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El Chorro, Paradise Valley, AZ

El Chorro

4.7
4.7
6213 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
We are delighted to welcome you to El Chorro Lodge.
Please call us directly to book your holiday reservations 480-948-5170.
*No pets allowed - service animals welcomed*

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 94 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (480) 948-5170
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Charles Kassels
  • Private party facilities
    Special Events: Casa Paloma can accomodate 300 guests for cocktail functions; 250 guests for dining or 200 guests with a full stage and dance floor. Private Dining: Hampton Room for 35 guests. The Gallery Room for 56 guests & Landmark Room for 60 guests. Classroom Bar up to 150 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Sales Team: (480) 948-5170
  • Neighborhood
    Paradise Valley
  • Cross street
    56th Street & Lincoln Drive
  • Parking details
    Parking Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Easter

    $98.00 per person

    Mar 31, 2024 only
    Join us at El Chorro to celebrate Easter with friends and family! Enjoy a delightful dining experience surrounded by the beauty of Paradise Valley. We’re serving up delicious Easter specials and creating memorable moments together. Book your table now for a joyous Easter celebration at El Chorro! Easter menu details can be found at https://elchorro.com/holidays/. $98.00 per person + tax and gratuity - for reservations, availability or more information, please call the restaurant at (480) 948-5170.
  • Mother's Day

    $98.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Honor the special women in your life by treating them to a delightful dining experience. Our carefully crafted menu and warm ambiance make El Chorro the perfect place to celebrate the extraordinary women who bring joy to our lives. Join us for a memorable Mother’s Day, where every bite is a tribute to the love and care they’ve showered upon us. Mother's Day menu details can be found at https://elchorro.com/holidays/. $98.00 per person + tax and gratuity - for reservations, availability or more information, please call the restaurant at (480) 948-5170.

What 6,213 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Scottsdale

    Best Ambiance

  • Scottsdale

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Scottsdale

    American

6,213 Reviews
  1. 01seafoodlover

    Phoenix

    254 reviews

    5.0

    254 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful patio setting of a Camelback sunset. Great, efficient service. Delicious Caesar and chopped salads. Superb sea bass special, delightful short rib never disappoints. Cinnamon sticky buns are a must have.., don’t miss this special PV gem!!!
    El ChorroResponded 1 day ago
    Dear Guest, Thank you for the wonderful review of El Chorro! As one of the oldest restaurants here in Arizona, we have worked hard to create the perfect dining experience over the years. Eating local, fresh food while enjoying stunning views is our specialty, and we are happy that you loved your time with us. We appreciate you mentioning our thoughtful service, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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  2. CathyB

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steven provided great service and was shared the history of the restaurant along with the details on various menu items which helped with our selection and enhanced our dining pleasure.

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  3. DeniseD

    Kansas City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite restaurant and the favorite of many of our friends back home. The trout is amazing. The cinnamon rolls keep us coming back.
    El ChorroResponded 4 days ago
    Dear DeniseD, We were happy to read about your recent visit to El Chorro and how fantastic your experience was! Our culinary staff works very hard to ensure that each dish is new, fresh, and just right every time. Thank you for mentioning how much you enjoyed trout and cinnamon rolls. It's definitely a favorite! Thank you so much for telling us about your visit; we look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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  4. Barbara

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    1. We were an early reservation - 5:15 when we were seating in a very empty room the table was directly in the sun. I asked to move and asked for the next table over. They could not move us there as they had a reservation. When we left at 7:45 the table was still empty as were the two table by them. 2. Our meals came out and my brother in laws was incorrect. Waited 4.5 minutes for our server to check on us and another 6 for food. 3. you don't care you are booked and busy Just my input as requested.
    El ChorroResponded 3 days ago
    Dear Barbara, Thank you for your review. We want to apologize for the seating concerns you had and for the issues you experienced with our service staff and any lack of attention. We appreciate your feedback as we work to improve in these areas. We will address this with our team and ensure they treat all guests with the utmost consideration. We encourage you and your family to return so we can show our dedication to authentic hospitality. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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  5. Dave

    Phoenix

    63 reviews

    3.0

    63 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Been there many times. Food and service was not up to standard this time.
    El ChorroResponded 3 days ago
    Dear Dave, Thank you for your review. We were sorry that your dining experience did not match your previous visit. Consistency in quality, both with cuisine and service, is something that we try very hard to deliver. We will look into your feedback with our team to ensure we are producing consistent, day-to-day excellence. We are glad you have enjoyed your visits in the past and hope that you will join us again soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful patio for a Sunday brunch and an outstanding meal. Wait staff were very attentive and friendly. Can’t wait to make a dinner reservation.
    El ChorroResponded 3 days ago
    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your very kind 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. We are so glad you enjoyed your evening with us combined with our delicious food and thoughtful hospitality. We will share your generous remarks with our staff, and we look forward to serving you again soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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  7. Paige

