El Chorro

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$31 to $50
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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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SW
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met friends from out of town for brunch, one who is a huge foodie, and we had the most wonderful experience at El Charro. The staff was incredibly attentive without being intrusive, the food was excellent and our seating in a back room was the perfect seating for catching up with old friends. We plan to return when the weather is cooler to enjoy a meal on the patio.

OS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An evening out celebrating my sister's birthday and even with the rain that came out of no where, we had a wonderful time. Dinner was delicious and the cinnamon rolls a delight.

PD
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had an enjoyable evening at El Chorro Lodge, food was outstanding and the service was very good.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Server was great. Very personable and punctual

T
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

food was OK. service was just OK. -- nothing to rave about for either. with those 2 categories just being "OK", we felt the price was too high. crowd was VERY light on a Friday night. we were disappointed. we were there in March of 2019 and again in June 2019, and both times this restaurant was top notch & just truly wonderful experiences. we are wondering what happened?

G
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we tried was fabulous! The service was outstanding.

AH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a nice experience, staff were good and were able to accommodate me 15 minutes prior to closure. There was no rush. The food was good specially appetizer and the home made bread.

K
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience to include the sticky buns served before dinner. Awesome place.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A wonderful place for a special dinner.

TM
Tucson
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My wife and I were in the Scottsdale area to celebrate our wedding anniversary and decide to go to a place we enjoyed several years earlier. Perfect Choice.
Food was great like we expected and the service was very good. As we had remembered from the past, great ambiance

RM
Mississippi
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, outstanding service. Ambience was magnificent!

GD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is pricey, but for special occasions it is a marvelous dining experience. Our waiter was amazing. He had a great sense of humor and anticipated our needs.

OT
Tucson
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good

KB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Although an institution, El Chorro isn’t a necessary foodie destination. Everything was just fine— food, ambience, service —- but just seemed dated. Like the 90s called and wanted their restaurant back. My salmon was well cooked, my salad had a lovely dressing, and my husbands black rice pilaf was interesting but all not worth the price. There are other places with same prices or less expensive that are more creative and leave a memory.

MS
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Robert, our server was fantastic.

LA
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were fortunate to be seated in the "classroom" which is normally saved for weddings. It was a beautiful room and I loved the original bar area. The only negative was that the room was very cold, if I had planned ahead for a cold room, it would have been fine. My friend and I had the fish of the day which was halibut we thought it was the best we've ever eaten. My husband enjoyed his beef stroganoff and another friend said his steak was the best in town! I would definitely go back.

J
Phoenix
54 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed everything about our dinner at El Chorro. The service was first rate, always there but never felt rushed or pushed. Our server was helpful and upbeat Each of the four of us ordered a different entree and everyone was extremely happy with their food. We all agreed we will be back sooner rather than later. Excellent, excellent, excellent.

GS
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Good atmosphere. My wife steak was over cooked but all the other food we ate was outstanding

DM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience, service and food were phenomenal. Our server paid constant attention to us and made sure we were well taken care of.

R
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and fantastic wait staff. Stick bun ice cream is unreal!

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible.

MY
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic ambience, and the service was excellent. The food was excellent prepared exactly the way that we want it. Also the sticky buns are awesome. Would definitely come back and highly recommend

CS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love El Charro and have dined their about 5 times now and its a regular for me and my customers. Fantastic all the way around.

MA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The service was not good at all, we needed to get the waiter attention so many times when the were gathering in a corner talking to each other and not paying attention to the room

r
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Denise was awesome...we really loved her

TM
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service was impeccable. A little noisy though, but that is the nature of the restaurant.

TR
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
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
21 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!

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