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El Chorro

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Wed, 1/23
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene


Crab & Tuna Dynamite
blue crab meat, ahi tuna, avocado, pico de gallo, wonton chips
Shrimp Pepper Pot
sautéed shrimp, spicy beer broth, crusty dipping bread
Classic Giant Shrimp Cocktail
four poached tiger shrimp, spicy bloody Mary cocktail sauce
Flash Fried Lobster Bites
(6oz) cold water lobster tail, chipotle lime sauce & drawn butter
Schreiner's Sausage Trio
local sausages, spicy mustard, pickles, soft pretzel bread
Jumbo Lump Blue Crab Cakes
mascarpone, fennel, peppers, mango mustard sauce
Pork Belly & Foie Gras
house smoked seared pork belly, chilled foie gras terrine, brioche toast, pistachio crumble, pickled mustard seeds, balsamic port glaze
Artisan Cheese & Charcuterie Plate
beautiful display of domestic & imported cheeses, prosciutto, aged Italian salami, soppressata, dried fruits, glazed pecans, rustic country bread
Cup $10.0
Bowl $12.0
Roasted Fennel & Butternut Squash Soup
pistachio cream
Crispy Chicken Livers
seasoned flour coated, onion bacon marmalade
add Jumbo Shrimp $16 | Salmon $12 | Chicken $8 | Seared Tuna $12
Tomato & Burrata Salad
Arizona heirloom tomato, crostini, fresh pulled burrata cheese, Queen Creek olive oil, balsamic glaze
White Anchovy Organic Caesar
baby romaine leaves, aged Grana Padano parmesan, crispy herb baked croutons
Ahi Nicoise Salad
ahi tuna, bibb lettuce, heirloom tomatoes, green beans, potatoes, olives, fresh herb vinaigrette
Brussel Sprouts, Kale & Parmesan
aged Grana Padana parmesan, romaine, roasted pepitas, honey bacon, dried cranberries, almonds, champagne maple vinaigrette
El Chorro House Salad
local greens, roasted corn, black beans, pepitas, tortilla frizzles, smoked chile grapefruit vinaigrette
Shrimp Louie Salad
poached shrimp, greens, heirloom tomatoes, old fashioned louie dressing
Avocado Southwest Cobb
chorro dusted grilled chicken, bacon, tomato, hard boiled egg, smoked gouda, honey lime cumin dressing
Fire Roasted Jumbo Tiger Shrimp Pasta
linguini, roasted tomato, spinach, garlic herb butter
Seasonal Fresh Catch
daily chef's creation, ask your server for details
Polenta & Vegetable Napoleon
spinach, eggplant, grilled citrus quinoa, sweet red bell pepper sauce
Steak Frites
grilled flat iron steak, red onion confit, string cut french fries, pink peppercorn sauce
Old Fashioned Broaster Fried Chicken
french green beans, mashed potatoes, gravy
7oz $45.0
Center Cut Filet
parmesan scalloped potatoes, seasonal vegetables, choice of béarnaise or bordelaise sauce
Chateaubriand for Two
choice of lobster & corn bisque or El Chorro house salad, buttered asparagus, fingerling potatoes & garden carrots – choice of: Strawberry shortcake for two, or glass of port or champagne per guest
12oz $48.0
Prime New York Steak
dry aged center cut, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, buttered asparagus, choice of bearnaise or bordelaise sauce
Honey Glazed Bacon Pork Tenderloin
chipotle banana polenta, asparagus, blueberry guajillo sauce
Seafood Pasta
linguine, shrimp, clams, mussels, scallops, roasted tomato, spinach & garlic herb butter
Braised Beef Short Ribs
garlic potato puree, garden carrots & haricot vert
Classic Beef Stroganoff
beef tenderloin, roasted mushrooms, buttered egg noodles, rich cream sauce
Slow Roasted Lamb Shank
celery root puree, fennel, patti pans, fingerling potatoes, mint gremolata
Trout Amandine
lemon brown butter, almonds & green beans, citrus blanched potatoes
Creamed Spinach
Baked Potato
Green Beans Amandine
Scalloped Potatoes
Sliced Heirloom Tomatoes
Half Dozen $12.0
Sticky Bun Basket
$21 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So often when you choose a restaurant based no ambience, the food is mediocre. Not so El Chorro. We are return customers and this has become a favourite place to take out of town guests. During the daytime we like to sit outside and enjoy...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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00gc, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Craig, thank you for recommending and returning to the El Chorro. We are delighted to know you had a great time with us and that you enjoyed our delicious food offerings and the quality of service we provide. It was a pleasure serving you, and...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

