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El Corral Restaurant

2201 E River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718-6517
(520) 299-6092
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Ranked #224 of 1,686 Restaurants in Tucson
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue, Steakhouse
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is in a historic adobe building which is charming to say the least. Pictures are placed everywhere of olden times...take the time to walk around and look at them. They are amazing. If the entire agrees, salad is made at the table.....and it's delicious! Prime rib was made perfect! Service was wonderful. This property is the sister restaurant... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We love El Corral and almost always have a good meal, aside from the high prices. Getting straight to it: --Ribeye was full of grizzle --Tamale pie was plated so that juice from the filet got into it making the tamale pie super mushy and gross --Kids meal menu offers: Prime Rib, Ribs, Chicken Tenders. My daughters got chicken tenders... More

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David R, Public Relations Manager at El Corral Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting El Corral, and also for taking the time to write a review. Regarding the Ribeye gristle issue- we'll review the preparation process with our kitchen staff, and we'll also discuss this with our meat suppliers to ensure that we're receiving the quality product that El Corral is known for serving. Thank you for letting us know... More

Tucson
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38 reviews 38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our most recent visit to El Corral was a disappointing experience. From the over-priced cocktails at the tiny bar while we waited for a table to the mediocre beef entrees there was little to remind us of the comfortable and affordable restaurant of past visits. Maybe things slow down (or fall apart) during August, but this trip to El Corral... More

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David R, Public Relations Manager at El Corral Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming in and visiting El Corral. We welcome all feedback and take it as an opportunity to improve what we have been doing for 75 years. We do prepare all of our steaks and many of our other entrees on our mesquite wood burning grill, but will take a look at our process to see... More

San Angelo, Texas
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Once upon a time, this was hands down the best steakhouse in the Old Pueblo. Times have changed, but it's still a terrific family friendly dining experience. The house salad (honey dijon) is always refreshing. If you like prime rib, get the cowboy cut and have them sear it over mesquite. The cuts of meat are smaller than years ago,... More

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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The prime rib was amazing, it literally melted in my mouth. The desert mud pie was to die for. Overall this was a great experience

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Friends sent us to El Corral during our recent vacation to Tucson. What a great recommendation! The atmosphere is comfy, the service is very attentive, and the prime rib is to die for. Be sure to ask for it grilled...they take a slab of prime rib and throw it on the grill just to sear in the flavor and put... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I had been before but years ago, The El Corral Steakhouse has the most fabulous steaks I have ever had in my mouth! I went twice in one week, had the Filet, husband had prime rib, we both got the house salad, with the house honey mustard vinaigrette dressing. They mix the salad table side and while I do not... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Great prime rib and really good tamale pie! This was our first time to El Corral, we were happy with the quality and the quantity of food. We have been craving a good prime rib and El Corral did not let us down, the Arizona cut (12 oz) was a great value at $20. Nice atmosphere, love the old west... More

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Mesa, Arizona
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I used to live in Tucson many years ago. El Corral was one of the best places to eat back then. I was back in the Old Pueblo and took my brother to dinner there for his birthday. The service was great, the food was excellent and the atmosphere outstanding. There is a reason it has been in business and... More

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Tucson
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My daughter and I have been going to El Corral for birthdays and other special occasions since she was a little girl. So it was that she took me out for Father's Day on a typically hot Tucson Sunday afternoon in June. We'd kicked around other restaurants to go to but they were all too fancy, or expensive, or too... More

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