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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.
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
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.
56th Street & Lincoln Drive
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet and Parking Lot
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
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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
Everything was lovely until the worm came out of the tomatillo I was attempting to cut into. After that, I lost my appetite. Very embarrassing for my party. My friends had a bad experience at dinner recently. We all agreed that I probably would not have a problem with the Brunch. BOY WERE WE WRONG!!!! In hindsight, I should have taken a picture!
It is our favorite alfresco dining spot in the Phoenix area. Get a reservation just before sunset to enjoy it the most. Our faves include the Shrimp Hot Pot, Sticky Buns, Beef Stroganoff, Pork Tenderloin and Brussels Sprout Salad. Desserts are wonderful too. We highly recommend it.
Have been here many times. This time we were seated in the area off the main dining patio where it appears they handle large groups. It was a secluded area and quite quiet, so we actually enjoyed the privacy and different view. However, it appears to cause our waiter to forget about us at times. Service was slower than typical, so the location was our likely conclusion. It began a little rough as the bar could not make a drink I favor due to having no blackberries or Creme de Mure (really?). Food was great as usual. We had the lobster bites which were outstanding, although quite pricy. Also had the crab and tuna dynamite which was also outstanding. For entrees we had our old reliable, shrimp pepper pot and trout almondine. Both were high quality as always. We were not offered desert, but had plenty to eat so didn’t bother asking to see the menu.
Substandard for what we have experienced previously. Food was average, and some parts such as the buratta salad where the tomatoes were hard, were unedible. The meal temperature was average and the coffee was cool not hot. The waiter appeared disinterested. To be fair we didn’t complain at the time because it was a special occasion except for when the birthday dessert appeared before anyone had ordered dessert and coffee. The waiters response was not helpful and defensive. The champagne that came with the chateuabriand was undrinkable. Generally this experience was not what we have come to expect from El Chorro.
Great outdoor patio, Lindsay took great care of us. Food was really good, salmon dish was amazing, steak was very flavorful and tender. Sticky buns always make the dinner a delight though not sure how healthy they are. Our favorite spot when we visit Phoenix.
We had pretty good service! Did have to look for our waitress a couple of times. We were there to celebrate a birthday. The only problem we had was my steak was medium rare instead of the medium well I had ordered! Just took the rest of it home and cooked it more the next day!
The food, service, scenery and ambiance all come perfectly together at El Chorro to deliver an outstanding dining experience. My wife and I have only enjoyed brunch at El Chorro so far, and the experience has always been excellent. The staff is very friendly and attentive and the overall experience is a very enjoyable, relaxing event.
This was a birthday brunch for my mother and we all enjoyed the meal, service & patio seating. Our guest with dietary restrictions had no trouble finding a selection on the menu that she very much liked. And we never felt rushed as we do in so many restaurants.
Six friends celebrated a milestone birthday dinner on El Chorro's beautiful patio. We met early for happy hour and appetizers. You must sample their flash-fried Twisted Deviled Eggs! Then, we moved to the patio for dinner. The Trout Almondine was our table's favorite for the evening. Service couldn't have been better; it was absolutely wonderful. This is still one of my favorite restaurants!!!
The flash fried lobster tails!!! We had a delightful dinner at El Chorro. The patio seating was pleasant for an intimate dinner. Cocktails were unique...try the snowball...it tastes like vacation. Excellent wine selection. Our waitress was knowledgeable and fun.
Everything was very solid. Great ambiance, good service and a good overall value. I made the mistake of ordering deep fried lobster (very good option at Joe's Stone Crab in Las Vegas). El Chorro did not compare. The other folks were very happy with their entrees.
We took Mom here for her 88th birthday. She and Dad dined at El Chorro for over 40 years and this, sadly, is the last time we will ever dine there. Initially, the hostess promised to bring Mom a brochure with the written history of the place, because she wanted to share some stories and facts with us. The brochure never came.
The server was friendly, but he was slow. When he brought the signature "sticky buns" to the table, there were three tiny little buns in a huge basket. It was comical. For years the sticky buns were brought to the table in abundance, as well as a relish tray (they don't do the relish tray anymore). Then if you ask for any additional sticky buns, you are charged an outrageous amount. The food was served cool, not hot, not even warm. We were also shocked that the restaurant added a gratuity to our bill without advising us.
The only positive thing about this experience was that the patio is still lovely.
So sorry that they have discontinued patio seating for cocktails and appetizers. We have enjoyed both meals and drinks/appetizers on the patio over the years. The way they have set it up now reminds me of a banquet setting. Plus having the bar area so close to the dining table creates more noise. I hope they reconsider the current arrangement.
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