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.
El Chorro’s culinary vision features classic cuisine favorites with a Southwestern-inspired influence. The menu offerings center on fresh, organic and locally grown ingredients – including herbs and produce from the El Chorro garden located right outside the kitchen.
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.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Mon. - Sun., 5 p.m. to Close
Happy Hour: Mon. - Sat., 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday Brunch: 9 a.m. to 3:00 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
Beautiful location for Thanksgiving Dinn ...
Beautiful location for Thanksgiving Dinner. The food was traditional - we would have liked real sliced turkey rather than sliced molded turkey but everything else was very good. The service was excellent - we were not rushed at all.
Thanksgiving dinner at 2:30. We seemed t ...
Thanksgiving dinner at 2:30. We seemed to be in between the early and late diners as the place was not crowded on inside seating. The patio was almost full. Being a party of two we were seated in what I would call a hotel table with a bench on one side and chair on the other. The table was too long for comfortable conversation. I expect better from this restaurant. The meal was OK but frankly the white meat turkey was tough. A table knife would not cut it - you needed a steak knife.
Taking into consideration our latest vis ...
Taking into consideration our latest visit was for Thanksgiving 2016, and thus a busy time for E-C, we were still very underwhelmed by the experience, as were our guests, who we had invited especially for the experience of which we had three memorable prior holiday, and several dinner, seatings.
The potential of the great ambience, capped by an exceptional Arizona November afternoon, was cut short by sub-par cuisine and service. Had it been otherwise, the value of the experience would have been outstanding. This one was overvalued.
One should still try E-C on your own terms, perhaps not for a holiday, though.
My husband and I had Thanksgiving dinner ...
My husband and I had Thanksgiving dinner there and my turkey was so tough, I could not cut it with a knife - so I did not eat it. The side dishes were less than fair. To the restaurant's credit, they did not charge for the meal. This was the second time we went there for Thanksgiving dinner and the first time wasn't that much better. Apparently El Chorro does not do well when preparing meals for large amounts of diners. I will not go back.
Thanksgiving luncheon. Got the turkey, b ...
Thanksgiving luncheon. Got the turkey, but the breast was very dry. Dark meat was good however. Cannot recommend the apple cobbler. Always go with the pumpkin pie! Beautiful location and wonderfully attentive service.
We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating our 25 ...
We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary at El Chorro. The server acknowledged right away that it was a special occasion and brought us a complementary dessert that was wonderful. We shared a chateaubriand dinner and every course was superb, including the famous El Chorro sticky buns. We highly recommend this restaurant and hope to return there.
EXCELLENT, as always! The food is excel ...
EXCELLENT, as always! The food is excellent, ambiance is lovely - overlooking the mountains, and the service was superior! There were 3 of us. One had Eggs Benedict - always delicious! Two of s had the special omelette (spinach & mozzarella cheese), which was also wonderful! And, the sticky buns were superb, as always! Vicki was our server and she was outstanding!
For my annual visit, I visited El Chorro ...
For my annual visit, I visited El Chorro twice. It feels like home to me. I've been visiting this restaurant since 1979. The new owners have outdone themselves with decor and cuisine. The menu is up-to-date but El Chorro still feels like old Scottsdale. And the view of Camelback Mountain is outstanding.
Worst server I've ever encountered. Extr ...
Worst server I've ever encountered. Extremely condescending to all four of us. Our out of town friends were excited to come to the restaurant, and definitely loved the setting. Waiter appeared to not want to do his job. He couldn't pronounce seafood of the day (Ono - said he didn't care and pronounced it Uno), was very unfriendly when it came to recommendations or answering basic questions. If I ever return, I'd demand another server.
I have been to El Chorro just a few time ...
I have been to El Chorro just a few times and know that I will be back in the future. A definite hidden gem in the valley. Great food, great atmosphere and excellent service. My business partners who joined me said this place made their Top 10 steak places on their list, and he has eaten at some great restaurants! Keep up the great job.
It is always a delightful time at El Cho ...
It is always a delightful time at El Chorro. My family and I love dining on their patio.
Our most recent visit was to celebrate 3 anniversaries. The food was delicious, our server, Nate was excellent and very attentive, he made our visit a great time.
Truly a dining destination worth the dri ...
Truly a dining destination worth the drive. El Charro is romantic and is a one of a kind; most delicious flash fried lobster tails on the planet. Sit outside; heaters or by the fire place for the best starlit view. We go back year after year and missed when they were undergoing renovations a few years ago. a 5 star dining experience!
Have dined here many times for brunch, l ...
Have dined here many times for brunch, lunch and dinner and am never disappointed. The food is classic comfort food, especially their famous sticky buns. The patio seating is the way to go, with desert beauty all around you. Wait staff is outstanding. Our server, Ron, was very friendly and attentive to our needs.
The setting is very lovely, the service ...
The setting is very lovely, the service was good and the food was so-so. Maybe it is just a question of ordering the right things. I believe the trout was a hit. My husband was very disappointed in his T-bone steak. The sticky buns are truly excellent. Kind of an odd dinner appetizer but honestly they worked well.
I have a loved going to El Chorro for a ...
I have a loved going to El Chorro for a very long time, but will say the menu has gotten so small that I really only go there for the atmosphere in the winter. Incredibly beautiful setting. I quit going for the food 2 chefs ago and many menus ago.
Two problems with Caesar salad. Croutons ...
Two problems with Caesar salad. Croutons are soft, mushy bread. Anchovies are white anchovies! Obviously the chef has never eaten any or he would know they taste like minnows. Should serve real anchovies are nothing at all. Why do chefs always want to put their stamp on a Caesar salad and screw it up?
Strognoff, over $30 for a bowl of noodles as you have to look hard for about 7 or 8 very small bites of beef. Where's the beef!
On the positive side a good pour for single malt scotch. But when the bill comes you know why...$14 for a glass of scotch. There's no effort to make this, just pour it over ice.
For the prices here, they could do a lot better.
We like El Chorro for the depth and brea ...
We like El Chorro for the depth and breadth of their menu and wine list; for their outstanding patio; and for the quality of their service, including their attention to guests who are celebrating special occasions. It's not cheap (at least for dinner) but you get what you're paying for.
Sunday brunch here was a delightful as i ...
Sunday brunch here was a delightful as it gets. Our eggs were perfectly prepared (not browned or burned), the bacon was crisp and flavorful. But, it's the setting that makes it special. Sit outdoors (weather permitting) and you will find your self in an idyllic setting at a historic inn in the heart of Paradise Valley.
Let me say first that the service was ou ...
Let me say first that the service was outstanding! There was a mix up with my reservation two years ago. Had a reservation booked but then was called that they were closed. Two years ago. So, Ryan, General Manager, had a note of this and was gracious enough to comp us some delicious sides to go with our outstanding dinner. He came over to our table and apologized about what happened two years ago. Service from Bartendar, waitress,hostess and GM was fantastic. Patio is absolutely beautiful there and the food is delicious. Will always go to El Chorro every time we are in AZ.
PS. Still dreaming of the sticky buns from there
Love this place! Management and staff ar ...
Love this place! Management and staff are always so friendly and accommodating. The food is excellent and how can you go wrong with 'sticky buns'? The setting is awesome and the service is impeccable. Highly recommend.
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