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Sonora Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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41144 Big Bear Blvd, CA 92315
+1 909-866-8202
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Been here a couple times. The food is good but I love the carne asada burrito with verde sauce. It is great! So yummy and chips and salsa are very good as well.

Thank Stebdawgf3
Balboa Island, California
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

9-2016 When the plate is put into a microwave to melt the cheese it fries the edges before the center heats, so the beans and other food get overcooked. Had: Burrito Colorado- heated microwave, tasted like it was from a can. Taquitos- beef were preferable, chicken not so good Flauta combination- again beef preferable Margaritas- GIANT glasses, but the ice... More 

Thank LeBeauxVoyager
Brussels, R?on de Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Although the restaurant is very charming with lovely Mexican traditional interior, murals on the walls and a nice outdoor patio sitting, the food is not what would you aspect from a family run restaurant. It's terrible! It tasted and looked like it came out of a can. I will not recommend this restaurant to anyone who has some taste buds... More 

Thank Francesca A
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

My BF and I spent a great 5 days at Green Valley Lake and Big Bear and this restaurant became our favorite place!!! The food is good the portions are big and the price is reasonable.. The service was incredible and the margaritas tasty!! We ended up eating here 3 different times.... A must is the 3 meat sizzling skillets... More 

Thank Jjmoney80
Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Great Mexican food, pretty authentic, everyone is very friendly, and the food is great, best find in the Big Bear area.

Thank M R
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 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 

Thank Jason G
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 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 

Thank Meghan W
Big Bear Lake Region, California
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

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.

Thank Mntnona2
Barstow, California, United States
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

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 

Thank Donald C
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 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.

Thank Bart J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41144 Big Bear Blvd, CA 92315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region
  • Phone Number: +1 909-866-8202

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