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El Chorro

5550 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-4120
+1 480-948-5170
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (60 reviews)
“sticky buns” (148 reviews)
“beef stroganoff” (20 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
5550 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-4120
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have dined at El Chorro with positive results. This time we waited 15 minutes to place drink orders, another 20 to place our main course. Many open tablesMore

Thank jamesorke
00gc, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. It is always discouraging to learn that service has not met our high standards. Rest assured your concerns will be addressed and corrected. Exceptional service should be the standard, and we're very sorry your experience with our staff was not...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 5th visit, and the least impressive. The waitress just disappeared! We had to ask the guy bussing tables for our appetizer (sticky rolls). We got the cold, hard plate that was sitting around for awhile. She showed up eventually to bring the...More

Thank Panther831980
00gc, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review. We're glad you enjoyed your meal at El Chorro. We are very proud of our superb culinary staff. We're very sorry that you had some issues with our service staff. Exceptional service is absolutely an integral part of fine dining,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has been a favorite since we started coming here in the 1960s. Renovations to make patio dining and bar are nicely done, as is happy hour menu. Place has the vibe of being popular with locals. Very comfortable.More

Thank Lee F
00gc, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Lee, thanks so much for your very kind review. We do pride ourselves on our warm, inviting dining room - the fireplaces really are wonderful, and as you mentioned, the view from our patio cannot be matched. We're so glad you enjoyed your evening with...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice wine list, excellent charcuterie tray, scallop special was so tasty, and my son’s filet was his favorite meal of our vacation in Arizona. Beautiful Spanish villa atmosphere with tile floors, candles and lanterns and fireplaces everywhere. Wish we lived in Phoenix, we would go...More

Thank CarmelMom3
00gc, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the wonderful review of El Chorro! We like to think we've had ample time to create the perfect dining experience. Eating local, fresh food while enjoying stunning views is our specialty, and we are happy to read that you loved your time...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a restaurant with a long week established reputation as being a very good restaurant. In short, it is good, and the old Arizona building is charming, and food good. But, don't ask for an espresso, or milk that isn't whole cows milk. The...More

Thank Carr B
00gc, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your nice review. We've been around longer than just about any other restaurant in Arizona. Eating local, fresh food while enjoying stunning views is our specialty, and we were happy to read that you loved your time with us so much. Thanks...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this place! It is beautiful and has a great view. The service is always great! I’ve had dinner here as well as just done happy hour. The burger on the bar menu is very yummy and great value for your buck. Not to mention...More

Thank bcair
00gc, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your glorious comments of El Chorro. Thank you for letting us know your visit was perfect in every way, and you enjoyed your time here. We look forward to welcoming you back soon whenever your travel brings you back to our area....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’m not sure if they have a team putting in reviews or they hired a company. Nothing is as advertised. When we showed up at 4:30 they advised 2,000 people were booked. They said we need to do dinner by 5:30 because no space. We...More

1  Thank mark a
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear mark a, Thank you for your feedback. We would like to speak with you regarding your experience at El Chorro. Please feel free to reach out directly to anyone on our management team at 480-948-5170 or email us at mgtteam@elchorro.com to further discuss any...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There appeared to be numerous reviews which raved about the food and ambiance. I found both to be mediocre at best. I was quite unhappy with the “happy” hour experience. The margarita was pre- mixed, sugary and watered down. The short ribs were comparable to...More

1  Thank Laura W
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Laura W, Thank you for your feedback. We would like to speak with you regarding your experience at El Chorro. Please feel free to reach out directly to anyone on our management team at 480-948-5170 or email us at mgtteam@elchorro.com to further discuss any...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Terribly disappointed in the hostess staff at this restaurant. They were rude and short. It was a Wednesday evening, I called for a reservation and the hostess said that they were not taking reservations because there were 5 private parties and that I also could...More

1  Thank Ladonna B
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Ladonna B, Thank you for your feedback. We would like to speak with you regarding your experience at El Chorro. Please feel free to reach out directly to anyone on our management team at 480-948-5170 or email us at mgtteam@elchorro.com to further discuss any...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a great place sitting at the base of Camelback. There have indoor and outdoor seating areas. Valet parking for $6 is available. The service is incredible. We were having a birthday celebration and they really cater to the special events. The cinnamon...More

Thank Roadtripqueen2013
00gc, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing El Chorro for a birthday celebration. We are thrilled to learn you had an amazing stay and that we were able to meet all your expectations. Your comments made our day. Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you back....More

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Marsha S
18 June 2017|
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Response from Bankerwon | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe there were. Not a big selection but enough. The view is fantastic so it should override the limited veggie option.
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lnewb0ld
30 March 2017|
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Response from Jim L | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. I would suggest checking their website or calling them directly.
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Daryl D
23 March 2017|
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Response from ErinF2013 | Reviewed this property |
You might be thinking of the Texaz Grill on 16th street. They have great chicken fried steak. I don't the El Chorro has Chicken Fried Steak.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5550 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-4120
    (56th Street & Lincoln Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Paradise Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 480-948-5170
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