El Chorro

4.6
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American
5/4/2020 COVID-19 Update

Upon careful consideration in determining the most effective options, being mindful of the serious restrictions and guidelines to be implemented in order to protect both our El Chorro staff and our guests, we have made the challenging decision to delay the restaurant's reopening until this Fall.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the iconic El Chorro patio and dining rooms for a special reopening celebration this fall on September 8, 2020.

Our talented culinary team will continue to work on creating a variety of new fall menu options for you to enjoy. Our sales team remains available to assist in booking future private parties, corporate events, and weddings.

We are grateful for your support and look forward to welcoming everyone back this Fall. Stay safe and well!

Jacquie Dorrance, Kristy & Tim Moore
El Chorro Owners
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vipsandyr
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor seating, best in the Valley. Everyones dishes were wonderful, great wine list, love this place been coming here for years and it never disappoints

El Chorro
Responded on March 18, 2020

Sandy, it is always wonderful to hear from our devoted guests, so thank you for taking the time to leave a generous review. With our quality, superior service, delicious meals, and signature drinks, we think it is pretty easy to fall in love with El Chorro, and we are glad you feel the same! We enjoy having you each and every time and look forward to serving you again soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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vipLorraineA
San Diego
71 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic restaurant. Our waiter, Richard, was so gracious, informed and pleasant. He heightened the experience for sure. It was my Mom's 85th birthday and they brought out an amazing white chocolate mouse cake. The outdoor seating was perfect to enjoy dinner.

El Chorro
Responded on March 18, 2020

We are thrilled that you choose to celebrate your mom's birthday at El Chorro. It is a pleasure to know you and your family had a perfect dining experience sitting outside on our patio. We are also glad to know you were impressed with white chocolate mousse cake, as well as the exceptional service provided by Richard. Thank you for your wonderful comments and we hope to see you again for another outstanding dining experience. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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Russ
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sit outside and enjoy the atmosphere. Their signature dishes are a good value. One of the top places to go in Phoenix.

El Chorro
Responded on March 18, 2020

Thank you for the kind review of El Chorro! We have been around longer than just about any other restaurant in Arizona, and we like to think we've had ample time to create the perfect dining experience. Eating local, fresh food while enjoying stunning views is our specialty, and we were happy to read that you loved your time with us so much. Thank you again for dining with us, and for recommending us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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DJMX2
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Poor service, average food. Not sure how long they can survive only on ambiance.

El Chorro
Responded on March 17, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. It is always discouraging to learn that the service has not met our high standards. Rest assured your concerns will be addressed and corrected. We also regret that you were not completely satisfied with the food we offer. Thank you again for dining with us, and we hope to see you again. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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snowflake
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor brunch at El Chorro on a beautiful March Sunday is one of the treats of Arizona. The food and service are outstanding and the surroundings and views are beautiful. Unlike many brunch venues, El Chorro offers a menu with a nice variety of items, including basic standbys and some unique items.

El Chorro
Responded on March 17, 2020

It was a pleasure serving you at El Chorro! We have been around longer than just about any other restaurant in Arizona, and we like to think we have had ample time to create the perfect dining experience. Eating local, fresh food while enjoying stunning views is our specialty, and we were happy to read that you loved your time with us so much. Thank you for dining with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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LoriY
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been to El Chorro in years and it was just as wonderful as I remembered.

El Chorro
Responded on March 18, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review and for recommending us. We are pleased knowing you have dined at El Chorro on several occasions, and you had an excellent experience each time. We enjoy having you each and every time and look forward to serving you again soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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vipRichardL
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Regular diner af El Chorro and it is a “go to”. this was not their best effort. had to send 2 things back. and i can count the number of times i have ever sent things back anywhere in my fingers.

El Chorro
Responded on March 17, 2020

Richard, thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know from your rating that you had an overall pleasant time with us. However, we apologize that you did not enjoy the dishes. We will speak with our culinary staff about your concerns and, of course, any necessary changes will be made. Please return soon and give our menu another try. We know you will have a wonderful experience at El Chorro! Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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Luv2eat
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

El Chorro
Responded on March 16, 2020

We were so happy to read about your recent visit to El Chorro and how fantastic your experience was! 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 were glad to learn that you enjoyed everything so much. Thank you so much for telling us about your visit! Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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vipBradW
Minneapolis
146 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding experience at El Charro. We have the cajun meatloaf. Totally yum! My guest had the fillet mignon. Said it was divine. Great wines by the glass. Great service and corner table location.

