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“Delicious Meats!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sonora Al Sur

Sonora Al Sur
Enfrente de Universidad Technical | Boulevard Nuevo Vallarta, No. 64, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
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Ranked #41 of 101 Restaurants in Nuevo Vallarta
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Chicago
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Delicious Meats!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This was an interesting dining experience that I would highly recommend. You go and pick your own cut of meat from the butcher shop and then they grill it for you in the matter that you like. We tried the sirloin (it was fine) and the arrachera (absolutely delicious!). You can also order some sides with the meal - the baked potato (papa a la parilla) is a must and the grilled onion was great. The macaroni and cheese was also very good. You can order drinks there or you can bring your own bottles of wine.

Visited March 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Surrey, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This restaurant is known for it's steaks but they serve a wonderful breakfast! For about 65 pesos you get coffee, juice, buffet of fruits, veggies, eggs, hot cakes etc. they also make fresh quesadillas to go with it! Good food, good value!

Visited February 2014
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Detroit, Michigan
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115 reviews 115 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Great steak in mexico”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

good place, clean, friendly, food is good, and really loved the baked potato. you choose the cut and the size of your steak, and prepared to your taste.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“AMAZING! Food & Service are Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My husband received a recommendation from his golfing partner to try this place out, and we are so glad we did! Probably one of the BEST places to venture to while in Nuevo Vallarta!

Quick 60 peso cab ride (if within the NV area), and we were dropped off to a delightful restaurant! Most of the seating is outdoor, either at the front of the restaurant, or in the back. They have about 4 tables to sit inside. The seating in the back, is by their grill, and the smoke is a little strong/intense, so we opted to sit inside when the front tables were not available.

Just to let you know how good this place is - we went 3 times in 1 week. It's an interesting concept - you sit down at your table, then you walk inside the restaurant where there is a menu of all cuts of meat - filet, porterhouse, t-bone, sirloin, arrechera, chorizo sausage, etc. Pricing is based on kg, so you tell the butcher what type of meat you'd like, and the amount, he will weigh it, and then give you a styrofoam box with the cut of meat on it. You then go pay, and can add sides if you are interested.... everything is based on weight.

To give you an example (family of 4) - my father in law had a large large porterhouse, my mother in law had a smaller porter house, i had a filet, and my husband had a top sirloin roll... portions are generous, and we added 3 sides - baked potato (love love love), patatas aioli, and a chile pepper dish... I believe the total was about $65-$70US for the 4 of us TOTAL. Where we are from, one steak can cost that amount!

We went back, and tried different cuts of meat. The place does get full around dinner time hours, so I would recommend going earlier, before 7PM.

Service was awesome as well! They are very attentive, and make sure you're taken care of, whether it be with drinks, needing to order more, changing plates, refills, etc. Top notch in service.

We will definitely be back!

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Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
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10 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent food and great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We went 2 times already and plan to go back one or twice before the end of our stay. The "FILETE" filet mignon is so delicious and cook to your liking every time. Do not order to much because portions are big. A good meal for under $30 and you bring your own wine.

Visited February 2014
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