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El Vez

4.7
4044 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 4044 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Amazing food, attentive service overall great experience!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

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

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

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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5.0Dined 7 days ago

El Vez never disappoints! The guacamole and specialty margaritas are the best I've had!

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Dinner before show

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

took my boyfriend for his 21st birthday it was great food and they made him some great drinks! awesome time

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Nothing special. Poor service at front door. Waitress very nice. Food mediocre at best . Not up to par with a starr restaurant

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Server was polite, but not terribly friendly and moved a bit like a bull in a china shop, clearing away dishes quickly and loudly- almost as a hint to hurry up, finish and be on our way. The food was excellent- some of the best Mexican anywhere. A bit hard to enjoy yourself as it is a large open space and very loud. We had to yell to carry on a conversation.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Everything is amazing!! Cocktails and food! Fun ambiance too!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Had a great meal on a normal Sunday

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Amazing! Guac is the best I've ever had. Sampler tacos is the way to go, a tasting of all the best. Margaritas are fantastic... only ones I've had that are comparable are in Mexico. They do it right at this place. Can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

My husband who always finishes his meals and mine was full and satisfied with his chicken tacos! And that's three tacos. The food was simply amazingly delicious. We had two pitchers of margaritas and both choices were tasty. We are very picky when it comes to maragritas but El Vez didn't let us down! The service was quick and efficient, although not very personable. Server could have been having a bad night so we get it. Its a must if you are in philly to eat at El Vez.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food and service were great

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3.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Easy and fun

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Loved everything at El Vez!! Especially the guacamole & cocktails. Our waiter was pleasant, professional and very knowledgeable. Everything was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Service and food was amazing. Thanks. Kristi was our server and she was prompt and attentive.

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2.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Staff was kind and courteous.. been there MANY times. Tonight was different. Drinks and food were not as good as it has been before. Very disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Went to see Lorde at Wells Fargo and wanted good Mexican food. Great location right near city hall and other fun shops.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

One word: wonderful !!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food!! I went in thinking it would be over price Mexican food and I’m glad to say I was wrong possibly the best Mexican food restaurant I have had the pleasure to attend.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food was amazing. We all left super full. Felt a little rushed because they were busy but other than that no real complaints. I’d definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Flavors so fresh and so delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Amazing food. Amazing drinks. My favorite spot

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

It was great!! Our waitress was so helpful and patient. I will definitely return next time I am in the city!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

My family and I love El’Vez so whenever we get to the city it’s always a must on our list. Great food and service!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

It was very packed but the food was worth the wait.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Had a great time, food was delicious. myself and my friends really enjoyed the dinner and drinks

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Chicken Tacos delicious and the serving size is just right for lunch. The soup while also first rate could of been offered in two sizes- cup or bowl. The same could be said for the salad choice in the special meal-the portion was just too big to be paired with the other options.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Everything was great,except the chiken tacos werent as good as i hoped.dry

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

This was our first visit to El Vez, but it certainly won't be our last! The food was creative, tasty and very authentic. The restaurant was very lively and fun. Our waitress, Sassy, was incredibly nice, friendly and attentive! The décor was unique and eclectic. We highly recommend El Vez!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food and ambiance were wonderful. The only issue we had was with validating parking. The hostess told us to just take the receipt to the parking garage for the discount. There was no employee in the parking garage so it cost us a few extra bucks. I didn’t appreciate the hostess misleading us.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Overpriced for the poor quality food. We had better food at Applebee’s....

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was excalent! It was loud but that was to be expected for a Friday night. All in all great time.

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2.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The host and the waiter rushed us through our dinner like we were on an assembly line. Plates were cleared before the food was finished.I complained to the manager and he verbally shrugged his shoulders
Too corporate
Time to move on.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Business lunch. Food and service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Great place and food. Our waitress was fantastic and food came out quick. We made reservations and glad we did. It was packed at 7

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

The food is always awesome

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food is OK but service here was sketchy at best. So many better Mexican restaurants in Philadelphia.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This place was nice, the menu for lunch was very limited which I didn't like. The prices are a little high, and it's loud in there and also the waitress are too on top of you and you feel rushed like you can't eat in peace. But it was a nice and different environment. But sincerely I wouldn't come back especially for lunch.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Always a fantastic time. Amazing food and service. The drinks are outrageously priced but good non the less.

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