Fun and vibrant place! RecommendatiFun and vibrant place! Recommendations were all good, espeically the mahi mahi tacos!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways solid!Great food, great drinks, always crowded and almost always loud: see and be seen sort of scene.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulousMy lunch date was late due to traffic. My waiter was extremely patient and attentive in spite of me sitting there with nothing more than a diet coke for a half hour . Then the food was as fantastic as always. A great dining experience, but a little too noisy. Won 't keep me from going back as everything else is great!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMMexican gourmetNot your average TexMex. Real Mexican food, very creative guacamole choices. Best margaritas I've tried outside Mexico.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat but loudWe could not have been happier with the food or ser vice. The sampling of guacamole was perfect for a split appetizer among the four of us. The dinners were flavorful and not too much. Reasonably priced and our server was attentive without being intrusive or overbearing. A lovely dessert with a candle for the joint birthdays of our wives was a very nice treat. I would recommend sitting as far away from the bar as possible, though, as that area gets extremely crowded and exceptionally loud.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my absolute favoriteOne of my absolute favorite places. Consistently great food and great service.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways FunMy daughter just returned from 6 months in Japan and really wanted some nachos, etc. El Vez was just perfect.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMEl VezThe service is great and the fish tacos are amazing!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMUsually not a fan of Mexican food... but El Vez was awesome - shared the guac and macho nachos!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMalways deliciousAlway enjoy El Vez - the polenta fries were particularly delicious on this most recent visit. Lunch options are wonderful.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMLOVE THE GUAC!!The food was absolutely out of this world and the guacamole was as amazing as advertised!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFun and FestiveWe really enjoyed our dinner. The waiter was friendly and willing to make recommendations. Fun drink selection and we all enjoyed the guacamole and manchego cheese appetizer.
Also top on the list was the taco sampler! Not your typical taco and excellent presentation.
We will be returning soon...4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a great little gem.What a great little gem. The staff and the atmosphere were phenomenal! We were greeted at the door by friendly hostesses that were very personal and fun. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the food menu and drinks. We ordered the crab guac and chicken enchiladas which were very tastey. The enchiladas melted in our mouths and the margarita that was made for my gf was one of the best we've had.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat First VisitThis was first visit for my wife & me and we loved it. We started with the traditional guacamole & chips and pitcher of El Vez Margaritas...both fresh & delicious. For entrees my wife had the grilled beef tacos & I had the crispy Mahi-Mahi tacos w/side of rice & black beans. Both were delicious w/ nice presentations. We were both too full to go for dessert...maybe next time!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMEl Vez Energetic Mexican RestaurantEl Vez is an energetic Mexican restaurant in the heart of Philadelphia. The food is amazing. You can't pass on their signature homemade guacamole. There are several varieties to pick from and since it is made fresh to order you can even customize your selection. The margaritas were some of the best I have ever had and made using real fruit juices. There is something for everyone when it comes to entrees and several selections were you get to sample mutliple items. I tried the taco tasting platter which had a smaller version of all 5 of their taco varities. All I can say is AMAZING and I would order it again. Definitely make a reservation and don't visit on a night when you want a quite dinner, as that is not the atmosphere here.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMEl Vez is Fun!El Vez was great! The ambiance is lively & energetic, the margaritas are good (but pricey) and the food was very good. Would definitely go back again.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AM5 Stars nothing lessI do not understand why anyone would say that the food here was not good. This is a Mexican restaurant so if you don't really adore that style then don't go here. However if you like Mexican food then you will enjoy this place. The atmosphere is very vibrant it's sort of like a club. The guacamole is amazing and they have so many different styles. The menu doesn't mention it but you can order a sampler which allows you to choose three different styles for one price. You should do this because it gives you the chance to try a variety. You can't go wrong all of them are amazing. The taco sampler is also the way to go this way you find out what you like most. The fried chicken was just divine. The drinks are the best part, so many choices.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMEnergetic place. Very noisyEnergetic place. Very noisy at lunch, but everyone had a good time. Food is very good. We are wine drinkers and the wine list is expensive. Could use some help.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMLarge variety of excellentLarge variety of excellent margaritas. Guacamole and chips and salsa (loved the salsa verde) are superb. Fun atmosphere.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMhostess and waiting staffhostess and waiting staff were excellent, efficient and accomodating.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat setting!! Service wasGreat setting!! Service was super friendly and for how busy the restaurant was the service was very fast!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMHad not been there in yearsHad not been there in years - just going to other places -- and it was even better than remembered! Great margaritas, short rib burrito, guac - always outstanding. It will not be years before I return!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMLoud but really goodGuacamole was really good. A bit noisy for this function but overall very satisfied.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNot to be missedFun, happening place. Went there with 3 generations of family members, and all loved it. The guacamole is spectacular, and the mahi mahi tacos the best! Recommend highly4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Awesome atmosphereGreat food. Awesome atmosphere and great service . It was our second time at El Vez and we will be back.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect from start to finish.I live in Manhattan and I am jealous that Philly gets El Vez! The table side guac is absolutely essential -- they are all great, but I had the one with jumbo lump crab last time and it was amazing! Had their mahi mahi fish tacos, great portion, fried nicely but not at all greasy. Also had their grilled shrimp with a crab tamale and omg, the tamale was the best thing I've ever eaten. Got the churro for dessert and basically made my week.