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is a must-visit if you're in the Phoenix area! Their Sunday brunch was outstanding. As soon as we arrived, I smelled the sweet aroma of what I guessed was their sticky buns that they're known for. They brought them to the table as our bread basket. Absolutely incredible! The food, the service, the atmosphere - all 5 stars!
    El ChorroResponded 3 days ago
    Dear Paige, Thank you for your recommendation and the wonderful review of El Chorro. We are devoted to creating a memorable dining experience with our fresh food and enjoyable atmosphere, and we are happy to read that you loved your visit and especially the Sticky Buns we serve. We will share your compliments with our team, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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  8. LoriS

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience from making the reservation to having our leftovers put in a to go box. 3 of our group had never been there before and they were wowed! The extras from the wonderful plate of cinnamon rolls and scone goodness to the garnish on the bloody Mary’s. What a great morning!
    El ChorroResponded 3 days ago
    Dear LoriS, Thank you for the wonderful review of your time with us at El Chorro. We appreciate you sharing your experience with others looking for an entertaining morning. Our staff will be pleased to know how much you loved the food and drinks! Thanks again! Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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  9. JamieK

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch spot with gorgeous views and excellent food!

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  10. Paul

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Reservation was for outside, got there and No, - but you can wait if you want, why make a reservation 5 days ahead of time. Steak a little well done
    El ChorroResponded 4 days ago
    Dear Paul, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We understand that making a reservation in advance is important for our guests, and we regret that we were unable to accommodate your request upon your arrival. We have shared your comments appropriately to ensure our guests have a seamless dining experience. We hope you will give us another opportunity to provide you with the flawless expertise you deserve. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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  11. Slowmo4

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took friends from out of town to El Chorro and it was an amazing experience! We sat outside on the patio facing Camelback Mtn, so our view was incredible. The weather was perfect as well. Our server was very attentive and friendly. Our food was delicious, and we were given big portions. Overall, the ambiance, views and food made for a great evening.
    El ChorroResponded 3 days ago
    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your fantastic review of El Chorro. We appreciate you mentioning how much you enjoyed sitting outside on our patio with the beautiful views of Camelback Mountain. It is also a pleasure to know you loved our delectable food and seamless hospitality. We will be sure to pass along your compliments, and we look forward to welcoming you and your friends again soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food , ambiance and service! For the quality of the experience the price is great!
    El ChorroResponded 4 days ago
    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the wonderful review of El Chorro! As one of the oldest restaurants here in Arizona, we have worked hard to create the perfect dining experience over the years. Eating local, fresh food while enjoying stunning views is our specialty, and we are happy that you loved your time with us. Thank you again; we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The night was amazing! It was me and my husband anniversary and we loved every second of the night! The staff was great and don’t get me started on how delicious the food was. Joshua or Joseph, if I don’t recall our waiter made the night even more rememberable by telling us the history of the restaurant and making us laugh the whole night. Give that man a Raise!!!! 
    El ChorroResponded 5 days ago
    Dear Valued Guest, Happy Anniversary! We are delighted to hear that you had an amazing night celebrating such a special occasion with us. It's heartwarming to know that our staff, especially Joshua or Joseph, contributed to making your evening memorable. We appreciate your kind words about the food and the excellent service. Your compliments will be shared with Joshua or Joseph and the team, and we are grateful for your suggestion to give him a raise. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for more wonderful experiences in the future. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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  14. Bob1

    Montana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great service! Not noisy! No valet parking, which is something I would suggest adding back in!!!
    El ChorroResponded 5 days ago
    Dear Bob, Thank you for your positive feedback! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the fantastic food and outstanding service during your visit. Your suggestion regarding valet parking has been duly noted, and we appreciate your input. We value your patronage and look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back for another delightful experience in the future. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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  15. VeronicaM

    Portland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great venue to celebrate my daughter’s 21st birthday. The food and service were great.
    El ChorroResponded 5 days ago
    Dear Veronica, Happy 21st Birthday to your daughter! We are thrilled to hear that El Chorro was an excellent venue for your daughter's birthday celebration and that the meals, as well as the service delivered, met your expectations. Thank you for choosing us to be a part of such a special occasion. We look forward to welcoming you back for more memorable celebrations in the future. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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  16. cali

