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El Rey

2013 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3335
+1 215-563-3330
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“guacamole” (11 reviews)
“tacos” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
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2013 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3335
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Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

Food was a little odd, drinks pricey too The steak meal was good value and guacamole was nice but the chicken taco small and the meat was dry

Thank Louise B
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Was really looking forward to eating at El Rey again. Had tried the restaurant months ago after going to a play. Really enjoyed the food, even though service was slow. Decided to go again for the fundido. Restaurant was almost empty, only three other tables...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Food was very tasty although the service at lunch was very slow. I ordered from the two course fast menu and has to wait for over 40 minutes to get a black bean enchilada plate. The salad arrived quickly. I also had to ask repeatedly...More

Thank Trish M
Reviewed 6 September 2015

This delightful, hip Mexican restaurants serves up authentic and high quality Mexican food in a fun, pretty, atmosphere. The staff here were wonderful and the young woman who appeared to be the manager or owner was so friendly, accommodating and attentive to my husbands vegetarian...More

Thank StarlightCamper
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Fourth or fifth time to El Rey and two of those visits because we couldn't get in to a different place around the corner. Happy hour is awesome with $1 tacos, $2 and $3 specials plus $5 margaritas. Food is good but not special, drinks...More

Thank Food_Snob_PA
Reviewed 4 August 2015

All we wanted was nachos and a cold beer. We checked out multiple window menus and decided on to wander in to The Continental to see if they might have them on the bar menu - alas, it was more of an Asian fusion style...More

Thank pollyw463
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

Really great value and pretty tasty Mexican. We had the huge and delicious Chayote salad to start which had a tasty lime dressing. I had the lamb burrito which I thought was pretty good- maybe 3.5 stars. It could use a little more lamb flavor-...More

Thank rasruss
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Nachos were superb! Our group loved the habanero margaritas and the sangria. Regular margaritas were also delicious. Had a really fun time in a very cool atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Thank Jesse D
Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

Duck tacos. If you don't like the duck tacos, you don't have a soul. We also shared the short rib enchiladas and the warm corn with the habanero butter. All of which were really well done and delicious, but the duck tacos were on another...More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 3 March 2015

I was last in this restaurant when it was a quick lunch diner style place. The décor hasn't changed much except for the Mexican posters on the walls. Even though the place was half empty on a very miserable and stormy night the noise level...More

Thank Fauxqui
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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
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
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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