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El Rey

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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner


Mexican, Latin
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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All reviews nachos short rib enchiladas taco ceviche duck soup mexican food central philly hold a conversation during happy hour vegetarian options portion size an entree ate here great meal service was great margarita
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Reviewed 5 December 2018

I'm surprised the reviews are not better, as my boyfriend and I really enjoyed this restaurant. The margaritas were some of the best I ever had. They had a couple of vegetarian options and the waitress was very friendly. I enjoyed the darker lighting and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Carissa J
Reviewed 21 November 2018

This'll be quick. OMG - We dropped the best part of $1000 on a set menu meal for 14 (including 2 small children - sorry, they were part of our party, they weren't on the menu), and it was shockingly bad. Bland, over-Mole'd, bland, tasteless,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RobF1166
OnAir32878650990, General Manager at El Rey, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2018

Hello Rob, I am so sorry to hear that you had an unpleasant experience here at El Rey. I'd like to hear a little more from you as to what went wrong and how we could have improved your dining experience? Kind Regards, Kara Kubacki

Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Environment is a bit loud but the food and margaritas are great. They have interesting options like short rib enchiladas which were amazing. If they have the guacamole sampler, do it, some great combination of flavors! Also, this place is affiliated with the Ranstead Room...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank spartangrad2001
Reviewed 20 October 2018

The best part of my visit was the price! $9.95 for the lunch menu and you get chips and salsa, a soup or salad and an entree. I ordered esquites and chilaquiles with eggs. The esquites were amazing but the chilaquiles con huevo could be...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank dreamer8313
Reviewed 12 October 2018

My review title is about our meal - not our date! My wife and I have enjoyed this restaurant on several visits to PHL. Foremost, this restaurant handles food allergies very well. My wife has Celiac disease, and it is so wonderful not to get...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Julie L
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

I use to eat at this restaurant when it was a diner. Walking by I noticed the new sign. I decided to try. We had the Duck Burrito and Chicken Quesadilla. Food was ok. Service was good.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank wddj
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Their margarita during happy hour is good. I only liked their steak tacos best. You’ll get charged to have a tiny plate of salsa verde, where you could buy a whole jar for the price they charge you.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank xopaninixo
Reviewed 2 July 2018

My boyfriend and I came here for dinner and ordered a few simple dishes: chicken enchiladas, rice and refried beans. The chicken enchiladas were soggy and prepared in a green chili sauce which neither of us enjoyed. The rice arrived with peas and carrots in...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank newyorknatives
Reviewed 22 May 2018

food was good, with a different type of menu than the normal Mexican restaurant. I ordered the flank steak which was delicious. it came with spaghetti squash which was a nice accompaniment and fried avocado. I think I would have preferred raw avocado though, as...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 1spagirl
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Ate here for lunch before Mutter visit. Very crowded at lunch. Service excellent and friendly. Not "authentic" Mexican but I don't think that's what they are aiming for. Everything is fresh. Good portion size - but if you are super hungry order appetizers. Chips and...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank santonez
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13 March 2017|
Response from Sofia425 | Reviewed this property |
Generally, no. I have had them take a reservation for a large group though (about 10). I've never had to wait for a table when I've gone with 4-5 people.
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