El Vez-Ft. Lauderdale

4.5
239 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Stephen Starr brings traditional Mexican fare with a touch of Baja flavor to sunny South Florida.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was my birthday breakfast. Delicious food & great ambiance.

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A
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food and location. Management & front of house were awesome. Our waiter left something to be desired.

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C
Miami
35 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Best Mexican food on the Fort Lauderdale (beach) strip. Much better than Lona. Chips are very tasty and so is the guac! Tacos were excellent, and so were the margaritas. The menu on Monday for lunch (versus Friday night) was very limited, so that was disappointing. Service needs a little improvement, but overall, I would go back and recommend.

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BR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

We have been to El Vez several times and were so happy with the food and service. This time it just seemed “off”. Food was very good but the service was terrible

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JT
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

good food great oceanfront location lively atmosphere

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K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were excellent! Bonus: best homemade chips we’ve had !

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DD
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional experience as always. Food is outstanding.

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Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service. Loud atmosphere

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RT
Toronto
43 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really good Mexican restaurant. Service was excellent. We got an outside table, much better than inside. Tacos are great as is the chips, salsa and guacamole.

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KC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

Just another slightly overrated over priced Ft Lauderdale tourist restaurant. Service was fair. Had to wait for all the dishes to be serviced. Silverware took a few more minutes after food. Our server was very pleasant and we never complained. Four of us and no one was in any way impressed. Food was a 2 out of 5. So so.

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B
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service( thank you Jack!), fantastic menu and ambiance. We’ll be back!

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time great foot great service!

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S
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We ate lunch there and were amazed at the freshness and quality The snapper tacos were outstanding. Other raved about food.
Highly recommend

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OT
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the macho nachos!

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MD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The seating hostess made guests wait while she chatted with coworkers, then only to tell customers that there was an hour wait for a table when dozens of empty tables were visible in sections of the restaurant that were clearly staffed. We ultimately found seats at the bar. After finishing our meal an hour later, those very same tables that were empty upon our arrival were still empty.

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OT
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

They were late seating us and service was slow and non attentive. I would recommend the food but not the service

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CK
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Hostess couldve been more welcoming. Could the servers wear something nicer than tshirt?

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HN
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I love El Vez, this place has such great vibes. Everything was great until the end of the meal, when the staff allowed a customer to light up a cigar out on the patio. Since the wind was blowing the smoke towards the ocean, the odor was horrific. Several people were complaining and eventually they did get the customer to stop. Should not have been allowed to begin with.

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CT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Julian was an excelent waiter and everything was delicious!

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N
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date with daughters

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KP
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious and waitstaff was very accommodating and pleasant. We had our 5 year old with us for a family Valentine’s Day and they were great. Had the kale salad which was amazing. Snapper tacos were also delicious. Definitely worth a visit!

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HH
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was the best Mexican food we have ever had. The staff was amazing and very helpful with suggestions on what to try and it’s kid friendly. Def will be returning to eat there when we are at the W Hotel again.

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AI
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

I ordered the chopped salad for $12. It was supposed to have toppings, it had a few tiny cubes of golden beets and chayote. Not worth it. My friend ordered shrimp tacos, 2 tacos for $16. Not worth it.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was fantastic. I would recommend anyone to try it out. The food was incredible. We ordered a variety of items and all of it was great. The guacamole was the best I’ve ever had. Service was excellent.

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L
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Phillipa was the absolute best. We met Kate the manager who made us feel extremely welcomed and the hostess who’s name escapes me was truly welcoming. All in all this was an exceptional night with great food and drinks and a wonderful staff. This is a gem which would serve you well to visit. Thanks to all for a great evening.

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F
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambience. The drinks took a bit long to get as the bar was behind but overall great experience and will return

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MK
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The way they charged for a Martini was strange......a la carte???????

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L
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience. Get the Tacos Al Carbon and a a good margarita! That’s all you need.

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SK
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time and we hit the jackpot.
First time I ever hugged my waiter good-bye.
Then I sought out the manager and bragged about server.
Cocktails, appetizer (brisket nachos that looked like a pizza), whole fish and fish tacos all fresh, delicious and appealing.
Not to be missed when in Ft. Lauderdale.

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YI
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm not a frequent visitor to Mexican restaurant but this one amazed me! The food is very fresh and delicious, ordered the grilled snapper taco, chicken enchiladas, steak quesadilla, tuna tosdados, grilled corn, chips & guacamole they are ALL delicious! Sundae is a bit too sweet for me. Definitely recommend the Sparkling wine sangria. Service was great and impressive. I'll come back again at a sunny day for the outdoor terrace.

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, great fun atmosphere. It’s not quiet but not overwhelmingly loud.
We had a great time.

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MY
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We loved the authentic Baja style (except we had to request the delicious handmade corn tortillas instead of flour) carnitas tacos, and queso fundito. The salsas were lovely as well as the margaritas

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G
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Nice atmosphere, average food, slow service....and a bar that does not know how to make a drink. The crowd was not that big, but somehow everything was not very smooth or a great experience. Seemed like I was doing the server a favor being there.

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CH
Salt Lake City
31 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We are a little boring, and so the loud music was more than we wanted, but the food was great.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect view of the ocean. Excellent food and great service

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome steak tacos and the best nachos ever

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DM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Our server Amanda was very considerate, prompt and knowledgeable

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JB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service. Truly enjoyed our dinner and evening.

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s
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

the staff and food were truly great! fresh- fast and fun nice place on the ocean!

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SL
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really enjoyable time here. The food was delicious and service was great but seemed very overpriced for 2 people. We ordered chips and salsa, an appetizer and each had an entree. I know it is a lot of food for 2 people, but with a couple drinks it was over $200!
We would definitely go back, but it is a little too expensive to frequent often.

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