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El Chorro

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5550 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-4120 (56th Street & Lincoln Drive)
+1 480-948-5170
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09:00 - 14:00
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Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Chorro is a great place to unwind and has a large open air area to enjoy your food. I had brazed short ribs that were excellent. The wait staff was attentive.

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Thank Mark P
ManagerX1, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review of El Chorro! Our goal is to provide a friendly, cozy, rustic, and comfortable dining experience for everyone and I'm so happy that you found it to your liking. I will be sure to share your compliments with my team and they will be pleased reading them. Thanks once more for dining with us, and we... More 

Milan, Italy
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83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lovely meal and great service. Perfect to visit during happy hour and has delicious desserts. Highly recommend

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Thank arianne04
ManagerX1, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you for the stellar review of your visit to El Chorro. We are pleased to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your meal and our excellent service. We truly appreciate you recommending us online and hope to see you again soon. Warm Regards, Ryan Prentiss General Manager 480-948-5170 X-208 ryan@elchorro.com More 

Ontario, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The outdoor ascetics of the restaurant are very charming. I highly recommend going in the evening when the lights are low. The food was very good and I LOVE the margaritas. The staff was very attentive and we enjoyed our evening in the courtyard.

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Thank Erin R
ManagerX1, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Erin, thank you for your excellent review of El Chorro, and especially for highlighting our outdoor dining spaces. We are delighted to know that you had a lovely evening meal with us and enjoyed the margaritas. We appreciate you recommending us and look forward to serving you again soon! Warm Regards, Ryan Prentiss General Manager 480-948-5170 X-208 ryan@elchorro.com More 

Maquoketa, Iowa
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206 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I thought this place had a great location with some nice views not far from Scottsdale. We sat inside the restaurant at a bar that opened up to a large patio bar, very nice! They had some good happy hour offerings but I didn't much care for the fried shrimp and calamari, to greasy and breaded for me. But what... More 

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Thank Michael V
ManagerX1, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

I was so pleased to read your very positive review, especially in regards to our location - the view of Camelback Mountain is truly spectacular. We are also glad you enjoyed all of our selections and service. Please join us again soon! Warm Regards, Ryan Prentiss General Manager 480-948-5170 X-208 ryan@elchorro.com More 

Miami, Florida
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131 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

El Chorro has it all - atmosphere; great service; delicious food. My husband and I were in Denver and went to El Chorro on the recommendation of a friend. We completely enjoyed this dinner. Weather was very nice so we were seated outside on the beautiful patio. Our server was efficient, professional and knowledgeable about the menu and wines. Sticky... More 

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Thank VirginiaBamagirl
ManagerX1, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review of El Chorro! We have been around longer than just about any other restaurant in Arizona, and we like to think we have had ample time to create the perfect dining experience. Eating local, fresh food while enjoying stunning views is our specialty, and I was happy to read that you loved your time... More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

DO NOT GO HERE FOR HAPPY HOUR !!!This used to be our #1 Happy Hour AND dinner place. Still will go for dinner BUT NEVER AGAIN FOR HAPPY HOUR. The changes to the menu mean that if you cannot eat spicy sauces you are out of the game. They will NOT accommodate any changes - even will not leave a... More 

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Thank Travelwise1968
ManagerX1, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

I truly apologize that your Happy Hour experience did not meet your expectations. You were right to expect great service from our team, and I am disappointed that you did not receive that. I appreciate that you took the time to write this detailed review, and I will use your feedback to try and improve how responsive my team is... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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156 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

we were a table of five. This was our 3rd or 4th visit. Once again our food and service were terrific and don't miss the sticky buns you are given instead of the traditional bread basket. Great looking restaurant with large outdoor seating area. Great night out!

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Thank Gary B
ManagerX1, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

We appreciate your consistent support of El Chorro. It's always a pleasure to see a familiar face, and we love having you as a regular guest! We are delighted that you had a great time sitting outdoor, and enjoyed our exceptional service and the food we serve. I want to personally thank you for taking the time to share your... More 

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Service was excellent! They opened the whole wall of doors for us to enjoy the evening and the food was 5 star. Portions were perfect size.

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Thank Helene L
ManagerX1, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review, and especially for mentioning our beautiful property as well as the delicious food we serve. We enjoyed reading your comments. Think of us whenever you come back to Paradise Valley. Warm Regards, Ryan Prentiss General Manager 480-948-5170 X-208 ryan@elchorro.com More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We went here for Sunday brunch to celebrate a friend's birthday. The location is very beautiful. The food was average and the service was below average. Our waiter kept disappearing for long periods of time, and we had to finally ask for water refills after service staff repeatedly walked past our table ignoring our empty water glasses. I guess the... More 

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Thank MommyDommy
ManagerX1, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. Although you liked our location, I'm very sorry that you had some issues with our service staff. Exceptional service is absolutely an integral part of fine dining, and we appreciate that very much at our restaurant. Steps will be taken to ensure that all of our guests are afforded the care, efficiency, and hospitality... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Last Saturday I had a chance to stroll down memory lane and visit one of the truly original haunts in Scottsdale. I remember as a little boy dreaming of the delicious sticky buns! Well this visit did not disappoint! The sticky buns were as delicious as ever - but they were delivered after our appetizer and before the entree -... More 

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Thank Michael T
ManagerX1, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

The Sticky Buns are everyone's favorite and I'm glad you enjoyed it too. It's pleasing to read that our ambiance helped you to remember your yesteryears. We really take pride in everything we do. So we appreciate your outstanding feedback of your recent dining experience at El Chorro. We look forward to your next visit! Warm Regards, Ryan Prentiss General... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5550 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?