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El Fuego

City Center East
Mexican, Fast food, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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723 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3208
+1 215-592-1901
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 17:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This place is crankin at lunchtime. Word must be out that they toss together amazing and delicious Mexican in a simple but still super pleasing style. You choose from a burrito, burrito bowl, tacos or quesadilla and shout out your preferred ingredients in a 'have it your way' sandwich shop style environment. You can then grab n go (as most... More 

Thank jim H
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Went here for lunch and was very disappointed! Had a burrito made to order and meat was not fresh. Beef was dried out and rice was crunchy. Vegetables were sitting in grease and when I took a bite all grease dripped from the burrito. Tables were dirty and floors sticky. And mind you this was lunch time half hour after... More 

Thank Babs065
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104 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Always. always good food! Get there before the Noon lunch rush as seating will be an issue. Although the line may be long, they move pretty quickly.

Thank Beachlover046
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Had lunch at "El Fuego" The burrito was delicious, great value for money, and the staff were kind and friendly. The only complaint was the cleanliness of the place, which could use an improvement.

Thank Elai S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

One step up from fast food, but not quite good food. It's ok for a quick burrito on the run. but a little overpriced for add ons and extras (3$ for spoonful of guacamole?!)

Thank JetSetters911
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Tasty soft carnitas tacos also love a naked burrito you can smell the cilantro as soon as you walk through the door...great place to meet friends for lunch !!

Thank Judy H
Omaha, Nebraska
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

El Fuego is similar to a well known chain but much better. They made my burrito to order from selected meats and toppings and it was quite big. Doesn't have a license to dispense alcohol.

Thank Cooie1946
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

If you`re looking for some quality Mexican food, give this place a chance. My fav is their chorizo tacos and they are mouth watering. It is a no frills place with fresh ingredients and the staff can be surly at times. Philly is a great foodie town but Mexican food is not one of our strengths and I lived in... More 

Thank Steve S
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143 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Be prepared to wait at peak lunch time, and don't plan on eating inside Fuego with the limited seating. Excellent chorizo, but you're probably better off at a Chipotle for anything else, because you'll get more for your money and friendlier service. The portion sizes seem to be falling here from the past, and the staff generally seems annoyed that... More 

Thank James K
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117 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

I'm all about small businesses so hate the fact that I'm comparing this to Chipotle.... But I am! The food was all delicious and fresh but it was definitely on the smaller side. Maybe I just got someone who makes them that way, but i finished and was still hungry. All was really tasty though and good service!

Thank livineasystill

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Fast food, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 723 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3208
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-592-1901

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?