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Recommend everything about this place. The food, the setting, the service. All exceptional.
    El ChorroResponded 4 days ago
    Dear cali, Thank you for the wonderful review of El Chorro! As one of the oldest restaurants here in Arizona, we have worked hard to create the perfect dining experience over the years. Eating local, fresh food while enjoying stunning views is our specialty, and we are happy that you loved your time with us. Thank you again for your recommendation to our future guets; we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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  17. LesH

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and service- we’ve been to El Chorro before and we will be back!
    El ChorroResponded 4 days ago
    Dear LesH, Thank you for letting us know how much you loved your time at El Chorro! We are pleased to know you enjoyed our food offerings and that our devoted associates took great care of you. We will certainly share your praises with them. We value your patronage and love knowing you will return soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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  18. suzy

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nathan was a great server and his service team is very competent. The manager was great in turning down the volume of the speaker next to our table. Unfortunately the space heater didn't work, out of propane so it got chilly. Everyone enjoyed the meals selected and they provided complimentary dessert for the birthday and the anniversary. We really enjoyed the evening.
    El ChorroResponded 5 days ago
    Dear Suzy, Thank you for sharing your delightful experience at El Chorro! We are thrilled to hear that Nathan and our wonderful team provided excellent service, one of our team members addressed the volume concern, and everyone enjoyed the selected meals. We apologize for the inconvenience with the space heater, but we appreciate your understanding. It is wonderful that you could celebrate the birthday and anniversary with complimentary dessert, adding an extra special touch to the evening. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back for more enjoyable experiences in the future. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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  19. PattiS

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    El Charro is a classic. That being said, our server left us along for too long at a couple of points. The bearnaise sauce was lacking. Everything else was great.

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  20. PattyK

    Charleston

    27 reviews

    1.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We try to make it to El Chorro every year when we’re in town. Last night’s experience was very disappointing. We had the fixed Valentine’s Day Menu, which we were aware would be served. Our server failed to inform us that there were three appetizer options we could have also ordered, which we would have ordered one, had we known. After we were served our first course, we heard the other servers offering this option to other guests. Our server only checked on us once during our meal, while other servers were constantly checking on their guests. As for the meal, both the onion soup and desserts were delicious. My husband had the grilled filet which was just ok and I had the salmon, which was also just ok- not much flavor in either. I was very disappointed in that it stated the salmon dinner was to have roasted carrots as the vegetable. Instead I was served green beans with three small pieces of carrots. Our server placed the bill down as soon as the desserts were served, and walked away. The whole experience was disappointing and I doubt we’ll be returning.

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  21. RossT

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic special menu for Valentine's Day and the atmosphere was great as usual. The server was great and even moved us to a better table by the fire pit when my girlfriend mentioned she was cold. The Filet was exceptional and the Salmon and Risotto was very tasty.
    El ChorroResponded 4 days ago
    Dear RossT, Thank you for the kind review and for choosing to spend your Valentine's Day with us. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the special menu and the atmosphere at our restaurant. We are also happy to know you love our food offerings and that our devoted associates took great care of you. We will certainly share your praises with them. Thank you once more, and we all look forward to seeing you again at El Chorro! Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and beautiful setting for Valentine’s Day!
    El ChorroResponded 1 day ago
    Dear Guest, Thank you for making El Chorro a part of your Valentine’s Day celebration. As one of the oldest restaurants here in Arizona, we have worked hard to create the perfect dining experience over the years. Eating local, fresh food while enjoying stunning views is our specialty, and we are happy that you loved your time with us. Thank you again; we look forward to your return soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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  23. Etcetera

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sticky buns- phenomenal, entrees less than average. Coffee was Luke warm
    El ChorroResponded on February 13, 2024
    Dear Guest, We are glad you chose to dine with us and that, overall, you enjoyed your visit. While we are delighted you loved our sticky buns, we apologize that you were not satisfied with some of the other dishes you ordered. We will speak with appropriate individuals about your concerns as we continually strive to improve. We would love to have you return and give our menu another try. We know you will have a wonderful experience. It was a pleasure serving you, and we look forward to seeing you again. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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  24. DayA

    Phoenix

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful backdrop, service was exceptional food was good! Fabulous brunch overall Thank you 😊
    El ChorroResponded on February 13, 2024
    Dear Guest, We are so pleased to read your generous review, especially regarding our terrific location- the view of Camelback Mountain is truly spectacular. It is also wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed our menu selections and devoted associates. Please join us again soon! Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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  25. DanN

