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El Chorro

4.7
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4439 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Nov 26, 2020

We welcome you and your loved ones to join us for our 3 course Thanksgiving dinner. Our menu can be found on our website and OpenTable profile. Outdoor seating is only available before 3pm, so book early. Reservations may be made online, or by calling (480) 948-5170. We look forward to seeing you!

What 4439 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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vipMDBrunch051015
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Table was next to where everyone was walking by on outdoor patio. Was a bit uncomfortable with that during covid times. Not many tables for two so we stayed with it. Food was good. Tried to add one egg to my order but appears the computer system only allows for two egg adds. Thought that was strange but I understand if a system limitation. Service was excellent, table location not so much

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Chrys
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious, service excellent, ambiance on the beautiful patio outstanding!

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vipAmyB
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an 830 reservation at seven celebrating my twins 14th birthday. They each had a friend along and everyone Found delicious items on the menu. We enjoyed prime rib, salmon with tarragon cream sauce, filet mignon and a kids burger from my little guy. Everyone was delighted. The best part was eating outdoors next to a fireplace. What a lovely evening. Jennifer took great care of us!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We brought some friends from out of town for dinner as El Chorro is one of our favorite restaurants and have been there many times. The service was terrible, it took very long to get our drinks and one of the members of our party got up and went to the bar to fix his own drink that came out wrong. The food order was wrong and we had to constantly ask for things multiple times. Very disappointed in our experience.

El Chorro
Responded a day ago

Thank you for dining with us at El Chorro. We are sorry for the issues you experienced with our service staff and for their lack of attention. We will address this with our team and ensure that they are treating all guests with maximum consideration. Thank you for bringing this unfortunate lapse to our attention, and we hope you return. We promise your next experience will reach the high standards we hold ourselves to. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best service and food!

El Chorro
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your excellent review of El Chorro. We appreciate your great comments about our delectable meals and, most importantly, our excellent staff. Our goal is to provide a friendly, cozy, rustic, and comfortable dining experience for everyone, and we are so happy that you found it to your liking. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect night out! Great food, great service and beautiful setting!

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vipEllenB
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the ambiance. Service was great

El Chorro
Responded a day ago

Ellen, thank you for your excellent review. We strive to make our name synonymous with a fantastic dining experience, and we are delighted to know you enjoyed our beautiful atmosphere and excellent service. Thank you once more, and we hope you will think of us whenever you come back to Paradise Valley. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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ArleneD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Dinner was much improved since our last visit,, service just so so, in the past it was reversed.

El Chorro
Responded 3 days ago

Arlene, we appreciate you taking the time to post a review. We are pleased knowing you have dined at El Chorro before and you had a pleasant experience. We hope you will come back often to enjoy more of our hospitality and wonderful creations by our chef. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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MeredithB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite places to eat in the world, and fortunately we live nearby! This is our go-to place for birthdays and other celebrations. El Chorro makes everything special. We particularly love Phillip--he is a gem.

El Chorro
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for posting such a wonderful recommendation. We are happy to know you have dined at El Chorro on several special occasions, and that each experience has been spectacular. We appreciate you taking the time to share your comments, and we look forward to your next visit with us. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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Elizajane
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic, beautiful brunch spot. Great way to spend a Sunday morning.

El Chorro
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful review; we enjoy hearing from our guests. We strive to provide an outstanding experience to everyone who comes through our doors, so it is always rewarding to have acknowledged. We are delighted you enjoyed our brunch. Thank you again for recommending El Chorro, and we look forward to your next visit. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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vipChris
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best of the best! I have been going to El Chorro since 1974 and the new owners have only made it better.

El Chorro
Responded 7 days ago

Chris, it is always wonderful to hear from our devoted guests, so thank you for taking the time to leave a review. With our quality, superior service, delicious meals, and signature drinks, we think it is pretty easy to fall in love with El Chorro, and we are glad you feel the same! We enjoy having you each and every time and look forward to serving you again soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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CYNROM07
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away. The server was courteous and timely. Our meal was coursed perfectly with enough time to enjoy each course. Had the blackened halibut special and the vegan delight bowl along with lentil soup, Caesar salad and provided sticky buns. All were amazing. Soup had great rich flavor.

El Chorro
Responded on October 18, 2020

We are happy to read about your visit to El Chorro and how fantastic your experience was. Our culinary staff works very hard to make sure that each and every one of our dishes is new, fresh, and just right every time, and we were glad to learn that you enjoyed everything so much. Thank you so much for telling us about your visit, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best dining experience in my life. My girlfriend and I have traveled all over the world trying different restaurants. This is easily one of the best if not the best dining experience ever.

From Ryan our waiter and his ability to rattle off crazy seasonal menu and drink options to the dining ambiance, El Chorro was amazing. Recommend going at night, it’s absolutely perfect for a date. Also, the cherries which are soaked in old fashion were a great idea. A must try.

