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About El Chorro

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.

5550 E Lincoln Dr.
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:

HAPPY HOUR: Mon - Saturday 4:00 p.m - 6 p.m.
DINNER: Mon - Saturday 5:00 p.m. & Sunday 5:30 p.m.
Sunday Brunch: 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday Limited Bar Menu 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Cross Street:
56th Street & Lincoln Drive

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 948-5170

Website:
http://elchorro.com/

Parking Details:
Valet and Parking Lot

Executive Chef:
Christophe Mihy

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Let's give Thanks together! Bring your family & friends and celebrate your Thanksgiving at El Chorro! We require a credit card number to secure a reservation. Cancellation policy: 25.00 per lost guest within 48 hours of reservation.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Tis' the season!! Come and celebrate the holiday with us at El Chorro!

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Tis' the season!! Come and celebrate the holiday with us at El Chorro!

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Private Dining

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 40 guests. The Gallery Room for 56 guests & Landmark Room for 60 guests. Classroom Bar up to 150 guests.

El Chorro Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (84)
Scenic View (67)
Special Occasion (61)
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Good for a Date (61)
Romantic (59)
Good for Anniversaries (59)
Good for Birthdays (51)
Worth the Drive (44)
Quiet Conversation (38)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
Good for Groups (35)
Great for Brunch (30)
Bar Seating (29)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Cozy (26)
Authentic (25)
Business Meals (24)
Happy Hour (22)
Casual (20)
Fun (19)
Notable Wine List (18)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Comfort Food (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
People Watching (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Seasonal (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Healthy (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Organic (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 22, 2013

We came to El Chorro expecting a formal, pleasant, Sunday brunch. This was the first gathering of our family since all had arrived in town for Christmas. Here are the things we were so greatly disappointed with:
-much too long before anyone greeted our table
-a man came, we requested more sticky buns, he advised he was not our server. later he advised he was our server
-we requested more coffee repeatedly and did ask for a carafe*. server told him, 'when youre at home you can have a carafe*, when you come here, i'll refill your coffee cup.' incredibly rude, very inappropriate
-server unknowledgable on menu
-small portions
-two orders were wrong, server could not explain

None of us will come again or recommend El Chorro.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 21, 2013

Our entire experience from start to finish was amazing.

-Excellent service: our server, Damien, took the time to chat, make recommendations, and get to know us a bit. He had many tables, but he was efficient, knowledgeable, and never lost a beat.
-Food: hands down one of the best dinners we've experienced in a while. Everything was perfectly prepared and tasted amazing
-Cost/Value: pricey, but for the experience, it was worth it. $80 a head (wine...)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2013

We wanted to find a place with the look and feel of old Arizona. El Chorro was just the place. The environment was cozy, even in an expansive facility, and the food was delicious. One of us had the Burrata and tomatoes, which were delicious, followed by the NY Strip Steak, which was perfectly prepared. The other had the iceberg wedge with blue cheese and bacon. The blue cheese had a lovely flavor and was complemented by tomatoes and shredded cucumber. This was followed by a main course of duck, which was moist, and very flavorful. As a diabetic, I couldn't enjoy the chocolate cake my companion had for dessert, but they gladly created a mixed berry bowl which topped off the meal perfectly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 21, 2013

The remodel of the restaurant is awesome - great job that they did. And the food lives up to its reputation - excellent!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 21, 2013

El Chorro lives up to its reputation. Excellent attention to service and food. Never felt rushed. Waiter was totally awesome

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 20, 2013

With a reservation made prior to arrival, we were seated at a bar table right next to the dessert buffet. For a lunch buffet with the only service was beverage, in our case, water, adding a 20% gratuity to the bill was a rip-off! 130 bucks for 3 to serve yourself at a bad table was not satisactory at all.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 18, 2013

We have only been twice and both times were fantastic. Food is great, service is great, atmosphere is upscale without being too stuffy. We have dined on the patio before and are looking forward to getting back there for happy hour as well as brunch. Great place for celebrating a special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 18, 2013

