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El Corral Restaurant

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2201 E River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718-6517
(520) 299-6092
4:30 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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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is very historical and is most entertaining to look at the various interesting memorabilia. Unfortunately the good part stops there. If you want a classy steak restaurant, this is definitely not it. The appetizers (none of which we had) were too deep-fried. The table-side salad was just iceberg lettuce and should have been a fancier type. While the... More 

Thank Cowley_Traveller
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was good and service was very good, but it was a Sunday night and the place was kinda quiet. Tried the AZ cut of prime rib and enjoyed it. It was cooked properly and the horseradish (homemade, I think) was a good compliment. Had the veggies which were green beans and they were good quality.

Thank BinkNM
Sunnyvale, United States
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Around 10 years ago, the place was consistently good. Now it is inconsistent. Sometimes, everyone's dinner is good or sometimes everyone's dinner is bad. For awhile there, the tamale pie was really a horrible, gloppy mess. But, I went there twice in Sept. 2016 and it was great like it used to be. On our most recent visits, the food... More 

Thank Kirby K
Tucson, Arizona
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the mesquite filet mignon which was done exactly the way we requested--one rare and one medium rare with a nice salad and the best ranch dressing I've had in a long time. We share a baked sweet potato and mushrooms in herb butter which were excellent and they serve nice, warm rolls and a sweet butter. The wine... More 

Thank Janet K
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A ranch style house converted into a restaurant. According to the words of my uncle "Better prime rib than House of Prime Rib" in San Francisco, and he's a native San Franciscan haha! They also have Rocky Mountain Oysters and you get to keep the shot glass as a souvenir.

Thank Kelly L
Payson, AZ
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had two nights in Tucson, and it was between this place and Fleming's for steak. (Sullivan's is out of the question, way overpriced and pretentious). The El Corral came with generous reviews from locals we spoke to, and we always try to go with something with local flavor. And brother, you can't get more flavorful than this place: established... More 

Thank Jimspy
Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

My brother, nephew and his girl friend came from Germany and i bragged a lot about El Corral. We went and it was a big disappointment. The meal was cold. We sent it back and it still came back cold. The staff were very nice. They even gave us 2 cards for 2 free meals to come back another time.... More 

Thank vdarr7
aurora, colorado
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate there tonight for the first time in celebration of his birthday. We both had the prime rib which was very flavorful and tender. Our waitress, Lucy, mixed some horseradish with sour cream for my husband which was excellent. We also had naked potatoes and salad. Everything was great, including the atmosphere and service. We will... More 

Thank cziegler
san marcos
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

First, if you want fancy, this is not your place. It is casual and country western and has excellent food. You must try the tamale pie; it is OMG good! The,prime,rib is perfectly cooked and plentiful. Steaks are melt in your mouth. Great service. Didn't have alcohol, so I,can't speak to that. Really enjoyed myself.

Thank lippshaw
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

We enjoyed a nice dinner at El Corral. I had the petite filet mignon and had it butterfly cut as our server suggested. It was good. Perhaps it would have been more moist had it been ordered medium well but I am not a big fan of meat on the pink side. My husband had the chicken breast and said... 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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: (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?