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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” (369 reviews)
“tacos” (137 reviews)
“pink cadillac” (16 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 1 week ago via mobile

Orangy margaritas are the star of this show, and the Pink Cadillac is terrific and refreshing. Spend all your money on a Saturday night! A large circular bar and fun atmosphere.

Thank David B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here recently because of it being rated 4+ stars. Maybe I should have read the reviews because, while the drinks were great, the food was mediocre at best and the music so loud, a conversation was impossible. Their food menu offered little more than...More

1  Thank Kudu40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The server was more interested in talking to a bar patron then checking in on her tables. Drinks tasted like there was nothing but sour mix. Managers were too busy goofing around with one another and had there cell phones out the entire time. Food...More

1  Thank Rbursk27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always enjoy this restaurant as food, service and vibe is always good. Not a cheap Mexican place you do get your moneys worth.

Thank Ragtop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always have a good time here. Food is excellent, wide selection on menu. Cocktails are great. Wall decorations also very interesting. Also large tables good for groups.

Thank Jason D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great trendy restaurant perfect for groups. Intriguing cuisine and potent margaritas. We had some guacamole and camarones with a nice crab Tamale. Lots of choices and some unique flavors. Well decorated restaurant with music and noise level fairly high. Good fun.

Thank billyboy18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Philadelphia has a great historic town center which has become over time become a bit of 'another American town' with big office buildings, nice squares and parks and some serious historic architecture sprinkled in. It also shares the problems of many American cities lacking high...More

Thank E M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant was very busy on a Thursday but we were able to get seated outside. Service was fast, mostly friendly although one would appreciate a bit more smiling. The food was really great. Ordered appetizers and entrees and all were really good. I would visit...More

Thank gottabeegood
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my second trip to Philadelphia, and both times I have eaten at El Vez, about three years apart. I can confidently state that I remembered the decor from 3 years ago, but the food was completely forgettable. It was not bad, per say....More

Thank Michelle J
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by the bartender at our hotel. Quirky decor but delicious food and a really friendly server. I had chicken enchiladas with a red pepper sauce. They were delicious. She said they soak the chicken in coconut milk. My husband had enchiladas...More

Thank Catherine L
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January 15, 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!
January 15, 2017|
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Response from peter b | Reviewed this property |
i have no idea !
June 16, 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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 Centre East
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-928-9800
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