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“Excellent Prime Rib” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Corral Restaurant

El Corral Restaurant
2201 E River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718-6517
(520) 299-6092
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Ranked #271 of 1,681 Restaurants in Tucson
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Excellent Prime Rib”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Ate here last week (May 2013) and though the Menu is limited the food is excellent. One of our group had gone to college in Tucson decades back and this place was a staple even back then it seems.
The Prime Rib was great and do get the Tamale Pie as the side! VERY well done! Haven't had Tamale Pie this good since I was a kid in Texas.
Service was excellent and friendly. It was crowded but we were seated right away.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Greensburg, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Good Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I read about this restaurant in a travel guide. While we were in Tucson, we decided to try it. The location was in the foothills of Tucson. A beautiful drive. The parking lot was crowded so we thought there might be a wait. We were seated immediately. The decor was western. The menu is small. We had ribs and a t-bone. Both were cooked to perfection. The salad had a delicious dressing, Honey italian. The salad was tossed at your table. The side dish we chose was the Tamale pie. I could have made a meal just off of that! The service was excellent. A great atmosphere with great food. I would eat there again.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tucson, Arizona
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Special Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I have been here a few times and it is a special place. The wait staff is courteous as well as attentative. The food is excellent and always hot. An good place for that special occasion.

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Goochland, Virginia, United States
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236 reviews 236 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 128 cities Reviews in 128 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Return visit and just as good as the first time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Great place for atmosphere and awesome food. love going there and will return again when in town. Prime rib well prepared w fresh horseradish on the side, tamale pie..Great, friendly staff. Many items on the menu to choose from. Very historic property. Overall a fun night. Taking wife on next visit

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“no surprises”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Fare priced average food and good service. A good idea to get there early for a table. Very busy place because the price is right.

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