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El Chorro

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5550 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-4120 (56th Street & Lincoln Drive)
+1 480-948-5170
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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calgary
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540 reviews
400 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Outdoor dining supreme! Lovely ambience. Service was immediate and informative. Crab cakes are a must! All chicken and beef dishes are a gourmet treat! Adequate wine menu---full bar available. This restaurant was highly recommended--now We know why. We will definitely be back!.

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Thank alan a
ManagerX1, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you for your amazing review about your visit to El Chorro! We are delighted to read that we not only met but exceeded your expectations and you thoroughly enjoyed our ambience, your meal and our excellent service. We have been around longer than just about any other restaurant in Arizona, and we like to think we have had ample... More 

Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A long time Paradise Valley icon, El Chorro is a must for visitors and residents alike. Lovely patio for the cooler months. Steaks and crab cakes are to die for.

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Thank Kathleen M
ManagerX1, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

I am delighted to hear about your visit to El Chorro and how fantastic your experience was! Our culinary staff works very hard to make sure that all our dishes are fresh and just right every time, and I am glad to hear you especially relished our Steaks and Crab Cakes so much. It is also pleasing to see that... More 

Paradise Valley, Arizona
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

El Chorro is one of our favorite outdoor dining experiences in the greater Phoenix area. The grounds are beautifully kept and the outdoor dining experience with fantastic views of Camelback mountain from the front patio and outdoor bar are second to none. Oh and don't forget the enjoy their wonderful sticky buns that come with the bread basket....very good food... More 

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Thank Dan C
ManagerX1, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your gracious remarks about your dining experience at El Chorro in November 2015. We are delighted to read that you loved the food we served, as well as the exceptional ambiance with fireplaces and the amazing view from our patio which cannot be matched. I am so glad you enjoyed your evening with us, especially... More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this restaurant to be very creative with their dishes and appetizers. Fantastic Food and Sppeedy friendly service. A great experience and will definetly dine there next time we are in town.

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Thank Alan R
ManagerX1, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

I was so happy to hear about your visit to El Chorro and how fantastic your experience was! Our culinary staff works very hard to make sure that each and every one of our dishes is new, fresh, and just right every time, and I was glad to hear you enjoyed everything so much. We appreciate your comments regarding our... More 

Naperville, Illinois
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A breathtaking view of Camelback mountain from the large outdoor dining patio. Don't worry if it is hot, misters and coolers keep the temp perfect for dining and a sunset dinner. The menu is unusual, not Mexican as one would expect, but very bite is delicious. Outstanding servers who can explain the menu inside out. Have the shrimp pepper pot... More 

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Thank Kathy B
ManagerX1, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent review, and especially for mentioning the great time you had while sitting outside on our patio, and enjoying the beautiful views of Camelback Mountain. We are so glad you enjoyed all of your selections and our outstanding service. Thank you again for dining with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back to El... More 

Severna Park, Maryland
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hosted a business dinner for a party of eight at El Chorro. The restaurant was welcoming, the food tasty and the service was stellar. We started with a cheese board for the table which was excellent. The recommended wine pairings worked. I ordered the fresh fish of the day, bluenose bass, and it was delicious. All diners were pleased... More 

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Thank Laurie H
ManagerX1, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such positive remarks about the business dinner you hosted at El Chorro and for recommending us. We take great pride in the complete dining experience we provide, from local cuisine, to stellar service, to our unbelievable views from the patio. It is amazing to read that you relished our dishes... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This is a phoenix staple restaurant and is a must go to for everyone. Go early as they get busy and the Sticky Buns are a must try.

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Thank BigdogAZ2014
ManagerX1, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review of El Chorro! We've been around longer than just about any other restaurant in Arizona, and we like to think we've had ample time to create the perfect dining experience. Eating local, fresh food while enjoying stunning views is our specialty, and we are happy to read that you loved your time with us... More 

Goodyear, Arizona
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

The surroundings are quite interesting. Excellent for al fresco dining. The service was very good. The food was adequate but not outstanding.....except the lobster mac which shouldn't be missed.

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Thank MickeyD2011
ManagerX1, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review about your visit to our restaurant. We are glad you liked our beautiful and scenic views and we really feel that our location is one of our best assets. We are also happy that you liked the service of our associates and also were satisfied with the food we serve, especially the Lobster Mac.... More 

Franklin, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We stayed at Marriott's Camelback Inn next door. This used to be an old timer's Saloon that the current owner has turned into an upscale steak house that also has function rooms. Great food and ambiance. El Chorro means, via the stream and people who stayed at Camelback used to walk down the stream to the saloon. Great choice for... More 

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Thank Mary M
ManagerX1, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for reviewing El Chorro. We appreciate your complimentary comments about our restaurant, food, and ambiance. We always enjoy receiving positive feedback from our guests, thank you very much for taking the time. We hope to see you again very soon! Warm Regards, Ryan Prentiss General Manager 480-948-5170 X-208 ryan@elchorro.com More 

Trearddur Bay, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Again, I used to come here regularly 20 years ago and it has only grown in stature since. Fabulous food, all of it! Inside or outside just great. Magical in Winter or just gorgeous outside in the Spring, I loveit!

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Thank Chris H
ManagerX1, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Chris, thank you for your excellent remarks, and especially for mentioning that you loved our ambience and the beautiful views while dining with us. Our goal is to provide a cozy, rustic, and comfortable experience for all of our guests, and I am so glad that you found everything to your liking. Thank you for your loyalty towards El Chorro,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $50
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5550 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-4120
    (56th Street & Lincoln Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Paradise Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 480-948-5170

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?