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“Gigantic Guacamole Bowl!”
Review of El Vez Restaurant

El Vez Restaurant
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Ranked #29 of 4,429 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: City Center East
Cross street: Sansom
Transit: Broad Street Line - Walnut Locust Station.
Reviewed May 5, 2014

I was visiting Philadelphia during a business event and was recommended to stop in and try the guacamole at El Vez. We stopped in for some quick appetizers and ended up staying for dinner. When we arrived, the place was packed and we were lucky enough to score seats at the bar. We ordered drinks,guacamole and the taco sampler. Like many other Mexican restaurants, you receive complimentary chips and salsa with your order. The bar tender was very nice and she was very generous with the alcohol in our drinks. The guacamole came out quickly and I could not believe the size of the bowl. For three of us, the guacamole and the taco sample was plenty of food and were stuffed by the end. The food was a little expensive but it was okay for a little splurge. Would recommend making reservations as early as possible to guarantee a table if you want to try out the food.

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Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful Mexican food and the decor is really original. A gem here in Philadelphia. If you love Mexican don't pass up a meal here.

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Reviewed April 30, 2014

Had a wonderful brunch at this fabulous restaurant. The hostess was pleasant and cheerfully seated us at a window table. This establishment is well lighted, colorful, and the motorcycle hanging above the bar is an interesting centerpiece. We spotted a photo booth at the corner, wanted to take some souvenir shots but was out of order. The server arrived right on cue and is very knowledgeable of the menu. We started off with Macho Nachos....now let me tell you that this is the best nachos I have ever had. It is just bursting with meat, cheese, beans, salsa etc. You can actually make this a meal in itself. It was super delicious! The plantain bananas is a great accompaniment to the breakfast burrito. It was sweet and fried perfectly. The burrito was bursting with eggs, chorizo, diced potatoes and cheese. Huevos & Chorizo on the other hand was flavorful and equally delicious. I just love making my own tacos. It was filling, and satisfying. El Vez would be a great place to take your significant other. I will definitely return back and explore the rest of their menu.

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Reviewed April 19, 2014

This Mexican restaurant had a great vibe to it. Eclectic in the decorating, we were lucky to get a seat about 1 pm on a Saturday. The dishes were on the expensive side but everyone liked their meal and it was made with quality ingredients. A good choice of bottled beer and margaritas. Chips and salsa are complimentary but you need to ask for them.

Thank silverlady23
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Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

This place in Philly has great Mexican food with a cool urban twist. The decor is urban. Try the pomegranate margaritas!

Thank RI02886
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