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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.
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
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 asked to sit outside at our 8pm reservation. There were probably only 7 tables occupied when we were seated. There was though a large group just inside the restaurant and they were pretty loud, but they left soon. Our server was very knowledgeable about the food & wine menus and he was very attentive. The food was cooked exactly to our liking. We really enjoyed our meal!
We visited for Restaurant Week and I was disappointed--for the first time there I felt like we were treated as second-class guests. I think it made a difference which table we were given and the service was not nearly as good as we have experienced in the past. It also seemed as though you were understaffed. No water re-fills, waitress was absent for long periods, took a long time to get drinks. Love the location and the food, though, and we are hoping this was just a one-time marginal experience. We will be back.
We will not be going back, From the 3 hostesses telling us we were 15 min. early and go have a drink at the bar we will come and get you, they didn't, we had to get them. Having a server who didn't seem real happy to be there, ordering a $55.00 rib eye that was well done BOTH times for a reason the steak was too thin to be rare as they told us with a frown on their face when they bought out the third try and it was medium rare. They might have remodeled, but they lost the charm of the people of El Chorro, we might as well been at a place that knows it is going to close.
We decided to try El Chorro for a first time Sunday Brunch, it Is only a couple of minutes drive away so decided to give it a go, it was wonderful, myself, hubby and 2.5 year old had a lovely shady table outside, the service was great and food delicious, portion sizes were very generous, we really enjoyed it and without doubt will go again.
We always enjoy our dinner at El Chorro. We were there for Restaurant Week. From the price fix menu, one of us had soup and the other salad for our first course - delicious! We both chose the seafood for our main selection - it was wonderful. Both deserts were very good and the service was wonderful - thank you Richard! We will be back again soon:)
El Chorro remains one of the few authentic early Phoenix dinning experiences. The sticky buns aren't as good as they use to be (but still good) and there isn't shad roe anymore, but it still is a delightful place for a meal on any occasion. We enjoy the dinner but love the weekend brunch.
On vacation did a google search for restaurants with a sunset view. Atmosphere was great, server Ryan wonderful and attentive, appetizer of Mussels was delish and shareable, lobster & corn bisque cup large and flavorful. Our main course was served after a nice reprieve, the shrimp with risotto and asparagus, my husband cleaned the plate, my short ribs which were a "house favorite" was good, but nothing special.
My family and I went for mother's day brunch. It is a vey pretty and relaxing place. The service was very good. It was a buffet, and the food was good but much of it wasn't very hot and although the pans were full it tasted like it had been sitting for awhile. With how much the buffet costs I expect much better. I wouldn't go back for their buffet but I would go back to try their everyday menu and sit on their patio.
Our party of five went to the Mother's Day brunch last Sunday. Everything about the experience was extraordinary. We thought we might be rushed through the brunch because of the crowd but that was not the case. The food selections were great and our service was great also.
Mother's Day brunch was not the best of experiences. Considering the price, quality of food should have been better; good but not outstanding. Servers were understaffed, thus service was too slow. Finally charging extra for Mimosas was unnecessary.
We love this place on normal Sundays, but never again for Mother's Day Brunch!
I took my wife, my mother and my 3 month old son for Mother's Day brunch. The place was excellent. The food was phenomenal. My family was very pleased. The service was exceptional. The ambiance seemed appropriate for multiple situations whether it be a romantic date or a family get together.
Food was excellent but very disappointed where we sat despite making a reservation close to a month before Mother's Day & specifically asking to be seated in shade & near music. This was our 4th year in a row attending Mother's Day brunch but probably was worst experience due to location seated.
First time visitor after living in the valley for many years. I'm sorry I haven't gone until now. Wonderful birthday dinner with our daughter. Outdoor seating next to the fireplace with a great view of Camelback Mtn. Service was spot on.....very enjoyable evening.
This was our second dinner date and our first visit was awesome, excellent service which I feel always adds to the enjoyment of your meal, and the food was great. This visit, complete opposite, it was a Monday night and our waitress "Leah" was a nice lady but a horrible server as she paid no attention to our table, however one bright spot were the water boys and they were fantastic. We tipped them far more than Leah as they were on it. We order off the appetizer menu the Lobster dish.....$52 dollars for 6 pieces and they were so greasy that we couldn't eat the dish, the rest of the food was OK, but nothing like our first visit. Extremely disappointed!!!
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