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El Corral Restaurant

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2201 E River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718-6517
(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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aurora, colorado
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank bmray
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111 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A house guest took us to dinner at El Corral this past Saturday. We were impressed, even though it was busy, our service was prompt and the noise level was low enough so we could carry on a normal conversation. I had prime rib and it was wonderful, our guest had half a rack of ribs and the meat was... More 

Thank Lynne O
Phoenix, Arizona
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place has a lot of character and is quite charming. In general, our experience was not very good, however. We were seated immediately, but waited almost 30 minutes for a server. We decided to go ahead and order while we had her there, but then waited another 30 minutes for our drinks to come. They eventually came - with... More 

Thank Diane B
Chandler, Arizona
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

We were attending a conference in the area and had a delicious dinner. It is a casual atmosphere and after dressing up all day for business it was nice to wear shorts and comforatble clothes. . We had excellent service.

Thank travelisfun2011
Scottsdale, Arizona
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Always a wait to dine here...but it's ALWAYS worth it!!! Great, traditional Southwest Ranch-style dining. Great steaks, always cooked they way we ask for it. Been dining here "since forever" it seems...and never a bad experience. When near Tucson, we ALWAYS make time to drive over here from Jim Hughes' Tucson Dragway or when visiting from PHX with visiting out... More 

Thank Ken J
Tucson, Arizona
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Affordable with good service. Not exceptional or outstanding but, a great place to visit with friends at a decent price.

Thank Downtown_Tucson_Rose
Casa Grande, Arizona, United States
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

This is an establishment that has been around for about 70 years. The quality of the food is outstanding, and the service always great. The staff is very friendly. You can pay more at another place and still not have the same great tasting food. We love to go there.

Thank Linda P
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Haven't been here in over 10 years. Happy to see it's still the same. Yummy mesquite steak, tamale pie, awesome onion rings and you have to try the prime rib! Service was friendly and efficient. Love the seasonal cobbler.

Thank James B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?