Of all the flightless birds, chickens remain America’s favorite kind to eat, narrowly beating out penguins, kiwis, and Larry Bird. Make bird the word with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $14 worth of chicken and more at Sonio's Cafe and Rotisserie. An emporium of edible excess, Sonio's Cafe and Rotisserie serves a preservative-free menu of lean, hand-seasoned rotisserie chicken, authentic Mexican fare, Chicago–style hotdogs, hand-rolled pita sandwiches, and more. Sate appetites with the half chicken ($7.99), served with a choice of one side, including Spanish rice, pinto beans, Greek fries, spinach and feta pasta salad, and hot potatoes. Or cuddle up to a burrito en fuego ($9.99), a 2 lb. behemoth stuffed with chicken, beans, fresh onions, chopped cilantro, and spicy jalapenos sprinkled with red hot pepper seeds. Afterwards, diffuse fiery mouth tingles with a homemade iced tea ($1) instead of eating a fire extinguisher.
Gayot gave Sonia's Cafe & Rotisserie a favorable review. Six Yelpers give it a three-star average, and three Citysearchers give it an average of 4.5 stars. Seventy-five percent of Urbanspooners recommend it.
- There are reasons for the crowds: The signature rotisserie chicken as well as the easy-to-eat California Pita Roll sandwiches and array of Mexican specialties. Everything on the menu is prepared daily in the bustling open kitchen, including the rotisserie chicken, hand-rolled pitas and dressings for the pasta, Greek, Cobb, Caesar, chicken Caesar and Chinese chicken salads. – Gayot