I am always looking for new places to bring out of town guests and I think I just found a new one. This place has an incredible patio area with the view of Camelback which was wonderful. The patio is spacious and really reminds you...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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00gc, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the lovely review of the El Chorro. We are thrilled to know you enjoyed the quality of food we serve and that you had a great time sitting outside on our patio, and were impressed with the beautiful views of Camelback Mountain....More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ate dinner with friends here. Food is good and atmosphere is right out of the old days Restaurant has a long history and is a Phoenix/Scottsdale staple. Menu isn’t huge and a mix of American comfort food and some sea food. No it’s not Mexican...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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00gc, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your review. As our aim is to provide a pleasant dining experience, we are happy to know you and your friends enjoyed your time with us. Also, we take great pride in only using the highest quality ingredients for our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time we are in Scottsdale I make sure we dine at least one night at El Chorro. The atmosphere, the food, the service, all top notch. I always send friends and family when they are in town so they can have a new favorite....More

Date of visit: March 2018
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00gc, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for being loyal to El Chorro. We are glad to know you love everything we offer and that you had a great time with us once again. We value your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back for another outstanding experience. Warm...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered a steak and I was not impressed at all. We stayed in Scottsdale for 8 days, so lots of dining out during out stay. This being the most expensive restaurant we dined at, we were very disappointed with the food. The waitress was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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00gc, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing the El Chorro. We are glad overall you had a nice experience and that you enjoyed our warm service and cozy dining room. However, we are sorry you found us to be a little expensive. We take great pride in only...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a first visit to El Chorro. The braised beef short ribs were excellent. The trout almandine was not; it tasted “fishy”, which to us suggests it was less than fresh. Both of these dishes are “signature” dishes which is why we ordered them....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 501carys
00gc, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your fantastic review of El Chorro. We are happy to read you loved the delicious food offerings and that you had a pleasant time with us. We value your feedback and hope to host you again in the near future. Warm Regards,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You may have some uneven menu choices- my friend’s steak wasn’t up to par. Some dishes seem over salted. But the famous sticky buns are as delicious as always. The decor is elegant and the Mountain View’s are lovely. The bar is quite loud but...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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00gc, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your nice review of El Chorro. We are pleased to know you loved the delicious sticky buns and that you also enjoyed the amazing views while you were here. However, we are sorry we missed meeting some of your expectations. We hope...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I dined on Christmas Day and enjoyed our meal with a great bottle of wine, suggested by our waiter. The setting at El Chorro is beautiful with both indoor and outdoor seating (indicate preference when making reservation). Thank you to the entire...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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00gc, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great comments about our restaurant and, most importantly, our ambiance. Our goal is to provide a friendly, cozy, rustic, and comfortable dining experience for everyone and we're so happy that you found it to your liking. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our families of 11 adults and 3 children arrived in two vehicles. Valet parking was convenient and reasonable at $6 each. The 3 course Christmas Special is $85 for adults and $29 for kids. The 18 months old child is free. All of us had...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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00gc, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so happy to read 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 we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on a special trip to Scottsdale for our 50th Wedding Anniversary and did much research about where to spend Christmas Day. I finally decided on El Chorro because I had good memories of it from a number of years ago and wanted ambiance....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AroundtheWorld36
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear AroundtheWorld36, Thank you for your feedback. We would like to speak with you regarding your experience at El Chorro. Please feel free to reach out directly to anyone on our management team at 480-948-5170 or email us at mgtteam@elchorro.com to further discuss any issues...More

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June 17, 2017|
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Response from Bankerwon | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe there were. Not a big selection but enough. The view is fantastic so it should override the limited veggie option.
March 29, 2017|
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Response from Jimintosa | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. I would suggest checking their website or calling them directly.
Daryl D
March 22, 2017|
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Response from ErinF2013 | Reviewed this property |
You might be thinking of the Texaz Grill on 16th street. They have great chicken fried steak. I don't the El Chorro has Chicken Fried Steak.
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