El Vez

4.7
5656 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 5656 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AleaB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fresh and and the service was excellent as always. The Cassimigos Caramel Cocoa shooter was excellent.I love Elvez

QT
QueerTaste
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I love El Vez, the food and drinks are great and the service was wonderful! However the outdoor seats were incredibly uncomfortable and did not feel stable. Please invest in some supportive and comfortable outdoor chairs that fit all bodies. It'll make for a much more pleasant dining experience. Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day dinner was great!

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CarolS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, drinks, service and ambiance!!

JJ
JurellJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing, service was great & the ambiance was amazing! We had a great Mother’s Day dinner.

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vipCrazyred
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

El vez never disappoints. One of our favorites. Food was excellent & service was Gr8

JB
vipJacquelineB
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service & awesome shrimp enchiladas & margaritas.

ME
MatthewE
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time
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MollyG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was great! the nachos, guac, and tacos were outstanding and we loved our margs as well

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience3

We enjoyed our experience at El Vez. That food was delicious. The drinks were great! We dined indoors and it was pretty loud. Also with there being a time limit due to COVID restrictions, we felt the service could have been a bit better. It took a while to get our waiters attention to get refills on drinks and such.

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DUSTINT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome, service was awesome. Felt no pressure to leave right away like some other restaurants I have eaten at during covid

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EvelynB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing experience! Our server, Max, was sweet and very knowledgeable about the menu. We took his recommendations and were not disappointed. Great depth of flavor in our food, especially the tuna tostadas and the mahi tacos. Perfect margaritas, too - you can tell it’s fresh lime juice. I’ll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Was cinco de Mayo. I flew in from Chicago for work and brought the wife. We’ve dined here before and decided to come back for the nacyo mama’s and the taco dinner for two

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Nancya
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious ,service snd the staff is wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was super friendly as always and food was amazing.

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Dalila
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT!!!! My first time there and I will be back! The service, food and atmosphere was everything!

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TraceyP
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Due to Covid, menu is limited. Prefer prior menu.

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vipAnnoyedbusinesstraveler
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Best margaritas in the city and awesome nachos.

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vipNicoleP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a little hiccup with our order but nothing serious! Our server was super attentive and even gave us complimentary churros for the hiccup. Second time there and we will be coming back again and again. Everyone is so pleasant and the restaurant is always amazing.

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Charmed077
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El Vez is an absolute must for me whenever I am in Philadelphia! The blood orange margarita, Nacho Mamma, and guacamole are my go-to every time. Whether sitting inside at their awesome circular bar or outside and enjoying the sights and sounds of Philly, it's absolutely one of my favorite restaurants in Philly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Everything was great except for our waiter. From start to finish. We asked for straws after he brought our water and appetizer and it took him 20 minutes. While we watched him just casually stroll around the restaurant. I asked for a refill of my coke and he had the audacity to take my glass with the straw in it.. go behind some wall to re-fill and then brought it back 7 minutes later.. I did jot drink it because she should have just brought me a new glass or giving me a new straw. His overall Service left a bad taste in our mouths! But I will be back for the food.

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RachelL
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and our waitress was great! Would recommend El Vez to anyone who asked for a good Mexican place in Philly.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

It was very hot and humid inside restaurant; the air conditioner was broken

MM
vipMiMi
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dining was perfect! This restaurant is a summer/anytime favorite for me! I tried something different today on the menu, crispy mai mai tacos - amazing!!!!! Frozen blood orange margarita, perfect!! Always will be a fave place of mine! Crab guacamole amazing!!!!!! We had to get a second!

JB
JenaB
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Love the nachos, margaritas and shrimp tacos.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Randall was a fantastic server, as always. We are so grateful for his service

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Rachel
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service. Amazing host and waitress, don’t know why I’ve not been here sooner.

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franchelle
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, server gave good recommendations and the drinks were fantastic as usual

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IndiaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Definitely will be returning. It’s been years since I’ve found a Latino restaurant that I really enjoy. I’ll be back💃🏾

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious!

JD
JanetD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Some of the plates and silverware were dirty, and the restaurant overall could use a deep cleaning.

DJ
DonielleJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

El Vez has done a fantastic job with social distancing. I felt comfortable safe. The food was GREAT as usual. Honesty, I hope the partions remain.

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Rafder
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bursts of flavor with every bite we had. Blood orange margarita is the best!

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ThomasM
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food and drinks at El Vez are always top notch. They have adapted to dining during COVID very well with many indoor / outdoor dining options.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really nice, food was great. Per usual. The server took awhile and wasn’t very attentive, but it didn’t mess with too much.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guac is always amazing!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service.

JP
vipJohnP
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Overpriced Mexican food with good atmosphere . We felt safe in the booth seating. But overall well overpriced

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Nicole
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The drinks were poor the food was poor!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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 5656 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.