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“Great Place for a Family Dinner” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sonora Restaurant

Sonora Restaurant
179 Rectory St, Port Chester, NY 10573-3125
914-933-0200
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Ranked #5 of 109 Restaurants in Port Chester
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: Latin
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Willet Avenue
Transit: We are 5 minutes away from Port Chester metro north.
Description: Since Rafael Palomino—Sonora’s Executive Chef and Proprietor—opened the doors to this, his flagship Latin-fusion restaurant, he has received accolades from a broad customer base, including an “Excellent” from the New York Times. This creative, Colombian-born (Queens-raised) chef and author of five cookbooks, has since opened 8 more restaurants that span three states (New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania). Sonora, like Palomino’s other restaurants, boasts excellent service and mouth-watering dishes, paired with an extensive wine list and cocktail offerings. In addition to impeccable service and delicious dishes, Sonora’s two-story home offers guests the possibility of having a custom-designed and catered on-site private party, for any occasion, from 12 to 110 people.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great Place for a Family Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Sonora is such a great restaurant if you're looking to dine somewhere with a big group. Call before to make a reservation as it gets busy easily. They have excellent mojitos as well as cosmo's. The staff is professional & friendly. Last time I went, I ordered the tuna, cooked rare. It was AMAZING...better than the medium cooked tuna. I've only had perfectly cooked tuna at two restaurants and Sonora does it right. Overall, this restaurant is a top pick.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Amazing Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

It doesn't look good on the outside, but on the inside this restaurant is pretty and the seating is comforable. They start you off with a drinks menu full of delicious mojitos, margaritas, and other beverages. When the main menu came they served tapas and normal meals. There were so many delicious choices that I couldn't decide what to have. I ended up getting some duck, shrimp, and salmon tartar. They were all delicious and my son had the steak, it was cooked perfectly. The service was a little slow but it was okay because it gave time for each tapas to digest. Overall, this restaurant was fantastic.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Westbury NY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Excellent Restaurant Near Capitol Theatre in Port Chester”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Went here for dinner before a concert at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester. We had the pre-show theatre prix fixe which was a good buy at $35 per. Service was excellent and the food was outstanding. One of the best meals we have had a real gem!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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54 restaurant reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“great vibe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

wonderful food and service, tapas are diverse and delicious. best sangria in the area. fun with friends or on a date. large menu of margaritas and mojitos. can get pricey if you go overboard with the tapas. each portion is on the large side so you can keep it reasonable

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Larchmont, New York
1 review
“Nice ambience, good service, poor food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

I like the place, with nice decorations, comfortable setting, warm lighting. The service was good. But we were disappointed with the food. The sea bass was not fresh, it tasted dull, like from frozen fish, the portion was so small, it might not even be enough for a cat! And it was so pricy, over $30 for that two bites of fish, served with some mashed potato and a few watercress leaves. The ribs were very soft, but no taste, like soft fiber in brown sauce. The portion was also very small.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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