El Vez

4.7
5669 reviews
$30 and under
Mexican / Southwestern
A contemporary Mexican restaurant, El Vez offers many unique items such as mahi mahi tacos, ahi tuna tostadas, carne asada and pasilla braised pork pozole. Enjoy their made-to-order guacamole & margaritas with fresh-squeezed juices. Top off your meal with "The El Vez," a flourless chocolate cake, peanut butter mousse and carmelized bananas.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5669 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A group of girlfriends and I went to El Vez to celebrate a few different important moments. We ordered delicious cocktails, appetizers, and main meals. Everything came out perfectly done, exactly how we ordered it. The food was delicious and we all very much enjoyed ourselves. We had a FANTASTIC server named Dave! He was knowledgeable about the menu and specials, he had great recommendations, and he made our celebrations extra special! At the end of our meal we found out he was actually training under another server named Ant. She was very friendly and sweet! She told us I was only his fourth day at the restaurant. We were shocked because he was just so amazing! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to El Vez and our server Dave. 10/10 would recommend to anyone! We will certainly be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food as always. Wait staff is very kind and accommodating.

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TerryH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service and great food. Outdoor seating is a plus. We were seated right at our reservation time.

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KateR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fabulous evening out in the City at El Vez. We have not been there since before the pandemic. It did not disappoint. I wish I had the server's name because he was excellent! His service and recommendations were spot-on. The mojitos recommended were the BEST!

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PeterD
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A favorite every time we visit Philadelphia. So happy to be back. Great service and food, as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place.

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Soccerpop
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delectable food as always. Outside seating was a little rough on the broken-up asphalt street, but that’s Philly for y’a!

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cici
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The sea bass tacos were unreal 🤤🤤

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

Despite making a reservation in advance, we were forced to sit outside. The table was unsteady and the chair I sat on was broken. Very disappointing.

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AleaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is fresh and and the service was excellent as always. The Cassimigos Caramel Cocoa shooter was excellent.I love Elvez

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QueerTaste
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I love El Vez, the food and drinks are great and the service was wonderful! However the outdoor seats were incredibly uncomfortable and did not feel stable. Please invest in some supportive and comfortable outdoor chairs that fit all bodies. It'll make for a much more pleasant dining experience. Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mother’s Day dinner was great!

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CarolS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, drinks, service and ambiance!!

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JurellJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing, service was great & the ambiance was amazing! We had a great Mother’s Day dinner.

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vipCrazyred
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

El vez never disappoints. One of our favorites. Food was excellent & service was Gr8

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vipJacquelineB
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific service & awesome shrimp enchiladas & margaritas.

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MatthewE
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time
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MollyG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dinner was great! the nachos, guac, and tacos were outstanding and we loved our margs as well

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

We enjoyed our experience at El Vez. That food was delicious. The drinks were great! We dined indoors and it was pretty loud. Also with there being a time limit due to COVID restrictions, we felt the service could have been a bit better. It took a while to get our waiters attention to get refills on drinks and such.

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DUSTINT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was awesome, service was awesome. Felt no pressure to leave right away like some other restaurants I have eaten at during covid

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EvelynB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing experience! Our server, Max, was sweet and very knowledgeable about the menu. We took his recommendations and were not disappointed. Great depth of flavor in our food, especially the tuna tostadas and the mahi tacos. Perfect margaritas, too - you can tell it’s fresh lime juice. I’ll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Was cinco de Mayo. I flew in from Chicago for work and brought the wife. We’ve dined here before and decided to come back for the nacyo mama’s and the taco dinner for two

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Nancya
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is delicious ,service snd the staff is wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff was super friendly as always and food was amazing.

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Dalila
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

GREAT!!!! My first time there and I will be back! The service, food and atmosphere was everything!

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TraceyP
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Due to Covid, menu is limited. Prefer prior menu.

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vipAnnoyedbusinesstraveler
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Best margaritas in the city and awesome nachos.

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vipAUREYU
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

No issues. Great time. Server did a great job

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vipNicoleP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a little hiccup with our order but nothing serious! Our server was super attentive and even gave us complimentary churros for the hiccup. Second time there and we will be coming back again and again. Everyone is so pleasant and the restaurant is always amazing.

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Charmed077
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

El Vez is an absolute must for me whenever I am in Philadelphia! The blood orange margarita, Nacho Mamma, and guacamole are my go-to every time. Whether sitting inside at their awesome circular bar or outside and enjoying the sights and sounds of Philly, it's absolutely one of my favorite restaurants in Philly.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely experience. Great service, knowledgeable about the menu and provided solid recommendations. I will definitely be returning

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PaolaV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and drinks! Very spaced out so it felt safe with current covid restrictions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Everything was great except for our waiter. From start to finish. We asked for straws after he brought our water and appetizer and it took him 20 minutes. While we watched him just casually stroll around the restaurant. I asked for a refill of my coke and he had the audacity to take my glass with the straw in it.. go behind some wall to re-fill and then brought it back 7 minutes later.. I did jot drink it because she should have just brought me a new glass or giving me a new straw. His overall Service left a bad taste in our mouths! But I will be back for the food.

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RachelL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fantastic and our waitress was great! Would recommend El Vez to anyone who asked for a good Mexican place in Philly.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience2

It was very hot and humid inside restaurant; the air conditioner was broken

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vipMiMi
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outside dining was perfect! This restaurant is a summer/anytime favorite for me! I tried something different today on the menu, crispy mai mai tacos - amazing!!!!! Frozen blood orange margarita, perfect!! Always will be a fave place of mine! Crab guacamole amazing!!!!!! We had to get a second!

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JenaB
Miami
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Love the nachos, margaritas and shrimp tacos.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Randall was a fantastic server, as always. We are so grateful for his service

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Rachel
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great service. Amazing host and waitress, don’t know why I’ve not been here sooner.

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franchelle
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great, server gave good recommendations and the drinks were fantastic as usual

FAQs

El Vez offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 928-9800.

El Vez is rated 4.7 stars by 5669 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.