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The El Chorro grounds are unusually attractive contrast to the surrounding desert. The dinning on the patio is enhanced by the mountain views and landscape environment. The service is excellent and the food is always good. The
    El ChorroResponded on February 13, 2024
    Dear DanN, We are so pleased to read your generous review, especially regarding our terrific location with stunning views and warm ambiance. It is also wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed our delicious food and service. It is always a pleasure receiving lovely feedback from our loyal guests, so thank you very much for taking the time. We hope to see you again very soon! Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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  26. Kwils

    Omaha

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A charming neighborhood gem with a lot of ambiance. The wait staff is superior and they work in concert to make dining at El Chorro a special experience. The menu has a lot of great offerings and our food was perfectly prepared. Lots of outdoor seating, the bar is cozy and the dining rooms are filled with fireplaces.
    El ChorroResponded on February 13, 2024
    Dear Kwils, We agree that our warm, inviting dining room with stunning views and fireplace, combined with amazing food and outstanding service, is a great way to have a memorable dining experience. We are so glad you loved it; please come and join us again soon. Thanks for the excellent review! Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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  27. Bart

    Kansas City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to dine at El Chorro. The food was excellent, and the staff was accommodating. The only thing I would suggest, is that they bring out the cinnamon rolls at the end of the meal. They are delicious, and it would be perfect to end the meal with them.
    El ChorroResponded on February 13, 2024
    Dear Bart, It is always wonderful to hear from our devoted guests, so thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are delighted you enjoyed the terrific food and friendly service. That said, we have noted your comments regarding the roll, and we will share this appropriately. It is always our pleasure to serve you, and we appreciate your generous review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon at El Chorro. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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  28. Keith

    Phoenix

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    El Chorro is a special place. The ambiance is unique and romantic. Terrific food, prepared perfectly. The service is excellent, balancing attention with an anticipation of your needs. It was our first visit and will not be our last!
    El ChorroResponded on February 13, 2024
    Dear Keith, At El Chorro, we like to treat each guest like family, and we appreciate hearing about your fantastic experience! 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 delighted you loved our delicious food and outstanding service. It is always a joy to see our guests are excited about returning; we look forward to it! Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing experience here at El Chorro. Food, service, and drinks were all amazing!
    El ChorroResponded on February 11, 2024
    Dear Guest, Thank you for the fantastic review, especially your comments regarding our service. We will pass your compliments along, as we know our associates will appreciate the kind remarks. We believe we have the best staff in Paradise Valley, and we are thrilled that you enjoyed the delectable food and drinks we serve. Thank you once more, and we hope you will revisit us soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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  30. BmoreFoodie

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We came here for my friends birthday and it was a good experience. Nothing that knocked our socks off but a solid meal in a beautiful venue. The outdoor dining areas were incredibly gorgeous with lots of fire places for warmth. We opted to eat inside due to chilly weather and got a lovely table by the window overlooking an outdoor fireplace. The ambiance inside would have been perfect except for the blaring television of a sports program in the bar area wafting to the dining room. Totally ruined the vibe. The elevated comfort food was very good. The pork chop and fried chicken was surprisingly amazing. My friend said the chicken was likely the best she’s ever had. I also enjoyed the beef stroganoff with tender beef cooked perfectly and a good flavor. Although was underwhelmed. The main disappointment was the chicken liver mousse appetizer. The mousse had a smooth mild flavor and accompanied nicely with the berry preserves and pickled onions. Unfortunately the toasted rye points served with it were so incredibly hard that we could barely break it with our teeth - it literally hurt and unfortunately navigating the bread fully detracted from enjoying such a lovely dish. It took some time to flag down a server to request different bread, unfortunately the bread that was served was not a natural accompaniment and didn’t enhance the flavor of the rich yet delicate mousse. All in all a good meal. Nice to try once but likely wouldn’t go back.

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  31. JohnE

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, such a great establishment with friendly and knowledgeable staff. The food was delicious. Looking forward to going back again soon.
    El ChorroResponded on February 12, 2024
    Dear JohnE, Thanks so much for choosing El Chorro and for sharing your feedback. We are delighted that your time with us exceeded your expectations! Your kind remarks about our friendly staff, delicious food, and pleasant atmosphere are much appreciated. Thank you for your recommendations, and we look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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  32. MikeG

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    El Chorro has the best combination of great food and service. Wish I could eat their every night!
    El ChorroResponded on February 10, 2024
    Dear Mike, Thank you for the fantastic review, especially your comments regarding our service. We will pass your compliments along, as we know our associates will appreciate the kind remarks. We believe we have the best staff in Paradise Valley, and we are thrilled that you enjoyed our cuisine as well as our warm hospitality. Thank you once more, and we hope you will revisit us soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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  33. SoccerFoodie

