Great forspecial occassionEl Chorro is always a great spot for a special occasion of any kind. I love their brunch menu.6/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Father's Day BrunchI've been to El Chorro before so I knew we would have a great experience - I wanted some place nice to eat for Father's Day and the patio there is amazing!
We had no trouble booking a reservation, the staff was friendly and helpful throughout our visit, the food was delicious as always, and the outdoor patio was beautiful and cool with umbrellas and misters.6/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Find!What a great Find! Service is outstanding. Food is great.6/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful place!Friends booked us this place for our anniversary. We weren't disappointed and neither will you be!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, Service and Atmosphere!El Chorro has always been a good place to dine over the many years that we visited Phoenix 'prior' to their remodel and enhancements that were made some years past. To our surpise, the Atmosphere and the Quality of the food that we had Execeeded Expectations! What used to be good is now Great! All this, and the great service, made this a Great Dining Experience!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful dining experience.Wonderful dining experience. Great staff, great food very comfortable outdoor seating and a view of Camelback that is breathtaking! This is a dining gem that should be experienced.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Place to EatThis is a great place to have an outdoor meal in a beautiful setting and enjoy delicious food. The service is also great. It was 108 degrees, but we still ate outside because of the mist and chillers.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely delicious foodAbsolutely delicious food -- and the "sticky buns" are to die for!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMA great nightThis was my first time dining here. Good food, great service, great ambiance and lots of beautiful people come here.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMLove El ChorroWe had talked about going to El Chorro for several years, so when we finally went, we were not disappointed! The setting is perfect, old Scottsdale feel, comfortable, not rushed, excellent food and our waiter was perfect. Don't wait any longer - go there now!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMNice Little PlaceWe chose ElChorro because it was not too far from our hotel. We ate outside, as it was a lovely evening and the view of the Mountain was wonderful. My husband had to just look at me all evening. I had the crispy chicken livers to start, and there was a mountain of them that we easily shared without feeling cheated. I had the short ribs and would have much preferred to have Not had the mashed potatoes; way too starchy. They were tasty and the food presentation generally was very nice; pleasing. We also had a drink sitting outside at the bar. Also enjoyable. Our waiter was not the best, and we thought he had an attitude. This somewhat diminished our overall experience of the restaurant. We'd go back but hope for a different server.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT ! !2dn time there - great food,view, staff - not to be missed!!!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMEL CHORRO RESTAURANT WEEK VISITGREAT EVENING FOR OUR PARTY OF FOUR
TERRIFIC PATIO DINING WITH VERY GOOD FOOD (FILETS)
EXCELLENT SERVICE !!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Customer Service!We really enjoy El Chorro, and our most recent visit was no exception. Grilled cheese appetizers were terrific (first time for those!), my martini was perfect, and entrees, sticky buns and dessert were divine. We did ask to change tables after a bar mitzvah started up right next to us, as it wasn't out intent to be part of a 13-year old's disco party that night. We were moved to the opposite side of the patio very quickly, with a smile. We'll be back!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful!This is the second I have eaten here and it was as great as the first time.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!The meal and service were wonderful. Would recommend for sure.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother terrific dinnerWe took friends who had not dined at El Chorro before. We were not disappointed. Everything was top notch. We especially enjoyed our waiter, Phillip.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and atmosphere,Great food and atmosphere, loved the outdoor dining. Had not been there in years and it was great. Our server was great as well.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMEl Chorro never ceases toEl Chorro never ceases to amaze us. Been going there for over 25 years. Always special occasions and out of town company.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service are great, butThis place is a real treasure. The food is top notch, with locally-sourced fresh items such as kale salad and trout almondine service is attentive, not obtrusive. My only reason for not giving 5 stars on both service and ambience is the fact that I requested outdoor seating. Granted the reservation for myself and my fiancé was made just that afternoon and we were "only" ordering from AZ restaurant week menu, but we were told we would have to wait for an opening outside. Fair enough, however the patio looked nowhere near capacity, and it was almost 7:30, so we were hungry. Again, great service and great food for our meal. When we left less than 2 hours later, the patio was nearly empty.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful experience.We had a wonderful experience. The view was superb, the food equally superb, and service was outstanding.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service suburb andFood and service suburb and great out door eating area.....5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMRestaurant weekFour of us enjoyed a spectacular dinner at El Chorro, ordering from their Restaurant Week menu. We enjoyed absolutely every aspect of our experience and will definitely go back.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful patio diningWe dined with friends on El Chorro beautiful and comfortable patio. the service was good and the weather was perfect for outside dining. We dined here during restaurant week and ordered from the special menu reserved for this occasion the food was good but not outstanding. I had the trout and ate most of it. I could have eaten it all but it was very salty. The deserts we ordered were Apple pie alamode but the pie was not warm. the chocolate pie seemed to be of the ice box type and was run of the mill tasting. My husband had the filet and he thought it was very good and cooked to his exact liking. We will return and try the regular menu as the sitting is well worth the visit. Oh yes the sticky buns were great5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe entrees were the bestThe entrees were the best I have had in flavor, creativity, and presentation; the desserts were above average. I recommend Camelback IPA; it has body, superb flavor, and a moderate blend of malt and hops. The staff was friendly and willing to chat. The outdoors dining area was landscaped very well, and its openness allowed a sense of privacy in both space and conversation.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMEl ChorroWonderful atmosphere and great food. I would recommend it highly.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMwhat a gemIt has been awhile since I have been to El Charro. I was with a party of 4 and we all sat outside, with the majority of the other parties. The weather was beautiful and the sunset with the desert background was quaint. Our service was excellent and I never had a water glass empty. The food was tender and flavorful. But of course, their famous sticky buns were delicious. I would highly recommend this place for anyone visiting or living in Arizona. It is quite the gem.