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El Vez Restaurant

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$$$
City Center East
Mexican
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121 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4904 (Sansom)
Broad Street Line - Walnut Locust Station.
215-928-9800
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 285
    Excellent
  • 251
    Very good
  • 77
    Average
  • 23
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing "GUACAMOLE"

A great restaurant with amazing food and atmosphere. Not sure we did the menu justice but the nachos and guacamole were amazing, make sure you bring a healthy appetite. We will be back

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
briggssimon
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A great restaurant with amazing food and atmosphere. Not sure we did the menu justice but the nachos and guacamole were amazing, make sure you bring a healthy appetite. We will be back

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

this is one of those rare places that is well run, good energy, great menu and delicious food. we knew the minute we walked in (20 minutes late!) and were treated like special guests that it was going to be a fun night. the manager was the perfect balance of professional and friendly and runs a very good staff. the... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Loved the food. Tacos come wrapped up with a piece of string tied shut. Nachos are served like a flatbread. And the drinks are great too!

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Kissimmee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

With a full restaurant and no empty tables outside we were afraid we wouldn't get in without reservations. Not only were we seated right away, the omelets were amazing. My husband had crab and my daughter and I had sausage and goat cheese. I'd never had the potatoes they served and I wish we didn't live 1200 miles away. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We have been going to every time we visit Philly for the past 7 years and it never disappoints. The margaritas are amazing, the guacamole perfection and photo booth so much fun! We have truly enjoyed every meal we've eaten there, and that's a study in consistency!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A group from the office took a co-worker for a birthday dinner. Everything was great. I always get the fish tacos because they are so good. The guacamole is a must and the nachos were also very good. Excellent pitchers of margaritas. Always an exciting city vibe. I highly recommend El Vez.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I've only been to Philadelphia twice, but both times I went to El Vez. It's very busy, so I sat at the bar for dinner. Carnitos tacos and a frozen blood orange margarita. So excellent.

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Why does Philly have to have all the Good food!? We walked in here w 4 other couples in the middle of the afternoon and they were very accommodating! Now let's get onto the food! We ordered a bunch of food starting with the apps. We had the cheese fundido w meat! Cheesy, melted, flavorful; dip some chips and go... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My daughter wanted to go to El Vez for he 17th birthday dinner. As always, we were not disappointed!

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South Easton, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Dined here with a corporate group. The staff went above and beyond from the start of planning our reservation to the table service to following up with us the next day to make sure everything was enjoyable. The margaritas are excellent, the guacamole (with crab) was amazing, the assortment of trendy and tasty Mexican food was so satisfying. The ambiance... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 121 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4904
    (Sansom)
  • Public Transportation: Broad Street Line - Walnut Locust Station.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: 215-928-9800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?