Reviews of Sonora Grill (Restaurant)

3300 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406

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REVIEWS OF Sonora Grill IN Minnesota

Ry Hammond

Great service and food. Sat on the patio. The pork tacos were great.

Paige Lyberg

The food was delicious and our waitress was super bubbly and friendly. She knew everything on and about the menu, which I very much appreciated! The only thing I would have to criticize is that the tables don't have coasters for the cups, and the tables get super wet and sloppy. I think with this improvement this restaurant would be top notch!

Heather Clark

Really great tacos!


Very good tacos, especially the tongue taco. Be adventurous and try it out, you won't regret it. The chicken Al pastor is incredible too.

Miguel Aguirre

Great tacos and overall delicious dishes.

Angela Jones

Awesome! Great atmosphere and Amazing food and drinks!

Daniel Tibor

Food was delicious and reasonably priced. Service had a smile.

maddie Brisbois

Super good Mexican food

Sean Stovall

Great food. Unfortunately the night we went, my SO's birthday no less, they were severely understaffed and the service was EXTREMELY slow. The servers were literally running around trying to get things done and simply didn't have the bandwidth to give us even adequate attention. We will try again another time and hope for a better experience.

Kevin Bruns

The best and second best margaritas in town!

Beth S Hilliard

Really good chilaquiles. It does get quite loud so it was difficult to have a conversation without feeling like you had to talk over everyone in the room.

Ying Jin

It's been several years since we've gone. Went for lunch on a Tuesday. The service was efficient and friendly. I had the Sonora dog which was excellent. Excellent balance of flavors. Fries were above-average. My spouse had the mushroom taco and the fish taco which were both fine. The patio is pet friendly. Pretty darn good experience. We'll be back.

Ashley Buffington

After all the Facebook reviews and the amazing photos, I was super disappointed. The food was ok, service wasn't great and super slow, we didn't get everything we ordered and by the time my daughter's food came we had to take it to go, because everyone else had already finished eating

Heather Peterson

Great food and cocktails! Friendly staff. Wish it was open later.

Kacie Johnson

Went to the new uptown location recently and was curious about this one. I left unimpressed but a few friends assured me that I would have a better experience in Longfellow. They were definitely right. It was extremely busy but we didn’t have to wait long (understanding of the nice weather and it being taco Tuesday) the staff did a great job at making sure we had been helped. (Was asked multiple times) they do not have a host stand which being a small place, makes sense. The food was a hit & came out pretty quick. It’s $1 off their quality tacos every Tuesday which was nice. The only thing I was confused about was that we didn’t receive knives in our silver wear. Not a huge deal, just felt odd. I really loved the Greenway cocktail, it was refreshing and adorable. I bike the Greenway almost every day so it was a nice touch to our visit. Even though we don’t live in the neighborhood, We’ll be back. (Might have to actually take the Greenway next time) :)

Zachary Sabri

I love this place. Great food and fun, its the Anticorporate environment that we should all embrace.

betty bryant

Sonora Grill is always top notch. I had a caramelo, (small taco) and eggplant fries with fabulous aoli sauce. Highly recommend Sonora.


The new recipes from Jorge Paredes are awesome. Thank you Jorge.

William Lakey

Good food, reasonable prices, and decent service. Feels like it used to be a fast food restaurant, so the atmosphere is a little lacking, but worth a visit none the less.

Thomas Andrews

Good food, friendly staff, fun atmosphere!

Elizabeth Edstrom

Sonora doesn't require too many words. Just go, order whatever you want, and enjoy. It's that simple! Easy to share small plates, good beer selections/well-stocked bar, casual atmosphere. I will be back...often!

John Paul

Great happy hour Nice people

Lucas Miller

This place is great! Try the chicken, it takes a minute but it is the juiciest, most tender chicken you have ever had a restaurant.

Anna Clarisse

Delicious! Not your usual Mexican comfort food. Will definitely be back!

Nick O

This place was really good. Giant breakfast burrito, indulgent empanadas, tongue tacos with excellent sauce. The shrimp tacos presentation is beyond brief (see picture). They also have an extensive tequila and mezcal menu. Very nice staff and atmosphere. I highly recommend Sonora grill.

Danielle Smith

Sonora Grill is what my life has been missing. The service was personal and quick, and the food was some of the best Mexican I've had in like, ever. Some thoughts- Shrimp tacos- Think Asian tempura style breading but with all the …

Lena Olson

The vegetarian tacos are delicious (especially the eggplant) and the atmosphere is very friendly.

Hayden Rhodes

I’m pretty sure they put crack in the rice with the elote. Food is consistently amazing, as well as always great service. Janna is my favorite bartender in the twin cities

Juan Jose Reyes

It's a nice place, the food is delicious, thanks so much.

