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El Rey

619 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2101
+1 215-629-3786
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Overview
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good52%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
4 weeks ago
“Snack”
16 Dec 2015
“mexican diner food”
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LOCATION
619 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2101
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1 - 10 of 31 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here after work one day for a drink and a snack. The atmosphere as always in a Steven Starr restaurant is super cool. I only had the guacamole which was amazing and the home made chips were so good. I had one of...More

Thank devlinbriana
Reviewed 17 December 2015

interesting mexican food; "flannel" service; moderate prices; good for families; kitschy decor. good for lunch or lighthearted dinner.

Thank Iris P
Reviewed 16 February 2015

This is a very pleasant Mexican with really lovely decor. I would not say that the food set me on fire but it was tasty. The margaritas on the other hand were extremely good as was the 'old fashioned' that I had the pleasure to...More

Thank Squirreltail
Reviewed 12 November 2014

Being on Chestnut St. I have drove past this place many times and looking at it form the outside I would have never thought to go in. That changed last week when my daughter invited my girlfriend and I to join her for dinner. Once...More

Thank Jay1012013
Reviewed 4 November 2014

I am from Mexico, and being in Philadelphia for a couple of months and was longing for some Mexican food. After a few questions, I finally ended in El Rey. My friend asked for the Chiles en Nogada, and I asked for some Enchiladas (chicken)....More

1  Thank JoelVargas
Reviewed 26 July 2014

The tacos in this restaurant are amazing! As are the happy hour prices! The wait staff are very helpful in describing the food and making suggestions. Don't limit yourself to the tacos--the rest of the menu is also delicious. Haven't tried the margaritas, but they...More

Thank 50ishAlexandria
Reviewed 26 June 2014

After a week in Philly I was craving my Mexican food fix. I heard there was a great Mexican restaurant around our hotel somewhere - and we hiked around until we saw it and figured that was the one. What a great little place -...More

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 20 January 2014

What a kool and classy cocktail / speakeasy. Great cocktails, friendly staff, great bar food too. Shame we had to leave early (1 am)

Thank BCraigD
Reviewed 12 January 2014

Arrived in Philadelphia and looking for restaurant to meet the needs of grown-ups and five year old close to our apartment. Black refried beans and rice passed the five year old's connoisseur test. Tasty homemade chips and pico de gallo. Chile releno was tasty, authentically...More

Thank OregonNative64
Reviewed 2 December 2013

OK, only a fool goes to Philly looking for good Mexican food, I suppose. But we read a couple of reviews and decided to try their brunch. El Rey is located in an old diner with remnants of earlier lives (e.g., automobile logos on the...More

Thank William H
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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 619 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2101
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-629-3786
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