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El Vez

4.6
3922 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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What 3922 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

appetizers were good - my favorite was guacamole with goat cheese - YUM!

Dinner with friends - noise level was louder than expected

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phillyphoodie (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Great service, delicious food. However, very loud and not good for kids.

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VGoodMexican (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

Awesome place! Drinks are a bit pricey, but food, service, and the ambiance is great. If you like Mexican, you will love El Vez!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

El Vez is always a great experience. The food is awesome and the service is always great too.

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bobandcheryl (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

It had been years since visiting El Vez and it was just as good. The staff worked well as a team. The menu was limited in a special way more than enough options and the authentic flavors coupled with a good price made it a very enjoyable evening. Also it's closeness to the Kimmel and theaters make it a good pre event dinner venue.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

Great vegetarian options! The black bean enchiladas and cheesy corn smut were especially memorable.

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
3.0
Dined 5 days ago

I went to El Vez during restaurant week. It was my first time. The 4 courses for $35 is a really good deal. The noise level was kind of high would be one of the drawbacks maybe because of my location, seated at the window which was ideal for watching foot traffic but not for hearing my boyfriend's conversation. Pretty good selections for each course.

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GirlsNightOut (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

It's not easy finding an authentic, really good Mexican meal. El Vez fits this description. We did the Restaurant Week special meal was great. However, we need to go back and try many other of their selections. Even the Nacho's looked great! Our waiter was also wonderful!

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Alleep 
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

I am never disapointed with a trip to El Vez. Was taking friends out in the city to explore and brought them into El Vez to get the experience. All of the drinks were delicious and timely, appetizers perfectly spaced between drinks and dinner. The best thing about El Vez is the flavor, all the recipes are solid recipes that taste fantastic and aren't too heavy. Ordered the chocolate Mole Short Rib Enchilladas and i am still dreaming about them they were absolutely delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Always a great time at ElVez. Recommend the Blood Orange Margarita and fresh Guacamole. Great start to anything you enjoy afterwards. Restaurant is always busy and has awesome energy.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

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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Cross street
Sansom
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(215) 928-9800
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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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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.
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Executive chef
David LaForce
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine