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Apr 13, 2007 09:07 AM

Mesquite grilling - Phoenix?

I'm looking for good spots that may offer mesquite grilled steaks. Read about Pinnacle Peak...not sure about it...
Any other ideas?

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  1. El Chorro Lodge in Paradise Valley offers Mesquite Grilled Steaks and Lamb.

    They are still the only place in town that offers Shad Roe......!

    6 Replies
    1. re: ciaogal

      Durant's does mesquite broiled, and as far as I know, El Chorro Lodge also broils. That restaurant is a joke though, great for 90 year old grandparents who like things as plain as they come. If you're looking for an even remotely interesting meal, stay away.

      Also Richardson's does pecan wood smoked entrees.

      1. re: AZBconcierge

        El Chorro Lodge is hardly a joke,It's been a consistent part of Phoenix restaurant culture for many years. I'm far from a 90 year old and it's still one of my favorite places.Always good service and always good food.

        1. re: twodogs

          Where else in town besides El Chorro Lodge can you dine on rack of lamb or chateaubriand for 2 carved tableside....(that's not a la carte.....relish tray, salad and sides are all included)
          Served on the patio watching the sunset over Camelback and Mummy Mountains sipping an extra dry martini.....

          Don't forget their famous sticky buns.....A classic!

          p.s. I am not even close to 90!

          1. re: ciaogal

            El Chorro is horrendous. It stays open solely for the patio, view and history.

            1. re: shb123

              Re: Pinnacle Peak, the only things I can tell you from my experience, are:
              1. The last time I went to the Arizona one, I was 5 years old.
              2. I still go to the one here in San Dimas, I like the simplicity of a nicely grilled steak, beans, bread, and salad. But the one in Arizona, I believe, is separately owned, so I don't know how they are now. I would think it would be the same general menu - steaks, ribs, beans...

            2. re: ciaogal

              Thank you I'm very much aware of their menu, but the food is still bland, plain, boring, or whatever you would like to call it. I was invited to dine there several weeks ago and was FAR less than impressed. Most of the clientele is 90 and it's the type of place kinda like Tomaso's where the same old people have been going there for 30 years and they better NEVER change the menu.