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El Chorro

4.6
3224 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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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.

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Phone number
(480) 948-5170
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Christophe Mihy
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
56th Street & Lincoln Drive
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Parking details
Valet and Parking Lot
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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

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.

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What 3224 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 14 hours ago

Great food and ambiance and sticky buns

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Always a good time at El Chorro!!!!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great good with a beautiful environment

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful dinner on the patio with good friends. The service was fantastic and the food was delicious.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Amazing! Outstanding atmosphere, beautiful views, incredible food. Would absolutely come back!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food and atmosphere

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The hostess didn’t know that it was a special occasion even though we wrote it down as we made the reservation AND we called two days in advance to ask that they would make it extra special. It was disappointing.
Once we sat down, everything was lovely.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

El Chorro is amazing for all occasions. Date night, sisters brunch, friends brunch, special occasions and even bridal and baby showers.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Awesome!! Nothing more to say! Definitely recommend!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Everyone made our birthday dinner exceptional. The patio was perfect and while our reservation was kept waiting the service was excellent.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Everything was great. Handled food allergies like a pro!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Beautiful evening matched by the meal and service; wish I could afford to eat there more often.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

The noise level was high. Anyone with a hearing impairment would have difficulty.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Ice evening.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great place for a birthday celebration. Great location and ambiance. Our server was very accommodating.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Live in Bellevue, WA. This restaurant has been a favorite of my family for 30 years. We never miss the opportunity to go to El Chorro when we are in the Scottsdale. Made reservations for a family member as this was a very special trip this week. They loved everything about it.

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The service was ok at best, nothing was screwed up, but the waiter did not have the polish one would expect at this price point. The food was good - not great. Lots of options for big steak eating if that is your thing. The Chorro house salad was solid and maybe I should have gone with a signature dish. My shrimp were pretty good, but arrived lukewarm despite being "fire-roasted". You really pay for the view and ambiance - this is what makes it really worth the prices. I will go again and hope the food and service rise to the 5 star level of their patio.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Always the best.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great food, service and enjoyable setting. Highly recommended. Five Stars*

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

It was my wife Julia’s birthday and we had a fabulous time. We were thrilled to be seated out on the patio. The service from Andrea was perfect. She was attentive and engaging but didn’t hover. The pace of the dining was great. It’s a happening place but we didn’t feel rushed as though they were trying to turn the tables. The wine list was good....some Cab selections from Paso Robles would have been preferred. The meal was outstanding with really wonderful flavors. We will return and recommend El Chorro to anyone who wants a nice experience with decent fellow patrons.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Had a fabulous meal with friends. Always enjoy dining at El Chorro!

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

This was our 5th visit. Basically a destination dining experience since we travel 1500 miles to get here. Brought friends for their 30th wedding anniversary. Waitress could not have been worse. Waitress basically abandoned us. Our food order was taken and delivered appropriately. No appetizers were brought. When we inquired, she said since our food was ready they just brought that. Then, poof, she was gone. The gentleman busing our table finally brought us cold appetizer. I asked our man cleaning the table for our check and she did eventually bring that. Because of that experience, it will likely be our last to El Chorro. There are many other fine dining experiences in the area.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

There isnt really anything unique about this restaurant. The flavors are predictable, the cocktails were just ok. I felt like I was eating at a hotel banquet with the way the restaurant is decorated. II am at a loss as to why this is a Phoenix favorite, I left this restaurant very underwhelmed.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I really, really missed the purple rice that used to be served with the salmon. As someone that is allergic to cheese, the risotto was not tempting.

But other than that El Chorro is our favorite.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Denise was a wonderful server and food was delicious-loved the short ribs and grapefruit basil smash cocktail. We absolutely love coming to El Chorro, it’s a beautiful restaurant with delicious food and excellent service!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Steven was amazing as a server. The ambiance was breathtaking and this time of year (April) it was perfect for the outdoor dining. Highly recommend the cheese plate for larger parties!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Simply fantastic! Berry happy to have found our new favorite hidden gem!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great as usual

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

First I had missed my reservation time and they called me and were able to get us another reservation that evening. We sat outside and had views of the mountains. Mike, our waiter was very patient with us as we had 3 kids in our party. He made suggestions and recommendations that turned out to be great. We had an outstanding meal and were never rushed to eat and go. This was one of the best dinners we had while visiting Phoenix.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Perfect spot for date night. Arrive early, sit on the patio, and enjoy the sunset. Food is awesome and service is perfect. Bring your camera as you’ll want to take pictures of the beautiful gardens.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

great, good service and great food and wine. we recommend

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

This is our favorite go to restaurant when we are staying at the J.W. Marriott which is next door. The food was excellent and they have a large outdoor seating area. I would recommend it to anyone staying the Scottsdale area.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Simply amazing across the board! Food, service and ambience all top notch!! Visiting Scottsdale and went here based on a recommendation. So glad we went and will be back for sure.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

The shrimp dish was excellent, salads were fresh and colorful, and the sticky buns, which come with the meal, were to die for!

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

El Chorro still has it! Last visit was 10 years ago with my parent, now returned with my own family, and if anything it got better! Steaks were done to perfection and the view of the sunset behind Camelback was still inspiring. Nice job El Chorro!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Julie is a very friendly server, and a pleasure to see!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The place was crowded and the food was only fair for $65 Easter brunch. Vegetables were mushy, some salads were left in warm area not on ice. Too many staff members standing around having long conversations blocking the way around food. Very sad for this historic restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

the best Easter Brunch in Phoenix. Have been going for a few years

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Brunch was lovely with great food.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We were there for Easter Brunch. The food is just good enough to merit the location premium in the pricing. It's a beautiful place and that is why we go back each year but it is over-priced and the experience can be irritating. They changed my booking time on me (even though I made it two months in advance) and then repeatedly called to confirm, only to not be ready for us when we arrived, acting surprised that we needed a high chair (which was noted in the booking and in their confirmation of that booking).

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