I've been going to El Chorro since I was a child growing up in the valley. It's always been an outstanding place for food and ambience. We love it for all occasions and will be back again!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 15, 2013

The ambience has improved greatly with the growth of the shrubbery since the remodel job. The sticky buns are great! I ordered a goat cheese and beet salad. I live these salads usually. I was surprised to see this small salad brought on on a narrow long plate.
It should not be listed as an entree salad. It is more like a side salad to ago with an entree. It was not as good as those I've had elsewhere ... including Great Britain and Ireland this summer. I ordered a sundae with brownie to make up the calories. It was also a disappointment. The brownies did not taste homemade. There were more like something from a grocery store. It was generous in size, though. Desserts are over priced. At $10,it should be spectacular. Not!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 9, 2013

charming and different. out of town guests and locals are sure to be pleased.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 7, 2013

A classic spot and put me in the holiday mood wirth the elegant lighting and fireplaces on the patio.
Great food and attentive friendly staff?

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 7, 2013

Our evening at the EL Chorro was fantastic. The service matched or bettered all the fine places we have dined. The drinks were great and the appetizers and entries were served at the correct time and all was delicious.

This is a perfect place for fun nights out and for bringing guests and business associates.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 4, 2013

Never disappointed with El Chorro!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 1, 2013

Couldn't have been happier. We sat on the patio at 7:30 and were kept very comfortable by the amount of heaters in the space. Everything from the aps, salads and entrees were absolutely fabulous. Excellent service and ambiance for a great celebratory outing. We've been here before and will be again many times.

Steaks are great and the short ribs are also fantastic.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 28, 2013

This was a great place to spend thanksgiving! The good was great, and the quality was impeccable. We will definitely come back for happy hour and more sticky buns soon!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 28, 2013

Wow what a find - this is great for many occasions and the bar area is phenomenal

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 28, 2013

Just moved to the area , great place for all occasions

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 28, 2013

If you're looking for the perfect spot for celebrating the holidays (or any other occasion) El Chorro is it! Everything on Thanksgiving was delightful, from the setting, views and atmosphere to the scrumptious food, desserts...all at a VERY reasonable price! We had the best time. The service is fabulous as well. We'll be back....soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 28, 2013

Opted for Thanksgiving dinner at El Chorro and was very disappointed. For the price, the quality was no where near what I was used to in the past 1980's and 1990's. Turkey was dry, stuffing reminded me of something out of a box and the deserts were nothing to write home about. The only redeeming quality was the company at my table!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 28, 2013

We're thankful we can afford to have Thanksgiving dinner in this lovely place. It's one of the best patio dining places in the Valley & our AZ weather didn't disappoint us either. We thought our traditional turkey dinner was good even if it was more than we would normally eat. The service was good. We left full & happy.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 28, 2013

We are in awe once again at El Chorro's ability to pull off an excellent Thanksgiving dinner for some 1000 plus guests - and do it with no visible strain. We'll go again. Great job.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 28, 2013

My wife and I, for the first time, ate out at a restaurant for Thanksgiving dinner this year and chose El Chorro. We were seated outside, and the views were as gorgeous as I had hoped for. We both ordered the traditional Thanksgiving meal, and the food was wonderfully prepared - the Butternut Squash & Granny Smith Apple bisque was great and the stuffing even almost tasted like home!

Only complaints would be that our server was a bit slow to take our order and cash out even though the restaurant was only mildly busy while we were there. I was also surprised that valet parking wasn't complimentary (as it is so many places in town).

We'd come back to El Chorro again, but probably more for special occasions vs. everyday dining.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 28, 2013

Had a great time. Food was delicious. Presentation perfect. Sevice friendly unobtrusive and efficient.
Love this restaurant..