El Chorro
Responded on March 21, 2020

Brad, it is always wonderful to hear from our devoted guests, so thank you for taking the time to leave a review. With our quality, superior service, delicious meals, and signature drinks, we think it is pretty easy to fall in love with El Chorro, and we are glad you enjoyed everything, especially the cajun meatloaf and fillet mignon. We look forward to serving you again. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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AdamC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great value!
The service on my last 2 visits has also been excellent.

El Chorro
Responded on March 14, 2020

Adam, we appreciate you taking the time to post such a wonderful review! We are pleased knowing you have dined at El Chorro on several occasions, and you had an excellent experience each time. It is also pleasing to read you especially enjoyed the food we serve and that you found us to be a great value for the money. We hope you will come back often to enjoy more wonderful creations by our chef. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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ToniR
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fun place with great service. Enjoyed the outside experience and the menu was fantastic with not to many options, but plenty to find the right dinner for all four of us. Cannot day enough about the wait staff. Best place I have dined in the valley. Thank you El Chorro we will be back.

El Chorro
Responded on March 12, 2020

Toni, thank you for your generous review of El Chorro. Our goal is to provide a friendly, cozy, rustic, and comfortable dining experience for everyone, and we are glad you all had a great time with us. It is also a delight knowing you loved our delectable meals and courteous service. Your compliments will be shared with our team for a job well done. We value your feedback and look forward to serving you all again in the future. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was great!

El Chorro
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed dining with us. We are delighted our combination of lovely ambience and inspired service with fresh, homemade, local flavor made for a memorable experience. We loved having you as our guest, and we look forward to serving you again at El Chorro. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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TomC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great as always but valet charge is obnoxious after dinner in excess of $300.

El Chorro
Responded on March 12, 2020

Tom, thank you for your kind review of El Chorro, and we appreciate you being our devoted guest. We are delighted we met most of your expectations and that overall you had an enriching dining experience with us, as always. However, we regret that you were unhappy with our valet charges. Your feedback is appreciated, and we look forward to your next visit. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent!! Amazing food in a beautiful atmosphere!!

El Chorro
Responded on March 13, 2020

Welcome back to El Chorro. We are thrilled to learn you always enjoy eating local, freshly prepared food with the amazing view of the Camelback Mountain from our patio. It was a pleasure hosting you, and we look forward to serving you again soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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vipMaureenV
Phoenix
110 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with great ambiance and excellent happy hour. Dinner selection and service freat

El Chorro
Responded on March 11, 2020

Maureen, thank you for your glowing review of El Chorro. We do pride ourselves on our warm, inviting dining room - the fireplaces really are wonderful, and the view from our patio cannot be matched. It is also a pleasure to know you were impressed with the delectable food we serve and the courteous service provided by our wait staff. We hope you will think of us whenever you come back to Paradise Valley. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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GG13
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique and beautiful surroundings. Attentive wait staff. Delicious menu selections!

El Chorro
Responded on March 12, 2020

We are delighted you had a fantastic dining experience at El Chorro. It is gratifying to know you were impressed with our carefully prepared menu selections, experienced service staff, and breathtaking views. Thank you for choosing us, and we look forward to serving you again soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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vipFord
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is as fail safe as any restaurant in the U.S. We've been numerous times over the years (many!) and every time the food has been outstanding.

The renovated (new for us) property is still fabulous and our waiter Joe was knowledgeable about the history of the restaurant and location which made for some bonus entertainment. Ask for jjoe!

El Chorro
Responded on March 12, 2020

Ford, we appreciate you taking the time to post such a wonderful review! We are delighted knowing you have dined at El Chorro on several occasions and that you had always enjoyed the delectable food we serve. It is also a pleasure to read your comments recognizing Joe for taking such great care of you every time, and we will share your compliments with him. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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Native94122
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We mixed up the date and went on Saturday nite.

It was lovely

El Chorro
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thank you for your glowing review of El Chorro. We are happy you had a great experience with us and that our staff did an excellent job taking care of you. Our team works incredibly hard, and we will enjoy sharing your compliments with them. It is also a delight knowing you savored the delicious meals we serve. Thank you once more for dining with us, and we look forward to your next visit. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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vipDave
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

El Chorro
Responded on March 11, 2020

Dave, thank you for the terrific review of El Chorro! We are devoted to creating a memorable dining experience with our fresh food and inspired service, and we are happy to read that you loved your visit. Thank you once more for dining with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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RobertH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes, we enjoyed the experience and scenery. The food and service were excellent.

