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“Very energetic environment with unique gringo mexican”
Review of El Vez Restaurant

El Vez Restaurant
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Ranked #25 of 4,491 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: City Center East
Cross street: Sansom
Transit: Broad Street Line - Walnut Locust Station.
Reviewed November 10, 2013

This place is loud. The rhythmic pounding music combined with the lively customer base makes it very difficult to hear your dining partners. The food is very good almost like an american fusion of Mexican fare. The beef tacos were very good but had an absence of authenticity. Over all an enjoyable experience.

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Thank arguseyes6
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Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

This was the third time I had stopped in for lunch. The service was attentive and the food was delicious. If you like guacamole, it is made fresh and is worth the trip.

Thank dubbs605
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

No other mexican restaurant can ever compare to El Vez. I'm spoiled by them!
Not only by the food, but the atmosphere is fun and the waitstaff are great!
Always go there every chance I get!

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Thank MaryAnne M
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Went here for a late lunch on 10/17/13. We were seated promptly, given menus and water, and forgotten about for about ten minutes. Waiter then took our order, brought drinks, and was not heard from for approximately 30 minutes. When the waiter finally did come by, he said our food should be out shortly. After about 15 more minutes, we still had not received any food. We then called the waiter over and asked what the delay was, and he went to the kitchen to check, and suddenly erupted in a burst of activity, trying to place our order and put a rush on it. I then informed the waiter that we would not be having our meal.

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Thank Joseph E
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

We went on a Tuesday night and was so glad we had reservations. The restaurant was very busy and noisy. The place did start to clear out at 8:30 so if you don't want to wait for an hour, this may be the time to go. The bar was packed...some dates...some singles.
My margarita was excellent and went well with the guac which was the best that we ever had. In fact we ordered another.. The food was average chain Mexican...not authentic Mexican. It was still good and fun. If I lived in Philadelphia, I would go back

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Thank AlyceBostonMA
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