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Sonora Restaurant

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
179 Rectory St, Port Chester, NY 10573-3125
+1 914-933-0200
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“tapas” (22 reviews)
“guacamole” (28 reviews)
“paella” (12 reviews)
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Mexican, Central American, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
179 Rectory St, Port Chester, NY 10573-3125
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A bit off the beaten path in a charming but older building, Sonora restaurant has excellent margaritas, seafood, guacamole, salads, and service, in an inviting and warm environment. Popular with both local and out of town diners.

Thank Jim3030
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Rye for one night and saw the reviews for this restaurant and decided to try it. The service was wonderful and attentive, and every dish was delicious and perfectly cooked and presented. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank AnnaC18
Sonora R, Public Relations Manager at Sonora Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review Anna! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 April 2018

First time there for our friends and they loved it!! Service was great. Cerviche & grilled octopus were excellent. Shrimp sautéed in garlic, grilled salmon, white anchovies, mussels all outstanding. It is a hidden gem off the beaten path of Port Chester.

Thank Beachshop
Sonora R, Public Relations Manager at Sonora Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! We are glad we could help impress your friends :)

Reviewed 16 March 2018

We have liked the atmosphere, service and food at Sonora, a nicely designed restaurant, but were very disappointed by the food during our visit last night. Due to the snow, the restaurant was not busy and parking was easily available in their lot. As usual,...More

Thank John A
Sonora R, Public Relations Manager at Sonora Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

John, Thank you for your review. We take all feedback seriously in an effort to make changes and improve where we can. It seems we have did not show you our best that night and we apologize for that. We hope you can join us...More

Reviewed 13 March 2018

Where do I start? Food, service, decor, value? Sonora scores a five on all counts. We were a party of five and had a chance to sample a good variety of offerings. Everyone raved about every dish they tried. The menu has a wonderful variety...More

Thank David S
Sonora R, Public Relations Manager at Sonora Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, David. We are so happy to hear everyone loved their dishes and that we were able to cater to your vegan friends! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 March 2018

Three of us dined at Sonora while in Rye for a convention. Atmosphere was wonderful. Service was 5 star. Food was presented beautifully and delicious. All three of us were very happy with our meal. Drinks were delicious. Guacamole was the best I have ever...More

Thank engsetr
Sonora R, Public Relations Manager at Sonora Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you for the review! We really appreciate it. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 25 February 2018

Worst service possible. Arrived last eve on time for 7pm reservation party of 4. Told we'll seated in a few minutes. Finally seated 7:30pm. Wait 10 minutes to get menus. After another 10 minutes waiter comes for drink order; promises to deliver bread, guacomole and...More

Thank LMG-77
Sonora R, Manager at Sonora Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

We apologize for the inconvenience of the fire alarm going off as we dealt with the situation. We agree it was not ideal. We hope you can understand we regret what happened and hope for you to give us another chance in the future. We...More

Reviewed 27 January 2018

We do not come here often enough and I do not know why. Every meal and the service is top notch. Last night my wife and I split the small guac, a salad and Mofongo. It was enough for dinner and very reasonable. The service...More

Thank Ron T
Sonora R, Public Relations Manager at Sonora Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Ron, Thank you for your kind review. We really appreciate it. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 24 January 2018

You better come with an empty stomach and willing to try and discover. The service is top of the line and the food choice is excellent. The servers take pride in making your feel comfortable and are mostly bi/trilingual. You are better off make reservations...More

Thank Tinady
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Haven't been here in years but friends invited us. My impression, staff could care less about customers and are much more concerned about socializing and texting. Food didn't come as described on menu, some courses were forgotten and mosr entrees were tepid or even cold....More

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I don't know. I've never tried to get food delivered from here.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 179 Rectory St, Port Chester, NY 10573-3125
    (Willet Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: We are 5 minutes away from Port Chester metro north.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Westchester County  >  Port Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 914-933-0200
  • E-mail
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.
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