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El Vez

4.7
4084 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.
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 4084 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Great service, energetic environment. A bit pricey-but good food!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful! Never a disappointment going there! Plan on going again.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great pre-theater Sweet 16 celebration dinner! MAHI MAHI tacos are awesome!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Lots of gluten free options. Corn and plantains sides were delicious

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2.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Have been coming here for years but today was ‘off’ for food and service. Disappointing.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Amazing food! Unfortunately, we waited 40 minutes pat our reservation because they forgot about us. However, they made it up to us with guacamole on the house, excellent food, and a wonderful waitress. Still my favorite restaurant in Philly!

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

N/A. Everything was amazing.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Delicious guacamole and fish tacos.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Everything was wonderful! Service, food, and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

great time great food cant wait to return. the food was great and the service was too

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Wonderful food and great drinks

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

The noise level was extremely high- would not recommend this place for a date.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

We were seated before our reservation. Service was good and food delicious.

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Get the guacamole & a blood orange margarita! It's a loud place so avoid if you need to converse.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Amazing!!!! Great food great service!

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Place was so crowded since it was cinque de mayo, they had a dj so very loud music, food was decent and service was good, fun place for the Mexican holiday

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Great food. I have been here a few times and it never disappoints. The guacamole sampler is the best.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Went here the day before cinco de mayo to not deal with the crowd. I definitely enjoyed the experience at El Vez for the 1st time. It gets very rowdy for lunch, but the service here is quick and to the point. Didn't come across any problems whatsoever. Luckily, we had a banquet seat just for us 2 people because we made reservations. Our waiter Kelsey seemed genuine and caring. Also, the food was a banger for sure. The El Vez margarita was well-prepared as well as the Macho Nachos. I will bring a bigger group with me next time we stop to visit.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Had a reservation but got there early and found bar seats. Very attentive bartender. Guacamole and salsa were delicious. My wife ordered enchiladas and I had fish tacos. Both were also delicious. Also discovered a new mezcal from Casamigos. Awesome. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Awesome as always. Love coming here! Crazy good food and friendly quick service

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Love it. It’s always amazing!!!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Great food and hip atmosphere. We really enjoyed the empanadas and the queso fundido de hongos. Service was attentive and friendly.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Decor, service, flavor, and presentation are all very good. The noise level, however, is intimidating. "Energetic" is misleading. One must shout to be heard. When ambient conversation sound level lowered, they boosted volume on the throbbing background music

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

The food was excellent. Of course I wanted the guacamole but for the one that the amount for an order was way to much. They have a side of guac and salsa and chips that was perfect. I had the Assorted Tacos platter. The best!! Can't wait to go back. Great Perfecto margaritas by the bartender.

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1.0Dined on April 25, 2018

I checked in for my reservation at 8 at 7:35 since we got there early. The hostess said she had my number and would text me when the table was ready. At 8:15 we checked in again to see if we should get another drink at the bar and the hostess checked, realized she never called our table and seated us at a very small table by the bar. When we asked for a nicer travel that was open she let us know we would need to put our name back on the list and wait. Our table was by the bar, extremely Loud and our server never checked on us. We had to catch the manager walking table to table to ask for more drinks.

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3.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Celebrating upcoming upenn senior women's basketball teams graduation

Thought the menu would have more full dinner options and not just tacos and enchiladas

Was there with 4 athletes who left hungry as taco portions were small

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4.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Food was outstanding. Waitress was excellent. Highly recommend. Next time we are in Philadelphia will certainly come back.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Overall enjoyed the restaurant. Wait to be seated was a bit longer then one would like, otherwise good food and drinks. I will come back again.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Food was excellent! Will definitely go again. Been trying to get there for months and finally made a reservation far enough ahead of time to get in! I'm sure you can just walk in and put your name on the list, but since we aren't in the city for too long when we go we don't want to wait for a table. We were there early and they had our table ready. Pleasant and filling experience. The guacamole was my favorite.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Food was ok....our waitress was amazing! She was attentive and very sweet

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Took my fiance here for her birthday the last three years and every time we go it gets better! I highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great neighborhood upbeat restaurant.Great food nice menu

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3.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Our table was very close to the center bar, and people kept bumping into our drinks. It was also extremely loud and difficult to hold conversation without shouting.

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3.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Overall decent food, several creative and tasty guacamole variations, very simple but tasty carnitas tacos, etc. Several proprietary margaritas and large tequila menu, but overall drink menu is overpriced. Very very noisy, so not a place for a business meeting or intimate conversation...

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Amazing food, attentive service overall great experience!

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Guacamole is awesome, I've tried them all and I'm impressed every time. $14 is a little high priced for the chicken tacos as they are satisfactory but not exemplary, but the quality of meat in the steak tacos and the way they were prepared was excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

My favorite restaurant in Philly hands down. I love it here.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

A+. Server was superb in every aspect. Great recommendations for apps. Felt like we were regulars even though it was our first time. Will be back!

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Food was excellent, but the service was poor. We felt rushed from beginning to end.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The service, food and beverages were excellent and what we have always expected from El Vez. Always a great time to remember.

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