El Chorro
Responded on March 12, 2020

Robert, thank you for the fabulous review of El Chorro. It is delightful to know you had a memorable dining experience with us and that you loved our terrific location - the view of Camelback Mountain is truly spectacular. We are also thrilled to have exceeded your expectations with our mouth-watering meals and exceptional service provided by our staff. Please join us again soon! Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

My food didn’t taste good at all. Sub par at most

El Chorro
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you for dining with us. We are disappointed to know you did not enjoy your meal. We work hard to provide quality, fresh food; therefore, we are genuinely sorry we did not meet your expectations. Your comments have been shared with our culinary team, and we appreciate the feedback. We hope you will give us another opportunity to provide you with the outstanding dishes for which we are known. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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MarshaL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sat outside and enjoyed the heaters on a cool Sunday morning for brunch. I found the menu choices to be interesting. We each had eggs benedict. I had the fancier one. The food was very good. We both agreed we would have liked more sauces on our eggs benedict. We will go here again and try for lunch or dinner next time.

El Chorro
Responded on March 10, 2020

Marshal, thank you so much for your very kind review and for recommending us. We do pride ourselves on our warm, inviting dining room - the fireplaces really are wonderful, and the view from our patio cannot be matched. We are so glad you enjoyed your brunch, please come and join us again soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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vipBobC
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great evening; ambiance, food and venue. Our waitress Kayla was excellent and really knew her wines.

El Chorro
Responded on March 11, 2020

Bob, thank you for your fantastic review. We are happy to know you have dined at El Chorro on several occasions, and that each experience has been spectacular. It is a delight knowing you continue to enjoy our delectable meals and exceptional service, as well as our elegant ambiance. Your compliments will be shared with Kayla for a job well done. Thank you again, and we look forward to your next visit. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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Food4thought
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary which I noted when reserving online. It was mentioned at the hostess desk and by our waitress and we received a delicious dessert! Service and food were outstanding! We always eat here during our annual trip to Scottsdale!

El Chorro
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you for celebrating your anniversary with us. It is always wonderful to hear from our devoted guests, so we appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. With our quality, superior service and delicious meals, we think it is pretty easy to fall in love with El Chorro, and we are glad you always feel the same! We look forward to serving you both again soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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eaglebirdie
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun place to share dinner with family and friends.

El Chorro
Responded on March 11, 2020

We appreciate you taking the time to post such gracious comments! We are pleased knowing you have dined at El Chorro on several occasions, and you had an excellent experience each time. Thank you for recommending us to future guests, and we look forward to welcoming you along with your family and friends to enjoy more of our hospitality and wonderful creations by our chef. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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vipKris
San Francisco
411 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really fun dining experience with lovely views and great food and drink. I always look forward to my visit to the area.

El Chorro
Responded on March 13, 2020

Kris, thank you for the generous review of El Chorro. It's true, no meal would entirely be perfect without just the right beverage to compliment it, and we are delighted to know you enjoyed them both. We appreciate your business and hope you will dine with us every time you visit the area. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Birthday - the deep fried lobster appetizer was very good but it’s really overpriced. The short rib was delicious as was the prime rib. They brought a birthday dessert which was nice. Ambience was the best part though. Thank you!

El Chorro
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you for dining with us at El Chorro on your birthday and for letting us that you enjoyed the delicious meals we serve, especially the lobster, short ribs, prime rib, and dessert. We also appreciate your great comments about our ambience. Our goal is to provide a cozy, rustic, and comfortable dining experience for everyone, and we are happy that you found it to your liking. We value your feedback and look forward to serving you again. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to El Chorro in Scottsdale every time we visit through the years. It has always been consistent and good. The service is wonderful; the food is delightful; and, the open air seating under the desert skies is gorgeous. It is a wonderful place, and this visit was no exception.

El Chorro
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you for recommending El Chorro and the wonderful review! We have been around longer than just about any other restaurant in Arizona, and we like to think we have had ample time to create the perfect dining experience. Eating local, fresh food while enjoying stunning views is our specialty, and we were happy to read that you loved your time with us so much. Thank you again for dining with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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Erin
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Swing your razor wide Sweeney hold it to the skies

El Chorro
Responded on March 10, 2020

Erin, thank you for the perfect rating! We are overjoyed to learn that from start to finish, your visit was nothing short of exceptional. It was a pleasure having you at El Chorro, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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vipMargaretM
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I’ve been enjoying El Chorro for 50 years so I really looked forward Tony recent dinner. Unfortunately, I was disappointed in the menu offerings and the dish I chose. I also felt that the price to value ratio was inappropriate.
We had a lovely, attentive server and the setting couldn’t be better, but, sadly, I probably won’t be returning to this long time favorite.

