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El Vez Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, , Latin
121 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4904
+1 215-928-9800
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (342 reviews)
“tacos” (132 reviews)
“pink cadillac” (15 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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121 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4904
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Setup a business dinner here and all 10 of us were blown away by how good everything on the menu was. Started it out with a variety of guacamole options that were so good. Next we had some empanadas that were phenomenal. Of course the...More

Thank Lane F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Guacamole and margaritas were really great; however, the carnitas, tomato salad and tortilla soup might as well just been a salt block.

Thank Benjamin G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Large group of us (7 people) got together for a Saturday lunch. Good drink (margaritas & guava mojitos). The chips, crab guacamole & queso appetizers were excellent. Very energetic atmosphere with lots of action in the room. We had 3 college aged girls with us...More

Thank LarK115
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great margaritas by the pitcher. Chips and guacamole were very good. Had tacos, good but on the small size. Great atmosphere. Overall nice.

Thank 933lelandt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place rocks! Such cool decor. Amazing food. Known for their margaritas and guacamole for good reason. We saw people being served a trio of guacs though that wasn’t on the menu- if it was, we missed it and definitely would ask for it! We...More

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The CHIPS AND SALSA ARE $7.50! You have got to be kidding. I have never been to a restaurant where I have seen this ridiculous number. Guacamole - $14. We had chicken tacos ($14) short rib enchiladas and a chicken burrito ($11). The food was...More

Thank puddlejumper47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I went to Philadelphia for a few days after a busy visit to NYC. We were exploring “the streets of Philadelphia” and found El Vez. It was gorgeous. The minute you walk in you can sense the happy and energetic atmosphere. I’d...More

Thank Suzanne d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The drinks are fantastic. This place will never be accused of watering down their drinks. The blood orange margarita was fantastic. Because they were so rich they're on the pricier side. The food was good but don't go in expecting all of the traditional Mexican...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get the queso dip, it was really good. I came with my boyfriend earlier in the summer and we got tacos. They were great. Came back on November for a bachelorette party and it was just as good. They have a photo booth which was...More

Thank Chrissy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came by for some Sunday brunch and did not leave hungry. Crab and corn omelet with fried yucca, need I say more? It was delicious and totally worth it. Staff was courteous and keep our glasses full.

Thank Sami L
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Questions & Answers
16 January 2017|
Response from Faith M | Reviewed this property |
Hello. El Vez is a part of Starr Restaurants. You can get a giftcard here and use it at El Vez, and many other places as well: Google Starr Restaurants and click on giftcards. Good luck!
16 January 2017|
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Response from peter b | Reviewed this property |
i have no idea !
16 June 2016|
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Response from Keiko K | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have high chairs. They're actually a really family friendly restaurant open at 11:30 Mon-Sat & for Sunday brunch.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 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
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4904
  • Public Transportation: Broad Street Line - Walnut Locust Station.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-928-9800
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