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El Rey

2013 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3335
+1 215-563-3330
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“nachos” (6 reviews)
“tostada” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
2013 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3335
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1 - 10 of 63 reviews

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

Thank santonez
Reviewed 1 April 2018

I didn’t eat lunch before boarding my train to Philadelphia so arrived, checked into my hotel and looked for someplace to eat. I found this place on Tripadvisor and was very happy with my choice. I decided to sit at the bar although a couple...More

Thank Karla R
Reviewed 21 February 2018

We were on a quest for hidden bars in Philly. I'll leave it hidden, and you can look for it......Our intentions were to come here and get on the list for the bar afterwards, but we were in heaven. We were pleasantly surprised at our...More

2  Thank Stephanie P
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

I've been here before, it's a kitschy throwback diner that is very popular with the University students and locals. Food is good, happy hour prices are great. No parking and not really wheelchair accessible. Staff is always young, fun, cute, and efficient. This visit I...More

Thank Ron J
Reviewed 19 January 2018

This place is full of character. It's not for those looking for cheap and cheerful Mexican. There's a charge for chips and salsa. There are no rice and beans together (you have to order two sides $$). Still, the guacamole was tasty and the Chihuahua...More

Thank secondfloor
Reviewed 15 January 2018

This place is in downtown Philly, and it serves very good Mexican food at a reasonable price. We came here for lunch on MLK Day. It's not much to look at on the outside, but the inside has all kinds of vintage posters and pinatas,...More

Thank martroon
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Not Mexican. The staff are rude and unhelpful. The menu is sad. The food is borderline. Very strange place. It's like an old pub that has tried to become a Mexican place but it's a big fail.

Thank Charles4564
Reviewed 13 October 2017

I had the best tasting cheese enchiladas with verde sauce - ever! And the side of guacamole was the best ever! I thought I had great Mexican food in the past - but I am totally spoiled by El Rey’s food! I have to drive...More

Thank 21kay0224
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We were looking for another Mexican restaurant and by passed it. Rather than double back we kept going. My daughter spotted EL Rey and we decided to give it a try. We had a great meal and some of the best service that I have...More

Thank cconnches
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Our server Cody was awesome. Recommended some great food and drinks. Also pointed us to the mutter museum.

Thank Jamie h
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David c
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 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
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2013 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3335
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-563-3330
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