El Chorro
Responded on October 15, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review of El Chorro. Eating local, fresh food while enjoying stunning views is our specialty, and we are happy to read that you loved your time with us so much. We will be sure to share your kind compliments with our team, especially Ryan. Thank you again for dining with us, and we look forward to welcoming you both back soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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vipKG17
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my parents 40th anniversary! Attn to details plus outstanding service was above and beyond. An incredibly special night done the right way at El Chorro. Plus our server, Hannah, was fantastic! Thank you El Chorro!

El Chorro
Responded on October 15, 2020

What a pleasure to be a part of your parent's anniversary. We are pleased we exceeded your expectations and helped to make your visit memorable. Thank you for mentioning how much you loved the excellent service provided by our staff. We will be sure to share your kind compliments with them, especially Hannah. We are grateful for your generous comments and look forward to seeing you at El Chorro again soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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LaurieR
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful time, wonderful meal. Consistently pleasant and efficient waitstaff!

El Chorro
Responded on October 15, 2020

Laurie, we appreciate you taking the time to share how much you enjoyed dining. We love knowing we were able to provide you with a great dining experience during your duration at El Chorro, bringing you back again and again! We have shared your compliments with our team. Thank you again, and we look forward to your next visit. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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RobertWD
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My long time favorite. First time dining there since moving back to Scottsdale. Still the best! Would recommend to all!

El Chorro
Responded on October 15, 2020

Robert, we appreciate you taking the time to post such a wonderful review. We are pleased knowing you have dined at El Chorro on several occasions and you had an excellent experience each time. We hope you will come back often to enjoy more of our hospitality and wonderful creations by our chef. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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vipScottA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I have sent a review and they know how disappointed we were

El Chorro
Responded on October 15, 2020

Scott, thank you for taking the time to evaluate our restaurant. We are disappointed to see your rating and hope you will accept our apologies for not meeting your expectations. We would welcome another opportunity to provide you with the exceptional dining experience for which we are known in the near future. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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vipLily
Phoenix
53 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

El Chorro is always a great place to dine outside - probably the prettiest outdoor dining anywhere near or far. The food is always good ( not outstanding, but predictable and dependable )
Service is always good ..A big thank you to the servers and the wait staff.

El Chorro
Responded on October 15, 2020

Lily, thank you for dining with us once again and sharing your 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. It was a pleasure to host you, and we look forward to serving you again. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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VictN
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greatest valley venue for patio dining. Excellence!

El Chorro
Responded on October 15, 2020

Thank you for your excellent review and for recommending El Chorro. We appreciate you mentioning that you had a great time sitting outside on our patio and enjoyed the beautiful views of Camelback Mountain. We enjoyed reading your comments and look forward to welcoming you again whenever you come back to Paradise Valley. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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vipJimJ
London
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect patio brunch experience...can't recommend high enough

El Chorro
Responded on October 15, 2020

Jim, thank you for sharing your wonderful dining at El Chorro. We are delighted to know we met your expectations and that you enjoyed your time at our outdoor patio. Thank you again for recommending us, and we look forward to your next visit. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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JillP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was inconsistent on this visit. Lovely setting

El Chorro
Responded on October 15, 2020

Jill, thank you for choosing to dine with us again at El Chorro. We are glad to read overall you had a pleasant time with us, but we regret your disappointment with the food we offer. We will share your comments with our food and beverage team to be more diligent. It was a pleasure to host you, and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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MichaelF
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor patio and excellent food. Staff is always 1st class.

El Chorro
Responded on October 15, 2020

Michael, thank you for your excellent review of El Chorro. We are delighted to know that you had a great time sitting outside on our patio, and enjoyed our service as well as the delicious food. We enjoyed reading your comments and look forward to seeing you again whenever you come back to Paradise Valley. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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JoyH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is wonderful, service great. The prices seem to have been increased substantially since re-opening.

El Chorro
Responded on October 15, 2020

Joy, we appreciate your feedback. We are happy to read you liked the beautiful ambiance as well as our excellent service. However, we are disappointed that you felt your dining experience was not in line with our pricing. Thank you for your comments, and we hope to welcome you back soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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BradW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and food for an anniversary dinner.

El Chorro
Responded on October 15, 2020

Brad, thank you for choosing El Chorro to celebrate your anniversary. We strive to provide our guests with an enriching experience, and we are delighted to know that your time with us was excellent. We thank you again for the generous rating and hope you will return soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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vipDominic
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad you’ve reopened and are taking safety measures seriously. Excellent service from our arrival till departure - bar staff, reception, and our server. Every dish was beautifully presented and delicious! A perfect experience for our visiting guests. Thank you!!!

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vipBerna
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous dinner. Social distancing in place— felt very safe. So happy to be able to go back and enjoy this fabulous restaurant. It never disappoints from food to ambiance and always such personal wonderful service. Can’t wait to go back!

El Chorro
Responded 5 days ago

Berna, Thank you for dining with us at El Chorro and sharing your review. We strive to make our name synonymous with a fantastic dining experience, and we are delighted to know you enjoyed our safe atmosphere, excellent service, and amazing food. Thank you once more, and we look forward to serving you again. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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vipmarvinm63
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El Chorro is now one of our favorite high end restaurants in Scottsdale. Everything was top notch! The waiter, Patrick, took great care of us. The staff works together and makes your experience seemless and enjoyable.

