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5550 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-4120 (56th Street & Lincoln Drive)
+1 480-948-5170
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Sun Lakes, Arizona
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Don't let the name fool you. Definitely not a Mexican restaurant. It has a eclectic menu. Food and service were outstanding. Outdoor seating during Spring and Fall a must. A little pricey, but well worth it.

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Thank kaspermesa
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

I was so pleased to read your very positive review, especially in regards to our location- the view of Camelback Mountain is truly spectacular. I'm so glad you enjoyed all of your selections and our service. Please join us again soon! Warm Regards, Ryan Prentiss General Manager 480-948-5170 X-208 ryan@elchorro.com More 

Williston, North Dakota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had our wedding here and it was great, the food was AMAZING and the staff was so kind and helpful. It is pricey but the view was amazing.

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Thank katebrunelle
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

First of all congratulations for a new journey of your life. We are so happy we were part of your special occasion and that you were satisfied with all that we have to offer. Thank you for sharing your feedback of El Chorro, and we hope you will come and see us again in the near future. Warm Regards, Ryan... More 

Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've been visiting Scottsdale for spring break for a decade, and we cannot miss a brunch at El Chorro Lodge. It starts with a basket of homemade sticky buns. Just ridiculously amazing! The rest of the food is pretty great, too - add a mimosa and it's the beginning of a perfect Arizona day! The outdoor patio is lovely, as... More 

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Thank 3pt5woman
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

The Sticky Buns are everyone's favorite, it's true. I'm so glad you enjoyed everything else, as well and that you loved the view of Camelback Mountain. Thanks for dining with us again at El Chorro, and we look forward to serving you back soon. Warm Regards, Ryan Prentiss General Manager 480-948-5170 X-208 ryan@elchorro.com More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do NOT, NOT, have dinner here. This is a must when we are in Paradise Valley. Since our last visit, El Charro has expanded it's outdoor dining space on the patio in a desert setting under the trees. There is also bar seating outside and several beautiful dining settings inside. The staff are customer friendly and willing to grant requests.... More 

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Thank kemeny1055
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thanks for the great comments about our restaurant and for your consistent support. Our goal is to provide a friendly, cozy, rustic, and comfortable dining experience for everyone and I'm so happy that you found it to your liking. Your feedback is much appreciated, and we hope to see you again soon. Warm Regards, Ryan Prentiss General Manager 480-948-5170 X-208... More 

Virginia
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404 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

$280 Easter brunch for 4 of us with no drinks, including a "mandatory" tip hard wired into bill which I thought was odd and a disincentive for servers to provide good service. We ate: Frittata: bland, chewy crust Eggs Benedict: quite good with nice ham but some butter on the english muffins wouldn't have hurt Seafood pasta: good, but the... More 

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Thank ExRIGuy
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments! We are glad you had a good dining experience at El Chorro and that you liked our location. We also appreciate your observations and suggestions and have taken a note of it. We hope you will think of us whenever you come back to Paradise Valley. Warm Regards, Ryan Prentiss General Manager 480-948-5170... More 

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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely evening on the patio with great food, good views and excellent atmosphere. Service was good as well. Love the sticky buns!

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Thank Steven M
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Steven, I'm beginning to think our guests are only joining us for the Sticky Buns, and not for our award winning, carefully prepared menu selections, experienced staff, and breathtaking views. Oh well, I'm so glad you enjoyed everything, especially the Sticky Buns! Remember, we do offer them to go, anytime. Thank you so much for dining with us! Warm Regards,... More 

Level Contributor
26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While it was a drive from Scottsdale, the recommendation to dine here was a great call. Excellent service, wonderfull food and a different well priced wine selection. Highly recommended, make sure you dine on the patio!

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Thank Jeffrey F
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Jeffrey, I am delighted to know your dining experience at El Chorro was absolutely perfect! Our talented chef and his staff will be happy to know that every selection was expertly prepared and served, and it was truly our pleasure serving you. We greatly appreciate your recommendation and look forward to your next visit very soon. Warm Regards, Ryan Prentiss... More 

Castle Rock, Colorado
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

El Charro has a perfect outdoor patio. If you want views, fireplaces, fire pits and water features this is the spot. We come back every year for that reason. The food has been good through the years but this year it was great. We had the tequila shrimp & filet mignon and everything was cooked to perfection. Service was outstanding,... More 

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Thank Sparkle162016
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you for being a loyal guest of El Chorro. We are delighted that you had a great time sitting outside on our patio, and enjoyed the beautiful views of Camelback Mountain. It is also great to read that you were impressed with the food we serve and with our courteous service. I will be sure to share your comments... More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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346 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a first impression. All of the outdoor seating, flames and gorgeous views. Once seated, however, the appetizers that were delivered to our group table were dry. The Sea Bass was not all that flavorful and the salads were full of beets which I really don't like. Side dishes were fine but overall I would say the food is average... More 

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Thank McFerrid
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Thank you for the candid review. I’m happy that, for the most part, you liked your dining experience. However, I apologize that you did not enjoy the Sea Bass and the salad we served. I will speak with our culinary staff about your concerns and, of course, the necessary changes will be made. I would love to have you as... More 

Indiana
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377 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is always good! The service is always good! You can dine in or dine out on the patio area and enjoy one of the fireplaces! I have come here for years and never miss an opportunity to stop by when I am in the area! Try it!

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Thank Ron M
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this review

Ron, it was a pleasure having you as our guest. Our goal is to provide a friendly, cozy, rustic, and comfortable dining experience for everyone and I'm so happy that you found it to your liking. Thank you for dining with us on again, and we look forward to welcoming you back to El Chorro. Warm Regards, Ryan Prentiss General... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 50
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, 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
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?