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El Vez Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
City Center East
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American, Spanish, South American
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121 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4904 (Sansom)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'm a sucker for fish tacos, so when I saw sea bass tacos on the menu I had to try them. They were great! A little on the pricey side for the size of the taco, but the preparation of the sea bass (not fried) and pairing with the sweet potato purée made it worth it. My husband had the... More 

Thank Emily G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I roamed in looking for lunch but doubled down on the brunch. Delicious food - and their signature beer-based punch is deadly!

Thank Gary C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by a friend from Philadelphia and was worth it. Service was good and the food was really good. The Guacamole was amazing. The Frozen bloody orange (margarita) was great.

Thank John G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a group of colleagues in town and they asked for a recommendation for dinner. El Vez was my first thought and I was right. We had a party of six and we're lucky to get a big comfortable booth that accomodated everyone. The food was delicious and the servers were amazing. I'm so proud t have great restaurants... More 

Thank strongforu
Englewood, Colorado
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun atmosphere and yummy tacos cooked with amazing spices that burst in your mouth. Also got the blood orange margs per all the recommendations and I agree, they were well worth a visit. Took a large work group and I greatly appreciate how he split the check and made everything really easy.

Thank Flygirl_1350
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

wife loves mexican im not a huge fan but i have to say definitely would go back i have to say some of the best food ever eaten thank u el vez and service was even better

Thank Chris M
Piscataway, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate here twice, during my stay. Delish. The Tortilla soup id topnotch. The service is good. Food comes out quickly

Thank 12111954
Newark, Delaware
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to El vez after seeing a show in the city last night. We expected it to be busy but were seated in 5mins. Ordered guacamole and chips for appetizer <very good> open face shrimp quesadilla and grilled beef taco with blk beans and rice. Food overall very tasty, would come back again. Waiter was very attentive despite being busy... More 

Thank Palmbreeze85
Schaumburg, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So many options for brunch/lunch! Stopped in for brunch, three of us. Two margaritas and one Bloody Mary ordered the Margs were good the bloody was just ok. We ordered the guac with chips, awesome! I had the burrito, another had the huevos chorizo and the goat cheese omelet all very good. Using the bathrooms -downstairs is pretty cool, men... More 

Thank Michele L
Swedesboro, New Jersey
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I order from El Vez a few times a month for meetings. Clients love it and our internal team has their favorite dishes. Definitely recommend for eat in but their take out is awesome too.

Thank AlyKru

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American, Spanish, South American
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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: 215-928-9800

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