The wait staff were not just quick and efficient, but friendly as well!
Definitely recommended!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great experience,Always a great experience, whether just at the bar or a full meal.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent. A+++Every time I go to El Vez its fantastic. The food us unreal, the service is excellent, and the atmosphere is great. Would highly recommend to anyone who likes Mexican Food.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great. MargaritasFood was great. Margaritas were excellent. Service was attentive and helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery time I visit El VezEvery time I visit El Vez it's been a great experience ... whether its work or friends, serious or fun!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and the service was excellent!Food and the service was excellent! Waitor was very knowlegable and they cater to specific requests.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGuacamole 7 ways. Taco'sGuacamole 7 ways. Taco's enchaladas and a jalapenio, bacon and tequilla bloody mary. Fun place, happy workers! Happy customers who wait for opening at brunch.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMHuaraches de hongos (sp?)Huaraches de hongos (sp?) is incredible! My boyfriend had one of the steak dishes and loved it as well.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat selection of deliciousGreat selection of delicious guacamole. The mahi tacos were amazing too!!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI had a fantastic experienceI had a fantastic experience at El Vez. First, I was running about 40 minutes late for my reservation-I called to let them know and when I arrived they still had me seated within 5 minutes. The food was amazing! Light and delicious! Next time we will probably just do guac and margaritas but we will definitely be back!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSensational mahi tacos.Fun place. Always wonderful food. Outstanding guacamole. Sensational mahi tacos. Delish margaritas4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI had never tried El Vez untilI had never tried El Vez until Thursday night. Making a reservation was easy though when our timing changed the choices were slim. We got there slightly early and were told our table was not yet ready. Right on time the hostess came over and seated us. The menu was varied with many good looking choices. We each found something that sounded good I had the special and my wife had pork tacos. Both main courses were more appetizer sized but excellent. The size of the portions was the only negative about the food. The only other warning would be that the volume was so loud that we had to yell at each other to be heard. I will probably try again at lunch hoping that it will be quieter.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect Start to a Fantastic Night!I don't live in Philadelphia, but have been to El Vez on many occasions and it never disappoints! The atmosphere is kitchy-fun, the food is outstanding (particularly the guacamole!) and the wait staff is always great, only enhancing the experience. This last trip to El Vez was with my girlfriends before we headed to the Maroon 5 concert and I couldn't think of a better way to start our night...great time! I should also say I'm a huge fan of Starr restaurants...the guy just knows how to do it right!!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this Place!!This is a special place for me and my sister - we stumbled across it years ago & it has been our go to place ever since. The corn is my absolute favorite, and the guacomole (no matter which kind) is always fresh & delicious. I ordered the Guava Mojito and loved it - so refreshing!! The black bean enchiladas and sea bass tacos are to die for!!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server was very informative,Our server was very informative, even though we have been to ElVez before. It is a fun place.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great service,Great food, great service, not rushed, drinks were very good, very noisy, overall--great.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthdayWe told our waiter it was my sisters 21st birthday and he brought over churrohs with a candle - very thoughtful!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food & service, nachosGreat food & service, nachos were the best I've ever had. I will be going back very soon3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMLove el vez, food is alwaysLove el vez, food is always good & they have great margaritas !3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGuacamole is awesome, as areGuacamole is awesome, as are the margs! Wish their vegetarian menu were a bit more extensive as currently it is limiting. Still great food, service & atmosphere, so we are definitely returning sooner than later!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great and staff wasFood was great and staff was friendly..noise level was a bit high for a monday night had a hard time speaking and hearing my friend across the table.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways love the Original guacamole;Always love the Original guacamole; tried the Mexican salad with steak this time, which was delicious.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to El Vez severalWe have been to El Vez several times. Food is always great and wonderful margaritas. We had a great server, neff. Who was kind enough to move our table out a bit because we were so close to the bar. Crowded Saturday night so it was a tough table to have, but fine non the less.
Highly recommend El Vez for parties, drinks, and a great time!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food -Great fun.We were in Philadelphia for our 44th wedding anniversary. We found El Vez on the internet and thought it had an intriguing Mexican dish menu. It was different from the standard fair of most Mexican restaurants. The food was GREAT! It was a very nice experience. My wife and I really enjoyed it.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved everything aboutWe loved everything about El Vez except the noise level. It was extremely loud the entire time we were dining. But for that, we would have rated everything as outstanding3/22/2013 12:00:00 AM