Do we host weddings and special events?
Yes, we have two gorgeous areas available for weddings and a handful of other spaces perfect for intimate gatherings and social events! View our Private Event Venues.
We want to take photos at El Chorro. How do we go about doing that?
We have intentionally created and maintained a beautiful environment for people to enjoy. Maintenance of this extensive and lush property is an expensive undertaking. If you are taking professional photos and/or are being paid or compensated in trade for doing so, you need to pay us a site fee and complete a request. If you are simply taking personal pictures, you do not need to pay a site fee. However, we trust that you will help pay the cost of our maintenance by dining with us in the restaurant. View our Photo Policy.
What kind of cuisine does El Chorro serve?
El Chorro serves a variety of fresh, seasonally inspired and innovative dishes featuring Roasted Pork Tenderloin; Center Cut Filet; Seasonal Wild Salmon join select El Chorro dinner menu classics such as Flash Fried Lobster Tail and Beef Stroganoff. We refer to this as Arizona cuisine with a Southwestern flare and we know you will enjoy it!
Do you offer lodging?
In 1937, El Chorro was a restaurant, bar, and lodge! At that time, there were rooms to hold guests year round. Currently, we only offer venue space and our restaurant! However, we would be happy to make recommendations in the areas for you as we are surrounded by the valley’s top resorts and hotels. View a list of our preferred local accommodations.
Is El Chorro a green property?
As part of the renovation of the historic Paradise Valley facilities, El Chorro incorporated a number of green-building features, including a solar-energy water heating system and solar electric panels that reduces the restaurant’s energy use by more than 50 percent. It also features eco-friendly insulation made of recycled blue jeans. More than 75 percent of the materials used in the redesign were salvaged from the original restaurant, including 80+ of the original plants.
Because of this dedication to sustainability, El Chorro became the first restaurant in Arizona to earn the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) Gold Certification. The designation is the only universally recognized green-building pedigree, with the Gold Certification being the second-highest level attainable.
What are the famous sticky buns and how can I get some?
Every order of an entrée includes a basket of the sweet and sticky treats; served before your meal arrives. Featured on Food Network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate thanks to local celeb-chef Beau MacMillian, these buns come smothered in a brown sugar glaze that makes licking your fingers not only acceptable, but expected. A mixture of cinnamon and butter gives them irresistible appeal, and ask us about ordering Sticky Buns To Go!