El Vez

4.7
5883 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 5883 people are saying
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vipLenC
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my sisters birthday and she wanted to go somewhere new. Everything was amazing there from the drinks to the food to our waitress. We will definitely be returning.

MD
MothersDayDiner
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic outdoor Saturday brunch. The food, drinks and service were fabulous! We also loved the fact that they offered their regular menu in addition to the brunch menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always it was fabulous! Great food and service and fun atmosphere. Great margaritas too!

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CeilL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El Vez is an amazing place for Mexican food. The energy is lively and the servers are absolutely great. Jelly was our server and is absolutely a great asset to you restaurant. Looking forward to coming back. Thank you for the awesome experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El Vez is always good!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love celebrating all of life’s special events at El Vez. Our food was delicious and so were our drinks. I was there for my birthday and they gave us free churros. We had the best time!

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GeneM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place is my go to spot in Philly any time I visit.

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JillW
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a wonderful time celebrating our sons birthday. The only issue we had was our table was right next to the bar and there were a lot of people lingering there that were very close to us and noisy. Next time I would ask for another table. The food was excellent and service was very good.

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GregF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

eating outside in the covered booth was an amazing add to the already amazing mexican food and best margherita's in town

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lola was the best!

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ThomasM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was amazing and our server was great, it just was a little hard to hear people at your own table talking. Great experience otherwise though.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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vipHerme
Atlantic City
38 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious. El Vez is one of our favorite restaurants. We have brought friends and family and we will continue to bring people!

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Sisco
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and friendly service.

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vipjenni
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good the guava mojito 20/10 the food good and spicy can wait to go again!!!!

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WorkinfortheWeekend3186
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot in the city. Awesome margaritas and food. Casual dining with a great environment inside.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice lunch. Recommend the blood orange frozen margaritas! Fantastic guacamole.

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AlinaH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

El vez is always great. A staple go to for friends dinners or catch ups. We always get a pitcher of margs and split the guac to start. I have tried multiple tacos and entrees on the menu, everything is really good. Our service is always fantastic. We sat outside and it was a little dark, but besides that really no qualms. Inside is cool as well, we have sat there in the past. I wish they had happy hour!

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vipDanielK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was so nice !!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for hanging out with friends and work buddies. Great atmosphere, great food and even great prices!

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vipBonBon
Philadelphia
82 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noise level was low because we sat outside. Great private booths. Guacamole is amazing. Good margaritas.

LM
LisaM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvelous experience! Fantastic service and delicious food in a hip, fun environment!

CJ
CrystalJ
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food didn't taste the same as it did years ago when my family and I dined here. I don’t know if it’s different owner ship or do to the pandemic that the quality of the food taste totally different. The waiter was so-so will not family and I return heck no. We will differently go with a more authentic Mexican Restaurant the next!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside. Lovely night for yummy, fresh margaritas and tacos. Chips and guacamole and salsa was really enough. Great Mexican spot.

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LatiaH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Food fell way off. Waiter & Asst Manager were combative when it came to a issue with our drinks. Food portions were much smaller than usual, Margarita Pitcher had a shortage amount of drinks. The place is expensive, give people what they pay for. El Vez used to be my favorite place but not anymore. I will not be back.

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vipPatty
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and margaritas

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Eddy
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything came out fresh and super flavorful in a timely manner. Outside dining was wonderful. Will go back again!

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Lalalovely
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food! Always a good choice.

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DeniseD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always a fun place to grab a bite or drinks and always VERY lively (so don't expect quiet & romantic). Food and drinks are always excellent and consistent. You can't go wrong here.

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SueO
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been to Elvez a few times and food is always great. But we all had the same feeling this time - that the portions were smaller and we left hungry ! That’s never happened before.
We spent a lot on food so perhaps we need to try more places - for the money I paid we really need more food on each plate.

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LisaJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

As usual the food at El Vez does not disappoint. For some reason this visit the service was a little slow. I believe our waiter had a few extra tables. Overall the experience in the dining was very good. El Vez remains at the top of my list to eat in Philly.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This was not our first time at El Vez but it will be our last. The apps and margs were good but our meals were not. My husband ordered the short rib enchilada which he said tasted like bland, dry pot roast. Everyone else’s meals were just lackluster for the price. It took about an hour from the time we finished the meal to getting the check. There are plenty of other restaurants in the burbs that are far superior so we won’t be dining here again.

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BarbaraW
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. The service was courteous and quick. This is a moderately expensive restaurant with delicious food. Highly recommend!

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RichardG
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El vez is the best! The fish tacos never disappoint. Service was friendly and quick.

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RichK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The nachos were amazing, and the food, in general, was a delight. The restaurant was a bit loud, but it was an energetic experience.

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CheryleN
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate the Mexican Chopped Salad with grilled adobo chicken & lemon avocado salad dressing. The favors paired very well together - DELICIOUS

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 5883 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.