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The Sonora Grill

2310 Kiesel Ave, Ogden, UT 84401-1964
+1 801-393-1999
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Ranked #8 of 310 restaurants in Ogden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $9 - $19
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: The Sonora Grill is a unique and independent restaurant serving regional Mexican cuisine in a refined atmosphere with unparalleled customer service. Executive Chef, Chris Mortenson, brings with him an impressive resume of experience from restaurants in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Las Vegas. Chef Chris along with owner Steve Ballard are excited to share their passionate interpretation of Mexican food with its patrons. The Sonora Grill will feature a large ceviche bar, catering, full bar and lounge, private party room, private banquet room, and take out with a walk up window.
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141 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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English first
Den Helder, The Netherlands
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Food was great. Certainly not a Tex-Mex nor a Mexico City or Acapulco/PV - more L.A. cuisine but it was good. Service was fair. Cleanliness left a lot to be desired. The reception/lobby was truly filthy - window sills, floor, bench, book cases, etc. This was at 5:30 on a week night and few patrons were in the restaurant. The... More

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Stockton, Missouri
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Lunch in this upscale restaurant was fun. It is downtown Ogden, which is really a vibrant setting. NIce atmosphere - our server was attentive. We had fish tacos and pulled pork burrito - portions are huge. The presentation of both dishes was unique. We enjoyed our experience. This is however, not a Mexican restaurant, but is a restaurant that has... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Based on the reviews I thought this place was going to have great authenic Mexican food. Sadly, I was disappointed. I went here for dinner. The resturant is well decorated and the food is well plated. It just isn't the quality of food I was expecting. It was about as Mexican as Olive Garden is Italian. The enchilidas were rather... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a nice restaurant in an upscale area of downtown Ogden. We decided to visit The Sonora Grill because of its location, reviews, and its extensive gluten-free menu. It had a very nice atmosphere for a family dinner. The chips are plentiful, and are actually fried corn tortillas that need to be broken up. Salsa was only average. Menu... More

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Oh man! This is one of the best mexican food I have had. The restaurant was fully book for a party but the GM in the restaurant still made room for us. At first we were going to leave because it was outside, but once we sat down and felt the cool breeze everything was great. The dipping salsa had... More

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Hamilton, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The homemade salsas are delicious and different from what is normally served. The choices are a lot better than the regular burritos and enchiladas...jicama slaw and other authentic ingredients are are regular appearances on the menu. Definitely delicious

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Fruit Heights, Utah
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I thought this place was just ok. The food quality was good, but it didn't taste authentic Mexican to me. They had some unique plates though.

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Salem, Oregon
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Happened to be overnighting in downtown Ogden and stayed right across the street from this restaurant. I went at 5 after missing lunch sat at the bar and proceeded to eat myself to the point of exploding. Great salsa and appeared to be home made tortilla chips...BIG chips. Both salsa's were great. I had one of the signature dishes, pork... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Food is always amazing! Haven't had anything I didn't love. I crave the green salsa. Now that we don't live close by it's always on our agenda when we come to town.

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Ogden, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We have taken our family here many times and every time we go the food has been amazing! So great in fact my 18 month old practically drinks the salsa :) and our 3 year old loves the chips the size of his head! We have always had wonderfully and friendly service there and the food is fresh and tastes... More

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