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El Chorro

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5550 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-4120 (56th Street & Lincoln Drive)
+1 480-948-5170
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09:00 - 14:00
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Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Indiana
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377 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is always good! The service is always good! You can dine in or dine out on the patio area and enjoy one of the fireplaces! I have come here for years and never miss an opportunity to stop by when I am in the area! Try it!

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Thank Ron M
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Ron, it was a pleasure having you as our guest. Our goal is to provide a friendly, cozy, rustic, and comfortable dining experience for everyone and I'm so happy that you found it to your liking. Thank you for dining with us on again, and we look forward to welcoming you back to El Chorro. Warm Regards, Ryan Prentiss General... More 

Wayne, New Jersey
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a guest at an event at El Chorro, I was really looking forward to an authentic Tex Mex dinner. What I got was an average (at Best) attempt at Italian food. I would have never expected Antipasto or Bruscetta at a restaurant in Arizona named El Chorro!! I should have figured I was in trouble when the sticky buns... More 

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Thank Michael C
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Michael, thank you for dining with us while attending an event. We always do our absolute best to deliver only the finest food to our guests, but I understand you were dissatisfied with your selections while you were here. I will speak with our culinary staff and our Chef about your concerns so that I can personally make sure that... More 

Ohio
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127 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely courtyard with great service and fantastic food. Highly recommend. We had 6 adults and toddler. Awesome bloody Mary's and mimosas. Sticky buns are to die for!

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Thank AJH
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

It is always nice to read great things about El Chorro. The Sticky Buns are everyone's favorite, it's true. I'm so glad you enjoyed everything else, as well! We really take pride in all of our menu items and service staff. Come back soon and find a new favorite! Warm Regards, Ryan Prentiss General Manager 480-948-5170 X-208 ryan@elchorro.com More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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727 reviews
439 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

first time to this restaurant. we were seated on the outdoor patio on a delightful evening. greeted by several staff members. wife ultimately ordered the trout and i had the strogonoff. my wife also had the beet salad which was very good (and quite large - could have been shared by several). both of our meals were quite good. they... More 

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Thank jon s
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Jon, I am delighted to know your dining experience at El Chorro was a great one! Our talented chef and his staff will be happy to know that every selection was expertly prepared and served, and it was truly our pleasure serving you. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to seeing you and your wife soon. Warm Regards, Ryan... More 

Green Bay, WI
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383 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Even on a hot Spring night, the outside space here was comfortable. We arrived around 4:30 and got a place at the outside bar. Happy Hour has William Hill wine for their red and a nice list of small noshes. I had the fried calamari and the vegetable crudités. Some in our party had the fish tacos and beef sliders.... More 

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Thank TennisgalGreenBay_WI
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank for your excellent review. It’s great to read you and your group thoroughly enjoyed your time with us, and we appreciate your compliment on our selections and the ambiance. The view of Camelback Mountain from our patio is certainly one of El Chorro's best assets and I am happy you loved it so much. Thanks again, and please revisit... More 

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265 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We came here to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary with Brunch on a Sunday at 12:45 party of 2. When we arrived we were asked either indoor or outdoor seating. We choose the outdoors only if there was a shaded table. Take note that they have plenty of umbrellas and shades along with outdoor air conditioners Tom our waiter introduced himself.... More 

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Thank akdeepdiver
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

I am delighted to know your dining experience at El Chorro was a great one! Our talented chef and his staff will be happy to know that every selection was expertly prepared and served, and it was truly our pleasure serving you. However, we apologize for the delay in our service and regret the inconvenience it caused. Thank you for... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Arrived early for our reservation and we were seated without delay. So far so good. Our waiter, Christopher, was the one who showed us to our table. We ordered drinks they arrived very quickly. Getting even better! Christopher made some menu suggestions that we took and our appetizers arrive shortly after. The Pepper pot shrimp......amazing don't miss it. I had... More 

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Thank Rob H
00gc, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Rob, thank you for the stellar review of El Chorro! I am pleased to read you and your wife enjoyed your meal and the excellent service from Christopher. I am excited to share your compliments with him and our Chef. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to exceeding your expectations again. Warm Regards, Ryan Prentiss General Manager 480-948-5170 X-208... More 

Orlando, Florida
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199 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Brought by a friend, sat outside, gorgeous view of camel back mountain at sunset. Nice menu and bar selection, decent portions, great service. The sticky buns are amazing. Decent children's menu too. A bit pricey for this FL guy but it's relative I guess. Heck... treat yourself!

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Thank Ga8tr
00gc, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

It is always nice to read great things about El Chorro. We are glad to know 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 happy you enjoyed everything else, as well! We really take pride in all of... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The setting outside is great but it seems the restaurant has outgrown itself. This place is pretty big and serves many customers. As a result, the food falls short on quality. Our server was probably overwhelmed since our glasses of water did not get refilled. Price-wise it is not on the cheap side. My wife had the seafood pasta dish... More 

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1 Thank jeanmarc3
00gc, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. We are sorry to know your dining experience did not match your expectations. Consistency in quality, both with cuisine and service, is something that we try very hard to deliver. I will look into your concerns personally and make any necessary changes so that we can be sure we're producing consistent, day-to-day... More 

phoenix
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

To entertain a friend who was visiting we dined at El Chorro, an iconic Phoenix restaurant. The setting is beautiful. While our main dishes were being prepared, we asked about ordering an appetizer, Flash Fried Lobster Tail. Server said it was delicious. The menu showed “market price” for this item. We got 8 oz of lobster, and it was tasty.... More 

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1 Thank patphx
00gc, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you for your candid feedback. I am sorry to read about your disappointment with the pricing of the appetizer and my staff’s reception to your query. Steps will be taken to ensure that all of our guests are afforded the care and hospitality that they expect and deserve. We value your business and hope you will allow us another... 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, 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
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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, 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?