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El Chorro Lodge

33. El Chorro

A relaxed southwestern atmosphere and patio views of Mummy Mountain make this restaurant a perfect example of "Arizona Destination Dining" in Paradise Valley.  The recently renovated 1930's architecture perfectly fits the surroundings and even includes an on-site herb garden.  The restaurant dishes up only fresh local, organic and seasonal ingredients in its recipes, making every selection authentically Arizonan.  A gluten-free menu has also been made available for those with dietary considerations.  The large patio is stunning and features several large fireplaces and highlights the quintessential beauty of desert landscaping. The sticky buns are famous at El Chorro and highly recommended. The restaurant is also available as a wedding venue.