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The Sonora Grill

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2310 Kiesel Ave, Ogden, UT 84401-1964
+1 801-393-1999
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Sonora Grill is a unique and independent restaurant serving regional...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Definitely worth the visit

Although it tends to pricey, you will not find better Southwest/Mexican cuisine anywhere. And the staff are incredible!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
UtahToadGoldwing
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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167 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Although it tends to pricey, you will not find better Southwest/Mexican cuisine anywhere. And the staff are incredible!

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Provo, Utah
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My husband and I were up in Ogden staying at the Alaskan Inn for a late Valentine's Day celebration and chose to eat here. We were very pleased with our experience. The food was delicious and unique. The service was great and we really enjoyed the atmosphere as well. I think this is some of the best mexican food we... More 

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Kaysville, Utah
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Food is unique, hot, served well and priced just about right. The staff is courteous and efficient. The menu options are good.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My husband and I are foodies and hard to please. We cook at home 80% of the time so when we do go out we want it to be good. This was awesome. Great service, great drinks, excellent food. Best Mexican food I've ever had.

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New York City, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This where I go when I am missing the upper West side of Manhattan. It is a classic urban cafe. Tasteful loft style architecture and colors. Food is metro fare - good salads and entrees that are well-presented. A nice selection of drinks with good service. A place to linger over debate.

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Pensacola, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Our family stopped here en route to Eden. The food was great! The price point is a little higher but the quality of food was very apparent. The guacamole was very fresh and the fish tacos were excellent. Our server was excellent as well.

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Brigham City, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I love this place. If anyone ever asks me where to eat in O-town, Sonora is always my 1st recommendation! Great bar, salsa and everything on the menu is stellar. Some of the best beans I have ever had. You won't be disappointed!

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Ogden, Utah
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is some of the best Mexican food I have had. Expect higher prices, but also expect higher quality food than your average Mexican place. The "allambres" (spelling?) are excellent. Soppapillas are delicious and I love the lime salsa. Absolutely delicious. I have been here many times. Service can vary by the waiter or waitress, but the food has been... More 

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Ogden Ut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We have always experienced great food here,nicely prepared and presented in a stylish way. It is very upscale,without being stuffy about it. Service is great.

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Ogden, Utah, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had heard some good reviews about Sonora Grill and were excited to go there. Since this would be our first time visiting this restaurant we were very excited. Upon entering we were greeting by the hostess and within five minutes we were seated. It was later in the afternoon so there were hardly any other customers at the time.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2310 Kiesel Ave, Ogden, UT 84401-1964
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Ogden
  • Phone Number: +1 801-393-1999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 19
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?