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El Corral Restaurant

2201 E River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718-6517
(520) 299-6092
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Ranked #208 of 1,684 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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San Angelo, Texas
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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
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
14 helpful votes 14 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
89 reviews 89 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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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Tucson
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We (4 adults) went on 6/ll/14 for my husband's birthday. I had last been there Dec. 2012 and it was wonderful at that time. This time the Prime Rib was thin and blah (we ordered the big ones), the horseradish was not spicy. The salads were limp and small and looked like they had been frozen. There were no tomatoes... More

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

Thank you for writing a review, and for letting us know about your experience. We're sorry that things didn't meet your expectations. We will take your feedback regarding the prime rib, horseradish sauce, and salad into account. We will also address the attentiveness issue with our servers. We will continue to strive to give all of our customers a quality... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Get there a little early and enjoy the quaint bar and personable bar tender Patrick then sit down to a wonderful prime rib dinner. Ask for a table next to a window and let your mind go. Enjoy your meal and the atmosphere in this historic building.

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Long Island, NY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This restaurnat was recommeded by the hotel clerk and what a great choice. The steak was cooked just right and the western decor just added to the atmosphere for dining. There was a slight musty odor but I guess when an establishment is 75 years old this is something that cannot be avoided. Would go back again during our next... More

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