El Vez

4.7
5555 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5555 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

YUMMSY! The food was delicious. We had the build your own tacos for two and were NOT disappointed. Service was outstanding and the place is amazing!

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vipDelawareGirl
Philadelphia
70 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous dinner tonight at El Vez. Everything was spectacular- the food was delicious and beautifully presented; the service was impeccable; and the atmosphere was warm and inviting. Everyone in this restaurant works so hard to ensure that every guest has a wonderful dining experience - the host/hostesses, the servers, the runners, the kitchen, and the bus boys - everyone. We had a wonderful evening. Thank you for making my birthday so special. 🎂

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Horrible experience when you’re black.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at El Vez and I will definitely be going back! The food was absolutely delicious and our waiter was so friendly and awesome. Special shout out to the grilled side of corn on the cob—loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Meg was amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although I was a little sad Max was off today, Meg was great and made the 2 Aries birthday celebration a great experience! Can’t wait to come back again! Definitely 1 of my all time fave spots. Great food, great drinks and great service!!

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anonymous
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was very good! However, our waitress was a little out of it.

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vipneighbor
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and our server was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Business celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When in Philly I go to ElVez. Great enjoyable food. Good service. Had the Taco Al Carbon... simply awesome

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michaelm
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We booked a 9:00 p.m. reservation and felt like the waitress was rushing us to order so that she could get off early.

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Nantaz
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing atmosphere, probably the best Mexican food I’ve ever had!!!! Will visit again when we come to Phili next time!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Birthday dinner for my daughter. Nothing special was offered for her.

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vipPier56
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I live outside of Philadelphia. We go to our favorite place "EL VEZ every weekend. We know most of the staff and enjoy the food and especially the Blood Orange Margarita drinks.

Fun place to be!

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vipSharon
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time. Great service and even better food.

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carls
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food! Super quick service and did not have to wait to be seated. Had 8:30 reservations and sat us on time! We will be going back again!!

JJ
JamalJames
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not enough time to eat . The time was the only issue

DL
DianeL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place and eat here every time we come to Philly. It's a good idea to make a reservation since it gets busy.

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anonymous11
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt safe dining outdoors and the service was phenomenal. They asked for our dining experience to exceed no more than an hour and a half, which was no problem with how fast the service was. Food and staff were really great!

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vipCyndilouwhi
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is not one thing I could say bad about El Vez. From the Sangria, margherita, guacamole, tacos, everything is excellent! I’ve probably been to El Vez 30 times in the past 5 years and never walked away disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks, food, and service was 10/10. I would drive to philly just to come here! Amazing!!

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vipElaineF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Sat outside on Samson St and was quite grotty. Think they need to improve their outdoor dining experience. Food was ok

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my 32 birthday and our waiter, Max, Is the absolute best!! It was such a pleasure to have him as our waiter my second time visiting. Great food and drinks, never disappointed. Will definitely be coming back sooner than later!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

B-day for family

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were exceptional. Our waiter even helped us find an ideal spot for a after dinner walk.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Fantastic food. Good for adults or kids. Appreciate how they have menu for kids and great food for adults. One of the vest food spots in philadelpia. Service can be spotty, but it’s usually because they are busy.

RB
RaginaB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the atmosphere was amazing! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE THIS PLACE!!

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Trevor
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mexican food I’ve ever had. Unreal flavor, amazing service. Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food was cold. Frozen drink wasn’t really frozen. I asked for water 3 times.... everyone was nice but it wasn’t great but I get it.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food quality was top notch! Pricing could be a little better! Kinda expensive for stuff you could get somewhere else cheaper! Ambiance was definitely top notch! Overall i wud say 4.2 out of 5!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can never go wrong with El Vez. One of our favorites in Center City!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great as always. Always our go to. But the four pictures of margaritas left all 4 of us in buzzed w bellies full of sugar. That has never happened. So the “pink Cadillac”’crew will have to switch it up

YJ
YvonneJ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Went with my sister for lunch on a Monday. Good experience. Server was friendly and helpful and patient. We both got margaritas which were tasty. I had the Taco Sampler and my sister just wanted chicken nachos. I demolished mine and my sister's portion was enough for her to have a take out container. I'd go again and try something else.

DS
vipDavidS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food and service is great!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always the only Starr restaurant that is consistently good. Cant go wrong and worth it

BJ
vipBobnJoyce
Philadelphia
81 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Great food!

NP
vipNancyP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food and drinks were delicious!

FAQs

El Vez offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 928-9800.

El Vez is rated 4.7 stars by 5555 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.