El Chorro
Responded on March 10, 2020

Margaret, it is always a pleasure to hear from our loyal guests. We always do our best to deliver only the finest food to our guests, but we regret you were dissatisfied with your selections and that the price fell short of your expectations. We have shared your concerns and will see where we can make improvements. On a positive note, thank you for complimenting our courteous associate and stunning layout. We do hope you will join us again. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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Jane
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will be having a meal there again soon. Lovely atmosphere

El Chorro
Responded on March 10, 2020

Jane, thank you for your very kind review. We do pride ourselves on our warm, inviting dining room - the fireplaces really are wonderful, and the view from our patio cannot be matched. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us, and we look forward to your next visit! Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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ByronH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

El Charo has lost it's ambiance and historic atmosphere. It appears it is no different than the many restaurants in town whereas it is it's goal is to turn tables over as fast as the customer will allow awhile quality suffers in both food and ambiance. We have been in the past ,regular customers, but now go back every 12 - 18 months to see if is improved. Price is not the subject, enjoying ones self is, at what ever the cost. Why can't the management/ownership make an effort to distinguish itself from the others ? You have the setting, the location, and I believe customers to consider.

El Chorro
Responded on March 9, 2020

Byron, thank you for returning to our restaurant. We are sorry you were disappointed with the ambiance, and the food we offer was not to your satisfaction. We take all our guests’ suggestions very seriously, especially from a valued guest such as you. We will share your comments with the appropriate individuals as we are continuously striving to improve. We genuinely hope you will return soon so that we can regain your trust. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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vipAmandaB
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place on earth 🤍 and where we got married! It will always hold a special place in our hearts!!

El Chorro
Responded on March 5, 2020

Amanda, thank you for your fantastic comments about El Chorro. We were thrilled to be a part of your wedding, and it is an absolute delight to know that we always exceed your expectations. Thank you once more for your great feedback, and we look forward to welcoming you along with your husband many more times. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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Maureenm
New England
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Great location, great service, incredible food!! Spectacular evening!

El Chorro
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review of El Chorro and for choosing us to celebrate your birthday. Eating local, fresh food while enjoying stunning views is our specialty, and we are happy to read that you loved your time with us so much. Thank you again for dining with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back to El Chorro. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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KurtH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Very disappointing!
El Charro has long been one of Arizona's special gems.

Sadly, it was far from the experience we would expect.

While the ambiance and setting are still inviting, the food was very disappointing.

Their trademark sticky buns were dry.
A New York steak had too much grissle to be chewed and prime rib lacked flavor.

At this price, there are many, many better options in town. Heck, even at less money there are better options!

To make matters worse, when we quietly and politely brought the inedible steak to our waitresses attention, we caught a bit of attitude from her.

Sadly, we can't recommend this to anyone.

El Chorro
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you for choosing us for your recent meal. We are sorry you were disappointed with the food we serve, and we apologize for your poor experience. We appreciate your honest feedback, and we will certainly be following up with our team to take all necessary actions. We always want our guests to leave completely satisfied, and we hope to have another opportunity to do so. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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vipLocalfoodie
Phoenix
87 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always get the burata salad and Trout almandine. Can’t beat the traditional dishes at el Chorro. Great service at the bar and the table. It was Monday night and it was really slow. We enjoyed ourselves. Party of six

El Chorro
Responded on March 5, 2020

We are glad to learn that you and your group thoroughly loved dining at El Chorro. It is a delight knowing you were impressed with the excellent service provided by our wait staff and that the delectable meals we serve, especially Burrata Salad and Trout Amandine, met and exceeded your expectations. Thank you for your gracious review, and we look forward to seeing you all back soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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gleitake
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We entertained a friend from out of state and the 4 of us all said we would return within a heartbeat.
We had a wonderful table waiter who was familiar with the past of the restaurant and was able to converse about all the pictures on the wall.
From the "sticky buns" through our delivery of entrees it was a fantastic evening and one not to be forgotten,

El Chorro
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you for your heartwarming review of El Chorro. We are thrilled you all enjoyed dining with us and that the friendly hospitality of one of our wait staff made for a memorable experience. We also appreciate you letting us know that the delicious meals we serve, especially the Sticky Buns, met and exceeded your expectations. We thank you again for your generous rating, and we look forward to welcoming you all in the future. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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Nana
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. A most wonderful evening. Ambience great food and great service!

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