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El Vez Restaurant

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
121 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4904
+1 215-928-9800
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“guacamole” (370 reviews)
“tacos” (135 reviews)
“pink cadillac” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
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 2 days ago via mobile

We went here for my birthday and it completely lived up to its reputation. The place was lively, interestingly decorated and beat of all - had delicious good. The guacamole is the best I've ever had and must be tried if you eat here. There...More

Thank dawnsprecher
Reviewed 2 days ago

Everything about this restaurant was great. Waiter and service were fun and efficient, the blood orange margaritas were fabulous, the food great. Would go back in a heartbeat. About the only thing that we did not like about this restaurant was the idiot driver that...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Best Mexican food I’ve ever had. Try the macho nachos it was superb! My boyfriend had the three steak tacos and he really enjoyed it! The ambience is great and the decor is trendy! The margaritas are spectacular! Service was friendly.

Thank nmarte23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Began with a couple of beers and a margarita. Got our table and ordered EL VEZ Guac and and a pitcher of Margarita. Its was awesome. Great service, great drinks, and awesome food. A must visit in Philly.

Thank miamisigns
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I guess one should expect a lot of noise at a popular Midtown bar with food. It was, however, exceptionally noisy at lunch when we were seated right by the door. I would insist on another table on future visits. The original guacamole and chips...More

Thank L0ve2travel0ften
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This food was authentic, reasonably priced, fresh, delicious and fantastic service. Unfortunately I’m from out of town, if I wasn’t then I’d be here several times a week. Thanks to the staff, I will be back next time I’m in town.

Thank TurnerAd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here many times and I’m never disappointed. Their margarita and tequila selections are awesome. Don’t forget to look at the guacamole selections and try one a bit different from the traditional recipe for the table and you won’t regret the choice. Every plate is...More

Thank Craig F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I made reservations for 4 and we wound up with an extra guest. The restaurant was more than accomodating and we were sat quickly. Excellent food and drinks in an upscale atmosphere. I would recommend for groups and parties, extremely fun.

Thank mattlu420
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first night in Philadelphia we were looking for an interesting dinner choice. Sitting outside was great. The food and beverage were fine but unfortunately overshadowed by the slow service. Quite a contrast from the attentive service we had been enjoying in Lancaster county before...More

Thank kaseysmom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place normally has a waiting list. The food is fresh and tasty and has a modern twist to it. The prices are fair and the staff is friendly and fast. The vibe is quite young and trendy.

Thank Bissy2002
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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 Keiko K | 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
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
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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