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El Corral Restaurant

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2201 E River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718-6517
+1 520-299-6092
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Seattle, Washington
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is just fun. The decor is wild and the service is attentive without overdoing it. The food is basic home style but executed with perfection. I would go back in a heart beat.

Thank Kermit J
Payson, AZ
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Top quality prime rib, cooked perfectly. I usually order the largest cut, but their mid-sized cut suited me just fine. Good salad, great bread. Reasonably priced. Authentic old Tucson ambience.

Thank Jimspy
Brisbane, Australia
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My favourite restaurant for spare ribs! Friendly staff and big tasty meals. Both the steak and ribs are top class. Not a budget meal but well worth the cost!

Thank Tony F
Jefferson City, Missouri
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

El Corral has great steak, fun ambiance, the bartenders make a great Bloody Mary and you can't beat the price! This is a great restaurant for meeting family and having a good dinner with prime rib, steak and other entrees. The horseradish is fresh and the best! A Tucson tradition.

Thank JeffersonCitytravele
Tucson, Arizona, United States
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Solid steak restaurant with a silver screen cowboy theme. The food has consistently good quality. The sides choices are limited, but who would ever choose anything other than tamale pie, anyways? It's a great place for taking visiting family, and, while the prices have gone up over the years, it's still also nice for a not-so-expensive dinner out as a... More 

Thank Krystinka
Oro Valley, Arizona
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked in at 5:20 window seating taken. Sat in new spot, got to watch couples, families, and singles. More action than window. Food great, servers let us know they were glad we were there. Steak is specialty, delicious vegetarian dishes also. Cobbler with fresh fruit perfect finish.

Thank tsnwing
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Years ago we ate at El Corral in Tucson and it was wonderful then.....and is still fabulous! My half rack of ribs just fell off the bone, and my husbands filet mignon melted in your mouth (we traded bites). All the meat is cooked over 100% mesquite wood and simply could not be better! We both agreed on salad with... More 

Thank Karen S
Tucson, United States
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this restaurant for years. The last two times our prime rib has been anything but prime. My wife's was so full of fat she couldn't eat but a little of it. Mine was almost impossible to cut in some places and not particularly tender overall. I returned the first one and the second one was not very tender... More 

Thank Wayne D
Gilbert, Arizona
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84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The prime rib is very good. It is the only thing I have ordered after multiple visit. The horseradish is HOT, but very flavorful. I like the bar seating. They always have a game on the TV. Very rustic feel. Seems to be the place for locals.

Thank Blumldm
London, Canada
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently visited El Corral with family during our vacation in Tucson. We were treated to an excellent meal that started with corn fritters and prickly pear sauce (apparently made by the chef using prickly pear bulbs from the restaurant garden) Next we were treated to the "group salad" which our server made tableside. Again, quite tasty. I had the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2201 E River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718-6517
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-299-6092

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