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
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
Visiting from the east coast we picked E ...
Visiting from the east coast we picked El Choro from the internet reviews and we were not disappointed. The setting is very lovely, the food and wine were first rate, and aside from being just a bit noisy (lots of people talking) the evening was delightful. We dined with some friends who live in the Phoenix area but who had never been to the restaurant before and they were also very pleased.
We traveled from Naples, Florida to Scot ...
We traveled from Naples, Florida to Scottsdale, Arizona for a nice weeklong vacation. This was one of the best experiences we had during the entire week for dinner. The staff was very good, the food was great, and we really enjoyed the setting looking at Camelback Mountain. It's easy to see why this 50-year-old restaurant tradition continues to do well!
It was my Husbands Birthday and I wanted ...
It was my Husbands Birthday and I wanted that it would special. We had been to the Restaurant before and always had thought it was very good and a fun Place to go. But this time it was outstanding! Our Waitress Christine gave us the best service we have ever had anywhere,
including serving our coffee on the back patio so we could enjoy smocking a very nice Cigar.
The Food was outstanding, do to the new Chef in the Kitchen and we can't wait to go back.
It is worth the 30 minutes drive we have to get to Ell CHorro!
El Chorro is set in beautiful surroundin ...
El Chorro is set in beautiful surroundings with a great view of Camelback Mountain. The terrace overlooks a beautiful garden, away from cars and parking lots. We ordered toff he price fixe menu for $44 (3 courses). The lobster bisque was as good as you can get, the filet steak hardly needed a steak knife. Only the apple pie was a little disappointing (much too sweet). Service was attentive and friendly.
El Charro is one of the finest restauran ...
El Charro is one of the finest restaurants in the Phoenix metro area, and I have dined there several times. Once again, I made a dinner reservation for a special occasion on Thursday, September 17. When we arrived, the manager informed us that the dining room was shut down due to a power failure. I can certainly understand that these things happen, and it is not the fault of El Charro. However, what I cannot understand is why, knowing that we did have reservations for a special occasion, we were not offered some sort of coupon for a complimentary drink or appetizer upon our next visit. As posh as El Charro is, an accommodation, and I'm not suggesting a complimentary dinner, should be automatically presented to patrons with reservations. I was extremely disappointed in the manner in which this situation was handled.
One of the best Margaritas ever (happy h ...
One of the best Margaritas ever (happy hour price even better)
With the full moon, the dining patio was great.
The meal was one of the best we've had in Scottsdale area. We visit yearly from L.A. and like to try new restaurants when we visit. Definitely will return to El Chorro-especially for outdoor dining.
I would still recommend El Chorro based ...
I would still recommend El Chorro based on our previous visit. This visit - no so much. They first tried to seat us next to the misting system that was making everything wet (they sat another group there after us, they also moved). Our waiter appeared to be stressed and the service reflected it. The food was good although they did not dress my salad and it took awhile to get the dressing as I had to hunt down the waiter to ask for it.
It was disappointing as this we took our out of town guests . . .
El Chorro never disappoints! Four of us ...
El Chorro never disappoints! Four of us had a great meal. The fish was flaky and flavorful. Two of us had the huge serving of Beef Stroganoff, which was so delicious, that we only stopped eating because we were so full. The lamb chops were thick cut and cooked just right. Another great dinner!
The ambiance is wonderful. We love sitti ...
The ambiance is wonderful. We love sitting on the patio when the roses are blooming and the sun is setting on Camelback. Neither the decor or the menu is trendy, which is why we keep going back and taking our out-of-town guests for a special Arizona dining experience.
I went for my birthday dinner and was no ...
I went for my birthday dinner and was not recognized for this dinner. Service was very slow although there seemed to be ample staff on hand and our appetizer was improperly prepared. Our entrees were very good. The manager was very attentive but I would return to try a happy hour or lunch. The decor was very attractive but the service needs to be improved in order to win me back.
Always a pleasure. Wonderful food, good ...
Always a pleasure. Wonderful food, good service.
However, would like to see more generous portions in consideration of the cost.
Example---I had the pork tenderloin plate which was fantastic, but only 2 pork medallions on the plate was kind of stingy. 3 would have been perfect.
Desert choices have always been an afterthought at El Chorro. A bigger variety consisting of creative deserts displayed on a cart would be welcome.
Overall. it is a wonderful restaurant
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary ...
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here, and overall the experience was excellent. The restaurant and surrounding gardens are beautiful and scenic. The food was fantastic from the appetizer, thru the main course, and the dessert. Our filets were perfectly done to order and seasoned just right. Prices were as expected for a restaurant of this caliber, I did not feel that anything was overpriced. If there is one critique to be made... While the service was very good and our server was professional, courteous, and knowledgeable - he often disappeared for lengthy periods of time. It took an hour from the time we ordered our dessert to When we settled and left, which was too long. Still we plan to go back.
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