El Chorro

4.6
4057 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
El Chorro’s iconic setting at the base of Camelback & Mummy Mountains offers an authentic Arizona desert setting where generations of Valley residents and visitors alike come to savor classic, seasonal cuisine; enjoy a relaxed Sunday brunch; gather with friends over happy hour; celebrate special occasions or meet with associates.


The restaurant and event venues have recently been restored, renovated and enhanced to further preserve this landmark’s rustic charm. El Chorro became the first restaurant in Arizona to earn the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) Gold Certification.
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We invite you to join us for our annual Thanksgiving Dinner. We will be open from 11am to 6pm for our three course plated dinner, our buffet will be open from 12 to 4pm. Menu and pricing details coming soon.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

What 4057 People Are Saying
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TR
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

One of my favorite restaurants but they do charge alot for what you get. The sticky buns are worth it!

KC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother and sister in town visiting.

JC
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent as usual but had issues with some type of biting insect at patio table that were very distracting until we applied repellent offered up by staff.

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

My daughter wanted to take my friend to a beautiful place with great food and nice view . We picked El Chorro - great choice ! We had steak for dinner - it was delicious . Our server was super nice and professional . Loved it !

NP
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant came highly recommended- we are from Florida visiting- excellent- Robert our server was great!!!!!!

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating for special needs. Food was delicious. Wine selection perfect.

RD
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Obvious why it is one of Arizona's highest rated dinner spots...It met and exceeded all expectations.

AB
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service in a beautiful setting!

CM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love going to El Chorro. It's an all around great place. The servers are attentive without being intrusive, the food is always great and the ambiance is comfortable. You can talk to your companions without being drowned out by loud music or the drone of people trying to talk loud enough to be heard.

c
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I booked a Christmas party here! Inside and out is beautiful!

TD
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

CB
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

It was my gals birthday dinner. Great location to have a special dinner! The staff was great, food was incredible and those sticky buns!!! they should be on the Desert menu!!! Thank you all the Staff at El Chorro for making her night so very special!

TV
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The staff went out of their way to make our evening a memorable one. We couldn't have been more pleased with our dinning experiance.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Denise was amazing. She took such great care of us and made it such a great experience. Thank you!

L
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing and the GM - Ryan - was very accommodating! We will definitely return in the near future! Thank you for the great atmosphere and dining experience for my boyfriend’s birthday!!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic eggs Benedict and sticky buns. Our service was perfect! Always a favorite.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Food was horrible , will not go back.

s
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy El Chorro. It is a favorite for us!

OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining.

MB
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

RF
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a 6 & 12 year old with us.
We would have wanted more reasonable main corses and more Mexican type food.
We did not go home hungry......what we had was great!

OT
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great brunch!

GD
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

El Chorro never disappoints. Fantastic atmosphere to celebrate our mother's birthday.

f
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just moved back to Arizona and could not wait till we could get back to El Charro, and it did not disappoint. Just wish it were cool enough to eat outside, just not the same. Will be back in the fall when it cools off.

JC
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good and service is always top notch. One of my favorite places to eat in the valley

JS
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good experience. Summer crowd was sparse. We selected salmon from the summer menu. Very nice. Salads were all excellent. Wines were price positioned at 2X retail which for the most is considerably less than most restaurants in town. Highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

If you have allergies or gluten and dairy intolerances they have very few options. However the wait staff are lovely and try hard to accommodate

W
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our food & the overall experience. Our only complaint was the dining room A/C was frigid

JR
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch was delicious. We had the green tamales and scrambled eggs which were so authentic and tasty. We splurged on the macadamia nut sauce pancakes! The sauce is decadent!
The entire staff is super friendly and make you feel very welcomed.
The manager, Ryan Prentiss gave us a tour of the place, which is very historical and showed us all the beautiful western artwork by various artists.
If you have never been here, it is a historical restaurant that is magnificent and a must see!
And the food and drinks are fantastic!

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Denise and staff gave is one of the best dinning experiences. We will definitely go back!

ST
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were treating our two very good friends to dinner in celebration of them having become married late that afternoon. They sat us in the dining room by the window next to the patio, which was very comfortable, and immediately served us with four glasses of a delightful, light champagne. My husband and I ordered the filet mignon (grilled perfectly as ordered) with scalloped potatoes and grilled asparagus and carrots. The house salad I ordered surprised me --- a mix of fresh greens with a hint of mint and tossed with a very pleasant oil and vinegar dressing. Our married guests each raved about their fried/roasted chicken and beef stroganoff, each stating it was the best they had ever eaten. The service was outstanding, too. We were greeted warmly by the hostess, host, waitress and bus-man. They were all perfectly attentive, making us feel welcome and comfortable. If you have never had the opportunity to enjoy a dining experience at El Chorro, I highly recommend you do

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing!

JP
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent as always. The only disappointment was that they only served me one sticky bun. Just one!!

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a gem! I’ve been going to El Chorro for over 35 years. Such a special place!

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is perfect. The setting is gorgeous with views of the mountains and desert landscapes. The sticky buns are to die for, but so is everything else. Eggs Benedict was superb as was the huevos rancheros. The staff is attentive and helpful. A great place for Sunday Brunch.

FD
Phoenix
43 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 4

You may wonder why I rated overall poor after the other higher ratings. My wife and I have bee to El Chorro on numerous occasions but this last visit was the most disappointing. I ordered the fresh catch and was told they had run out. I then switched to the featured salmon dish and was told they had run out. How can you be out of these two entrees for a 6:45 pm reservation on a Saturday night? What is even more offensive, no one from management even bothered to apologize. This is not the El Chorro we have come to enjoy on so many occasions. Will I go back, probably,but no time soon. There are too many other good restaurants in the area.

R
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything as usual was great- when the misters were turned off we got a little warm

LG
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, the food is great and the location is perfect.

MM
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

This is one of my favorites in AZ. I have eaten there quite a bit because of the beautiful setting and great food. This last visit the food didn't live up to what I had experienced previously. Overall still good just not great which it typically is!

JA
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

We have always enjoyed El Chorro until our last visit. On June 19 4 of us celebrated a birthday there and were very disappointed. We all ordered the beef stroganoff and it was terrible. It didn't even resemble beef stroganoff. The tough meat was in big chunks. The sour cream was not simmered in the stroganoff, but was a side order that needed to be dumped in. I would not have called this beef stroganoff. I don't know what it was, but it wasn't good.

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