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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“guacamole” (346 reviews)
“tacos” (134 reviews)
“pink cadillac” (15 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 yesterday

The restaurant was full...for good reason. Great Mexican food. Get their Guacamole! Their Margaritas were good too.

Thank superjules123
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had lunch on a Thursday afternoon. Still needed a reservation because it was very crowded. We had tried to get a reservation for either Wednesday or Thursday night and had to settle for lunch. The guacamole was a must and very good. I had...More

Thank Kristy B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a great time. It was Saturday night. The food was terrific. Great vegan options. Our cocktails were terrific and strong 🤪 - classic margarita and Mezcal margaritas. The only issue was a bit of a service lag twice. We waited a very long...More

Thank TravelerTK4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family (2 adults, 2 kids) had a really enjoyable meal at El Vez. Attentive and personable service... great guacamole and tacos! Recommended and will look to return whenever we are next in Philly.

Thank Traveller66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the fly, we stopped in for lunch before visiting the Magic Gardens. Our nachos were one of the most delicious I’ve ever experienced. The chicken tortilla soup was also exceptionally good. All of us enjoyed our menu selections. The service was very fast and...More

Thank Miriam B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So terrific - amazing selection of fine tequilas - and they also happen to serve awesome Mexican fare. Everything we had was great - I had some sort of guac that had cactus or something in it - tremendous!

Thank gringofromcanada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem! this place is located in a trendy shopping district of Philly. We didn’t have reservations but were able to take a seat at the bar. I’m from out of town but I am so glad my friend brought me here! If you...More

Thank miacarr109
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They told us it would be a two hour wait and it was, but they also text when your table is ready, which allowed us to leave and explore more of the area. The food was great and the drinks were delicious. Great service! They...More

1  Thank 1tip4u
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great guacamole, mahi-mahi tacos were very good, staff was very nice. Decor is fun. Definitely recommend checking this place out!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in here for lunch on our last day in Philly. We tried to get in for dinner the night before but the wait was going to be 2 hours. The chips and salsa were excellent! The chicken taco lunch special was very very...More

Thank Craig W
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Questions & Answers
16 January 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!
16 January 2017|
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Response from peter b | Reviewed this property |
i have no idea !
17 June 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
USD 21 - USD 30
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-928-9800
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