Jennifer Graff

Great drinks and tacos!

Jodi Keyes

I loved the Sonora Grill. I went there on a blind date tonight

Eve Adams

Good variety of food to choose from and nice drinks.

Kelly Haaland

The best! I had the fish taco, tried the rice, and had a delicious spicy drink. Amazing. Cannot wait to return.

Jessica Teppo

Delicious!!!! Shrimp Tempura taco and tongue taco are my favorite. The combos of flavors are perfect. My favorite margarita is the Obregon. Fresh flavor with a hint of spice.

Alix Magner

Looks like this place is changing ownership and the menu is changing. A few things on the menu weren't available. Still all good is delicious and attentive service. Love the lengua taco.

James Beard

Great Happy Hour!

Seldon Churchill

Shrimp tacos are the best!

Donna Svec

Excellent and unique food. Nice, bright, open space. Wonderful service. Parking lot. Celiac friend had no problem finding options.

Pouria Niknam Vazifeh

Very good Mexican food. It’s a goto place for a Mexican friend. That says something!


Friendly staff. Long wait for a table outside, but staff kept us informed. Tasty quesadilla. Sangria tasted non-alcoholic...? Nice patio.

Lauren Lathrop

Fast and friendly service. Good food and large portions - could have easily split an entree!

Sarah Appel

Best tacos in Minneapolis Ive found. I’m a big rusty taco fan but when you need a little more class and food with flair this is the place. Service can be slow but the food is worth the wait. Plus taco Tuesday discounts! Love it!

Carrie Eikum

Tacos were delicious. It was slower than expected for lunch, but the flavor made up for it.

Ryan Stroh

Service was excellent. Food was good.

Gemeda Urgessa

Need more servers except that perfect

Janet Handel

Food and service was great! I will definitely go back

Kunal Madhok

Good drinks and tacos

House Bonilla

I give this place a 5 because their food is delicious! The margarita top notch. Awesome patio. BUT-they need to see this review and fire miss thang that has greasy hair and wears it up in a bun. You know the rude server that runs around with her head cut off and is extremely rude to customers? I went here last Sunday & brought my dogs with me because their patio allows it. This server whose name I wish I knew, embarrassed my friend and I in front of everyone by saying very loudly, excuse me we are short staffed and are trying not to sit people on the patio. But I guess I’ll make an exception and you can sit here with your dogs, after I told her I can put them in the car. She was attentive at first and then after our food came, we never saw her again. We had to go tell the owner that we wanted another round. (They did comp those drinks). We also saw her yell at another family that they couldn’t sit on the patio and she told us about a family that called and wanted a table for 8 people. She was extremely annoyed. Maybe they were short staffed. Maybe they were busy, but that’s not my problem. I told a friend who goes to Sonora about her and she said yep I know who you’re talking about she yelled at us too. FIRE HER SONORA. Please.

Ryan Miller

First time visiting this place and had no idea what to expect. Really great service... everyone very great. You gotta try the Eplole

Queezarwoe Borh

Great selection. Short wait. Strong drinks. My only problem was there weren't any indication of the taco size or portions. But besides that I had an excellent experience.

Vernon Smith

Great little restaurant. Chilaaquiles are a hit! Friendly staff and great service Highly recommended.

Ray Fernandes

Best Empanadas in the state - I dare you to find any better

James Hayes

Lots of creative drinks to broaden your horizon. Excellent place for a nice dinner date.

Steve Johnson

Great food and margaritas!

Timothy McFadden

Service was good, cocktails ok. Food was pleasant enough. I wasn't"wowed".

Adam Skordahl

Great food and service

Noel Voss

Amazing food!!!!!! No lie!!!!! It was so great!!!! I also liked their margaritas! The bartender was awesome! Great spot! Nice looking patio!

Amanda Wobbema

Delicious chilaquiles, guacamole (tacos were a hit in my group too: shrimp tempura & mushroom). Really reasonably priced for portions. Nice laid back lunch overall.

Doug Maloney

Closed before 10 pm on a Saturday night! What does that tell you!

Antonio Bonilla Aragon

Food is obviously delicious without a doubt but the service was good as well. My girlfriend & I had a different server that accidentally forgot about us but Alyssa seem to always be there even though we weren't in her section ! Thanks again !

Richard Carrillo

Tried this place by chance and woah, it turned out to be amazing! Super chill Mexican food that is sure to satisfy any foodie. They even found a way to elevate nachos and added huitlacoche crema that was to die for! In addition, they had some fun creative drinks!! Seriously can’t wait to come back!!!

