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
We knew the original owners; and they wo ...
We knew the original owners; and they would be extremely proud of the character and condition of El Chorro today!
We came with out of town visitors and drove up from Tucson. It was worth every bit of effort!
The staff received us early and our waiter, Phillip, was great!
Wonderfully consistent. We have been enj ...
Wonderfully consistent. We have been enjoying the outdoor brunch at El Chorro for years. The Garden setting is beautiful and the sticky buns are dependably delicious. The menu changes often with frequent specials. Today's prize was the Eggs Benedict two ways (one with a crab cake and the other beef tenderloin each with a different version of hollandaise). They were excellent though I suggest ordering extra hollandaise as the portions are a bit skimpy. It is always a treat to have a leisurely brunch at El Chorro.
We had brunch here and it was wonderful. ...
We had brunch here and it was wonderful. We sat outside on the patio and it was one of Arizona's perfect days. And El Chorro was a perfect place to enjoy it. Service was good. The food was nicely prepared. We expected brunch but only had stuff from the menu.
Such an amazing spot and atmosphere. I w ...
Such an amazing spot and atmosphere. I was hoping for a restaurant overlooking the amazing scenery and/or city, but still great for an outdoor bite. There could have been more scenic views at other tables. The food was amazing, my wife had the best sea bass, even though that was a special.
We were here for my daughter's graduatio ...
We were here for my daughter's graduation. Some of us arrived too early for our reservation and headed to the bar. We were acknowledged immediately and had exceptional service at the bar while waiting for our table and other guests to arrive. When our other guests arrived we were seated on time and at a large table (we were a party of 7 with one child and an infant) on the patio. Service was exceptional! We had drinks and the flash fried lobster appetizer (amazing!). We were not rushed at all and the server was very helpful in assisting us in making our dining choices. Nice wine list. The food was good (I ordered the Stroganoff and was a bit disappointed - I am a professional chef and thought the meat was overcooked - I would not order this again). The wedge and burrata salads were wonderful. The filet entree was delicious!! We did not order desserts as we were completely full from appetizers at bar, lobster app at table, sticky buns, salads and entrees!! The staff was very gracious about packaging up leftovers. I am anxious to return and try a different entree.
Always a treat. Service and food is sup ...
Always a treat. Service and food is superb. The views and ambience are incredible. They are very gracious and will watch for your guests that are still arriving and call you the next day to thank you and ask about your experience.
My friend and I were disappointed that t ...
My friend and I were disappointed that the new menu does not allow for a half order of eggs benedict, as the old menu did. We do not have enormous appetites and we hate to waste food.
Our waiter said the new menu/chef would not permit the smaller portion.
We came to celebrate a special occasion. ...
We came to celebrate a special occasion. My wife covers her hair for modesty, but she was asked by hostess what kind of cancer she had. The question was too personal and not appropriate, other than that we had a good experience.
This restaurant was recommended by a loc ...
This restaurant was recommended by a local in Scottsdale and also appeared in an article of restaurants with decent wine lists. We ate dinner outside on the patio. Feels private but others are near you. Nice touch with the outdoor fireplaces lit.
Food was top notch. Pepper pot shrimp app was a big hit. Mini sticky buns at the table must be their trademark. Really enjoyed our dinner and wine selection. Service was on point.
Would definitely go back!
It was great after our server moved us t ...
It was great after our server moved us to a different table. We were seated and then a large table was seated next to us and they were VERY loud. Our server noticed and asked if we would like a different table. Thanks for noticing..
Loved this place! Everything but the pes ...
Loved this place! Everything but the pesky mosquitos that seemed to have been out on a mission that night. We sat in the Patio with a beautiful view. I would only suggest if you are highly sensitive to mosquito bites as I am and don't want to be welted for days, Don't do the patio. If your not , spray some insect repellent and enjoy the beautiful view and the delicious food. We will be back to try their happy hour indoors of course.
Came here on a recommendation and it was ...
Came here on a recommendation and it was well worth it. The food was excellent, the service beyond our expectations, and the ambiance is simply put, romantic!!! Loved it and will definitely be back the next time we are in town.
Relaxed dining on a spacious patio is ou ...
Relaxed dining on a spacious patio is our favorite thing to do, excellent menu offers variety and quality that is sure to please, friendly attentive service, a great wine list too. What more can I say than El Chorro is a great place to dine and a great experience.
We all enjoyed our dinner--felt prices h ...
We all enjoyed our dinner--felt prices had increased dramatically since renovation.
Staff very pleasant--drinks constantly refilled, portions small for price paid
received a p/c from restaurant next evening to inquire about our experience
We always enjoy coming to this restauran ...
We always enjoy coming to this restaurant. It is an area "landmark". The sticky buns are a must have but the menu is tops. Our friend needed gluten free and this was no problem. This time we went for Restaurant Week but it's always a great place to go. Terrific for out of town guests.
Been a fan of this restaurant for years. ...
Been a fan of this restaurant for years...for brunch, lunch and dinner. The outdoor patio sandwiched between Camelback and Mummy Mountain guarantees a great view. The service and food are always flawless, especially the signature sticky buns. For anyone who wants a true Arizona dining experience or a romantic date spot, this is one of the few places in the Valley that delivers.
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.
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