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El Chorro

5550 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-4120
+1 480-948-5170
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“sticky buns” (134 reviews)
“trout” (23 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
5550 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-4120
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Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Had a good dinner here - there was 8 of us and we got a good cross section of food - from steak to fish. I had the bone marrow, you don't see that in a menu very often, then salmon which was really well...More

Thank CaymanGreg
ManagerX1, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2016

Thank you for dining at El Chorro and leaving such a kind review. We are very proud of our menus. Our dishes are prepared with fresh, local ingredients and given a unique touch by our Chef. The dishes you had are a very popular choice...More

Reviewed 11 April 2016

We took advantage of their Easter Brunch. It was very good. Desserts were weak. Servers were overwhelmed at times. Definitely would have liked to be in main dining area instead of outpost location.More

Thank Kathryn M
ManagerX1, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2016

Thank you for writing a review regarding your visit for the Easter Brunch at El Chorro. We are glad that you liked your meal. We appreciate your observations. We hope you'll return soon and try some of our other wonderful dishes. Warm Regards, Ryan Prentiss...More

Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has a beautiful setting at the foot of Camelback Mountain. There is a huge outside seating area as well as indoor tables. It is beautifully decorated with lights and fireplaces and flowers. We had a reservation for six and when we arrived at...More

Thank Cindi51058
ManagerX1, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2016

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful dining experience at El Chorro with the online community. Eating local, fresh food while enjoying stunning views is our specialty, and we are thrilled to read how much you enjoyed our ambiance, all your selections, the sticky...More

Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Arrived early on a hot day and was able to get a lovely spot on the patio in the shade. Ambience is great with suburb views of Camelback. Service was good, happy hour prices are good, food just okay. The humus was very bland and...More

Thank LouLouontheroad
ManagerX1, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2016

Thank you for taking the time to evaluate your dining experience and for the constructive comments. We are very proud of the high quality of food we serve; however, I apologize that you did not enjoy the dishes you mentioned in the review. I will...More

Reviewed 5 April 2016

My husband & I enjoyed dinner recently for the first time at El Chorro. I'm dinging the restaurant a notch due to prices on the food for what you get since it's higher priced that other local New American style cuisine restaurants which we consider...More

1  Thank Taryn O
ManagerX1, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2016

Thank you for reviewing your dining experience at El Chorro! Many people choose us for our beautiful and scenic views of Camelback Mountain, and we are glad to read you loved them as well. Your appreciation towards the sticky buns, the food we served and...More

Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

The ambiance is lovely, comfortable yet special. The view of Camelback Mountain is phenomenal and the perfect background to photo opportunities. The interior feels upscale fine dining, the outdoor patio is a bit more casual while still feeling luxurious. There are lovely gardens surrounding to...More

Thank ClevelandSunshine23
ManagerX1, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2016

Thank you for the excellent remarks of El Chorro, and I am so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time with us. We always want our guests to enjoy our cuisine, service, and environment. I agree with you - our ambiance along with...More

Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Great Happy Hour on Patio with a very attentive waiter. Sun provided the Set.Great place to meet and talk. Apps were all good!More

Thank Patti D
ManagerX1, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2016

Always welcomed and rarely missed, happy hour is a constant bright spot on the busy schedules of many. Whether you have survived an exceptionally taxing day at the office or are simply catching up with friends, happy hour is the perfect end to your day,...More

Reviewed 26 March 2016

Loved the outside area of this restaurant! We came for Happy Hour and found 4 stools facing the bar. It is a Friday and we arrived at 4:00. The bartender Alec was friendly and helped with any questions we had. We ordered 4 Margarita's, very...More

Thank TennisgalGreenBay_WI
ManagerX1, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2016

We are so glad to hear about your positive experience at El Chorro, especially about the food & beverages we served. Our mixologists work very hard to produce truly unique and delicious drinks, and the beverage you relished is definitely a favorite. We are thrilled...More

Reviewed 23 March 2016

We often stop here with friends for their happy hour. The atmosphere is great and usually lots of seating outside.More

Thank Dan M
ManagerX1, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2016

Thank you for your lovely remarks about El Chorro. We've gone to great lengths to make our dining area as inviting and cozy as possible, and I'm so glad you found the ambiance so enjoyable. I agree that one of the most special things about...More

Reviewed 22 March 2016

We have been here once before and it did not fail to live up to our expectations. The location is very interesting; the food was well worth the wait; and our friends made for an excellent dining experience. This is a destination with beautiful mountain...More

Thank George C
ManagerX1, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2016

Thank you for the excellent review of El Chorro. We are glad that we were able to live up to your expectations once again, and we greatly appreciate your nice comments about our location and food. Thank you for letting us know about your great...More

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Marsha S
Are there any vegetarian options for dinner?
17 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.
what time and what days are the happy hours??????----inside or outside?????
29 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.
Daryl D
Me and my golf buddies made a couple of trips here back in the 90's and I remembered it for its chicken fried steak??? It was the size of the plate with unbelievable cream gravy and mashed potatoes? Am I thinking of the wrong restaurant? I could swear it was here? I'm bringing kids for family reunion.
22 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
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$50
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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