El Chorro
Responded on October 11, 2020

Marvin, we appreciate you taking the time to post such a wonderful review! We are pleased to know you had an excellent dining experience with us. Our team works incredibly hard, and we will enjoy sharing your comments with Patrick. Thank you for your feedback, and we can't wait to see you again at El Chorro. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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vipLesM
Phoenix
51 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining under the stars at El Chorro makes for a wonderful evening.
Food was fabulous, service was attentive, everything was perfect.

El Chorro
Responded on October 15, 2020

Thank you for your excellent review, and especially for mentioning that you had a great time sitting outside on our patio, and enjoyed the delicious food we serve as well as our exceptional service. We enjoyed reading your comments and hope you will think of El Chorro whenever you come back to Paradise Valley. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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TomM
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to have them back open, dining on the patio in the fall and spring has been a ritual for years! Yeah sticky buns (although the recipe is a little different from the original they’re still good)

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vippeter
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Aniversary

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vipMcDeere
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience1

Awesome patio dining, spacious dining, eclectic adult and family diners, decent wine selection

El Chorro
Responded on October 11, 2020

Thank you for your excellent review, and especially for mentioning that you had a great time sitting outside on our patio. It is true, no meal would quite be perfect without just the right beverage to compliment it. We have a variety of options, whether it's the local beer, a variety of excellent wines, or one of our handcrafted mixed cocktails. We are delighted you enjoyed our selections, and we look forward to welcoming you back to El Chorro. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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AndreaC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so great! Our server Joseph was amazing, great service. He told us the history of the place and was very helpful.

El Chorro
Responded on October 10, 2020

Andrea, thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed your time with us at El Chorro. We are glad you specifically mentioned Joseph, he is a great asset, and we will pass along your comments. Please come again soon. We look forward to exceeding your expectations again. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The wine by the glass should be updated to different selections and more reds.

Will you bring back those incredible truffle fries? 🙂

El Chorro
Responded on October 11, 2020

It was a pleasure to have you at El Chorro. We were happy to see your wonderful rating and know how much you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We value hearing from our guests, and we are grateful for all of your feedback, especially regarding our wine by the glass collections. We will share your comments appropriately, and we do hope you'll join us again soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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mitch
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time out to a restaurant since the pandemic started. We were very reluctant to go out and El Chorro has just re-opened a few days before so again, we weren't sure they had their act together. But, they certainly did. The servers and staff all wore masks, the seating on the outdoor patio was spaced at least 10" apart, no valet which was smart and the staff was extremely attentive. The food and service was great - as always. It was nice to be out to a restaurant and we couldn't have had a better all around experience in our attempt to get back to a somewhat normal way of life. Thx El Chorro staff for a great experience.

El Chorro
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thank you for the stellar review, especially your comments regarding our service staff. We have elevated our protocols regarding cleanliness, keeping our guests, and associates' safety a top priority. We appreciate you recognizing our team's efforts during these times. We are so glad that you thoroughly enjoyed dining with us. We are grateful for your recommendation, and we look forward to seeing you again soon at El Chorro. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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vipFoodies
Phoenix
58 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just fantastic as usual. This is a great place to eat and meet.

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JUDY
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect choice to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary!

El Chorro
Responded on October 6, 2020

Judy, thank you for dining with us. We are pleased we exceeded your expectations and helped to make your 30th wedding anniversary memorable. Thank you for choosing us and for leaving your generous comments. We look forward to seeing you at El Chorro again soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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AnthonyC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, ambiance, and overall experience. I think it would be hard to find a patio experience better than El Chorro...

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eldiaquemequieras
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

All very good. But it is overpriced. Meatloaf of the day for $44?

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El Chorro
Responded on October 6, 2020

Thank you for being our guest at El Chorro. We are glad to know overall you had a pleasant time with us. However, we regret your disappointment with the cost of the food. We strive for the highest quality in every one of our menu items, and this often comes at a premium price. We also consistently review our pricing to stay competitive with local area restaurants. Thank you again for your comments, and we hope you will come back soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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Robin
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been dining here for over three years and every time we have had consistency with food and service. The hostesses and servers greet with a smile and a friendly demeanor. The food has been exceptional every time. I recommend the beef stroganoff and an order of sticky buns to go! This restaurant is in a beautiful setting with views of Camelback Mountain. You will not be disappointed!

El Chorro
Responded on October 5, 2020

Robin, it is always wonderful to hear from our devoted guests, so thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are delighted to know you were impressed with the service you received from our excellent associates. We are especially pleased with your kind words about how much you particularly enjoyed beef stroganoff. We appreciate your continued patronage and look forward to welcoming you soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening could not have been any better. We were the first table served since they closed in March. Brought my sister from Chicago there and ElChorro and staff did not disappoint.

El Chorro
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you for the excellent review of El Chorro. We are pleased our combination of inspired service with fresh, homemade, local flavor made for a memorable experience. We look forward to serving you and your sister again. Warm Regards, The Management Team at El Chorro

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FAQs

El Chorro does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

El Chorro is rated 4.7 stars by 4439 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.