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Sonora Al Sur

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Boulevard Nuevo Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta 63735, Mexico
13:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 22:00
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Gallatin, Tennessee
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

never were here before so when we got there, you pick out a steak that they cut right in front of you and then they cook it on the grill. It was excellent and so much food that we had it for dinner the next night

1 Thank chris1184
Eureka, California
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176 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to have lunch and was surprised at the "workings" of this restaurant. First, most, but not all, of the staff speak very little English so if your Spanish is not adequate it may be bit of a problem. After being seated and asking for the menu we struggled to learn we needed to go into the back of the... More 

Thank Randyfish
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a place where you pick your meat out, they cut it to size, grill it and serve it to you. Overall, you get what you pay for....usually meat comes in undercooked, ordered the asparagus and it came in way undercooked. For a cheap meal, it is okay. Usually service is lacking.

Thank Bustrav8585
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Interesting restaurant where you pick out your cut of meat at the butcher counter and tell them how you want it cooked. Make sure you order the sides of grilled mushrooms, potatoes and onions. They then bring out to your table. They have a bar but you can bring in your own wine.

Thank SteveS1232013
Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Went out to try the always talked about Sonora Al Sur for the first time. We were coached about the size of steaks, the size of the sides and the alcohol issues. Not sure we fully came away understanding the alcohol issues, brought our own red wine and they gave us a glass. Certainly other folks were ordering drinks. It's... More 

Thank CaiombinMac
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

My wife and I have gone with groups of friends and LOVED it every single time. The arrachera steak is GLORIOUS, the asparagus with garlic and spices, the baked potatoes delightfully melt in your mouth and the quesadillas are HUGE with homemade tortillas. A place you need to go for a night out. You wont regret it.

1 Thank Gary Emmanuel C
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Lovely outdoor restaurant in Nuevo Vallarta. Has a butcher shop in back of restaurant where you pick out your cut of meat, and how thick/thin you want it. Sides are baked potato with all the fixings and salad. Also bean soup is served as an appetizer. You can bring your own alcohol to the restaurant to drink. Cost is very... More 

Thank Debbie M
Chestertown, New York
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Excellent steaks, a bit lacking in ambience, but overall a great place. The prices can't be beat either, especially for the type of meat you are getting. Fast service too.

Thank saepv98
Olds, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We came for the first time last night, and had no idea how anything worked. We were not advised how it worked either. Somehow we ended up with dishes we didn't order, asked for cheese on potato and ended up with quesadillas. Beans in water was served to start in broken dishes, not good. Steak over cooked. Had to pay... More 

Thank Alyssa D
Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

On the plus side: A VERY inexpensive steak dinner promptly served with large sides by enthusiastic wait staff. No corkage fee. Clean. Close to Paradise Village. For those who like a range of salsas from medium to absolutely fiery it offers 4 interesting choices to spread on the tostados. On the minus side: Great variability in the degree to which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15
Mexican, Steakhouse, International, Barbecue
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boulevard Nuevo Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta 63735, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  Nuevo Vallarta
  • Phone Number: 523222970376

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