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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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Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Lynchburg, Tennessee
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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Thank CWlovesthebeach
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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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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751 reviews
515 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 398 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I attended a farewell brunch for some friends that will be moving out of Phoenix. We had dined at El Chorro before and really liked it. This time was great as well. We had a very good server who made sure that all of our drinks were full and our food orders and delivery were done promptly.... More 

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Thank love2traveltogether
ManagerX1, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments regarding your visit once again to El Chorro. We are so pleased to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your meal and the excellent service by our servers. We really strive to use only the highest quality ingredients in all of our offerings, and it really shows in the quality of the food we... More 

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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

El chorro has a great gluten free menu! I came here with my husband and my one year old. They were very accommodating. They have a very nice large gluten free menu.

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Thank Cabarnes123
ManagerX1, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

I'm so glad to read about your recent visit to El Chorro with family and how fantastic your experience was! Our culinary staff works very hard, so I’m delighted to know that you enjoyed our gluten free menu and this was the highlight of your visit. Thank you for mentioning that my associates were attentive as well. We appreciate you... More 

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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we have been to el chorro several times over the years, usually twice a year. The atmosphere is wonderful for two people. Breakfast is outstanding, usually we have their egg breakfasts including the rolls which are extremely sweet similar to cinnamon rolls but much better, service is great, we have great views outside. Highly recommend their brunches.

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

It is wonderful to know you have been an El Chorro regular. We are so glad you continue to enjoy our ambiance and your meal, especially our Sunday brunch. Eating local, fresh food while enjoying stunning views is our specialty, and we greatly appreciate you sharing your perspective with fellow reviewers online. Your continued business is the best recommendation there... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great views, surrounded by mountain hills, fine dining setup. Unfortunately food was so-so, American eclectic mix.

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

We always appreciate considerate reviews, thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed our beautiful restaurant and the amazing views, but I am sad to read you were not so happy with our menu. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Our menu is always changing, so please come back another time. I'm sure our cuisine can match your pleasant experience with our staff.... More 

Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was an old school house in the early 1900s, and was next a bar and lodge, and is now a restaurant. Service was great and food was excellent. The sticky buns are their signature bread (the original owner taught the girls at the school to make them) and are pretty good; although I was surprised when the brought... More 

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Thank rob t
ManagerX1, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Many thanks for reviewing your recent dining experience at El Chorro. We’re glad to read your remarks about our service staff. I believe we have the best staff in Paradise Valley, and I'm so happy that you enjoyed our cuisine as well as service. I'm especially delighted to know that you relished the Sticky Buns! I'll share your compliments with... 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
Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
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?