El Corral steakhouse has been a Tucson favorite for years. It is always packed with the family circuses of parents, grandparents and children, because it delivers excellent food, friendly service and modest prices. Prime rib is the house specialty, served in several sizes with some serious horseradish sauce. An excellent children's menu is not the least bit patronizing, as it has prime rib, steak and macaroni and cheese. We think they serve the best iceberg lettuce salad in Tucson, which is quite a trick in itself. It is prepared tableside with mushrooms, sunflower seeds and croutons tossed with a honey vinaigrette dressing. Several margarita choices will get you started.
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