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Sonora Grill

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3300 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-2032
+1 612-722-2500
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon 10:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri 10:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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352 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the mushroom tacos (they call them caramelos) here. I ALWAYS get 1 or 2 of them, along with eggplant fries and elote (corn on the cob). This time we also got chips and salsa and guacamole. All very good.

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Thank Elizabeth M
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

If you want healthy South American cuisine in portions that will not have you holding your stomach in pain or carrying out a large to go box, this is a place for you! I have been here several times. The flautus and pork empanades are fantastic. Nice on tap beer selection, outstanding tequila options. Good service. The background music could... More 

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Thank Catherine A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We waited over 30 minutes to be seated. The place was packed on a Friday Night. We had very friendly service and the food did not seem to take long to come to the table once we were seated. I ordered a Bocadillos, a Cuban Sandwich which was seriously one of the best I have ever had. Another ordered up... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I love the food here. I just cannot get enough of the mushroom caramelo (their version of street tacos). They are so frapping good. I had the ultimo bloody mary but at $12 that was too much. Next time I'll order the regular one for $5. Also, the elote is so good here.

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Thank Elizabeth M
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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352 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I seem to eat here at least once a month. The white sangria or the obregon margarita are both delicious. We always get the eggplant fries as an appetizer. Even my son (who's 10 and HATES eggplant) loves these. I get 2 mushroom caramelos (like street tacos), my husband get a shrimp and a chicken verde carmelo every time. Oh,... More 

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Thank Elizabeth M
Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We went for brunch at the Sonora Grill on a sunny Fall day. There were three of us. We all ordered different things and we all really liked our food. I had the chilaquiles. Even though the green sauce, which was tasty, was plentiful, the chips were still firm. Some were still crunchy, so it gave a nice crunchy-soft experience.... More 

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Started with their chips and a very good smokey salsa dip. Then had Elote-Corn on the Cob. My wife had Paella (seasoned rice, chicken, chorizo & mixed fresh seafood). Large enough portion that you can share. I had Chicken, Steak & Shrimp Pinchos (meat skewers) served with homemade salsas. Chicken was very juicey, the steak tender and the shrimp had... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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191 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Unfortunately I found my favorite things to eat here on my very first visit so I've never tried anything else! Eggplant fries, elote and a mushroom caramelo. My son had the chicken quesadilla and said it was very good. My mom had pork empanadas and also said they were delicious. Also, their white sangria is excellent!

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Thank Elizabeth M
Edina, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Apart from serving up the best margaritas in the Twin Cities, there isn't much to distinguish Sonora. The food's OK, nothing special, and the selection is oddly narrow. Service on the night we were there was just plain terrible -- inattentive and slow. Value is very good, however.

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Thank jakester88
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

An excellent Mexican option in the East Lake area. Superb tacos, bocadillos, and more substantial dishes. Great cocktails, micheladas and extensive tequila selection. Quality food - great value for the price. Modern rustic decor with a lively bar and nice outdoor seating for summer. Easy to reach using public transit and there's ample parking. We've been many times, and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3300 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-2032
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-722-2500

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