About El Chorro
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
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
First time diner at El Chorro on Valenti ...
First time diner at El Chorro on Valentine's Day. Limited menu that evening. Choice from two appetizers, three entrees and two desserts. Had the crab salad, beef tenderloin and cheesecake lolllipops. All the food was well prepared and very tasty. Set menu price of $140 per couple was a little steep, but it was Valentine's Day. Don't recall seeing the limited menu when I booked on open table. Was made aware of it when we I received a confirmation call a few days in advance. When the bill came a 20% gratuity was already included. Was surprised by that since it was just two of us. I usually tip 20% anyway so not a huge deal, just a little presumptuous in my opinion. Would go back to try the full menu next time. Sticky buns were also very good and are apparently a signature item there. Valet parking for $6 is annoying and should be dropped. Overall, cool location with indoor and outdoor seating, service was very good and the food was above average.
The last two dining experiences we've ha ...
The last two dining experiences we've had at El Chorro were disappointing. The service was lacking. The food was served warm, not hot. The only reason we would return now would be if our guests wanted to enjoy the beautiful view of Camelback.
This was our second visit to El Chorro a ...
This was our second visit to El Chorro and it was every bit as amazing as the first time and better. Chose the option to dine on the patio. Sat next to the fire place. Dinner was fantastic. Our server, Vicky, recommended the spicy shrimp bowl appetizer and it was excellent, not too spicy, but great flavor. Salmon was done to perfection as was the short rib dinner my wife had. Highly recommend this restaurant for a special night out!
Sunday brunch at El Chorro is very speci ...
Sunday brunch at El Chorro is very special. I love a brunch in which you order off the menu. Our party of six enjoyed a beautiful table and very professional service. We excitedly dived in to the two baskets of delicious pastry and caramel rolls which arrived before our drinks. Which the waiter, Christopher, kindly made suggestions to satisfy each of our desires. We ordered the trout, the eggs Benedict, Cobb salad, avocado bacon croissant, and seared tuna caesar. Our entrees arrived perfectly prepared. The trout was simply amazing that I sampled from my husbands plate. After our entrees we enjoyed an amazing cherry pie with ice cream. What a fabulous brunch.
Loved the venue for the restaurant. The ...
Loved the venue for the restaurant. The service was impeccable and quick. The waiter was very knowledgeable. He provided with the history of the El Chorro and also made some really great recommendations for dinner selections from all areas of the menu. The menu was very organized and provided a very broad selection of Meat, poultry and Fish as well as starters. The Flash Fried Lobster tail was awesome. Large portion of Lobster meat. The Lobster Bisque as well as very flavorful. The Lamb chops were truly tasteful and very well seasoned. I also want to add they were very accommodating to food allergies. The Chef was able to make changes to my selection of the Pork Tenderloin and was able to develop a sauce accommodating my food allergies.
I have been going here for many years ho ...
I have been going here for many years however i have been remiss for about 3 years. I wanted to take my wife and her twin out for a special birthday meal and drove by and remembered all the great meals here. They were very happy with the meal, service, ambiance, and the great sticky buns each table receives. Have to remember to go back.
Always enjoy El Chorro for the excellent ...
Always enjoy El Chorro for the excellent food, fun waiters or waitress. The only complaint is when you eat inside, the noise level is so high you have to almost yell for the person across the table to hear you. That is the reason when weather permits we chose to eat out side.
El Chorro is a wonderful historic Arizon ...
El Chorro is a wonderful historic Arizona restaurant located among the resorts along Scottsdale's Lincoln Drive. It is affiliated with a lot of local Arizona history and is an excellent place to host a wide range of dinners from business to romantic dates. Although we typically like to sit outside on the patio viewing the north side of Camelback Mountain, the weather did not cooperate with us on a rare rainy day so we were seated in the lovely indoor dining room. The food was excellent with three of our four members choosing seafood dishes. The fourth member of our party selected the beef stroganoff which, although warned off as being a heavy dish, turned out to be extremely tasty with the cream on the side so that it could be added to taste. The wine list is heavily oriented toward Napa Valley and we found a nice bottle each of a red and a white for dinner. The noise level was moderate which made it good for casual conversation. Our experience at El Chorro proved very enjoyable. I highly recommend it as a mainstay to impress your guests.
Another perfect evening at El Chorro, ev ...
Another perfect evening at El Chorro, even though Mother Nature prevented us from sitting on the patio. We've eaten here for 7 years and this was our first meal indoors there. Thanks to Bonnie and Lily, we had a round table for our party of 6, just as requested, and it was a delightful evening for us and our guests!
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