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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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Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Naples, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a wonderful evening of great food, excellent service, and a fine setting for our romantic evening

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New Canaan, Ct
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

El Chorro is a lovely restaurant first established in the 1930s which has a great outdoors space and a very good staff. The food was well executed and we enjoyed our evening there. Our only quibble was the menu, while having something for everyone, lacked creativity. But if you've got a group of divergent tastes, or care more about the... More 

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Thank JEH_CT
ManagerX1, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind review. We do pride ourselves on our inviting dining room and the view from our patio. We are also glad you liked the delicious food we offer. We are so glad you enjoyed your evening with us, please come and join us again soon. Thanks again for the positive review. Warm Regards,... More 

Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Happened upon El Chorro as it was close to our hotel. So happy we did! Every course was delicious! We loved how they added a southwestern flare. The Lobster & Sweet Corn Bisque was especially delectable. Highly recommend!

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

I am so happy to know how fantastic your recent visit to El Chorro was! Our culinary staff works very hard to make sure that each and every one of our dishes are fresh and just right every time. So I’m glad to read you enjoyed your meal, especially the Lobster & the Sweet Corn Bisque. Thank you for recommending... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was good, not great, was not offered a second serving of sticky buns & a little expensive. Sat outside ehich was great

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Thank Nannys10plus3
ManagerX1, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to read that your recent dining experience at El Chorro was satisfactory and you had a great time sitting outside on our patio, and enjoyed the beautiful views of Camelback Mountain. Thanks for being our guest and please think of us whenever you come back to Paradise Valley. Warm Regards, Ryan Prentiss... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful food, fabulous setting and great service. We both had the filet, which was prepared perfectly. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. Our evening was great with beautiful weather and great mountain views.

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Thank willlawana
ManagerX1, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Many thanks for evaluating your recent dining experience at El Chorro! We are thrilled to read that you loved the food we serve as well as our exceptional service. We appreciate you being our guest and look forward to seeing you soon! Warm Regards, Ryan Prentiss General Manager 480-948-5170 X-208 ryan@elchorro.com More 

Lynchburg, Tennessee
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to El Chorro to celebrate my Mother's "milestone birthday" during our visit to Arizona! From the moment we walked in we were greeted by friendly hostesses! Our waiter was equally friendly and accommodating! Mom was seated with an awesome view of Camelback Mountain! Our waiter offered to take photos of us since he knew we were celebrating, which... More 

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ManagerX1, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing to celebrate the special occasion with us. We do pride ourselves on our warm, inviting dining room, and the view from our patio cannot be matched. We are thrilled to read that you were pleased with our excellent customer service and the delicious food we serve. We are delighted to communicate your compliments to... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Would Visit back again and again...the place rocks...the food is amazing and I would go back again with my man :)

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Thank kim s
ManagerX1, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review of El Chorro! We have 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. We are happy to read that you had a wonderful time with us. Thank you again for dining with us, and we look... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Predictably excellent food in a beautiful setting in Paradise Valley. Always fun cocktails, excellent fish and meat dishes. Love the atmosphere outside on the patio near the fireplace. An old Phoenix fixture but completely remodeled and extended from end to end. Herbs and vegetables from their own garden to the table.

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1 Thank JKLS333
ManagerX1, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your very kind review. We do pride ourselves on our warm, inviting dining room and the view from our patio cannot be matched. We are so glad you enjoyed our delicious food and beverages. Thanks again for the positive review, and please come and join us soon. Warm Regards, Ryan Prentiss General Manager 480-948-5170 X-208 ryan@elchorro.com More 

Provincetown
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

El Chorro is stepping back to the era of Film Noir. It is next to the Camelback Inn...so you are dining and drinking with every economic and position in the world. Faces you will recognize...all equally enjoying a relaxing time. Food delicious. Even their signature tiny cinnamon rolls. Service perfect and knowledgeable. Cocktails interesting creative festive. Huge outdoor as well... More 

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1 Thank Eligablegayman4you
ManagerX1, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you for your awesome review about El Chorro! We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed your time with us. 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,... More 

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The revision of this historic café in Paradise Valley is a bit antiseptic but the setting is sublime as is the kitchen garden. This is a wonderful place to enjoy a margarita and I dead-on view of Camelback Mountain. Rustic Luxe.

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1 Thank Jeffrey H
ManagerX1, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback about your recent experience at El Chorro. We're glad to read that you had a great time sitting outside on our patio, and loved the beautiful views of Camelback Mountain that cannot be matched. I'm happy you enjoyed your evening with us, please come and join us again soon. Warm Regards, Ryan Prentiss General... 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
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, 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
Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?