El Vez

4.7
4697 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern
A contemporary Mexican restaurant, El Vez offers many unique items such as mahi mahi tacos, ahi tuna tostadas, carne asada and pasilla braised pork pozole. Enjoy their made-to-order guacamole & margaritas with fresh-squeezed juices. Top off your meal with "The El Vez," a flourless chocolate cake, peanut butter mousse and carmelized bananas.
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Our server was extremely helpful with recommendations about food and beverages given that it was our first visit. This place is festive and full of life.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good Food, Nice ambiance

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Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always great!

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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Our server checked on us 25 minutes after we received our food and we needed some things, and I asked them to bring out a birthday dessert and they said they would put a candle in it and deliver it after our meal. A food dinner dropped it on the table and mumbled happy birthday and left. No candle. Then I had to stand up for 15 minutes to try to get the servers attention to pay the bill. I should’ve went somewhere else.

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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The drinks, appetizer, and atmosphere was great. The meal itself was not the best.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience - informed waitress that we were in a bit of a time crunch because we had to get to another meeting. She made sure our food came out quickly and brought the check over toward the end of our meal so we could leave immediately following our meal. And the food is always awesome!

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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a must, food is awesome, staff is great. Highly recommend this place to everyone. Enjoy!!!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

18 years daughter’s b day.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was good, especially the guacamole. Chips were fresh. More salsa would have been nice. The only downside was the noise... music could be turned down a bit.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always solid service and food quality. Great date spot.

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about El Vez was fantastic! I have been waiting to try El Vez for years now, but I always wait til too late to make my reservation. I lucked out this time, and I am so happy everything exceeded my expectations! I hope to visit again soon!

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1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating for food allergies and dietary restrictions!

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M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

El Vez was a great spot for dinner. The margarita was fantastic. We ordered the chips and guacamole. I will say they're guacamole is overpriced, and it is way too loud. They could turn down the music. It was busy, but our waitress was helpful and quick. The tacos were delicious. It's a great night out, but there are equally delicious alternatives if you're on a budget.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was awesome- as always! 😊

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always!

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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

We've dined all over Philly, and this may be the noisiest restaurant in the city. We absolutely could not talk to one another at all. Food is excellent, but we will not return unless they change the acoustics in the dining room.

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KB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

El vez has wonderful Mexican food. The tuna appetizer was so good, fresh and tasty that we ordered another round of it for the table. We had the guacamole with goat cheese and everyone loved the combo of flavors. We were a large table and the service was wonderful. Everyone agreed that it was the best Mexican that they had ever had.....and this comes from a group of foodies.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Good: drinks and guacamole
Okay: service and food

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I tasted every ingredient in the best tacos and drinks I've ever had definitely my favorite restaurant to come to in Philly.

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CF
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had reservations and seating was efficient. The waitstaff was excellent, never having to wait before my waitress offered another. The food is exceptional. I wish El Vez was closer to my home in Orlando.

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Great service! Perfect location.

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K
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Would highly recommend this restaurant! We made a reservation and were quickly seated when we arrived, the service was fast, the food was amazing, and they even brought a complimentary dessert for our friend for his birthday (based on his Id, and not us telling them!)

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W
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved EL VEZ. Will be back soon. Food was very good. Service was great!

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1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wife’s birthday

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j
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was really salty!!

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LR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were awesome and the service was great! We will return.

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very loud and our table was not ready until over 15 minutes after our reservation time. Waitress made up for it by bringing us complementary nachos which were delicious. Drinks and guac were wonderful but our cauliflower tacos were somewhat bland.

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1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun atmosphere. Service was highly professional — not surprised but beyond what I expected. Food was great — polenta fries are classic. Lunch meal is a good value. Veg Caesar was delicious. Only issue, vent and door seating can be a bit chilly!

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GV
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Everything was ok except my salad was brown, management apologized and removed it from bill .... seabass tacos delish as usual

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Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff from the moment we entered were very nice and accommodating. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and the guacamole choices outstanding. Overall we had a really wonderful evening and would definitely come back again when in Philadelphia. This is a place that we will recommend to friends,

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girls trip

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LB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 2ambience 4

I love this restaurant and waited an entire month for a weekend reservation, however this time wasn't as great as I was hoping. The entre was a little disappointing, the pork was overly greasy, great flavor however not the best carnitas and I wouldn't recommend it. The Apps and dessert is awesome but the pork tacos, ehhh. Its still A great restaurant, just was really disappointed this time

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 4th time here however it's odd that when you call to make a reservation they always say "NO" and then there are numerous table available online. Love the food, love the atmosphere!

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B
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, great service. Music was way too loud.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The noise level makes it hard to really enjoy the experience.

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SM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

It was so loud in there we could not hear each other and there was a couple behind us that was screaming arguing with each other . The waitress was just ok , too much time in between drinks . Not for me for that price .

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IH
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

VERY loud but what an incredible experience for an out-of-Towner. The nachos were INSANE. The tortilla soup was excellent as well! Would highly recommend to anyone!

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SC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

When I ate there a long time ago, I left hungry and disappointed. Not so yesterday. Food was tasty and ample-sized servings. Only complaint was that the coffee/tea were cold when served but they remedied that as soon as we mentioned it.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

chopped salad was terrible. old lettuce, overdressed, poor flavor. been there in the past but won’t eat there again.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great time and a great spot for dates and to hang out with friends

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