Sonora Restaurant

4.5
2315 reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 2315 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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AmyS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Consistently good food and great margarita's. We love doing tapas for the table - fun and great variety.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Best and most memorable dining experience I’ve had in several years! Restaurant was relatively empty when we went and the staff was extremely friendly and attentive. The presentation of the dishes was absolutely gorgeous and tasted even better!

Warning especially if you’re a foodie: since it’s a tapas restaurant the dishes will be really small. We had a party of 3 and shared 5 dishes and dessert; I left feeling like I could have had a little bit more. Perhaps I should have ordered an individual plate.

10/10 would go again and highly recommend. :)

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vipDucky
New York Area
354 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favorite Latin restaurant! We love the varied menu with tapas and entrees inspired from the different Latin countries. The dishes are very creative, flavorful, and beautifully presented. Even the daily specials are a nice treat and worth trying. We are always happy when our first time guests to Sonora tell us how much they enjoyed the food and experience. The service is very attentive and friendly.

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HelenM
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food, great service, reasonable prices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a delicious meal. We grazed on a variety of tapas and shared Paella and skirt steak entrees. The food was outstanding.

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vipJody
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sonora is one of our favorite restaurants - always delicious food and drinks. The place is lovely and feels very safe with COVID, as well.

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vipjoethelawyer
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Every dish was exceptional. The chicken, a Peruvian version, stole the show. The dishes are from Spain,Peru, Mexico, Columbia or the US. Great concept. Staff is highly professional, pleasant and patient. We will return often.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing quality, delicious combinations of ingredients, beautiful presentation and friendly staff. Love this restaurant!

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Vinnyd
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone who works there is pleasant and professional

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Omar
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect location for authentic Latin style tapas from all over the world. Everything very fresh, staff very attentive, and ambience very lax

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vipUshi
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was excellent!

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vipRomogal
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall1Food2Service4Ambience4

The air vent over our table was disgusting and once I noticed it I had a hard time to try and enjoy my food. We’ve been here a few times years ago and loved it. We were not impressed at all this time. Paella was smaller than we remembered for the price. Nothing made us want to return. Please clean the ceiling air vents for everyone’s safety.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was outstanding and creative.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Poor Service. Food mediocre. Very disappointing since we had been to Sonora in past was very good. Don’t think we will be going back.

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vipHBL1986
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We hadn't been to Sonora in a few years, but were looking for a convenient place to meet friends for dinner. The food was delicious.
We will definitely be returning on a more frequent basis.

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MelissaR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious and wonderful, comfortable atmosphere. At last a place that has live brunch music AND still quiet enough to have conversation. A rare feat! And also, a rare FEAST, because the food is wonderful. Had the vegetable paella, which isn't paella at all but is a wonderful brunch dish. The flourless cake with berry sorbet was a perfect duo. And the cocktails are outstanding. I had a mezcal something Michoacan that was just delicious. Go for it!

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MomInSoho
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, service was impeccable and we enjoyed the live music.

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vipHaraldS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service

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Rebo
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Sonora! Best Latin American food. Great staff and great service.

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vipWestchesterWoman
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always wonderful. Comfortable atmosphere, hospitable and competent service, creative cocktails and amazing food. They remembered my request and brought my husband's dessert with a birthday candle. Highly recommend. Fairly priced given the quality of the food, service and atmosphere.

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Octane
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, live music, friendly service, easy parking. Had a lot of fun with the friends

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Fran
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Lovely restaurant. Would go again

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AlyssaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is incredibly delicious and the staff is attentive and friendly.

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MarieV
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This Latin food is very flavorful ! From the moist and tasty Palomino paella, the salad w/ fried calamari, vegan mushroom meatball, ceviche soo yummy . We celebrated my father’s 85th b’day and my husband’s bday and all enjoyed the food ! Our 9 yr old enjoyed the cheese quesadilla so much as well as her favorite dessert - churros :-) the staff was attentive and pleasant !

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Vanessac
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience5

Very nicely decorated restaurant witj soft lighting and live jazz band .service was great very attentive Staff. The drinks were good as well.. however the food wasn't very good at all and it was overpriced for the quality of it

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Nelkye
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great sangria. Good service

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StephanieG
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Love the food, service was not as good as we’d like because they like many other restaurants are short staffed. Portions are small. Owner and operator is present and very personable.

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vipMrsB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A dependable staple, attentive service, never lets you down. Still good after so many years.

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Dancouns
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

This restaurant was a gem of a find. I had googled restaurants in the area and found it. I loved everything about it.

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Jamespm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were excellent I had a paella it was outstanding the guacamole was great ceviche was excellent and the margarita was quite good also

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vipLinda
New York Area
168 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Restaurant Week experience of many I have tried. Wonderful choices, beautiful presentation, generous portions, delicious food and gracious service. Hope they’ll add a prix fixe lunch and dinner all year round!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A great night out. Great food, and wonderful service

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AsianFoodLover
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Most staff not masked. That was unfortunately the first thing we noticed. Even the server who waited on our table was not masked. The food was excellent.

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Sunny1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

High end food and drinks. Waiter did not wear mask and there was no social distancing. Nice music too. Would recommend.

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Dulceyme
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was great and the servers so professional and courteous…even made us laugh.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent everything. We were a group of 6 and the staff couldn’t have been more accommodating. We all ordered different things from their beautiful menu and each was delicious!!

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KMac
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

I did not enjoy this meal. The options for restaurant week were just ok and my selection was not good.

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marshy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food, service, staff.

Acoustics are not ideal

But worth it to dine here-so good!

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GingerJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

We went for Restaurant Week and ordered from both the regular menu and the prix fixe. Everything was delicious but the eggplant meatballs and traditional paella were superstars. The specialty cocktails were good but the pour on my bourbon was pretty short. While the service was impeccable it was a tad slow. Our dishes were cleared and waters refilled promptly but we got the impression that they were a little short on actual servers. Ordinarily, we would have been fine with it but we had a show that night.
We will definitely go back! Muy delicioso!

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Bren
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Now I know why it’s been there for so long !!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sonora Restaurant using the Order Online button. Sonora Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Sonora Restaurant also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (914) 933-0200.

Sonora Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 2315 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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