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El Vez Restaurant

121 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4904 (City Center East)
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Ranked #107 of 3,733 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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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
Neighborhood: City Center East
Cross street: Sansom
Transit: Broad Street Line - Walnut Locust Station.
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81% Recommend
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English first
Orlando, FL
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had dinner one night and split the tacos for two. Good sized portion, but they failed to tell us that they add an adobe sauce which in our opinion was super spicy. So much that it killed all flavor. The next night we were walking by after dinner and decided to sit outside for a quick drink and try the... More

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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I have been to El Vez three times now and it is worth it everytime! I love Mexican food but I hate when a restaurant serves the standard stuff. El Vez adds a little twist to their dishes and its amazing! I would definitely recommend getting a reservation if you plan on going there. It is a smaller space so... More

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Alexandria, VA
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The overall atmosphere is pretty cool and hip at El Vez. I ordered the steak fajita which was pretty standard, however the star of the meal was the al a carte corn on the cob...delish. I also ordered salsa and chips....which was not complimentary. I tried two different margaritas, 'The Pink Cadillac' and the 'Blood Orange Margarita' they were good... More

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Westminster, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

When we arrived here, they told us the wait for a table for 2 would be an hour and 15 minutes, but as we turned to leave, a table right next to the bar opened up. We were seated, but unfortunately a group next to us did seem to notice, so their backsides were pretty much in our faces. It... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This place is known for their guacamole. It's awesome and they have like 10 different types. My husband and I split the taco platter and it was delicious! Very small tacos- like three bites each, but they were so flavorful. Upscale places, reservations recommended, but they fit us in without one. Loved the atmosphere. Margaritas and drinks were made with... More

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Kilcullen, Ireland
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Just back from my first visit to el fez! Had the guacamole to start...AMAZING! I ordered the beef tacos as a main course and was very disappointed to find three mini tacos on the plate when they arrived. I had a limeade to drink which was deliciously refreshing. Our waitress was very friendly and incredibly attentive. I would definitely recommend... More

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abingdon md
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Stopped in here for lunch. Not crowded at all and got seated right away. The original guacamole was so good we needed a chip refill. Entrees were good and generous.

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Clemson, South Carolina
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I haven't been able to find a good mexican restaurant since I moved away from San Diego almost 15 years ago. Last week I was in Philadelphia and had dinner at El Vez. WOW! First, it's really cute and well-designed (they have a photo booth). Second, the bartenders are really nice. Third,and most important, the food is fresh, homemade, and... More

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Howell, Nj
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79 reviews 79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The atmosphere is fun and colorful and the staff is friendly. Menu is eclectic and offers options for vegetarians and meat eaters. I don't drink, but my friends loved the strong cocktails and I loved the mocktail menu! We ordered the guacamole with mangoes (delicious and flavorful), nachos, queso fundido (with chorizo), enchiladas, and salad. No one was disappointed with... More

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Souderton, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We made a reservation for 6 people and were seated at our table even when only two of us had arrived, which is an uncommon event in my experience. The service was great, and all of us enjoyed our food choices. Great location, energetic vibe.

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