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El Chorro

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5550 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 (56th Street & Lincoln Drive)
+1 480-948-5170
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 193
    Excellent
  • 95
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food... Hard to hear conversaton. Good service

Five friends for dinner on a Saturday night. Seated immediately at 8 pm, the reserved time. Asked about outdoor vs. indoor. Our host had asked for indoors by a window and we were seated at a large table. Great for room. Hard to converse. Very hot when we entered the restaurant. Cool outside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Gloria G
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New York City, New York
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Princeton, Illinois
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were at El Chorro for the first time last night and walked away with a new appreciation for elegant dining with superb service in an gorgeous setting. Our waiter, Oliver, was attentive and friendly. He communicated all the specials and offered recommendations. We sat outside and while it was a little cool, we were near one of their many... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such positive comments about your experience at El Chorro. Oliver is a dedicated member of our El Chorro team, and it is so nice to hear that he took such great care of you during your meal. We are happy that you had a great time sitting outside on our... More 

New York City, New York
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192 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Five friends for dinner on a Saturday night. Seated immediately at 8 pm, the reserved time. Asked about outdoor vs. indoor. Our host had asked for indoors by a window and we were seated at a large table. Great for room. Hard to converse. Very hot when we entered the restaurant. Cool outside and I expect heat was on, but... More 

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

Thank you for your detailed and lovely remarks about El Chorro. I am delighted to read that my associates were able to provide you with swift and observant service, and that you enjoyed the Braised Short Ribs over mashed potatoes which is a very popular choice among our guests. Although you liked our dining room and environment, I am sorry... More 

Paradise Valley, Arizona
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food and service at this great resort restaurant. Favorite for me is huevos rancheros - Sunday brunch.

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Thank EasyTravel365
ManagerX1, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful feedback and joining us for the Sunday Brunch. We are very proud of our approach to food, with its combination of traditional South Western ingredients and unique dishes from local producers like Niman Ranch, and I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed it. We hope to see you at El Chorro more often. Warm... More 

Ottawa
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We selected El Chorro as the place to celebrate 5 January birthdays together. We were seated quickly at a large table. The staff, particularly Jennifer our waitress, was extremely helpful and patient as we worked our way through the extensive wine and drinks menu. Our meals well perfectly cooked and presented together, which is not always easy when dealing with... More 

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

Thank you for the excellent review of El Chorro. We appreciate you singling out Jennifer for a job well done. We work very hard to ensure that each and every one of our dishes is unique, fresh, and perfect every time, and we are glad to hear you enjoyed it so much. It is also good to read that you... More 

Medina, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to El Chorro a number of times. My Mom & Dad loved the brunch. It is classic Scottsdale/Arizona. Truly a piece of historic and classically quality restaurant. We were not disappointed. I had the lamb chops and Dad the short ribs. It was my 60th birthday and we had a wonderful time on the patio next to... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such positive comments about your experience at El Chorro. We take great pride in the complete dining experience we provide, from the brunch, to stellar service, to our unbelievable views from the patio. It is always nice to hear that a customer appreciated all we have to offer. Thank you... More 

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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant with my husband and friends. The quality of the food was excellent, from starters to entrees. Very good wine pairing suggestions. Would recommend to any foodies.

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Thank mtremb58
ManagerX1, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review of El Chorro! We work very hard to ensure that each and every one of our dishes is unique, fresh, and perfect every time, and we are glad to hear you enjoyed it so much. We appreciate you for recommending us and look forward to welcoming you back to El Chorro. Warm Regards, Ryan... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friends had recommended El Chorro for Happy Hour and it didn't disappoint. Drinks were well priced and the Happy Hour menu had a great number of choices. We tried the crispy fried shrimp, the grilled street tacos (fish), crispy chicken livers, southwestern poutine and the artisan brie and it was all good. On the suggestion of our server we tried... More 

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1 Thank M_and_M_39
ManagerX1, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments about El Chorro, and yes, the Sticky Buns are everyone’s favorite. We agree that one of the most special things about El Chorro is the atmosphere, both inside and outside on the patio with its views of Camelback Mountain. We are glad you enjoyed the delicious food and drinks we served as well as... More 

Evanston, Wyoming
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Despite the cool (for Phoenix!) weather, we wanted to eat outdoors and were happy we chose El Chorro. The beautiful patio was warmed with lights, lamps and a fireplace. The menu is excellent - since we prefer less meat, we were very pleased with the wonderful seafood and pasta selections - and there is plenty of choice for meat eaters,... More 

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

Thank you for the wonderful review of El Chorro, and yes, the Sticky Buns are everyone's favorite! We are very proud of our menu, and we are glad that you enjoyed your food and wine as well as the cozy atmosphere outside on the patio. Thank you again for dining with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back... More 

Dallas
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Meeting an old friend from my High School days, he chose El Chorro. A lovely set between Camelback Mountain and Mummy Mountain in Paradise Valley between Phoenix and Scottsdale just east of the Camelback Inn Resort. After being seated at a nice table near a fireplace which was need on a cold evening. I started with a traditional Caesar Salad... More 

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2 Thank Thomas1946
ManagerX1, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review of El Chorro! We are delighted you and your friend enjoyed the food we served, our customer service and that you found us to be reasonable with the pricing. We agree with you - our perfect spot right between Scottsdale and Phoenix is one of our biggest assets, along with the views of Camelback... More 

Paraiso, null, Puerto Rico
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Base on open table reviews and high recommendations, I decide to bring in my nieces for brunch and since we got there till the end of the meal...It was phenomenal! Our server was very attentive and for been in Scottsdale and us been Latinos, she made us feel very welcomed and comfortable. Honestly I love Scottsdale but I know that... More 

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

Thank you for the excellent review of El Chorro. We are particularly pleased that our service staff did an excellent job. Our team works incredibly hard, and they will be happy to hear your comments. We are very proud of our approach to food, with its combination of traditional South Western ingredients and unique dishes from local producers like Niman... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5550 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
    (56th Street & Lincoln Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Paradise Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 480-948-5170

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?