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El Chorro

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5550 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-4120 (56th Street & Lincoln Drive)
+1 480-948-5170
Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Tempe, Arizona, United States
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309 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

My husband & I enjoyed dinner recently for the first time at El Chorro. I'm dinging the restaurant a notch due to prices on the food for what you get since it's higher priced that other local New American style cuisine restaurants which we consider to be favorites of ours. You pay I think a little extra for the beautiful... More 

1 Thank Taryn O
ManagerX1, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your dining experience at El Chorro! Many people choose us for our beautiful and scenic views of Camelback Mountain, and we are glad to read you loved them as well. Your appreciation towards the sticky buns, the food we served and our service was a pleasure to read. We also appreciate you highlighting our Happy Hour... More 

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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

The ambiance is lovely, comfortable yet special. The view of Camelback Mountain is phenomenal and the perfect background to photo opportunities. The interior feels upscale fine dining, the outdoor patio is a bit more casual while still feeling luxurious. There are lovely gardens surrounding to take a short stroll after dinner. The food was delicious, our favorite was the pork... More 

Thank ClevelandSunshine23
ManagerX1, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent remarks of El Chorro, and I am so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time with us. We always want our guests to enjoy our cuisine, service, and environment. I agree with you - our ambiance along with the great views of Camelback Mountain is one of our biggest assets. Our culinary staff... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Great Happy Hour on Patio with a very attentive waiter. Sun provided the Set.Great place to meet and talk. Apps were all good!

Thank Patti D
ManagerX1, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Always welcomed and rarely missed, happy hour is a constant bright spot on the busy schedules of many. Whether you have survived an exceptionally taxing day at the office or are simply catching up with friends, happy hour is the perfect end to your day, and we are delighted you loved it so much along with the great service we... More 

Green Bay, WI
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387 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Loved the outside area of this restaurant! We came for Happy Hour and found 4 stools facing the bar. It is a Friday and we arrived at 4:00. The bartender Alec was friendly and helped with any questions we had. We ordered 4 Margarita's, very good tasting and refreshing. The menu for Happy Hour Menu is pretty impressive. We started... More 

Thank TennisgalGreenBay_WI
ManagerX1, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear about your positive experience at El Chorro, especially about the food & beverages we served. Our mixologists work very hard to produce truly unique and delicious drinks, and the beverage you relished is definitely a favorite. We are thrilled you enjoyed our Happy Hour and it's excellent value! I agree that one of the... More 

Paradise Valley, Arizona
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

We often stop here with friends for their happy hour. The atmosphere is great and usually lots of seating outside.

Thank Dan M
ManagerX1, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely remarks about El Chorro. We've gone to great lengths to make our dining area as inviting and cozy as possible, and I'm so glad you found the ambiance so enjoyable. I agree that one of the most special things about El Chorro is the atmosphere, both inside and outside on the patio with its views... More 

Spruce Grove, Canada
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141 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

We have been here once before and it did not fail to live up to our expectations. The location is very interesting; the food was well worth the wait; and our friends made for an excellent dining experience. This is a destination with beautiful mountain scenery and a built in story of the history of the location.

Thank George C
ManagerX1, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent review of El Chorro. We are glad that we were able to live up to your expectations once again, and we greatly appreciate your nice comments about our location and food. Thank you for letting us know about your great dining experience, and we look forward to your next visit. Warm Regards, Ryan Prentiss General... More 

Cuba, MO
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Perfect setting with a view of the mountains, great weather for outdoor seating and we hadn't even seen the menu yet. Our waitress was great, the sticky buns were delicious. My wife enjoyed her trout almandine, and I had the best wild salmon I've ever had. Must come back next time we're here.

Thank Doug L
ManagerX1, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you for the great remarks about the El Chorro and most importantly our ambiance. Our goal is to provide a friendly, cozy, rustic and comfortable dining experience for everyone, and I am so happy that you found it to your liking. I am also pleased to read you enjoyed the view of Camelback Mountain which is truly spectacular, and... More 

Hendersonville, North Carolina
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Nice to dine outside with beautiful view of courtyard and Camelback Mountain. Brunch dishes are typical but with a southwest flair. Sticky buns are an absolute must!

Thank Kabob A
ManagerX1, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such positive comments about your experience at El Chorro. Many people choose us for our beautiful & scenic views and we really feel that our location is one of our best assets. Like all of our dishes, we put a lot of thought and care into the preparation of our... More 

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275 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

We drove past here a dozen times without knowing what lay behind the walls during our stay in Scottsdale. Friends enlightened us so we tried it. I had a wonderful Corvina fish and my husband ordered Caesar salad and a side of Mac and lobster. Quality of our meal was excellent. My main criticism is the lack of healthy choices... More 

Thank activenretired
ManagerX1, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at El Chorro and leaving such a kind review. Our dishes are prepared with fresh, local ingredients and given a unique touch by our Chef, and I am delighted to hear you relished the food we served as well as our outstanding service. We are also glad you had a wonderful time sitting outside on our... More 

phoenix, AZ
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82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Since I could walk there easily, it would have been nice if they could figure out how to match the food with the views and sunsets, but they just don't seem capable of pulling in a chef who knows how to prepare food. Food is less than mediocre. Yes, the sticky buns are still good, but it's the rest of... More 

Thank jtimbo
ManagerX1, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your detailed comments with us. It is disappointing to hear that you were dissatisfied with your meal. Our food is lovingly prepared, and generally well received by our guests, however I am sorry that it didn't meet your expectations. Please know that I have shared your feedback with the chef as well as the rest of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$50
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, View
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

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