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El Vez Restaurant

121 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4904 (City Center East)
215-928-9800
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Ranked #120 of 3,747 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: City Center East
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Sansom
Transit: Broad Street Line - Walnut Locust Station.
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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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110 reviews 110 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Fun place with funky decorations. I loved the wall with the little day of the dead shadow boxes. The El Vez margarita was excellent. The guacamole was delicious. There were four of us for dinner and we shared the combo fajitas, shrimp, beef, chicken and Portobello. Portions were adequate. All of the selections were very tasty. I especially liked the... More

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Hatfield, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Great atmosphere & drinks. Food portions were small and quality and selection were only mediocre. The servers were great -very helpful and attentive.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

There's an amazing place that is crowded every night it's called el vez right in the center city of philly... u can sit on the bar where u can drink cocktails such as margaritas and other ones...try the blood orange margarita and u won't regret it! Besides, it offers tacos, enchalades and other delicious food...don't forget to start with the... More

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Mount Dora, Florida
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114 reviews 114 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Very nice. i had the sea bass taco which was amazing. My kids loved the chicken tacos and churros. Do not miss it

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Another "theme" restaurant in downtown Philadelphia that has a fun circular bar in the middle and a photo boot that lets guests remember their visits. Friends had margaritas and liked them a lot. The decor is bright neon Mexican kitsch and a lot of fun. Seemed to be really busy for a rainy Saturday afternoon when we stopped in.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The Macho Nachos are THE BEST nachos I have ever had. Seriously. Decadent and smothered with a wide range of goodness but still crispy. Our spectacular waitress Paulina recommended them and I will never forget her for that... The PORK POSOLE was incredible...also recommended by the unforgettable Paulina. Was large and especially tasty with gentle heat and complex character. The... More

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Trincity, Trinidad
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Best guac I've literally ever had! I know the menu starts with the El Vez signature guacamole, but listen to your dark side and have the "Bazooka" Limon (with goat cheese, chilli flakes pistachios, and roasted tomatoes) ...yesss! The location is perfectly accessible in the Center City area. Atmosphere and nice vibes. Service was great. A group-friendly, girls night, happy... More

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Spokane, WA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This was so popular; it was full every night but we got in early at 5:30 pm and had a nice outside table. Food and ambiance was excellent.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Guacamole and margaritas! They have full meals but if all you need is a little something, this is the best combo. So many different kinds to choose from too. The staff is friendly and helpful with choices too. A clean and nice enviorment for couples or families.Great for a late night snack. Check out the bike in the center of... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

El Vez is a Steven Starr restaurant. Very cool décor. The motorcycle over the bar is an eye catcher. The food is excellent, the service is top notch and the margaritas are yummy!!! I have tried quite a few items on the menu and have not been disappointed!!! They also have a photo booth, which gets more and more fun... More

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Additional Information about El Vez Restaurant

Address: 121 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4904
Phone Number: 215-928-9800
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican

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