The best Mexican food you will find on the east coast! We eat here every time we come to Philly. And on this trip we ate here twice!!
It was a good experience overall
From start to finish just a phenomenal experience.
We went for dinner after seeing a play so it was late, around 10:30PM. At that time the restaurant felt more bar-like and was very loud, so it maybe quieter earlier in the evening. Our waiter was very good and food came out in a reasonable time. The fresh salsa was fantastic, and the empanadas we tried were great too. Our entrees were also very good. My wife’s margarita was very “limey” and sour so she didn’t enjoy it very much but the drink I ordered was very good, so it may be they are trying for something outside the traditional margarita. Overall great experience but I wouldn’t recommend it if you are looking for a quiet evening dinner.
Great food, very inexpensive for what it is. Fun atmosphere. Only knock is we had to wait 20 min on our reservation time.
Food was excellent. Our server was extremely helpful with recommendations about food and beverages given that it was our first visit. This place is festive and full of life.
Good Food, Nice ambiance
Our server checked on us 25 minutes after we received our food and we needed some things, and I asked them to bring out a birthday dessert and they said they would put a candle in it and deliver it after our meal. A food dinner dropped it on the table and mumbled happy birthday and left. No candle. Then I had to stand up for 15 minutes to try to get the servers attention to pay the bill. I should’ve went somewhere else.
The drinks, appetizer, and atmosphere was great. The meal itself was not the best.
Great experience - informed waitress that we were in a bit of a time crunch because we had to get to another meeting. She made sure our food came out quickly and brought the check over toward the end of our meal so we could leave immediately following our meal. And the food is always awesome!
This is a must, food is awesome, staff is great. Highly recommend this place to everyone. Enjoy!!!
18 years daughter’s b day.
Food was good, especially the guacamole. Chips were fresh. More salsa would have been nice. The only downside was the noise... music could be turned down a bit.
Always solid service and food quality. Great date spot.
Everything about El Vez was fantastic! I have been waiting to try El Vez for years now, but I always wait til too late to make my reservation. I lucked out this time, and I am so happy everything exceeded my expectations! I hope to visit again soon!
Very accommodating for food allergies and dietary restrictions!
El Vez was a great spot for dinner. The margarita was fantastic. We ordered the chips and guacamole. I will say they're guacamole is overpriced, and it is way too loud. They could turn down the music. It was busy, but our waitress was helpful and quick. The tacos were delicious. It's a great night out, but there are equally delicious alternatives if you're on a budget.
Everything was awesome- as always! 😊
Awesome as always!
We've dined all over Philly, and this may be the noisiest restaurant in the city. We absolutely could not talk to one another at all. Food is excellent, but we will not return unless they change the acoustics in the dining room.
El vez has wonderful Mexican food. The tuna appetizer was so good, fresh and tasty that we ordered another round of it for the table. We had the guacamole with goat cheese and everyone loved the combo of flavors. We were a large table and the service was wonderful. Everyone agreed that it was the best Mexican that they had ever had.....and this comes from a group of foodies.
Good: drinks and guacamole
Okay: service and food
I tasted every ingredient in the best tacos and drinks I've ever had definitely my favorite restaurant to come to in Philly.
I had reservations and seating was efficient. The waitstaff was excellent, never having to wait before my waitress offered another. The food is exceptional. I wish El Vez was closer to my home in Orlando.
Delicious food! Great service! Perfect location.
Would highly recommend this restaurant! We made a reservation and were quickly seated when we arrived, the service was fast, the food was amazing, and they even brought a complimentary dessert for our friend for his birthday (based on his Id, and not us telling them!)
Loved EL VEZ. Will be back soon. Food was very good. Service was great!
The food was really salty!!
The food and drinks were awesome and the service was great! We will return.
Very loud and our table was not ready until over 15 minutes after our reservation time. Waitress made up for it by bringing us complementary nachos which were delicious. Drinks and guac were wonderful but our cauliflower tacos were somewhat bland.
Fun atmosphere. Service was highly professional — not surprised but beyond what I expected. Food was great — polenta fries are classic. Lunch meal is a good value. Veg Caesar was delicious. Only issue, vent and door seating can be a bit chilly!
Everything was ok except my salad was brown, management apologized and removed it from bill .... seabass tacos delish as usual
The staff from the moment we entered were very nice and accommodating. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and the guacamole choices outstanding. Overall we had a really wonderful evening and would definitely come back again when in Philadelphia. This is a place that we will recommend to friends,
I love this restaurant and waited an entire month for a weekend reservation, however this time wasn't as great as I was hoping. The entre was a little disappointing, the pork was overly greasy, great flavor however not the best carnitas and I wouldn't recommend it. The Apps and dessert is awesome but the pork tacos, ehhh. Its still A great restaurant, just was really disappointed this time
My 4th time here however it's odd that when you call to make a reservation they always say "NO" and then there are numerous table available online. Love the food, love the atmosphere!
Great food, great service. Music was way too loud.
The noise level makes it hard to really enjoy the experience.