El Vez

4.8
5863 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 5863 people are saying
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GregM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and ambiance here. Can't wait to go back

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CarolL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant! Ambience and food are stellar. Great service, as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was awesome. He was always available and extremely cordial. I would request him again. everything was perfect. order, atmosphere and service

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EricaC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience all around! Attentive service and fantastic food.

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VickyG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience. We will definitely be back in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food. Good service. A bit loud

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cylinder
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mexican food in Philadelphia! Great ambiance and margaritas!

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JackieN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service2ambience4

The food was good but unfortunately there was a mix up with credit cards and while still I’m the restaurant I received a call from the hostess saying I left my credit card there. I informed them I haven’t even left the restaurant, I was informed that my credit card/ bill was mixed up with someone else’s and it was resolved but very inconvenient.

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Brian
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good brunch spot with a great atmosphere, server was great as well!

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AshleyP
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

The hosts werent welcoming at all. My server was really sweet though

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AlanR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Mexican cuisine! The chocolate mole in the short rib enchiladas was to die for. The churros with the Mexican chocolate sauce was the best I've ever tasted. The drinks were top- notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Came here for the first time for my fiancé’s birthday. Dinner was amazing from start to finish. Everything was delicious! He’s a fan of Mexican food and is still raving about it the next morning so i guess i made an excellent choice! The place was beautiful and had a great vibe to it. The waiter was dull and kept reaching over us without saying excuse me though. But we hit the bar after and the bartender was amazing. We will definitely be making this one of our regular spots.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Have loved this place since we moved here in November 2020 and it's our favorite. Brunch breakfast burrito is on point and great churros

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just awesome experience and celebration for our moms bday.. thank you 😊

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great per usual!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Margaritas are delish

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Samantha
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! The food was great! The staff is were very nice and helpful for my first time eating there!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was really great! Family favorite!

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ChynaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner. Food was very good, waiter was great and gave good suggestiona on what to order. Will come back again!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great night out with my husband. Amazing food and thanks for offering a great outdoor seating experience.

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DomG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good..the street corn was the best I have ever had

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vip2021CT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a fun midtown village gem in Philadelphia. Check out the weekend brunch menu!

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vipJasonF
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We always stop in at El Vez when we visit Philly and it never disappoints! Great place for lunch, dinner and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the service was exceptional.

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vipLVFrequentFoodie
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and drinks. Fun atmosphere. Highly recommend the Bazooka guacamole and nachos. The tacos for two is like tacos for four!

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Mulah
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service there is amazing every single time I go there which is why I go there frequent. 😂

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Regina
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and so did our friends that came from Delaware!

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vipEliot
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went for lunch and had the Tortilla Soup and the Steak Tacos. Both were very tasty, and the service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place
Corn and Brussels sprouts where so good

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for a concert & El Vez is a Philly favorite! It never disappoints.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was good but not out of this world. Margaritas were overpriced and pitcher was not a good deal (cost the same and amount as each individual one). Very loud and very hot.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks are phenomenal. Service is great. Tends to be loud especially on the weekends, but the food distracts from it!

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SewL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome experience as always. The food is always delicious and the service was great. Just love the whole vibe in this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meg was amazing!!! Thank you for the amazing hospitality.

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RMK3
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and a wonderful atmosphere! Really great drinks and service too!

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fab50
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Atmosphere was great and food awesome. Must try...

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very over hyped.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El Vez never disappoints. The hostess was friendly and welcoming, our server was great, her recommendations were spot on especially the pineapple and cinnamon sugar margarita. She really steered us to an amazing dining experience. Fantastic food, fantastic atmosphere and fun experience. The management team does an remarkable job running this establishment. Looking forward to our next visit!

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ElizabethB
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice time the server was very nice drinks were good apps were good tacos especially the chicken tacos were very good and the churros were delicious

FAQs

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

El Vez is rated 4.8 stars by 5863 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.