El Vez

(215) 928-9800 | View Website

121 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions   19107

39.949662 -75.161976

Open Hours

Sun 3pm-10pm; Mon 11:30am-3pm; Mon 5pm-9:30pm; Tue 11:30am-3pm; Tue 5pm-10pm; Wed 11:30am-3pm; Wed 5pm-10pm; Thu 11:30am-3pm; Thu 5pm-10pm; Fri 11:30am-3pm; Fri 5pm-11pm; Sat 12pm-11pm

 
Restaurants, Mexican, $$  more

Tags: Family Style Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

General Info: Open 7 Days

Neighborhoods: Center City, Center City East

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El Vez
Menu
Tortilla Soup, Mexican Chopped Salad, Tijuana's Original Ce’Sar, Vaca Frita Burrito, Black Bean Enchiladas, Pibil Pork Tacos, Torta De Pollo, Chicken Tinga Quesadilla, Queso Fundido Con Carne, Queso Fundido De Hongos... more

Reviews from Around the Web

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Surprisingly authentic tacos, guacamole and margaritas. Great brunch complete with Mexican bloody mary's. A photobooth outside of the co-ed bathroom seems like a great idea after many, many said authentic margaritas.

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No matter when you walk buy, El Vez always seems packed. No wonder: It's a great spot for well crafted Mexican favorites, too much to drink, and some of the best guacamole in town.

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Over the top in true Stephen Starr fashion.

over a year ago

El Vez is fantasia Mexicana with wild decor, including a gold-plated low-rider and tableside guacamole. The music blares, the bar scene draws the young and good-looking, the food is tasty and the margaritas are potent. Offerings include…

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5.0
over a year ago

Awesome food – The food here is so good! I love the drinks as well. Must try, great for a date.

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3.0
over a year ago

Pretty Okay – It was an "ok" restaurant. It's surely average because I don't think you can do too much fusion to mexican food as to let say French/Chinese or Cuban cuisines and make it hype. The service was good, the ambience was nice. Carne asada is…

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3.0
over a year ago

Pretty Okay – It was an "ok" restaurant. It's surely average because I don't think you can do too much fusion to mexican food as to let say French/Chinese or Cuban cuisines and make it hype. The service was good, the ambience was nice. Carne asada is…

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4.0
over a year ago

El Vez is a very good choice – One of the better Mexican based restaurants in Center City. Very cool & retro interior. This should be on your short-list of Mexican restaurants to visit.

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5.0
over a year ago

El Vez Restaurant is the best! – LOVE love love this place! Awesome atmoshere, delicious and very authentic food, great drinks! The bar is in the middle of the restaurant there is a photo booth to take pictures in after dinner, went here for my birthday! LOVED it and had…

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4.0
over a year ago

Delicioso! – Great atmosphere in this restaurant and the food is amazing! If you're a guacamole fan, try the platter, which samples all of the original recipes..the best I've ever had! Great servers, as well, who are knowledgeable about authentic…

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4.0
over a year ago

El Vez – Chef Jose Garces's restaurant does somethings very well - a few of my favorites being the taco tasting platter and the grilled corn on the cob, also his interpretation of tortilla soup is extremely good. \r

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3.0
over a year ago

El Vez – Of the Stephen Starr restaurants, this is not my most favorite. The theme is Mexican. I think the food is ok, but not inspirational, for the pirces charged. The decor is too over the top.

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5.0
over a year ago

Stephen Starr Does Better than ANY – El Vez is an awesome Mexican restaurant. You must try the guacamole!!! The margaritas are to die for. It is very authentic in a chic modern atmosphere. Come hungry. Great place to meet friends.

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El Vez

It\'s Always a Good Time for Margaritas! The Saltiest in Philly When done right, a classic marg with fresh lime juice is where it\'s at, but some places marry their…
Mix Alcohol with Photobooths and What Do You Get? Mementos of a night gone wild either in picture or hickey form.
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Won for:
Trendy Restaurant (2005)
Nominations Nominated for:
Mexican Food (2008)
Mexican Food (2007)
Margarita (2006)
Mexican Food (2006)
Trendy Restaurant (2006)
Margarita (2005)
Mexican Food (2005)
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