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El Vez Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
City Center East
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
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121 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4904 (Sansom)
+1 215-928-9800
11:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon 11:30 - 22:00
Tue 11:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Voorhees, New Jersey
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good clean solid food. We visited last weekend as well as this for the brunch. The huevos sopes were incredible.

Thank amgovern
Villanova, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went there after the Philadelphia Car show. First time for my 13 year old son and he LOVED it! Great service and excellent food.

Thank Ann C
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Even though I am not from Philadelphia, I have dined here many times. There were 4 of us, on a girls trip. I had taken the other 3 last year and they loved it. The atmosphere is really fun and lively, even in the middle of a Saturday afternoon. It can get noisy. Request a banquette if you have 4... More 

Thank mamakinrocks
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is very nice and the food is great. Loved the atmosphere of the place and the staff very friendly and accommodating. There is a great choice of food and a number of recommendations.

Thank whomadewho1
Stamford, Connecticut
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

El Vez has an eclectic and fun menu and the crowd is the same. From families, to couples to just getting a quick drink and bite to eat at the bar - El Vez is perfect! The restaurant is fun (there is even a photobooth) and delicious, and the bar is large and friendly. I have gone every time I... More 

Thank fourquartzs
Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for my son's birthday and we all had a very good experience. The food and drinks were very good and the service was excellent. I'm vegetarian and there were plenty of options on the menu for me. I mentioned while we were ordering that it was my son's birthday, and after dinner they brought out complimentary churros... More 

Thank JillamusPrime
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone at El Vez is very friendly. We especially like Katie the bartender who makes a great margarita. The food is also delicious. From fish tacos, guacamole and nachos. It is nice to sit outside and take in everything that is happening on 13th st.

Thank margie840
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was just OK - the food and the service. There was nothing special. My mom also got a specality margarita, and it was not good.

Thank nmjr11
Pocatello, ID
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with family for my husband's birthday. Loved the atmosphere! My blood orange margarita was delicious, as was the guacamole!! My lunch was not great, but my husband's was delicious! (Mine was some shrimp dish, his was a mushroom dish - wish I could remember specific names of the dishes.) I would definitely go back, but I would order much... More 

Thank JEC222
Darnestown, Maryland, USA
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

El Vez applies a unique twist to traditional Tex Mex dishes in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Highly recommend the queso fundido con chorizo and taco sampler. Great place for a drink and casual meal!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?