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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 good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“sticky buns” (134 reviews)
“trout” (23 reviews)
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5550 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-4120
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

We held our rehearsal dinner here as the venue is so lovely. We visited the restaurant 3 times to taste different appetizers and entrees and choose the right ones. We spent over $11,000 on a dinner for 48 people with open bar. Out of the...More

1  Thank teevee3
00gc, Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with this detailed review of our restaurant and your event. As I shared when speaking with you, I was very troubled by the problems you encountered, and I offered my apologies for the experience you describe....More

Reviewed 13 May 2017

A close relative from Dallas was here for business. We got together Friday night for dinner. I thought El Chorro would be a good place to take him. I had not been there since it changed hands several years ago. I checked out the menu...More

1  Thank JoeVerdi2017
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Your feedback is greatly appreciated. I am very sorry that you felt your experience was not in line with our pricing. We try very hard to stay competitive with the local restaurants in the Paradise Valley community. We truly value your business, and I hope...More

Reviewed 10 May 2017

Service was great and sight is gorgeous, 6 people ordering only an appetizer, entree, and 2 bottles of wine ($41 each) and the bill was $475 including tip automatically added on by the restaurant. Sticky buns are weird as house appitizer and not consistent with...More

1  Thank Tom F
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Dear Tom F, we appreciate your feedback and so pleased you found our staff provided wonderful service and that the views can’t be beat. However, we are sorry that you felt your dining experience was not in line with our pricing. We take great pride...More

Reviewed 10 May 2017

Went for special dinner. Three youngsters at reception had lost and finally found reservation and said; " Got your table , this way "you guys"! A woman over 70 and 38 year old woman are NOT "YOU GUYS". There used to be season experience people...More

2  Thank Charles H
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Charles, thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. We cannot compromise when it comes to etiquette issues and I will make sure that this will not be repeated. We appreciate your observation and will take the required measures to resolve all the...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017

A see and be scene place prepare for a lovely evening eating under the stars. Wait staff is knowledgeable, menu is elevated and nutritious. Make a reservation well in advance.More

Thank anelu8
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thanks for the great comments about our restaurant and most importantly our ambiance. 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. It was a pleasure serving you,...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017

Good evening. My wife and I just left after having my Birthday Meal there. It was highly recommended by Locals in the area. We are from Ohio here on Business and pleasure. First off, management recognized we were not waited on in a timely fashion...More

1  Thank Mzaluski21
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Dear Mzaluski21, thank you for coming to our restaurant for your special evening out. Please accept our apologies for the overall poor experience. We are disappointed that our staff was not attentive to your needs and concerns regarding your lobster appetizer vs the cost. We...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017

32 years of dining here and I am not thrilled with the new ownership. I have always come to this place for special occasions because of the food and ambiance. They have gotten stingy with the sticky buns. The steaks are ok, but at $54...More

2  Thank 761douglasw
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

We appreciate your review and always welcome guest feedback. I'm sorry that your dining experience did not match your previous visits. Consistency in quality, both with cuisine and service, is something that we try very hard to deliver. I will look into your concerns personally...More

Reviewed 26 April 2017

El Chorro is a great restaurant. Dinner on the patio in April was amazing. Weather was perfect. Amazing views as the sun set. The food was fabulous. Despite the name, I didn't see anything that resembled Mexican food. More of a high end steak and...More

Thank Todd C
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Todd, I am delighted to know your recent 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. Thank you...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017

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.More

Thank kaspermesa
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

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...More

Reviewed 20 April 2017

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.More

Thank katebrunelle
00gc, General Manager at El Chorro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

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...More

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Marsha S
Are there any vegetarian options for dinner?
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.
what time and what days are the happy hours??????----inside or outside?????
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
Me and my golf buddies made a couple of trips here back in the 90's and I remembered it for its chicken fried steak??? It was the size of the plate with unbelievable cream gravy and mashed potatoes? Am I thinking of the wrong restaurant? I could swear it was here? I'm bringing kids for family reunion.
23 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, 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
Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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