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El Chorro

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5550 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 (56th Street & Lincoln Drive)
+1 480-948-5170
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 139
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 15
    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
Most recent review
Arizona's best

Been enjoying El Chorro for many years. The new expansions habe only improved the ambiance. Service and food quite wonderful. View of the back of camelback adds charm over patio and fireplace.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
SSCHAMPAGNE
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Phoenix, Arizona
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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294 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Been enjoying El Chorro for many years. The new expansions habe only improved the ambiance. Service and food quite wonderful. View of the back of camelback adds charm over patio and fireplace.

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arizona
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98 reviews 98 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and I ate here for the first time with 3 other family members (all adults) for brunch and we probably won't go back; overall, this restaurant is not all it's advertised to be. Though the service was good and our waitress nice, the food was on the bland side and the coffee was cold. One person in our... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was our annual trip to El Chorro and they just don't disappoint. We were seated on the outside patio which has numerous fireplaces and heaters that made the experience so comfortable. Our waiter,Juilo, was prompt, polite, and very attentive to us . The food was excellent. New England clam chowder was hot and delicious with big bits of clam,... More 

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Winnetka, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

El Chorro nestled in Paradise Valley is a must for dinner. Sit outside if the weather permits. The service is attentive and supportive. Food is great. It is hard not to linger amid all the beautiful flame heaters and greenery.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Dinner with a business group. Margarita was terrible. Changed to a very nice buttery Chardonnay. Service was pretty good.

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San Clemente, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a classic restaurant that has been around for a long time, but it was purchased by some investors who appreciate the history of the original adobe restaurant, but have spent a lot of money expanding and improving the inside and out. They also kept the sticky buns that are given out as an appetizer. The patio is a... More 

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Enjoy patio dining and lovely weather in the fall, winter and spring in Arizona on the Patio of El Chorro. The view is amazing! They have the most lovely and well priced happy hour in town.

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Still has great atmosphere but certain mainstays like the complimentary sticky buns are gone, prices higher and service lacking. Pricey and limited Happy Hour. Food quality is still high but it is no longer on a "must visit" list when guests are in town.

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101elchorro, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We strive to exceed all of our guests expectations; not only with our beautiful views and ambiance, but with outstanding food and seamless service. While our sticky buns are not complimentary during Happy Hour, they are complimentary during brunch and dinner service. Thank you again taking the time to share your feedback with us, we... More 

Arizona
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We went to El Chorro with 4 other couples for dinner and ate outside in one of the garden settings. The surroundings are beautiful and they make everything romantic with fireplaces and fountains. The group had duck, sea bass, and filet. I didn't hear one complaint about the meal or the service. Was a great time!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Went to El Chorro for NYE with my girl friend and it was great, the food and the atmosphere. Best pork chop I've ever had and great kale salad. We will be returning and would highly recommend El Chorro to anyone.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5550 E Lincoln Dr, 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
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 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?