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About El Vez
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.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Mexican / Southwestern
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
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Garage parking available on Sansom Street between 11th & 12th Streets. No Valet is available.
Broad Street Line - Walnut Locust Station.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
El Vez Ratings and Reviews
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!
Very tasty and great service (as expected at a Starr Restaurant). Loved the black bean enchiladas and my husband really enjoyed the taco sampler. Portions are not overwhelming so you'll have rooms for apps or dessert. We went the dessert route and tore into the excellent churros.
Moderate prices and well-prepared food.
Atmosphere is usually exciting here; always filled with a ton of people. I've been here many, many times. A lot of my friends from Jefferson love this place for its margaritas. Definitely has a nice energy for a special night out, which was what this was for my party. However, the servers are very slow and expectant. Bartenders are even worse. Food is good, but not incredible as would be expected from the price. Portion sizes aren't that great either. I would come again, but it's nothing to rave about.
The waiter was wonderful. The music was a little loud for family conversation, but the food was delicious and my family and I all had a wonderful time. For a Sunday evening, we also saw a lot of other families with young children, so El Vez manages to be a good, upscale-style restaurant yet be family friendly at the same time.
The food was fantastic!! We started with the guacamole & chips which did not disappoint. My sea bass tacos with a sweet potato purée were so delicious!! My one friend had the Mexican salad with grilled chicken and said it was very good. The other had enchiladas and was very pleased! Would definitely go back again!! Our server was very good as well!! 😊
El Vez is a go-to for out of town visitors that you want to impress with quality and people watching. The seating outdoors is unparalleled because they actually have the space for it and you aren’t bothered by passers by. Inside there is a photo booth (!) and lots of interesting folks from all walks of life to notice. The drinks are yum and the food is good. It’s a bit pricey for what it is which is why I only use this for out of towners or people who have money to burn.
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