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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%
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“guacamole” (357 reviews)
“tacos” (156 reviews)
“pink cadillac” (15 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
121 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4904
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My daughter works in Philly, so we went downtown to see her on her lunch break for her birthday. Her co-workers recommended El Vez, and they were spot on! It's restaurant week, so I expected a crowd, even at 3pm. We were greeted immediately, and...More

Thank paves2
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Service was spot on - friendly but not annoying Food - the flavors were outstanding, even simple dishes like guacamole tasted so fresh! Guess this is the best accolade any resturaunt can get, the ingredient quality was as if you were preparing the meal for...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 1 week ago

El Vez has proper Mexican food that is extremely delicious. One of the best if Philly if not the best. I do recommend El Vez if you happen to visit Penn.

Thank Zaid B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in the previous night and was told it was a 1 hour wait, the following day we booked a table through Open Table, no problem, we were immediately shown straight to our table, the margarita are very good, we picked a couple of...More

Thank Timbeaumont
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This time of the year one can choose to sit either indoors or outside. The restaurant actually got very busy during Saturday lunch but service remained good. We ordered a lot appetizers and four entrees. The food was good but possibly I experienced too much...More

Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in here for lunch and had a decent meal of chicken and beef soft tacos and a beer. Friendly staff and a bustling atmosphere. An odd addition is the photo booth which people seem to feel the need to use and then stick their...More

Thank uktravailer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was amazing!! However the service left much to be desired. The hostesses were catty and our server could have been more present (however it was a super busy night!) however the gentleman working who looked like Jon Snow was very helpful.

Thank Jen G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by this place while walking through downtown Philadelphia. It was not planned but on our path to our tour bus for the evening. Great atmosphere and very friendly staff. LOVED the Mojitos and Original GUAC, and the tacos were delicious! Very pleased with how...More

Thank OhioBeachBum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

loved this place amazing food and service and absolutely loved there guacamole .. would come again for sure .

Thank FatmahBabtain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I dined here with colleagues for lunch during a business trip. What a great find. Enjoyed the food and service.

Thank chill993
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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 !
17 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 22:00
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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