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El Rey

2013 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3335
+1 215-563-3330
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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2013 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3335
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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.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank ronj476
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

Date of visit: June 2016
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.

Date of visit: June 2016
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 :) !!!

Date of visit: May 2016
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.

Date of visit: April 2016
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

Date of visit: April 2016
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

Date of visit: April 2016
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.

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank frequentraveler13
Reviewed 29 March 2016

An entire brunch menu supplemented by a Brunch Specials menu! On Saturday. Yea! Homemade super-hot hot sauce. Yea! Perfectly retro interior, huge portions, reasonable prices. Efficient service. Simply loved the place!

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank nonotravels
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Phenomenal whole in the wall Mexican restaurant ;-) Phenomenal authentic mexican restaurant with OUT OF THIS WORLD DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS for $9.99! The food was super good, tasty and right on point!!! Their margaritas are delicious!!! Overall great spot to get your mexican fix!

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank pierce_ag
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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