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El Vez

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
121 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4904
+1 215-928-9800
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“guacamole” (382 reviews)
“tacos” (144 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
121 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4904
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice modern decor, including a scattering of photo booths. Contemporary Mexican music sets the mood. Very good food, well prepared and presented. Friendly waitstaff. Expansive bar. The drink menu has two pages of tequila, plus all the usual suspects.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rrmcgov
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and service was really good, their guacamole is always a good choice, the chips and salsa are excellent. We had the Tacos for two, which is huge, my two teenagers couldn’t finish it. I had the Mahi Mahi tacos, the sauce on them...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank U979GIlauraw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying on 13th street in Philadelphia gave a great opportunity to visit the El Vez restaurant. It’s a really hopping place in the evenings. It was a 45 minute wait for a table, but it was worth it. We ordered a Chicken/Beef al Carbon (tacos)...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank temptraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Vez is situated amongst a host of other eateries on 13th and is lively in the evening with a round bar and many tables to sit by. The usual fare of tequila cocktails (and more) and Mex food. Nice for a fun evening.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Traveleator
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit - we’ve been trying to get rez forever. We loved the vibe and the drinks! The staff was extremely friendly and attentive! We should’ve asked friends or read reviews for food suggestions because most of our choices were just ok....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank miscalane
Reviewed December 14, 2018

Good food and a lively atmosphere. Could be a bit noisy for some.Was for me.Pricey , high end Mexican food. Great drinks.Great service. Was great for a special occasion. I'm more of a taco truck guy.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sng302
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Place was packed, but well worth it. The drinks, apps, main meal and dessert were all delicious. Call to make reservations!

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed December 5, 2018

Very authentic style mexican. Great guac and apps, delicious cocktails. I highly recommend the citron margarita! Loved it and can't wait to go again. Oh, also, great music playing on the sound system, neat restrooms, and great wait staff!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Deborah B
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

Hands down best food ever. Make sure you get there early and get a reservation. For 2 people you could wait 2 hours!! But definitely with it.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Casedogg21
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

On a recommendation we went for dinner. Had to wait for a table but worth every second of the 30 min wait. We started with traditional guacamole that was so good and not at all salty. For dinner we had steak tacos and short rib...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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January 15, 2017|
Response from Faith M | Reviewed this property |
Hello. El Vez is a part of Starr Restaurants. You can get a giftcard here and use it at El Vez, and many other places as well: Google Starr Restaurants and click on giftcards. Good luck!
January 15, 2017|
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Response from peter b | Reviewed this property |
i have no idea !
June 16, 2016|
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Response from keikok886 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have high chairs. They're actually a really family friendly restaurant open at 11:30 Mon-Sat & for Sunday brunch.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4904
  • Public Transportation: Broad Street Line - Walnut Locust Station.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-928-9800
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