Awesome TimeGreat service, amazing food and overall wonderful experience! I6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMEl Vez is great!!The food was excellent, the pitcher of margaritas was great and my favorite part was the spicy crab guacamole. I wish I could've taken a container of that home with me! Reservations are good to have because this place stays packed! But I had a wonderful night out with the girls! Thanks El Vez!!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome foodOverall, great. Steven Starr never lets me down. I do have to say, if you're planning on a quiet dining experience, don't go here. It was veeerrrryy loud. My boyfriend is hard of hearing, so that was kind of a pain. Aside from that, really awesome.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent Mexican food and drinksTacos and enchiladas were great, and to start your meal I highly recommend the El Vez special margaritas and guacamole! The service is also very good, the only downside is it can be noisy if you are seated near the bar.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMNever DisappointsRecently went to meet up with colleagues for lunch. Great lunch combinations, fast and attentive service.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousWe had a great variety of food and drinks. Everything was delicious as usual.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMRob's BrithdayOur friend Rob chose El Vez to have a birthday celebration dinner because it is his and our favorite place for a delicious meal, in a fun atmosphere. We've always found the food to be excellent, as well as the service. Our visit on Sunday was dependable and beyond. Our server had a keen ear and overheard that we were celebrating a birthday and brought a surprise dessert for Rob. A small gesture that went a long way. Thanks for another great meal!!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMEntertained friends from TexasEntertained friends from Texas who were sceptical about finding good Tex-Mex in Philly. They are sceptical no more. The tacos al carbon, blood orange 'ritas and guac were the biggest hits, but scallops and enchiladas were popular too. Looking forward to entertain friends from Oaxaha here next!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!The food was fantastic. The nachos we ordered were unique and good, the plantains were to die for. We all loved our entrees (shrimp quesadilla, steak tacos, enchiladas, steak Cesar salad) and the blood orange margaritas were the best margaritas we've ever had. We loved our night there, and we will definitely be back.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great DinnerWe have eaten at El Vez quite a few times and we always get great service and great food. The Bazooka Limon appetizer is a favorite and always super fresh. My husband likes the Red Snapper a la Veracrusana. Sometimes it is a little hard to hear, but the energetic vibe is very friendly. We recommend it often.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacularEl Vez is amazing. You can never go wrong with El Vez for Mexican or just wanting a great dinner out in the city and/or drinks.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my FavoritesHave been to El Vez a few times. Never been disappointed. Had the fajitas for two this time and it was great! Huge portion. The guac dip is a must for an appetizer.
It's a fun place to go to and the service is good; I'm sure I'll be back a few more times.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGuacamole like no otherSimply yum. Great food and a cool atmosphere. The only negative was one of the wait staff kept walking by to see what stage of our meal we were at and writing it down so I felt a bit rushed.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMYum yum yumAlways terrific! Guacamole the best we've ever had. Fantastic margueritas. We dine there as often as we can. Never disappoints5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMahi MahiWent out for the celebration of a few things. The best Mexican food I have eaten in this city, hands-down.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat house margaritas andGreat house margaritas and guacamole. This place is always packed and lively. They have a formula that works. Love the photo booth!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSolid high-end mexicanNo real complaints here. The blood orange margarita is amazing. The food is high-end Mexican, so it's more expensive than most, but not the greasy, cheese-heavy stuff found elsewhere. Cool atmosphere, but definitely very loud.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFish tacos were deliciousFish tacos were delicious as was the roasted corn soup with a perfectly cooked scallop. Quesadillas were adequate but nothing special. Very fun atmosphere! Really loud - don't expect to have much conversation unless you shout or are right next to someone.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFun 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 AMFor a mid week dinner, theFor a mid week dinner, the restaurant was busy. It was also very loud, which has not helped by the volume of the background music, which everyone had to shout over.5/9/2013 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 a winnerEl Vez never disappoints- my favorite Starr restaurant for multiple reasons.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 AMFabulous margaritas!Our food and drinks were fabulous per usual. Our waitress was not very friendly and even dropped our check on the table at the end and didn't even apologize. We will definitely be back, I would just hope for a different server.4/28/2013 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 AMConsistently good food andConsistently good food and service. My only issue was the noise. On the evening I dined (a Friday evening 7:45pm) it was so loud I couldn't hear the person sitting next to me (we weren't even sitting across from on another).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 AMonly complaint...too loud!only complaint...too loud! Tough to hear waitress and people sitting across from me.4/21/2013 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 AM