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El Rey

2013 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3335
+1 215-563-3330
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“nachos” (6 reviews)
“taco” (4 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
2013 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3335
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

I ordered the lamb tacos for lunch and they tasted great. The atmosphere is very vibrant and the staff is friendly and professional. If you want to try authentic Mexican cuisine you must go to El Rey which is considered to be Philly's best Mexican...More

Thank missiontravel2016
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The chile Relleno was amazing...on the spicy side!! Loved the guacamole... Mostly Avocados... The way guacamole should be! Yes, it is on the noisy side... Especially on a Saturday night. Thank you - Sierra, Mary, and Nick - for making it a great evening. We...More

Thank DandR16
Reviewed 28 July 2016

A great place to spend happy hour. Special pricing on drinks and food. A fun, young (students/professionals) crowd. Ideal for meeting friends after work or a casual date.

Thank Ron J
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Guacamole, salsa and chips were great. Margaritas were a bit small but tasted great! Had the chicken enchiladas were they were excellent. Ask for their habanero salsa - its very hot but worth the pain. Everything everyone in my large party had was well received....More

Thank JodiDH503
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Authentic Mexican food, none of your TexMex chain rubbish. Relaxed atmosphere and friendly service. Always try and have dinner here when in town.

Thank irlrobins
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

We went for happy hour and will go back for dinner.Good service and good food.Oh, and very good margaritas :) !!!

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Get the deal on their great margarita at Happy Hour then order the daily special. We have never gone wrong with this formula! Fun and relaxed.

Thank G O
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Dined at El Rey for the first time recently and I was not disappointed. The food was delicious and plentiful. Our waiter, I think his name is Stephen was excellent. He was able to provide recommendations with details. Not just that's good but why he...More

Thank ectravelermd
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

We came in with intentions of dinner but stuck with the happy hour menu. Started with the guacamole and chips, delicious! Between the group we pretty much tried all of the tacos. Chicken was my favorite. I also had a tostada. It was very flavorful....More

Thank mvhatteras
Reviewed 12 April 2016

this eatery has quite varied and authentic Mexican food, much beyond the usual. Large bar, with good happy hour prices before 6:30. Service knowledgeable and friendly. the only drawback was loudness of background noise level. Los Moles was especially tasty set of dishes.

Thank frequentraveler13
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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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