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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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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the chimi, my wife the tamales. Both dishes were flavorless. Disappointing for a Mexican restaurant. The beef inside the chimi was nothing more than a roast. I doubt it was seasoned at all. Same for the chicken in the tamales. $16 for the shrimp cocktail appetizer had only 5 small shrimp but a nice mild taste. The house... More 

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Thank Jason G
Bonita
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think living in San Diego has spoiled me when it comes to Mexican Food. This place offers all your standard Americanized Mexican food. Enchiladas, chimichangas, burritos, tamales, etc all smothered in ranchero sauce and cheese. Nothing really stood out as amazing. Service was good, employees are very nice. Restaurant offers plenty of indoor and outdoor seating as well as... More 

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Thank Meghan W
Big Bear Lake Region, California
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the service is good and food is great, the drinks are also very good. Really anything you order will be very good. Local place . They also have a Taco night would have to call to find out when.. Think its Tues. night.

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Thank Mntnona2
Barstow, California, United States
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has an excellent patio to eat lunch there. The service by the waiter was timely and accurate. He was attentive to my party's water and chips & salsa needs. The food was tasty and plentiful. I would place the food at above average for the many Mexican restaurants that I have eaten at. I will say that the... More 

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Thank Donald C
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner with margaritas. We had the shrimp fajitas for 2 with Serrano peppers added. They were great and a huge amount of food. We took home half the meal and had a second dinner 2 nights later. The service was efficient and friendly. The Cadillac margarita were good. And all for about $50, making it a great value.

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Thank Bart J
Big Bear Lake, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

My husband and I love to go eat here the food is great and the waiters and waitresses are so friendly and fun. I have also used them to cater several events for me and they are always right on time and do a great job

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Thank Lisa S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The food was excellent and authentic, nice people, clean. Music, pleasant decor, and a very good patio area. Vegetarian friendly. Quieter than one might think. Like it! Going back.

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Thank Claire Y
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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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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7 reviews
5 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41144 Big Bear Blvd, CA 92315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region
  • Phone Number: 909-866-8202

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?