El Vez

4.7
4152 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern
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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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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican / Southwestern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(215) 928-9800
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
David LaForce
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Catering
With delectable cuisine and stellar service, Stephen STARR Events brings the experiences of the wildly successful STARR Restaurants to the world of catering. “Re-inventing” the traditional event, Stephen STARR Events prepares unique chef-driven creations as well as signature selections from the restaurants with menus tailored to each client. For more information on full-service catering for small and large private, social and corporate functions, as well as, quick-service options, please contact Stephen STARR Events at (215) 923-2675.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sansom
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Parking details
Garage parking available on Sansom Street between 11th & 12th Streets. No Valet is available.
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Public transit
Broad Street Line - Walnut Locust Station.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 4152 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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C
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

My bday dinner with my husband was absolutely delicious. The service was impeccable and the ambiance was so fun. I highly recommend.

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HO
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

Everything was awesome -- frozen blood orange margarita, plus the pineapple one...
I really liked the open-faced shrimp quesadilla, too!
Taco tasting platter was fab. Beef taco was our fave. I'd say the pork one was kinda dry and boring, but 4/5 is preeeetty solid!
AAAAAND! This place is right across the street from Capo Giro, which, if you've not been...you should probably try. It's ALSO awesome. Sorry to bring up a different biz in this review but 1. I'm not a professional reviewer so I DO WHAT I WANT and 2. it's THAT important! :D

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OT
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

I keep going back to El Vez because I can always count on a great experience. It was a light lunch day and Ahai Tuna salad was perfect. Service is always top notch. Prices are fair. Can’t miss.

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HR
San Francisco
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Great food with good service. Got tacos, guacamole, and some stuff of the brunch menu.

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AV
Baltimore
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

As always, El Vez was a wonderful dinner choice. They were gracious enough to hold my reservation for 20 minutes past the scheduled time, which was very much appreciated as we got stuck in awful traffic on the way into the city. The food was delicious! Two of our guests had not eaten there yet and didn't listen to our recommendation of splitting the fajitas, so they had a huge leftover box to take home. Margaritas were perfect! Highly recommended.

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YI
4.0
Dined on July 11, 2018

The food and drinks are always delicious and amazing!

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AL
Philadelphia
4.0
Dined on July 11, 2018

Great atmosphere, friendly staff and wonderful food. Portions leave you needing a take home container.

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HN
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on July 11, 2018

Celebrated our son’s 26 th birthday. Food was amazing and atmosphere was fun. Got chicken nachos for the table to start...amazing. Guacamole was amazing as well and the Marguerites expertly made. Expensive evening, but worth it. Very enjoyable celebration for everyone in our party.

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PH
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

Once again! Never a disappointment!

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LW
Orlando
5.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

El Vez is a great restaurant for a date, special occasion, or meal with friends. The decor is fun and the food is fresh and delicious. I love the guacamole, Mahi Mahi tacos, and black beans and rice. The margaritas really great, too!

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OT
5.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

Awesome spot food great so were the people

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MJ
5.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

The food was absolutely delicious as well as the service. My friend and I really enjoyed ourselves and plan to return in the near future.

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JB
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Amazing dinner for 4 - drinks and guacamole were great. The Enchiladas Mixtas were fantastic.

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DG
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

So dank. Definitely going back. Also a go to recommended place for me now.

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f
Philadelphia
4.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

Friends The only thing wrong was the high level of noise. To say it was energetic was too kind.

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g
Philadelphia
4.0
Dined on July 4, 2018

Everything that we ordered off the menu was delicious. Some of the appetizers were a bit small. For example, the Tina Tartare i thought was a smaller than I anticipated, but very tasty.

Forget intimate conversation, especially in the restaurant area as it was extremely loud.

Had indicated on the Open Table sight that it was my wife’s Birthday but apparently there was no record of this.

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LE
Philadelphia
4.0
Dined on July 4, 2018

Our sever Mark was very attentive... And the food was delish...

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OT
Philadelphia
2.0
Dined on July 4, 2018

Water main break in front of El Vez. We actually fined at El Rey. Will never go back.

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MB
Richmond
5.0
Dined on July 2, 2018

Great location and easy to get to from conference hotel. Great food at a great price.

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KB
Philadelphia
3.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

Over priced and not real good food, service also was average bad and very noisy would not return

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OT
San Francisco
3.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

It’s aight

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s
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

Always a great time here. I love the shrimp tacos, so fresh and have great flavor. Also recommend the blood orange margaritas!

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CD
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

Saturday night, loud hard to hear each other across the table. Other than that food, service was great.

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OT
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

Celebrating Father’s Day

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OT
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

Great food and service. Can’t wait to come back again soon!

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SD
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

Really delicious Mexican food and very good drinks. Had a great waitress, Elena. She was very attentive and fun to talk to. We had tortilla soup, mahi mahi tacos and chicken tacos. Everything was very good. I would definitely recommend this restaurant if you're in Philadelphia.

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B
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

Amazing food!!! We got the fundido appetizer and the crab guacamole, both were so good. We had to taco sampler for dinner, I recommend!

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JL
Philadelphia
4.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

The food and service were excellent but the noise level really unbearable.

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MC
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

Fantastic food, blood orange margaritas and staff. Definitely the place to go in Philly for a fun night out. Highly recommend. Special call out for Edwina on the front desk

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l
New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 27, 2018

Awesome place to eat and drink. The guacamole was delicious. The crispy mahi mahi tacos and the shrimp, chicken, bean enchiladas were great and filling. Definitely one of our favorite places to eat.

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P
4.0
Dined on June 27, 2018

Great food, but we came in for lunch and it took 25 mins after ordering to receive the guac starter. Not ideal if you have an hour for lunch so maybe just go for an entree if your pushed for time. Service was great and food was awesome as always!

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OT
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on June 27, 2018

Delicious food great service

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OT
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on June 26, 2018

Very helpful staff. Guac was AMAZING! Must try

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OT
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

Service was the Greatest Lisa was outstanding Food was top notch and don’t believe any reviews that say otherwise. I really enjoyed the bazooka Guacamole (novel idea of adding pistachios to Guacamole)...a must have on my next trip to El Vez!

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OT
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

Everything was delicious

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M
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

Food and Margaritas were delicious!!! Highly recommend the Guacamole sampler to try the different Guacamoles.

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CG
5.0
Dined on June 22, 2018

Delicious food & fantastic drinks! Will definitely be back!

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DJ
New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 21, 2018

Great place for a terrific meal and excellent service!

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J
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on June 18, 2018

Shannon was great, food was excellent! Sat right away despite our whole party not being there yet.

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SK
New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 18, 2018

Second time at El Vez and experience was as memorable as the first. Guacamole is AWESOME - a definite must have!

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