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El Chorro

Map & Directions 5550 E. Lincoln Drive
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
  • Mexican, Modern America
  • Mon - Sat: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Sun: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Accepted
  • Lot Available


Phoenix New Times' Description

Although El Chorro Lodge has changed hands several times since it first opened in 1937, some things are fixed in time: the rustic Sonoran Desert charm, the copper-topped bar, and the free basket of warm sticky buns. That’s right – no matter what time of day you dine, the server will grace you with a hot-out-of-the-oven swirl of soft dough soaked in a sweet, sticky glazy of butter and melted brown sugar. Once those are devoured, it’s on to the rest of the menu, a mix of Mexican-inspired dishes and Modern American cuisine, all with a local Arizona touch. Dinner can begin with the Windmill Farms roasted beet salad with crispy parsnips, Crow’s Dairy feta cheese, and sherry maple vinaigrette. Larger plates include a buffalo burger with bacon onion marmalade, chicken enchiladas with red and green chile, and polenta and vegetable napoleon with grilled citrus quinoa and sweet red bell pepper sauce. And don’t forget to save room for homemade pie; flavors change daily.

Member Reviews

  • phoenixnewtimesbestof wrote a review for El Chorro
    on 05/06/09

    El Chorro Lodge is a bastion of old-school cool, the kind of place where you can rely on stiff cocktails, a leisurely Arizona-glam atmosphere, and classic dishes like shrimp Louie, sautéed chicken livers with bacon, tableside chateaubriand, or a glorious mesquite-broiled prime steak. But there's something else worth going for, and it's not on the menu. It's El Chorro's homemade... More >>

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  • Phoenix New Times on 03/11/13

    Happy hour wines by the glass are decent & dirt-cheap & a table in the lounge features a freebie buffet if you don't want to spring for happy hour nibbles such as street tacos & crispy chicken livers.

  • Meg M. on 04/22/13

    The sticky buns are way better than Cinnabun. Very good. Amazing food!

  • Cin Cin on 10/07/13

    Ask for Phillip from Iowa - very entertaining! Sunday brunch must haves: el chorro Bloody Mary, tenderloin benny, and order some sticky buns to go because it's just so delicious

  • lafinguy on 01/27/13

    Celebrating over 40 years of Sunday brunches here with pop.

  • Michelle O. on 09/26/12

    Free happy hour buffet will continue through the fall! 5-6 pm Monday through Saturday. Yum!

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