I was driving by El Chorro on Lincoln Drive in Paradise Valley and got a craving for their delicious sticky buns. First, I will give you some history behind this iconic restaurant, and then we can talk about food.
El Chorro was developed by John C. Lincoln as the Judson School for Girls in 1934, and was converted to a restaurant and lodge in 1937. It was only open seasonally until 1990, when it started to be open year round. Additions have been made to the original buildings, in keeping with the historic style. The restaurant is between Camelback and Mummy Mountains, offering wonderful desert views.
They are known for their scrumptious Sunday brunch, where you can order Grand Marnier Laced Pancakes, Rainbow Trout, Paradise Valley Ham and Cheese, and the delicious Duncan Farms Beet Salad.
El Chorro is also open for dinner daily. Specialties include Rocky Mountain Lamb Chops, Trout Amandine, Short Ribs, and of course the Classic Beef Stroganoff. You can also stop by for happy hour, Monday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., for specials on beer, wine, margaritas and appetizers.
You will love the delicious sticky buns. They are automatically brought to the table before brunch and even before dinner. They are so delicious, you may want to take some home. They can be pre-ordered at $20 for a dozen.
One of the most wonderful dining experiences is sitting outside on the patio and enjoying the views of the mountains and the beautiful desert landscape. There is also a bocce ball court next to the patio. Have a great dining experience and enjoy the sticky buns!