El Chorro

4.7
3694 reviews
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El Chorro’s iconic setting at the base of Camelback & Mummy Mountains offers an authentic Arizona desert setting where generations of Valley residents and visitors alike come to savor classic, seasonal cuisine; enjoy a relaxed Sunday brunch; gather with friends over happy hour; celebrate special occasions or meet with associates.


The restaurant and event venues have recently been restored, renovated and enhanced to further preserve this landmark’s rustic charm. El Chorro became the first restaurant in Arizona to earn the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) Gold Certification.
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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfectly enjoyable Valentines Day meal. Only complaint, if we are being picky, is that I thought the portion for the chateaubriand was a bit small for the price. Service and quality of food were top notch.

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MF
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was extremely good and the service was excellent

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s day

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Boise
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great night, we had an enjoyable Valentine's dinner! All around recommend.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day date

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R
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent waiter. Lou I believe. Steak and Shrimp delicious.

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Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my Birthday celebration with my besties!
We wanted to sit on the patio and our waiter was so nice, he brought us extra heaters. It was so beautiful outside we didn’t want to sit inside.
Our food was excellent, I had the Broasted chicken, my friends had the trout and salad with roasted chicken.
We had the Charcuterie, it too was excellent. There were four of us and it was more than enough with leftovers. The freshest cheeses and meats. Delicious olives etc.
Our drinks were excellent as well as the Birthday desert.
We could barely eat it we were so full,
El Chorro is one of my favorite restaurants.
I can’t wait to go back!
The broasted chicken reminds me of my trips to Italy!!
The mashed potatoes and green beans are still on my mind!

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TF
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My only complaint is a $3 up charge for a tequila I ordered ‘neat’. When I inquired, the waiter said it was because they pour 1/2 oz. extra of liquor for drinks ordered neat. He added “ it’s done everywhere”. I seldom have seen this (and we’re frequent ‘fine diners’). I would have no problem if it was clearly explained on the menu or the waiter had mentioned it when I ordered. He did graciously delete the up charge from the final check.

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F
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, attentive, but not annoying. Great fresh margaritas. Wish we could have been outside, but weather didn't cooperate. Enjoyed our sea bass and beef stroganoff entrees. Salads are really large...wish we'd split one instead of each ordering. Very enjoyable evening. We'll be back!

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Austin
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect day on the patio!! Great service and delicious food!!!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very disappointed. El Chorro used to be a landmark. Now it's simply a tourist trap. Terrible service, not wait staff, but kitchen. One hour wait for food.

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PS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great trout- and sticky buns. Everything there is excellent. Beautiful view of Camelback mountain and grounds. Service is top notch and very attentive.

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KG
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

While the food and server (Joe from Chicago used to work at Disney) were both really fantastic, I’m consistently surprised and disappointed there is no espresso machine. For such a hot spot and fave spot of ours, it seems so antiquated to lack that option.

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Phoenix
99 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service excellent! Eating on the patio was very nice with heaters and blankets provided‼️

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Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends in from out of town. Great evening, excellent food, service and setting!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are Az natives but had never been to El Chorro. I’m so glad we finally went! Everything was just lovely! The food, the views, the grounds, the servers, the fire pits, the offer of a blanket. Loved everything!

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M
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!

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DM
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Reservation system excellent. Parking service excellent. welcome to restaurant excellent.
seated in "schoolroom," but hostess only asked if we wanted inside or outside seating. Room was unacceptably noisy. Hostess didn't indicate that outside seating was comfortable, despite cold evening weather. Cost too much to eat in a school cafeteria atmosphere.

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DD
Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff accommodated my (2) table change requests on site. We were impressed with our server Lou at table #300 who endeared himself to us

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AL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

It may have been a bad night for the chef, but my roasted chicken was extremely dry and my husbands steak was mediocre.

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CZ
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants. Our waitress Denise was amazing..., personable & very efficient.

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RB
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My Caesar salad was less than good. Everything else was great.

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SM
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live here and when I have friends visit from other states, this is my go to place to show them the beauty that Arizona has to offer. The cinnamon buns are world renown. The food is always fabulous.

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BE
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

My son, his wife, and my husband took me there for my 92nd birthday. We all enjoyed it very much. The waitress even gave me a birthday dessert. We will all return soon.

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a wonderful experience. Treated our young children like kings.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Guests from out of town. Perfect table by the fireplace. Awesome server. Great times!

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SB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So awesome! Sitting outside on the beautiful patio is a must! Server knows the menu. We ordered the prime rib, the polenta dish, and seafood pasta. All three of us enjoyed. The sticky buns were a pleasant surprise.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Denise, made our evening. This is the second time we have been seated in her section. Food was fabulous. We had out of town guests and they went away very full and happy.

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H
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phoenix Open

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TC
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the smoked prime rib!

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g
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing menu as always - sommelier might have been a bit more educated but overall a great experience - again

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A
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family joined me for my 55th birthday and everything was absolutely perfect!
I enjoyed the beautiful changes that were made to the facility as well as the menu,... VERY TASTY!!
We will be back sooner than later.

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C
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and wine!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone went above and beyond to make our visit special!

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B
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm a frequent client at El Chorro and have never had a bad experience while there. I entertain a number of higher profile clients who want to have a great experience at a one of a kind location, and they have always been impressed with the service, food, and outstanding views. This is a place people remember, especially the sticky buns ! The history makes this a true Arizona Western venue of the Old West.

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AJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance and good food. The outdoor dining would be terrific if it was a little warmer when we went.

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N
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Although we felt a bit rushed, the view, service and food were wonderful ! Lovely place to celebrate my birthday!

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AB
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Beautiful location

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a bad meal! The atmosphere is simply gorgeous! Service is top notch!

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r
Phoenix
74 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thank you Ryan for making our brunch very memorable; your service and conversation were impecable and your food recommendations were spot on! Looking forward to dining here again soon!

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