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Sonora Cantina

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

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  • 7
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good calif. mexican food

best Mexican food in big bear just needs a bigger bar and more dinning seating, specialty for four or more people.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
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Big Bear Lake, California
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Big Bear Lake, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

best Mexican food in big bear just needs a bigger bar and more dinning seating, specialty for four or more people.

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Thank kopatar
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Great food the asada burrito is amazing and the flautas tasted amazing. Can't wait to eat here again. The chips and salsa are great as well!

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Thank Stebdawgf3
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

If your ever in the Big Bear area and looking for some great Mexican food then look know further than Sonora Cantina. This place has true authentic Mexican food. Everything on the menu is wonderful. I would recommend the following, Chilaquiles with the green sauce, menudo,and the chicken Flautas. All are wonderful with true Mexican taste. You won't be sorry.... More 

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Thank JR G
Big Bear Lake, California
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great family owned business that contributes to all of our schools and groups, holding fundraisers for our town on a regular basis. They also have great food!

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Thank The-real-mccoy1964
Santa Clarita, California
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177 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We always enjoy having a meal at Sonora Cantina whenever we are in Big Bear. Their food is delicious and their prices are reasonable. We are senior citizens and therefore not big eaters, so we usually order a la carte. We each ordered a carne asada taco and a cheese enchilada, plus a flan for dessert. The taco and the... More 

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Thank travelingrandma91355
Orange County, Ca
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191 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Food was really good, salsa was fantastic, and the Margarita was strong. Really enjoyed the decor, very interesting special touches especially the table and booth coverings.

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Thank MominOC
Big Bear Lake, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This restaurant is owned by a wonderful couple whose warmth and generosity are well-known to the locals in our resort town (donating time and food to fundraisers for non-profit groups). I'm told they immigrated from Guatemala years back, taking low-paying restaurant work in Big Bear, ending up buying this restaurant and the one next door (Old Country Inn, also good).... More 

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1 Thank Irene G
Costa Mesa, California
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181 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We just returned from a long weekend in Big Bear and had dinner at the Sonora Cantina on Saturday (8/8) evening. I have to say, this is probably one of the best Mexican restaurants I've been to in a long, long time. We arrived around 6:30 PM or so, having been put-off by the long lines at Hacienda Grill. We... More 

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1 Thank Paul S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Tacos Toreado was flavorful. Menu is extensive. Late night business dinner, so no chance to try the Margaritas. I highly recommend for authentic tasty Mexican food. Will go back!

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Thank Wendy H
Peoria, Arizona
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69 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 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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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, Families with children, Large groups
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?