El Vez

4.7
5737 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 5737 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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stevenw
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. the guac was a touch lime forward, but that's just my personal taste and so i can see how others would love that.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Awesome eating outside!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great as always we love it here

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vipmlk13
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in a over a year all 6 of us could sit at the same table. Exactly as I remembered everything was delicious and service outstanding!

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vipJeremyN
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious cuisine and great service. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service was a bit slow but enchiladas were fire

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Todd
Western NC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another great meal at El Vez! My first time back to Philly in 2 years and El Vez hasn’t missed a beat! Great food, fantastic service, and fun atmosphere. My only complaint is that it was a little warm in the restaurant, but other than that it was a great night.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to be back out and enjoying friends and good food. El Vez did not disappoint. Drink in food were very enjoyable.

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vipAnne
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience for the hubby’s birthday 😊

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StephanieC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience coming to El Vez. Great food and great service. Always a top recommendation when asked where to eat in the city.

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Melissa
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommend the nachos!! Food and service was great

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Spraygal
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent guacamole and lots of it. The enchilada sauce was perfect: spicy with some heat. And the mole was perfect too. I recommend the churros. It’s was noisy but it was also people being happy to be out again. Thought it was funny that there’s a figure painted on the wall above the kitchen that’s wearing a mask.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing would definitely go back!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brooke was super cute and adorable. Outstanding service!

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Kate
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Excellent virgin margarita - a fresh light flavor!

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Netherfield1
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

El Vez has always been one of my favorite places and it still excels. The service is always excellent and the food tasty. Enjoyable place to spend a lunch or dinner!

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Mulah
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my all time favorite restaurant. They are the best. The food, service and atmosphere is phenomenal. You can never go wrong with El Vez. Steven Starr's Best.

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AnnT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vibrant atmosphere, great service even tho it was busy. Great margaritas and really good food.

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CatherineC
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is outstanding! Sea bass tacos and taco platter with one of every type were so good. Service was a bit slow, but it was really crowded (at 4:30pm!) We ate outside and it was pleasant.

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CCHD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was easy and great. I was able to make the reservation on my phone while group texting to make sure everyone who could make it would be there. When we got to the restaurant they were ready for us.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

El Vez just rocks!! The chef makes the food so delicious and I try to get a reservation every time I come to Philly. The Tacos al Carbon (steak) can be prepared for one. The El Vez guacamole is spot on with delicious chips.

We sat outside so the noise was street noise and I prefer to be outside anyway.

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vipFoodieInPA
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This is one of our favorite restaurants and we were glad to be back. Food and drinks were great as usual, but drink service was quite slow.

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MarkB
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared countless plates, every bite was perfect, highly recommend!

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JohnS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience as always.

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Chris
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it as always!

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Sammie
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Consistently great food & service 👍🏼
Will definitely be back 😊

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vipCamillaC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great vibe! Chicken burrito was basic but the corn on the cob was good and the sweet plantains were *chefs kiss*.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

In the beginning initially there was an issue with seating even with our reservation. I picked outdoor seating but ended up with indoor (not the worst thing since it was pretty warm out). The waitress kept serving the bill before we were done and after we ordered more drinks which she forgot.

Food was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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EdBT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You honestly can't beat El Vez. The margaritas are out of the world great and the food is top notch.

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vipElissaR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We requested an outdoor table undercover because of possible rain. We were accommodated with a smile. We were celebrating my brother’s birthday and they brought a dessert with a candle without our even requesting it. All in all a very good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service!

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ReggieP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had a really good time visiting El vez for lunch

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EamonS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner place since I been going years back. Same thing every time . Best service best food best ambiance . Every single time

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Apps and margs were amazing - the rest of the food was just okay. Great service though!

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brianb
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The quality of El Vez food didn’t come close to what I’ve experienced there in the past. Fried eggs were over cooked and cold when they were served. Bummed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really nice brunch on Sunday! The steak burrito on the brunch menu was really good and i recommend anyone to get that. We also loved the queso fundido with chorizo. It was a fun little appetizer to make our own little quesadillas. Food was amazing and we’ll be back

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NYCDinerJ
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent service, fun ambiance and outstanding food and drink.

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 5737 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.