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulWonderful ambiance, a serene location, great food all around. The Steak was done to perfection. Love those sticky buns. Wonderful wine selection & service was spot on.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat atmosphere for eitherGreat atmosphere for either indoor or outdoor dining. We sat outdoors and the misters were on since the weather was pretty warm. It was perfect. Food and drink were delicious. Kudos on their grapefruit basil martini. We did the Restaurant Week menu which was very good but we were surprised that they added in a 20% tip to our bill. Definitely will go back5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways ExcellentWe have been to El Chorro several times and have never had a bad dining experience. Our latest experience was no exception.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExtremely happy with our experienceWe went with friends. None of us had dined there before, but we had heard it had a nice patio. We had a reservation to sit outside, but due road construction we were delayed. We called to let the hostess know. She was gracious and appreciative. When we arrived 15 min. late, we were immediately shown to our lovely outside table. The service and the food were excellent. We enjoyed it so much, we plan to take out of town friends there next week.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful Outdoor Dining!The large patio brings a higher level of outdoor dining. The food was fabulous with the exception of the dessert. How can pie alamode not be warmed?5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent....But...Absolutely excellent but we strongly suggest that the servers don't rush people to order their food and especially begin plate takeaways when some guests haven't finished their meals. We realize that the washing crew wants to get home but at the prices, about which we aren't complaining, you can afford to keep the disnwashers employed for a bit longer!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGEM!What a great spot to enjoy wonderful food, service and , bevarges with wonderful people.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite for dinner or happy hourWe go to El Chorro for a great getaway. The location is beautiful. It feels like we are away on vacation. Then the service is friendly and attentive without rushing or interrupting the dining experience. The food is always well prepared and unique. Love it.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful!Fantastic! the ambience is great outside. They do a super job of cooling the patio even in 100 degree weather. The food was wonderful.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA special Mother's DayIt was the perfect place to celebrate perfect women. The intimate separate dining room for just our family. The servers were so attentive to every need, and the food was excellent. Always the famous sticky buns to the Eggs Benedict to the salmon and brie cheese were delicious in addition to many dishes on the menu. So many to sample and just so much room! The prime rib was the highlight of the 91 yr old great grandmother.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went here for Mother'sWe went here for Mother's Day dinner. Party of 6. We all enjoyed the limited but delicious Mother's Day menu, the beautiful patio and the sunset with Camelback Mountain as a back drop. Service was good and we all thought the food was excellent. The Kale salad and Centre cut filet entree were especially good. We are looking forward to our next visit.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day BrunchEl Chorro is an old-time Scottsdale restaurant landmark (dates to 1937) with a great history. New owners have extensively remodeled to provide outstanding outdoor dining and great open-air ambience in a beautiful setting with Camelback Mountain as the backdrop. Mother's Day brunch is arguably one of the busiest dining days of the year, yet we were seated promptly and received excellent service from Damien throughout our meal. We received our famous sticky buns (awesome!!) almost as soon as we were seated. The brunch buffet was extensive and, while everything served was excellent, there was no real "standout" dish. So, for $138 (including an 18.5% gratuity automatically added to my tab) for 2, good but a bit overpriced.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat outdoor patio diningElegant outdoor patio in the middle of beautiful Paradise Valley.
Great sticky rolls and I also recommend the steak fillet with parmesan
scalloped potatoes. Excellent service.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA "Special" Place for usWe drive all the way from the far side of Mesa to come to El Chorro. Always outstanding food. Unusually good service. And, be sure to walk the grounds, garden and Conference area. Beautiful!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary dinnerFood, view, and service were all outstanding. Clam chowder and beet salad were amazing as was the pork cutlet.
Been past this place over and over. Finally stopped in for a special dinner. Well worth it. A real gem in the desert.
We will definitely return again.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful Outdoor PatioEl Chorro has one of the best outdoor dining setting in Scottsdale! The food is always good and the sticky buns are awesome!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMScenic & tastyEverything was great until our waiter Ron put our order in after a known large party ordered. The scenic view was awesome, we sat right by the outdoor fireplace. Noise level was moderate, it seemed everyone was having a great time but not overly loud. Otherwise Ron was an excellent waiter and gave us another glass of wine on the house for having to wait for our main course. All the food from appetizer to dessert was excellent. I will definitely return here again when visiting Phoenix.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great dinner. ItWe had a great dinner. It was my birthday and I enjoyed spending it at El Chorro.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGood FoodWe enjoyed a birthday dinner here with friends. It was pricy but very good food.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic DinnerI took my husband here over the weekend for a romantic dinner for two, and that is exactly what we had. The food and atmosphere was perfect, right along with the weather (we dined outside). There was a large group there that night as well, this is one of the many great things about El Chorro, you have have several things that go on at the same time and it never interferes with other patrons and never slows down service. Honestly, this is the first time I have been here since the new owners and remodel, I was in fear the charm would be gone, but it's still there - only BETTER now. Thank you for the great experience and I plan on visiting again very soon, the food is delicious and sticky buns are not to be missed!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMW & B AnniversaryOur friends and us have the same anniversary date and celebrate it every year. Our experience was absolutely delightful. The weather was perfect outside dining, food just out of this world but best was the most phenomenal waiter Phillip from Iowa! Thank you all for a extra extraordinary experience.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMNice setting and good foodThe service was very good. Our wait staff was very attentive. We had the seasonal fish which was Halibut, a bit heavy on the sea salt but nonetheless was good. Generous portion size, recommend sharing the appetizer if you're ordering starters. Patio seating is the way to go.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentWe have loved El Chorro for years. It never disappoints.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AM