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 28, 2013

My favorite dinner table for Thanksgiving! Three menu choices --- all excellent . Perfect to share. How can you not love sitting outside with a beautiful view of the mountains when your friends back home are braving the snow! Service was very attentive and festive!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 28, 2013

Revitalized and expanded without sacrificing the old-school ambiance. Beautiful views from the decks. Set back far enough from the road to make the setting quiet. Traditional architecture and patios. But with a great menu and superb preparation since it was rebuilt 4 years ago. A fabulous place for afternoon or evening meals if you want to be outdoors.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 28, 2013

Perfect for my holiday get-together, I enjoyed the total experience! The food was good; the view was perfect; and the service was excellent! I would recommend this place to everyone who enjoys a leisurely dining place.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 28, 2013

Love El Chorro. Been going since I was a kid. Great food, ambiance and views.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 28, 2013

It was a beautiful day and the food was very good. We chose the traditional organic Turkey dinner which was 4 course and each course was brought out in a perfect timely manner. Like my title reads to this review......it was a fantastic Thanksgiving dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Boise)·Dined on November 26, 2013

El Chorro was a wonderful place to celebrate our son's 19th birthday. The wait staff was fabulous (especially Leopold) and provided excellent suggestions. Everyone in our party of 8 commented on their dining experience from fantastic food to a wonderful location. It was also very pleasant to receive a phone call the following day from the restaurant inquiring as to how our evening progressed and if we had an excellent customer experience - very nice touch.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 24, 2013

Was our last dinner in Phoenix and everything from ambience, service to the food was perfect.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 23, 2013

I frequent your restaurant two to three times a month. Love the whole deal! I fell in love with the roasted chicken. Ordered it again last week. This time it arrived sitting in a bed of white milky citrus sauce and totally ruined it. I would love it if he waitress informed us of the change and/or offered the old style. Second complaint. We have had Broccoli or Broccolinni almost every time we have eaten dinner at your restaurant. I asked the waitress if I could get it, she said no. I asked why I have had it before? She argued (somewhat snippedly) we have never served Broccoli nor Broccolinni. Funny, when I got my plate, it had broccoli in the mix. Hmmm? Maybe make sure the help understands the options.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 23, 2013

For years, I have driven past this location and thought "I should check that out". I'm so glad I finally did!
I loved the food, the service, the artwork!
I will be back time and time again!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 22, 2013

Everything went great! Very glad we made the. Choice to dine there.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 21, 2013

I had friends visiting from out of town, so I wanted to choose someplace for dinner that would capture the best of the "old world" Phoenix: outdoor dining, laid back (but in a "unwind" way, not "paper napkins" sense), and great food informed by southwest flavors. El Chorro was just the ticket.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 20, 2013

The staff went over and above expectations for my wife's birthday. They were sincerely friendly and everyone made her fell very special. The ambience and the historical feeling is incredible and the food was very good. The outdoor dining patio is gorgeous. The experience could not have been better.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 19, 2013

I took my family here for a nice evening out and we had a great time. The service was excellent. Very attentive and friendly. The food is very good and the wine selection is good. We will certainly return and I would highly recommend to others.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 19, 2013

We had an all around fantastic time at El Chorro.. The food was superb. The service was outstanding.. We were able
to share a Chateubriand between a medium rare person and a medium well person, as they were so accomodating
Chris is an excellent server!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 17, 2013

El Chorro has stood the test of time. Excellent food and service. Both indoor and outdoor dining. Nestled between Camelback and Mummy Mountains it has been there since the 1930's when customers would walk across the desert from Camelback in for food and beverage. The atmosphere is charming and the evening memorable.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 17, 2013

Love the food; love the atmosphere; and the sun setting behind Camelback Mountain!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 17, 2013

We are "old time" Phoenicians and always liked this place. With the latest expansion and re-furbishing it is now truly a World Class One of a Kind restaurant for special occasions and casual Arizona style dining.
Recently we had over 100 guests at our 50th Anniversary celebration in the large pavilion, with Bar and Brunch service. It was a fabulous success.
Thank you El Chorro, we love you!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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