El Vez

4.7
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5132 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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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SB
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great ambiance, but very loud. Blood orange frozen margs were fantastic! We got the carnitas and chicken tacos to share, both were great, but the tortilla fell apart quickly. Would probably try flour next time. Will be back!

JE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic time - always amazing food, outstanding drinks, and unparalleled ambiance. Highly recommend this spot.

C
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Very tired looking! Heard good things but extremely disappointed being a Steven Starr restaurant. . Will not return.

CV
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere! Highly recommend.

BW
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

We were celebrating my daughter’s birthday.
The service was great. The food tasted good, but I was up all night sick as a dog.

AM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time out celebrating my son 22nd bday!! Definitely will return!!

MP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food drinks and service overall good.... would come back... only 4 stars because taco portion was small I thought !

KG
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food and drinks! Our waiter forgot about our drinks until we had to remind him after our apps and meals came out. Otherwise, everything was great! I definitely will be back.

OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Nachos are amazing

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k
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Short rib enchiladas were awesome! Best Mexican I've ever had.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service ! Yummy food !

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here, the food is a great celebration of flavors and hispanic culinary delights with an American twist. Love!

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I drove from Maryland to take my wife and daughter for dinner for Valentine’s Day. They loved it.

JT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for lunch then walked to convention center. Mahi tacos were excellent.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food...wobbly table. I hate a wobbly table.

P
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful meal with exceptional service. The food and beverages where perfect and the Mexican Chocolate was amazing. A wonderful evening out!!

CA
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was great. We had the guac with tortilla soup and I had steak salad. My margarita was amazing. It was a busy Wednesday night and the restaurant is loud inside. It doesn’t effect my experience. It’s expensive for Mexican. Still, the place is neat looking and the food was great enough to return and recommend.

DD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Margaritas are great. Guac great. Corn and poblano empanadas with salsa verde and peanut sauce was amazing.

T
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Awesome service. Great fun environment

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at El Vez and I loved it. It is super cute inside, music was cool, and the tacos were BOMB. I do not have one complaint. Every time I visit Philly, I am going to try to visit El Vez.

SK
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We have been here numerous times and the staff and food are typically great. On this night I informed it was my girlfriends 30th birthday hoping their would be some acknowledgment. The food came then the check with zero acknowledgement of what the three hosts and I previously discussed. It was a let down to say the least.

D
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always WAY too loud for conversation, but the food and drink are wonderful and the service friendly!

C
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent excellent excellent

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS EXCELLENT, don't like to wait for the table when you have reservations, but it is soooo worth the wait.

e
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We loved the food. The service was fantastic! But it was hard to have a conversation because the restaurant was very loud. However, that is not a deal breaker. I’ll be back

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Natasha!!! She was a fantastic representative and very respectful of multiple food allergies. We’ve eaten here dozens of time and El Vez is consistently one of the best in the City.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best lunch spot. Busy, so reservations are necessary or you can hope for a spot at the bar.
Nachos, tacos and spicy pitchers of Margaritas. Always a favorite for us.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best waitress! Angie !

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love El Vez and go there frequently. Service great— let you sit and yak with friends as long as you want. Only problem was that we had a table near the door and it was COLD!! The curtain was not kept closed and we had to ask our server a couple of times to pull the curtain closed. Also noisy, but that is what it is.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, great atmosphere! Love visiting El Vez when I come to the city!

JK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the crab & cactus salsa, margaritas & tacos for 2 (with shrimp & steak)!

MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner for our som. It’s always really loud but the food and beverage are always great!

AM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfect food. Beats San Diego which is saying a lot!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Horrible customer service.

R
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Great food and great service. Best Mexican food and amazing margaritas, fun atmosphere!

N
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, awesome drinks, honestly no complaints. Felt like waitress was rushing us, came by often to check if we were done with check/came by often to check on us even tho our table was kinda after typical rush hour. Busy place but worth getting a res!

TM
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Angi, our server, was exceptional as were our apps and mains. Angi (sorry if I'm spelling your name wrong) was attentive, professional, and knowledgeable. Hope to return soon!

J
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love El Vez. I hate that most of my Open Table reservations are ineligible for points. What’s that about??? Use to be so good with points and redeeming them.

MA
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Margaritas and shrimp tacos amazing. Lava cake was not good at all- waste of a lot of money.

JL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have fun at El Vez! It was a favorite lunch spot when my friends and I worked together and we chose it for our mini reunion dinner and it was the best.