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El Chorro

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5550 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-4120 (56th Street & Lincoln Drive)
+1 480-948-5170
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Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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los angeles, california
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been going to this beautiful restaurant for many years and the experience never disappoints. The beautiful patio is surrounded by outdoor beauty, white lights and cozy fireplaces. The service was excellent again on this visit making everyone from our youngest family member (8 months) to the grandparents feel welcome. We did dine early for the young ones as... More 

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Thank hermosa29
ManagerX1, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Welcome back! It was our pleasure to see you and your family again here at El Chorro. We were delighted to read your wonderful words about our service and thank you for especially mentioning that you had a great time sitting outside on our patio. I'm so glad you enjoyed your evening with us, please come and join us again... More 

Scottsdale, AZ
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a delicious dinner this past Thanksgiving, a meal with all of the trimmings. Originally, we were scheduled to have dinner on the patio, but we had to move inside due to the expected cool weather. The food was very tasty, their special "sticky buns" were a real hit and the service was outstanding. It was a wonderful evening.... More 

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Thank airforcecolonel
ManagerX1, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you for being our loyal guest and for the stellar review. The Sticky Buns are everyone's favorite, it's true. We are so glad you enjoyed everything else, as well! We really take pride in all of our menu items, and our service staff. Thank you again for dining with us, we look forward to welcoming you back to El... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favorite places in the Phoenix area. Solid food, especially the Colorado lamb chops. Great wine menu with some fantastic values. Nice service and relaxed, outdoor dining. We try to go every trip to Arizona!

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Thank Ultrarad1
ManagerX1, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to El Chorro. Our culinary staff works very hard to make sure that all our dishes are fresh and just right every time. So I am delighted to read you enjoyed your dining experience, particularly our Colorado lamb chops and the variety of wine we serve. We hope to see you on your next... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Used this restaurant for a business dinner for a large party. The service was excellent and the food served family style was great and just right for the type of meal. The tables were outside with heaters for when it gets cool.

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Thank kik38
ManagerX1, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your experience at El Chorro! We are so happy to read we were able to impress you with our service and the food we served. Eating local, fresh food while enjoying stunning views is our specialty, and I was very happy to read your feedback. Thank you very much for taking the time. We hope to... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had brunch at El Chorro last spring and had a horrible experience. We went to dinner on Saturday night with friends and really enjoyed it. I had the beef stroganoff, my spouse had the short ribs. Both entrees were outstanding and the service was great as well. And the restaurant is absolutely lovely this time of year. We sat... More 

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Thank ErinF2013
ManagerX1, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your return visit to El Chorro! We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed the expertly prepared food, our service and the open hearth fireplaces too! Thank you for sharing your satisfaction online, we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, Ryan Prentiss General Manager 480-948-5170 X-208 ryan@elchorro.com More 

Denver, Colorado
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can only rate the awesome service!. Happy hour with excellent appetizers, fish tacos, sliders etc! everything i tried was perfect!. We spent 2 weeks in the area and we were there 3 times for happy hour!- too bad i didn't try the sticky buns!. A reason to go back!

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Thank amtm
ManagerX1, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful ratings and comments, especially about our Happy Hour. We have an excellent staff who provides best of service, so we are delighted you enjoyed the same. I will convey your compliments to our Chef as well. We would be delighted to see you soon, so that you can have a flavor of the Sticky buns... More 

Hot Springs, Arkansas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is was one of my favorite experiences while in Scottsdale. I say "experience" because it was so much more than just a restaurant. I had asked for a good seat on the patio, as it was our last night on vacation. I believe we were seated in THE best spot at the restaurant. Nestled up against the fireplace, with... More 

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Thank AmyT1979
ManagerX1, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review, and especially for mentioning that you had a great time sitting outside on our patio, and enjoyed the beautiful views of Camelback Mountain. The Sticky Buns are everyone's favorite, it's true. We are so glad you enjoyed everything else, as well! We really take pride in all of our menu items, and our service... More 

Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to El Chorro for Happy Hour on a recommendation. We could not have been happier! The setting is delightful - depending on where you sit, you can have a mountain view or patio people watching view. The bar area has many sections - inside and outside, at the bar or tall tables. The food is exceptional. While we... More 

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Thank 2HappyTravelers2011
ManagerX1, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you for the gracious review of your visit to El Chorro. Our culinary staff works very hard to make sure that each and every one of our dishes is new, fresh, and just right every time, and we are glad to read you enjoyed everything so much. It is also great that you were impressed with our ambience and... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I LOVE this place! Used to come here when I was a little girl and Phoenix was much smaller. This was " out in the desert ". I'm fancier now, but the food and service is still top notch! One of my favorite places.

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Thank Linda K
ManagerX1, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

It’s always nice to read great things about El Chorro. We are delighted you had a great time dining with us and are glad we could cherish some of your childhood memories. It’s wonderful to know that we could impress you with our food and service once again. We hope to see you more often! Warm Regards, Ryan Prentiss General... More 

Paradise Valley, Arizona
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is perhaps the best spot in metropolitan Phoenix for outdoor dining. The setting in Paradise Valley is magnificent and the food is always good. The only reason I don't give it five stars is the service. It really depends a lot on your server. Some are just great, others a little indifferent. This is our favorite spot for Sunday... More 

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Thank Jim M
ManagerX1, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

It’s always a pleasure welcoming you back and thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback! Eating local, fresh food while enjoying stunning views is our specialty, and I am happy to read that you loved your time with us so much. I have shared your comments with my team to ensure that they are treating all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5550 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-4120
    (56th Street & Lincoln Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Paradise Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 480-948-5170

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