    Phoenix

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to El Chorro to celebrate my wife’s birthday (2nd year in a row). It’s a beautiful property and and elegant dining room. It reminds of us Lon’s but a little more elegant and much quieter (both are awesome places). The service is fantastic. Food was wonderful (the portions were way larger than we remembered, so we have plenty for lunch today).
    El ChorroResponded on February 6, 2024
    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for returning to El Chorro to celebrate your wife's birthday again. We want every guest to have a memorable experience, so your wonderful compliments about our restaurant, service, and the food we serve, are a pleasure to read. All of us here, we wish your wife, the best in the upcoming year and look forward to creating many more great memories with you. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love El Chorro’s Sunday Brunch - and we go regularly to enjoy the food - especially the bacon - ambiance and service. This past Sunday, we had the pleasure of Jennifer as our server and shes AMAZING and fun, and professional! Shes got a winning smile and is always happy and sweet. We also met another outstanding employee for the first time this past Sunday - a young man named Brandyn - !Brandyn was delightful, efficient and professional. We had a great visit with Brandyn. He’s well spoken, kind and he uses his smile a lot! Plus, Brandyn has GREAT hair! !
    El ChorroResponded on February 7, 2024
    Dear Guest, Thank you for making El Chorro one of your preferred dining choices. We have made sure to let our culinary team know how much you enjoyed everything. Here at El Chorro, we hold ourselves to high standards with our cuisine and service. Therefore, we are pleased that Jennifer, Brandyn, and our chefs were able to meet those expectations. It is always a pleasure hosting your visit, and we look forward to your return soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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  35. Mari

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointed after wanting to try their brunch for awhile now.

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  36. AlexF

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been in the valley for several years, but only recently discovered this outstanding place. Highly recommend it for great food and ambiance.
    El ChorroResponded on February 5, 2024
    Dear AlexF, Thank you for the wonderful review of El Chorro! As one of the oldest restaurants here in Arizona, we have worked hard to create the perfect dining experience over the years. Eating local, fresh food while enjoying stunning views is our specialty, and we are happy that you loved your time with us. Thank you again for your recommendation to our future guests; we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a lovely evening / food was delicious and excellent
    El ChorroResponded on February 5, 2024
    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for all the kind words and praise. We strive to use only the highest quality ingredients in our menu items. We are especially pleased that you enjoyed our food offerings. It is one of our most popular items, and we will be delighted to share your compliments with our chef. Thank you again for your comments. We look forward to your return so you can pick a new favorite dish! Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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  38. SabrinaH

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently great food and specials. Love the sticky buns and always look forward to them the next morning. Beautiful setting, great decor, and they’re so good at accommodating larger groups.
    El ChorroResponded on February 5, 2024
    Dear SabrinaH, We're beginning to think our guests are only joining us for the Sticky Buns and not for our award-winning, carefully prepared menu selections, gracious, experienced staff, and breathtaking views. Nevertheless, we're so glad you enjoyed everything, especially the Sticky Buns! Remember, we do offer them to go anytime. Thank you so much for dining with us, and we hope to see you again very soon at El Chorro! Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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  39. elleng

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have gone many times- never disappointed in any. Great atmosphere
    El ChorroResponded on February 5, 2024
    Dear elleng, Thank you for the wonderful review of El Chorro! As one of the oldest restaurants here in Arizona, we have worked hard to create the perfect dining experience over the years. Eating local, fresh food while enjoying stunning views is our specialty, and we are happy that you loved your time with us. Thank you again; we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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  40. JudeM

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a wonderful and iconic Arizona restaurant. The service and food were great! Prices are a little steep.
    El ChorroResponded on February 6, 2024
    Dear Jude, Thank you for the wonderful review. Since El Chorro, first opened, we have strived to make our name synonymous with a fantastic dining experience, and we are delighted to know you enjoyed our comfortable atmosphere, excellent service, and amazing food. We appreciate you recommending us and hope to see you again soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

El Chorro does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

El Chorro is rated 4.7 stars by 6213 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

11:00 PM


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Google Map for El Chorro

5550 E Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Additional information

  • Cross street
    56th Street & Lincoln Drive
  • Neighborhood
    Paradise Valley
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Charles Kassels
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (480) 948-5170
  • Private party facilities
    Special Events: Casa Paloma can accomodate 300 guests for cocktail functions; 250 guests for dining or 200 guests with a full stage and dance floor. Private Dining: Hampton Room for 35 guests. The Gallery Room for 56 guests & Landmark Room for 60 guests. Classroom Bar up to 150 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Sales Team: (480) 948-5170
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