Rebecca Staley

Menu is always delicious, with unique cocktail options!

Joel Epstein

Great service and good food!

Winter Olaofe

Normally I would give them at least a 4. But today the sevice was a little off. Eventhough the restuarant was nearly empty. Table was sticky, water warm, and food just not how I remember it

Drew Hulse

Tacos were great. Recommend getting the happy hour margarita, great taste and price. Shrimp are amazing!

Laura Drew

Their new summer drinks were refreshing yet full of flavor! The food never lets me down and our server was amazing. She walked us through our menu questions and helped us pick the best meal. Can't wait to go back!

Janel Bartell

Classically creative. Traditional and innovative. The food and drinks are nothing short of astounding. I highly recommend Sonora Grill.

jasiu raczynski

Id give the food a 4/5 and the rest a 3/5. Tacos were good overall, the shrimp taco and fish taco were great, the pork guajillo was pretty good but nothing special, and the roasted mushroom was disappointing. Service was very slow (seemed like only 2 or 3 servers for the whole restaurant) and there was no ice in the water on a 90F day (sitting outside). I'd come back for happy hour tacos.

Angi Desp

Found this place on a whim, and we're so glad we did! The tacos were outstanding, if it would have been acceptable to lick our plates we would have. Our server was super friendly and offered us many recommendations. Great place! We'll be back for sure.

Chris Roden

The perfect atmosphere! One of the most welcoming places that I've encountered! The owner was my server and gave me a nice history lesson of the place. The coconut rice is excellent and the pulled pork tacos are top notch. Definite recommend!

Chris Meyer

The wait staff was wonderful The food was great it was very enjoyable and I will definitely be interested in going back there again!!

Nick Beddow

Best tacos. Holy cow. I dreamt of the chicken taco that night.

Amber Nicks

Food was excellent, drinks were fine craft cocktails that you don't want to stop drinking! The server was speedy and friendly! We actually went for the empanadas and they did not disappoint!!

Jared Wick

Great spot for lunch or dinner. Tacos are especially next level. Service is great and food is served pretty fast over the lunch hour. Recommend it.

Kellie Wilson

This is a great place for delicious South American food. The tacos are generously made and delicious. The cocktails are a bit pricey, but almost worth it. This is a great place to meet friends to eat, drink and catch up on life. If you take a risk and order the paella for two, you and your buddy won't be disappointed. You will also have plenty left over for breakfast or lunch the next day. The elote is to die for, especially if you love sweet superfresh corn, coconut rice, and savory white sauce. (Yum.) My only gripe about this place is that never give you enough salsa. This can be annoying because the salsa and chips are the very best in town. This Longfellow dining at its best.

Mark McClure

Delicious food and cocktails. Each taco includes enough to have two and Sonora's take on elote is wonderful (I could eat two orders).

Nicole White

Love this place! Great food, amazing service and fantastic prices.

Dave Allen

Super delicious food at very reasonable prices. Wait staff was very friendly and service was quick. I recommend the eggplant fries for an app!

Debbie J

Brunch okay. Paloma great! Service great. Food okay.

Cullen Lorsung

Service is hit or miss but the happy hour is a good deal, as is taco Tuesday. Best/only Al pastor in town. Pretty consistent with the food quality. Nice patio. Good seating arrangement, lots of tables and booths to accommodate lots of groups.

Andrea Dye

Excellent food and service! I would recommend the tacos especially the red tempura shrimp! Their nachos are also delicious and great for sharing. They always have a good selection of craft beer, their Sonora Margarita is excellent and there …

Faith A

Had appetizer early dinner. Great choices for spicy, non-spicy, and proteins. Excellent quality, presentation, and service. Ate inside, although the patio was well attended. A place to definitely re-visit with friends!

Kate Mayer

I'm never disappointed here (although I always miss having their Midtown Global Market location, even after all these years!). I tried the nachos for the first time recently and loved them. At first i thought they would be too dry for my taste, but the cheese sauce and beans were just right! The spicy margarita was oh-so-spicy... in a very good way!

Melina Tinajero

Food is OK. Their best drink is the "chavelita"

Daniel Page

The service was excellent and attentive. Unfortunately, I really didn’t care for the margarita cocktail or the flavor and texture of the Hermosillo and Cachoreada meal. Each was on the appetizer menu and were rather generous portions.

Aaron Schwartz

It was fine, it wasn't special.

Leaf Funmaker

They used to be the best happy hour spot, but then I went in again and they recently took off happy hour menu items... Now NO vegetarian options for happy hour

Andy Walker

Food and drinks were on point! Service was pretty lax, but we still had a good time. Would go back!

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