to finish. First, I love the decor. It put me in the perfect frame of mind. Second, we each had a mojito to start, and it was excellent. I do suggest that the restaurant shop have draft beer. Next, I had the bream with a shrimp risotto. Cooked perfectly, just the right... More 

Thank Mike H
Scarsdale, New York
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Nice atmosphere in this popular Latin/South American restaurant. Lots of different and interesting choices from Tapas to main courses. The guac is great and the grilled Argentine meat platter was also very good but the sauces could have been more flavorful. The service was very attentive and professional and it was a great place to dine before a show at... More 

Thank Suledo
North Canton, Ohio
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136 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Great venue and excellent service. Great drink menu with many unique cocktails. Good wine list. Excellent food. Loved the homemade guacamole. Churros for dessert were excellent but best to share.

Thank LAH461

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Spanish, Latin, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 179 Rectory St, Port Chester, NY 10573-3125
    (Willet Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: We are 5 minutes away from Port Chester metro north.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Westchester County  >  Port Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 914-933-0200
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?