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Sonora Restaurant

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179 Rectory St, Port Chester, NY 10573-3125 (Willet Avenue)
+1 914-933-0200
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11:00 - 23:00
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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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Scarsdale, New York
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food was delicious, service excellent! All four of us enjoyed our dinner. We had 1 vegetarian with us.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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222 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wow, the food here is some of the best I've ever had. Creative and delicious offerings are contrasted with a front-of-the-house staff that would clearly be someplace else. Too bad, because the chef/owner know quality. Too bad they don't know how to hire a hostess/manager.

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Thank BobLeblaw
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

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.

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Thank George S
Port Chester, New York
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

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.

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Thank Kerlen
Darien CT
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

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 

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Thank Ron H
New York
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73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

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!

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Thank Scotty2hottie
Stamford, United States
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

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.

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Thank Charles T
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

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

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Thank K-nize
Rye, New York
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49 reviews
38 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.

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Thank Ric176
Greenwich, Connecticut
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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Thank Mike H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 40
Cuisine
Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
16:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?