El Vez-Ft. Lauderdale

4.4
620 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Stephen Starr brings traditional Mexican fare with a touch of Baja flavor to sunny South Florida.





**Reservations accepted for in-door dining only. Our terrace seating is first come-first serve based on availability and weather permitting.**

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 620 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.4
service
4.5
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4.2
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Sara
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful cinco de Mayo. Super nice staff worth the visit :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We had to wait past our reservation time....Pitcher marg was watered down and not that good unfortunately. Rice and Beans didn’t have any taste. We love El Vez in Philly... this was not the best location

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JasonE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff crushed it! Great place with a solid Happy Hour

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Service was the worst we had ever seen thankfully the manager step up to save the day

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vipDonnaG
Portland
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

food was terrible. I have eaten here numerous times and the food and service has gone downhill.

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ErikaG
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great spot, the food is flavorful and the ambiance is fantastic!

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vipBrian
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I rarely take the time to do a written review, but th

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AnthonyD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and happening place and last night was no exception. Has a very enjoyable evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We were hosting a business customer. We frequent El Vez in Philadelphia frequently and love. We had reservations for 6:15 and our table was not ready until almost 6:45. We were served mimosas in plastic cups at the bar. Finally after being seated 30 minutes late, our waiter appeared about 20 minutes later. From that time on our service was few and far between. Towards the end of the meal I had to get up and find him to pay the bill. Food was great..just really disappointed in service, especially when hosting a business guest.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice spending time with my best friends at el vez. These are the best nachos in town! My fav restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hostess ignored us. But the waiter and the food were fantastic!

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SamanthaJ
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best Mexican food of my life! I scant wait to go back!

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vipDinerOutLauderdale
Naples
30 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food was good, especially my steak tacos, with nicely cooked, nicely seasoned flat iron steak bites. My Queso Fundido was an interesting take on a snack I’ve had before with chips. This one had a too-heavy cheese, over cooked and served with chorizo on soft flour tortillas: it tasted good, but it was too heavy and chewy for the soft tortillas. But that’s better than what it would have been like if it were served as a dip with taco chips. Every chip would have broken into pieces.

Our waiter was attentive, even though he was busy. All the staff was busy, in fact. The place was packed when we first got there, and it’s easy to see that the employees were stretched thin. The crowd was lively and positive. Overall, I like the idea of the place: a reasonably priced restaurant in a “W” Hotel. But the management still has work to do on elements of running the restaurant.

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vipSLPfla
Miami
54 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We used to come here every couple weeks but will not be back after this awful experience. The service was horrible and the food was bland. We asked our server and food runner for hot sauce and salt 4 different times and they finally delivered it 35 minutes later. It was very cold and windy so we asked to be moved inside. 20 minutes after our server returned and said no seats were available when at least 15 tables were open. What a disappointment. There are so many other places that have good service and better food. We will be going there now

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MichaelG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere with exceptional service.

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vipRetiredTraveler01
Chicago
122 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Menu offers a lot of options.
It’s a good time as well in a casual environment.

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MonahrayM
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Food was pretty bland. I was expecting a lot more flavor since it is a Mexican restaurant. Service was just ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo muy bueno

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, happy hour and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were staying at the W and could have eaten here every night! The food was excellent and the drinks were delicious. Many days after going to the beach , we would stop in and get chips and salsa and margaritas! The wait staff is friendly and very attentive. We ordered many different things over the course of the week and there wasn’t one thing we didn’t like.

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Goose21
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak taco were amazing! I would come here with every visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal. Best we had on our vacation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fun ! great frozen margaritas! Friendly and helpful staff! loved It !!! Ps: nachos =amazing life changing talked about them for days dreaming of them always

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had guests in from out of town and asked for a table outside. Not only was it outside, it was in a corner by the railing with a great view of the ocean! Our waiter was outstanding and the food was really good. They discount the parking as well. Everyone from the car valet to the hostess to the waiter and cooks did a great job.

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BillH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Not even close to quality and taste to El Vez in Philly. Only part of our trip that was a disappointment

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance outside

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had: pollo asada, steak quesadilla, Toni Santana guac

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vipMeMe
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

We come to El Vez often and recently the service has gone down significantly. I’ve tried to hold off on this review in the hopes it was a one time occurence. However have not seen improvement. Today was horrible service. Our waiter forgot to give a spoon and never returned to check on us. Finally I asked another waiter for a spoon and he said be right back but never came back. My husband got up and asked someone else and got a spoon. Soup was cold by then. Next we asked for water when they brought the check and took our credit cards, 20 minutes later on water and waiter still has our credit cards. My husband got up and went to the waiter and asked for the water and credit cards. Waiter was not very nice and when he came back still no water and an apology with no sincerity.

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LauraG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A beach club with mexican food. Cool beach vibes. Could use some maintenance work

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joyig
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was attentive. Food was tasty. Will be back.

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LexS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service & absolutely delicious food!!! Great happy hour deals $5 margs until 7pm. Had Marco as a server and he was fantastic!! Would absolutely recommend and come here again whenever I’m in Fort Lauderdale!! So good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The nachos were delicious. I got the mahi tacos and I just really didn’t care for them. The service was great and so is the location. I am a dessert gal and all the desserts had something spicey in them which was a disappointment.

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vipCarolF
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner at El Vez. The view is nice and the food was excellent.

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anyasant
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! We loved it so much we went back the next day!!

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KevinM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Marco was fantastic and the food was really tasty!

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Rachel
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The drinks were great! Food was average and service was slow.

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vipRomeoG
Indiana
23 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was interesting to see a lot of empty tables in the restaurant but still, they could not accommodate our request to start dinner 20 minutes earlier than our reservation. The food was good but not extraordinary for a Mexican restaurant. Kale salad with shrimps and enchiladas were good but I would not recommend steak Quesadilla which was extremely greasy.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Gabbi was an amazing knowledgeable server. Snapper Aguachile and Guacamole were must orders.

FAQs

El Vez-Ft. Lauderdale offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 414-8336.

El Vez-Ft. Lauderdale is rated 4.4 stars by 620 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.