El Vez

4.8
5814 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 5814 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Robin
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food options were very limited. Not sure if this is due to the pandemic or if its the normal menu. The decor was great and service was good but the food disappointed .

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Kait
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is great. Drinks were so good & food was delish. Might try the outdoor seating next time if it’s still available!

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kamalaf
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the place to be. So much activity. Great tacos, drinks. Incredible chips and guac. You're taken care of by a team of people, so everything ran like a well-oiled machine. Only down-side: so noisy.

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NinaP
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As always, we had a terrific dinner. The service was very friendly and fast. The food tasted great.

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SatinL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites!! Great food, great customer service, prompt seating with reservation.

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vipWilliamM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drink with a great vibe!!!!!!!!

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vipMelissa
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything we ate was so full of flavor and prepared perfectly!

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vipCustomer
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service - especially Ashleigh, Jeli, Frankie, CeCe (or CiCi) and Tina

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kiad
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice place for girls night. The noise level was too loud for liking.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much good to say. We’ll be back for sure!

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JavanS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice!!!!!!very good place to eat. They treat you great there. The food is really good and drinks.

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DonnaD
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the taco sampler. The traditional guacamole delicious. If you enjoy a spicy margarita the el Diablo with passion fruit and chili rim is amazing!

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KelliK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit was amazing!!! The guacamole and enchilada combo were both great! I also loved the Pink Cadillac margarita!! Will definitely be back!

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PaulW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Small but quality menu. A lot of delicious flavors options for everyone. TONS of Tequila if that is your thing. Good service and a nice dining environment.

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WayneC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waitress was absolutely great. The food was delicious.It was a great first stop for my birthday celebration/Sunday funday . The birthday churros were delicious as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was great!

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MyaR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing. However, the girl at the front desk wasn’t very nice. If she had better customer service I would’ve rated it perfect.

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HannahR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service. Always enjoy it here!

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vipJimmydelSol1
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good. Food great. Excellent waitress.

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DawnF
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fast soon as we got to restaurant we were immediately seated. Food came out fast and hot great taste will definitely visit again

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Mathew
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Got the tacos for two, was really good! Well cooked and really tasty

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vipSteve
Philadelphia
91 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. HAs a business partner join me and she was very impressed.

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sweetjane
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great guacamole and margaritas. The server was responsive and kept refilling our water - needed when sitting outside on a hot day.

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AudrineS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good vibe and good time at El-Vez. Food and drinks are 🔥🔥

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MorganR1984
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was fantastic!! And the food was just way at we wanted. Thanks El Vez!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect!!! I took a friend out for her birthday. Fantastic service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dave the bartender made my day!! He was hilarious and so upbeat !!

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Moira
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Super loud inside but the food is excellent. Would recommend the black bean enchiladas

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anniversarydinner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks are amazing! We ate outside, so the noise was low, but inside was very lively and crowded. You couldn't beat the service we received either.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a friends bachelorette dinner and had the BEST experience. When our waitress realized that it was for a bachelorette she sent over a free round of passion fruit shooters, and at the end of the dinner sent out a complementary churro. The food was amazing! Highly recommend. I can’t wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great time

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troy
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ten out of ten would recommend to literally everyone

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SusanaG
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best tacos I have tried and the restaurant is absolutely cute! Highly recommend trying El Vez

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viptwofrenchies
Charlotte
56 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Lovely food experience (the guacamole options were fun!). Shrimp tacos were tasty as well as everything else we had at our table.

It was very unfortunate that the restaurant was out of not one but FOUR beers my husband tried to order. His first four choices were out. Disappointing.

Waiter was very good, especially for his first night off of training. The noise level was intense. Not a place for a quite conversation or anyone with noise sensitivities.

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vipmmrohrer
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time at El Vez, and it surpassed my first experience in so many positive ways. The food was delicious and the classic El Vez margarita pitchers were so tasty and refreshing! Let me start off by saying you cannot go wrong with their chips and guac. For our meals, my friend ordered the chicken quesadilla with jalapeños, and I ordered it without--I really appreciated our server giving me the option to leave them out. My other friend ordered the enchiladas. For dessert we had the churros. Everything came out better than expected. I really like their outdoor set-up and hope they can continue it. Our server, Carly, really made the whole experience. She was amazing! She constantly checked on us and didn't rush us out at all. Her demeanor was so warm and friendly. Can't wait to visit again and ask for her!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious food and good service.

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stms
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Nice but very very loud! Excellent tacos! Great margaritas! Fun place for 21st BD!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Carly was great! Service and food we’re great

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JeffreyL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No complaints. Great service and tasty food!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Must go here

FAQs

El Vez offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 928-9800.

El Vez is rated 4.8 stars by 5814 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.