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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
avacado,citija cheese, salsa de arbol
El Vez Guacamole
el vez the original tomato, onion, jalapeno, cilantro, lime
chihuahua cheese, avocado, tomatillo and tomato salsa, crema
Nice, but service was a little slow.
El Vez was recommended by a friend and I enjoyed the food and the waitress was really great.
We had a late afternoon lunch and chose to eat outside. El Vez currently has indoor and outdoor dining but we felt more comfortable staying outside (this is a review during COVID spiking). They have tables on the street and sidewalk on the weekends with large heaters throughout. It was a bit windy but bearable: definitely remember that city streets tend to have more wind than other places.
Our waiter and the rest of the staff were excellent. We were served drinks right away, offered guacamole to start and answered questions about the entrees. The meals arriving promptly but not too close to the guacamole round and were delicious. Meals are hearty but not grossly huge and the flavors are fresh. My shrimp tacos were excellent and the others had an enchilada sampler (THAT was big - 3 enchiladas), chicken tacos and mahi mahi enchiladas and everyone was pleased with the temperature and the flavor. We also highly recommend the Mexican hot chocolate which helped warm up those who were running cold and the margaritas. A really nice finish was churros with Mexican chocolate as a surprise for my daughter's birthday.
We have been to El Vez at least 3 times before and each time it's been fun and good. Sitting outside is less "fun" than inside with the amazing interior but people watching in Philly is entertainment too. The service was top notch in what has to be a tough environment with the expanded outdoor dining.
The combination of flavors is amazing.
I wish I can try all the plates in the menu!
Always a delicious meal. The best in the city!
We ordered the "Make your own Fajitas" meal for two - while the food itself was delicious, we felt like there was not enough steak and chicken in our platter to go with the large helping of onions and peppers. We really were not able to make a lot of fajitas out of this. It would be great to have a more even distribution.
We felt very comfortable with the spacing between outdoor seating and the precautions the servers were taking with wearing both masks and face-shields.
We were seated right away. We followed the covid rules, our server was fantastic and the food as always was phenomenal! Thanks el Vez for a great time!
Food and service were excellent!!!
Food and staff were good manager started to rush us because he wanted to seat other guess which was rude but other than that everything was excellent
AMAZING food and such a cool ambience with really nice and efficient employees
Loved the outdoor atmosphere. Shrimp enchiladas were ahmazing.
Great Service and Excellent Food
Food and drinks were amazing as always. Our group tried a few different margaritas and they were all great. The service was great, too, and our food came out quickly.
Enjoy drinking blood oranges margaritas and people watching
Great food and great atmosphere. Highly recommend!
Stopped for lunch, this is our favorite place to eat when we’re in Philly! The food is so delicious and the service is always great! Can’t wait until we go again ❤️
DELICIOUS! This restaurant has been consistent since The first time I came in 2009. Thank you for never being anything short of amazing. Quality food and service!
Went for our 2 year anniversary and it was fantastic. Great food and ambiance.
Delicious! Definitely very accommodating about covid (taking temperatures, tables well spaced out). Because our table was outside and down the street a bit, we did have a lot of pedestrians going by pretty close to our table. But food was great!
The food was excellent. So good that I wanted more, more, more! We did notice that the portions were a bit less than when we've visited in the past. We're chalking this up to COVID-19 and the restrictions on the number of guests they can serve. But still, our lunch entree was served with just two tacos on the plate. No chips, fries, etc. We had ordered the tortilla soup as an appetizer ($9), and were glad we had done that because the two tacos were fantastic but not overly filling. In the past, we would leave El Vez with leftovers. Still a great restaurant. Just hoping they can get through these tough times.
Sat outside at one of our guests requests.. it was OK, didn’t care for the homeless walking asking for money, but it is Center City, they should somehow separate the sidewalks and clientele as many other places have done especially since it’s not cheap to eat or drink here.,. Otherwise... Excellent.. highly recommend the Guacamole, Fajitas, and Blood Orange Margaritas.... always Good Customer Service, I like that they have clientele temperature checks prior to entry or seating.. but with all the people walking by... does it really make a difference??? Once again most importantly Great Food, Good Service
Amazing! Great food and service.
Everything was amazing as usual, love the place and if you go the El Vez Guacamole is a MUST!!!
Loved it! Great ambiance and food was delicious.
This was by far the worst experience we’ve ever had at El vez. It has always been one of our favorites for the food and the atmosphere and the great neighborhood. It was none of the above. I know the city is going through hard times but it was absolutely awful! The service was good so that wasn’t a problem. It was basically what’s happened because of a pandemic. The homeless have nowhere to go so they congregate on the different corners and basically beg at your table all night long. They do have security which tries to shuffle them along but the whole experience is so upsetting it’s not even worth going. The food was just OK. The margaritas didn’t even taste like they have any alcohol in them which may have made the whole experience better if they had. The table was dirty before we even sat down. And even going to the bathroom was awful. There was no soap in the dispensers and everything was dirty. I won’t be back for a while and I hope for the city’s sake they can get their act together again.
One of my personal favorites in CC Philly. Food is always outstanding and consistent. Can’t wait to come back!
We had a female server and I can't remember her name but she was awesome. I was with 3 other women at the second to last table outside on sansom. Service was perfect and they appeared to be adhering to all covid precautions. Shout out to all the staff working hard and maintaining their patience, stay tough out there
This place is AMAZING!! I loved it! Can’t wait to go back!
The Food was sooooo good!!! Great service as well!
Was seated right away outside and the food was amazing!
Everything was amazing!! The food, the service, the drinks!! Love this place
El Vez was worth the wait! We were greeted, seated, and served very well! What I like about my experience is that when I left, the host remembered my name and said hope to see you again! I will be back!
Food was great. Drinks was good everything about this place was good will definitely be back
Really bad rain so they moved everyone inside but took all the necessary safety precautions. Service was excellent, food was delicious as always, would return again soon.
El Vez is a great place to eat Mexican food. I’ve never had a problem with food or service.
Amazing food and good drinks!!!
Love ElVez. Great food, excellent drinks and a great time.
All my love to the fighters...
El Vez offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 928-9800.
El Vez is rated 4.7 stars by 5366 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.