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Sonora Cantina

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41144 Big Bear Blvd, CA 92315
909-866-8202
Today
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good visit

Pretty good Mexican food with fair prices. Drinks were good. Margarita was not watered-down. Staff was friendly. We would recommend this restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
krazyhardrocker
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Peoria, Arizona
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Peoria, Arizona
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69 reviews 69 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Pretty good Mexican food with fair prices. Drinks were good. Margarita was not watered-down. Staff was friendly. We would recommend this restaurant.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We dined here due to another restaurant not allowing our dog on their patio. The food was good and the margaritas were excellent! Our server was very friendly and didn't even balk when our dog barked at her. Thank you for the excellent service!

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San Jacinto, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Third trip to Senoras. Wait time about 30min. on a Saturday. Service always very friendly. Margaritas delicious. Food this time was OK. Average tasting and chips seemed a bit stale. Prices have also jumped up a bit. Over-all would recommend as a nice night out restaurant.

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
211 reviews 211 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I went to Sonora Catina with my family in January 2015. Our dinning experience was just average, nothing special. We went to Sonora on a Saturday evening around 6PM, and was told it was a 30 minute wait, which was no problem, and we hoped that meant everything here would be fantastic. The service and staff were all great. All... More 

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San Diego, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I always try the chile relleno on my first visit to a Mexican restaurant. I do not like a lot of coating but most have so much you can't find the chile. Not here. This was one of the best I have had. A light egg white coating, fresh chile with a little bite, good amount of cheese, very tasty... More 

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Fallbrook, CA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I am very predicable when traveling up to Big Bear where my first dinner must be here and include on of the Original Asombroso Margaritas, it's a little steep at $12 but a lightweight like me can easily share it. I choose not to this trip and could not get rid of the "permagrin" for an hour after. I love... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Went to Big Bear on Labor Day weekend and there were so many people. It was hard to find a place to eat. We roamed the little town but there were huge lines everywhere. As we drove out we found Sonora Cantina. As we waited to be seated we ordered margaritas at the bar. We ordered some we didn't like... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

From the beginning to the end, this was NOT a good experience. We got there and were told the wait was 20 minutes. That's fine. But we could see at least 5 tables outside and numerous tables inside that needed to be cleaned off. Even in the bar area, where you must stand to wait to be seated had two... More 

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The Sonora Cantina knows how to make a Margarita! My favorite is their Cadillac Margarita, and it is well deserving of its name. This wonderful drink is packed with flavor and tequila. It is available frozen or "on the rocks". I always go old school, Salt and "on the rocks" and it's a perfect 10 every time. My wife enjoyed... More 

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Arcadia
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11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I went with the Big Juan challenge in mind. I got it, and missed finishing it by 1/4 of a pound. My boy got the nachos with carne asada, and he liked it. My wife got menudo and thought it was ok. I'm not one to judge menudo. My girl got a cheeseburger and enjoyed it. The big Juan burrito... More 

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Additional Information about Sonora Cantina

Address: 41144 Big Bear Blvd, CA 92315
Phone Number: 909-866-8202
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41144 Big Bear Blvd, CA 92315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region
  • Phone Number: 909-866-8202

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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