The brainpower behind Bondi’s Taqiza and Carbon have kicked off another Mexican mecca in the heart of Potts Point.
Compared to her older siblings, Sonora preaches a dedicated focus to all things fine-dining (think deconstructed tacos) and—spirit of the moment: mezcal. Leading the way in the kitchen, is head chef Juan Carlos (who you know previously from Three Blue Ducks), and just like The Ducks, he’s charging up dishes with sustainably sourced ingredients.
Here, you’ll want to make sure you go hard on the tacos but don’t expect your usual pulled-pork and cabbage affair. Instead, expect tortillas made fresh in-house and combos like lamb brocheta with oyster mushroom, bullhorn peppers, cumin crema and beetroot relish; wagyu pastrami burrito with cabbage, coriander sauerkraut, chipotle mustard and black bean; and even quail and grilled octopus.
Sonora also champions all things tequila and mezcal with drops sourced from boutique distilleries in Mexico. The drinks list means you’ll get to pick and choose a bunch of spirits exclusive to Sonora, plus margarita concoctions, mezcal spiked cocktails, beer and wine.
As for the fit-out, it’s low-lit and inspired by the actual sub-tropical Sonoran Desert in Northwest Mexico. Details have been brought together by the iconic Guru Designs (the creative power behind interiors at the likes of Went To See The Gypsy, Esquire and Reign) and you’re in for big succulents, coloured lights and projectors.
Image credit: Sonora