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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene

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  • 154
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 28
    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
Very nice experience

A few couples we work with were in town for a business meeting. We heard about El Chorro from other Hotel guests. After reading the reviews in Trip Advisor we decided to give it a try. I was a bit concerned after reading the reviews. Some five star reviews and some one star reviews smear the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Mark B
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Geneva
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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317 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Geneva
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

A few couples we work with were in town for a business meeting. We heard about El Chorro from other Hotel guests. After reading the reviews in Trip Advisor we decided to give it a try. I was a bit concerned after reading the reviews. Some five star reviews and some one star reviews smear the same time. The one... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

El Chorro is a wonderful venue for all your wedding activities. Our daughter selected El Chorro for her rehearsal brunch, wedding ceremony and reception. We couldn't have been more pleased. The location is gorgeous with its view of Camelback Mountain and its old Valley of the Sun charm. The food was delicious and the service was attentive and friendly.

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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Food was wonderful as was the waiter. However, I used my , 'Preferred Dining' card which allows me to make 2 visits. (Lesser entree is free) My card was stamped twice , eventhough this was my first visit. Not only that, but they punched one visit to the restaurant below their's on the card & I never went to this... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Evening dinner with friends. Upon arrival was told table was not ready because we were late (10 minutes) for our reservation even though at the time the reservation was made had to give my credit card # and was told if not cancelled within 24 hrs. would be charged a cancellation fee. Was seated on the back patio (West). Behind... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

only thing short of a 5 star is have to walk to far. meals seem a little over priced. but good. several wedding going on at same time in out door areas so things seam a little slow.

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New York City, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

El Chorro is one of Phoenix's iconic restaurants and we've gone to it periodically for the last 40 years. The setting and history are wonderful, and the new owners have improved on it remarkably. It's prettier than ever before and feels modern and fresh. The old favorites are still on the menu (sticky buns!), with plenty of new items to... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
Top Contributor
317 reviews 317 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

If I had to choose between brunch at Lon's at The Hermosa Inn or El Chorro, Lon's wins hand down. The setting at Lon's is much more intimate and appealing, and the food is far superior. El Chorro is very large, and has a massive amount of business....so we expected our brunch to be quite special. However, one look at... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

El Chorro is a bit of an institution, it's has been here in one form or another for 75 years. A couple years ago it was fully modernized and now has solid food in a nice patio environment. The bar is large, busy, and noisy. We ate on the large dining patio, a bit noisy, but over-all a nice atmosphere.... More 

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Canton, Ohio
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Sunday brunch on one of the many patios at El Chollo was great. Friendly, efficient service and very good food. I had the beet salad and added salmon to it. It was a little pricey, but the size and taste were perfect, and I felt that I ate healthy without sacrificing! My table also enjoyed the omelette of the day... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My wife and I visited some friends in Phoenix and this was the first place we stopped at. It was fabulous! We dined outdoors with a view of a nearby mountain ( Camelback ); they even had a happy hour! The food and service were great and this will definitely be on our list when we visit the area in... More 

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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?