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3.6 miles from Old Town Scottsdale
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Cholla Prime Steakhouse & Lounge offers one of Scottsdale's best fine-dining experiences in an intimate, upscale environment. Our taste-tempting menu is prepared by some of Scottsdale's top chefs and features the best regional cuisine you'll find anywhere in the Valley. Our menu selection includes such favorites as Chorizo Stuffed Dates, Cranberry Spinach Salad, Elk Tenderloin and a Chateaubriand for Two
$10 - $40
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Gluten Free Options
American, Steakhouse
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Parking Available
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Reviewed December 29, 2019

Relatively small restaurant in the casino specializing in beef options. Started with calamari which was quite good. The Chateaubriand for two was average. Good quality of meat and au jus and dipping sauce with it complemented well. The so-called lobster mashed potatoes were tasteless. Lemon...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 19, 2019 via mobile

Friends invited us to their favorite restaurant at the Arizona Casino. We were surprised at the quality and quantity that this restaurant offered. We loved All the little extras like warm towels, a small scoop of Sorbet and at the end little macaroons! The waitress...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 4, 2019

We went there as they had Chateaubriad on the menu which is not common anymore . Pleasantly surprised with decor and service . The kitchen is in view from where we were sitting and we enjoyed watching the preparation. The steak bite appetizer was different...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 10, 2019

Talk about a hidden gem. By chance, my wife and I discovered what could be the finest steakhouse in the Greater Phoenix area. After spending an hour exhausting our $20 allotment at the slot machines at Arizona Casino in the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale,...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 8, 2019

This rating is for the food, value and service. Cholla has a November special of 8oz filet & 4oz lobster tail with choice of potatoes & vegetable with Cesar salad or chopped iceberg. The salads were fresh, crispy lettuce, dressing plentiful and tasty. The steak...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 5, 2019

This is our favorite place in all of greater Phoenix, even though you have to wade through a smoky casino to get there. Everything we've ordered here has been outstanding - particularly the chateaubriand for two - and the prices are surprisingly good. The people...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

The food is always good and the prices cannot be beat. You might suffer from second hand smoke issues just to get there since it's inside a casino, but hold your breath. The staff is fun and attentive.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed May 25, 2019 via mobile

Was in the mood for steak, so we decided to try Cholla. We had a bottle of their Italian red blend, Alviana (sp), a little on the sweet side. I ordered their special, a blue cheese filet mignon. It was very tender, cooked to my...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed April 14, 2019

We didn't feel too good the next day, and the only thing we both ate was the chorizo-stuffed dates appetizer. Skip that and this is a good restaurant at very reasonable prices. Quiet (surprising inside a casino), good service, reasonable wine list, decent food, decent...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed March 20, 2019

For a place that gives you an outstanding service, good food, and a good value in return, Cholla is really a good choice. I will choose it over any other chain-steak restaurants, which are more and more disappointing in my experience. For a meal with...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Lana D
October 26, 2018|
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Response from JonCSBC | Reviewed this property |
Call Cholla — 480-850-7736. Their online reservations are up to one month ahead. Open Table is up to end of 2018. So calling them may be best.
November 26, 2017|
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Response from Online_Management | Property representative |
Hello Bill. Yes, Cholla Prime Steakhouse is open on Christmas Day and features a special holiday menu. Please call (480) 850-7736 to make a reservation.
Laurel B
March 3, 2017|
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Response from Wizsup | Reviewed this property |
Casual but not sloppy (tank top, sweats and flip flops) Jeans OK.
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