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El Chorro

5550 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-4120
+1 480-948-5170
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (56 reviews)
“sticky buns” (134 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
5550 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-4120
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I called for a reservation for 14 individuals for Sunday brunch on Friday. They accommodated our group without hesitation with a 10:15am reservation - we wanted 10:00am so it was just a few minute adjustment. They do ask for a credit card and will charge...More

Thank smatso
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for sharing your experience at El Chorro. We take pride in our service and the quality of the food we serve. I have shared your gracious comments with my Food & Beverage staff to let them know their efforts are not going unnoticed....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here for my husband's birthday. It couldn't have been any better. I had the short ribs and they were melt in your mouth delicious. My husband had the Scottish salmon, which he loved. He also had a wonderful Caesar salad. Our server, Ryan,...More

Thank sojouner2
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for choosing to celebrate your husband’s birthday at El Chorro. We are delighted to read you loved the service provided by courteous associates and enjoyed Scottish salmon & short ribs. Your compliments will be shared with the chef and our associates for a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

been coming here for years ,always been excellent! don't pay any attention to the unhappy snobs! some people are never happyMore

Thank rob d
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Rob, thank you for being a loyal guest at the El Chorro. It is wonderful to read that we were able to create the perfect dining experience. This is the best compliment we can ever receive, and we look forward to welcoming you on your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been eating sticky buns from El Chorro for about 20 years and they are still AMAZING. I did not get a chance to eat here this last trip but I always remember the food as being top notch so you probably wouldn't go...More

Thank mpiorier
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for being so often at El Chorro. Nevertheless, we are glad to read how much you enjoyed your dining experience and loved our Sticky Buns. We really take pride in all of our menu items and our service staff. I will surely share...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is quite picturesque and the facilities are warm and enchanting. Our meal was cooked and prepared to order. Two subtle points.... First the noise levels were very high. Not sure if it's always like this but for such an elegant place it was...More

Thank Scott M
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Scott, thank you for sharing your dining experience at El Chorro. Although you enjoyed your overall time with us and loved our location, we are sorry for the noise and service issues you encountered. We will be sure to share your feedback with the entire...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I have lived in Paradise Valley for over 40 years, and to this day, El Chorro's is at the top of my list for fine dining and atmosphere. Whether you are having dinner, enjoying the best beef stroganoff, or having brunch on the patio, devouring...More

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00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review of El Chorro! We are pleased to learn you thoroughly enjoyed your meal, our ambiance, and the excellent service. We always enjoy receiving positive feedback from our guests, so thank you very much. We look forward to exceeding your...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017

El Chorro is an institution here in Paradise Valley. It's where you went to see and be seen. A favorite of Barry Barry Goldwater, Erma Bombeck and other celebrities make this a must stop. It's very a special place nestled in what was a typical...More

Thank Giuseppina R
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Giuseppina, thank you for the wonderful review of El Chorro! We've been around longer than just about any other restaurant in Arizona, and we like to think we've had ample time to create the perfect dining experience. We are happy to read that you loved...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

We arrived at 6:20pm for a 6:30pm reservations. At that time the restaurant was not very busy and had plenty of open tables. The hostess wanted to seat us at table for two where your neighbors on each side are about 12 inches away. Meanwhile...More

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00gc, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Studio69, we value all of our guests equally, and the reason for seating of other tables when you dined with us could have been due to existing requests. El Chorro's management team sincerely apologizes for your disappointment in the dining experience. We suggest that...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017

Loved the atmosphere of the restaurant. The view of the Camelback Mountain can't be beat especially with the sun setting. The food was great, the Cesar Salad was tasty and my shrimps with risotto was hot and well set on the plate. El Chorro service...More

00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you for your fabulous review of El Chorro! Apart from the delicious food offerings, we believe a pleasant ambiance plays a vital role in making a great impression, and we are delighted to learn you agree with the same. Your recommendation is thoroughly appreciated,...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

My wife lived in Phoenix before we met in Las Vegas. She had heard wonderful things about this restaurant but had never been. We were back in Phoenix for one of her friends wedding. So we decided to ✅ the restaurant off our to do...More

Thank Aaron C
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Aaron, thank you for the wonderful review of El Chorro! Eating local, fresh food while enjoying stunning views is our specialty, and I was happy to read that you loved your time with us so much. Thanks for dining with us, and we look forward...More

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Marsha S
18 June 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.
30 March 2017|
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Response from Jim L | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. I would suggest checking their website or calling them directly.
Daryl D
22 March 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5550 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-4120
    (56th Street & Lincoln Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Paradise Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 480-948-5170
  • E-mail
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