El Vez

El Vez

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Center City East, Philadelphia
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  • Jacob S.
    Jacob Sheldon1 week ago
    Tito Santana guacamole is a must have with their perfect tortilla chips and it's very filling!
  • Gregory S.
    The food here is really top notch, but it isn't cheap. Has to be the most expensive guacamole I've ever purchased.
  • Ben T.
    Ben ThareMarch 12
    Great guac and tacos!
    Upvoted Mar 12
  • James
    JamesMarch 10
    Try any of the Guac's. You won't be disappointed.
  • Caleb M.
    Caleb MarshJanuary 6
    Order the Queso Fundido Con Carne as an appetizer or pair it with another tasty appetizer and make it your meal. The Short Rib Enchiladas were also a tasty treat.
  • Scott P.
    Scott PJanuary 6
    Excellent blood orange margarita
  • Bee W.
    Bee WilliamsDecember 31, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    El Vez is one of my favorite places to visit! Their drinks will have you on your ass if you have too many!! The food is amazing! DEFINITELY get the guacamole! They're known for it!
  • J. Matthew C.
    J. Matthew CahillDecember 19, 2016
    If you're hungry, skip the tacos and get some enchiladas. Portions are much more generous.
  • Fran E.
    Fran EppingerDecember 19, 2016
    The Carne Asada was straight up delicious, accompanied by some amazing creamed jalapeño corn. Best tres leches cake I've ever eaten. Guac and margaritas were solid as well. Can't miss at this place.
  • Donna T.
    Donna Tickner LuglioDecember 18, 2016
    Get the taco sampler, although short rib taco was the best.
  • Jenna L.
    Jenna LancasterOctober 26, 2016
    Large margarita and guac options. Cesar Chavez guac is original and flavorful. Recommend the shrimp tacos. All busy, best to make a reservation !
  • Zein S.
    Zein SamerAugust 29, 2016
    Drink: Blood Orange, Appetizer: Guacamole with Chips, Main Course: Fajita Combo!
  • Joel D.
    Joel DaasAugust 19, 2016
    Enchiladas Mixta. Excellent.
  • Celeste M.
    Great atmosphere and delicious guacamole.
  • Evan H.
    Evan HarmsJuly 19, 2016
    Guacamole was amazing, margaritas are all great and didn't have a bad taco to speak of
  • Chris E.
    Chris EllisJuly 16, 2016
    Drinks are great...food is ok. Rather eat at Tequilas!
  • Karli S.
    Karli ScottJuly 3, 2016
    Their breakfast burrito offered at brunch is DELICIOUS. And their breakfast tacos are also a generous portion and really great. El Vez seated us immediately and we had excellent service.
  • Whitney F.
    Whitney FishmanJune 18, 2016
    Get the guac for the table, and the fish tacos are what dreams are made of.
  • David F.
    David FarréMay 27, 2016
    Guacamole is fantastic!
  • Colin L.
    Colin LeeMay 14, 2016
    De la hoya guac and sea bass taco are delicious. Very crowded on friday evenings
  • Tina
    TinaApril 24, 2016
    Guacamole sampler
  • Meg B.
    Meg BoogApril 20, 2016
    Nachos, black beans/ rice, Blood Orange margaritas
  • Janet H.
    Janet HayesMarch 28, 2016
    Blood orange margarita was amazing!! As was the goat cheese guacamole!! 😋
  • Juan H.
    Juan HernandezMarch 22, 2016
    Great variety of guacamoles! You can't go wrong with any of their tacos.
  • Lamont J.
    Lamont JacksonFebruary 24, 2016
    Absolutely delicious. The Sea bass tacos?! 👌🏾
  • Bre B.
    Bre BonnerFebruary 22, 2016
    Winners are: Blood Orange Frozen Margarita, Taco Tasting Platter and the Macho Nachos w/ chorizo or chicken. Be sure to have reservations if you want a table or you can try getting seats at the bar.
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PuglieseFebruary 9, 2016
    Get a margarita pitcher.
  • Tina
    TinaFebruary 7, 2016
    Mexican food is awesome!!! Michelada is the best!
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick MclaughlinJanuary 27, 2016
    Solid good Mexican.
  • Gabriel M.
    Gabriel MarcheziniDecember 8, 2015
    Very nice place and good food!
  • Lissa P.
    Lissa PoirotNovember 20, 2015
    Great, funky atmosphere and food!
  • Stephan M.
    Stephan MatanovicNovember 16, 2015
    Guacamole made at the table is amazing.
  • Danna P.
    Danna PaulinaNovember 14, 2015
    I'm from Mexico and is the best mexican restaurant that I have ever tried here!!!! Tacos are the best
  • Sandrine E.
    Sandrine Eat N DrinkNovember 8, 2015
    Crab guacamole
  • Leanne A.
    Leanne AlyssaOctober 31, 2015
    Can't get enough of the guacamole, black bean enchiladas, and el vez dessert!!
  • Leanne A.
    Leanne AlyssaOctober 23, 2015
    Best nachos ever! The colache and grouper tacos are also both amazing. It's always packed so remember to make a reservation
  • Greg D.
    Greg DronenOctober 4, 2015
    Big disappointment. I ordered huevos rancheros. The salsa and the tostadas were store bought! Totally ruined it the dish. The only good thing was the Piña tequila drink I got.
  • Jeremy S.
    Jeremy S.October 3, 2015
    Great table side guac
  • Pilgrim
    PilgrimOctober 1, 2015
    Just get any guacamole. That's all you need in life.
  • Henry F.
    Henry FungSeptember 12, 2015
    Margarita ! Beef Taco !!!
  • Jenny U.
    Jenny UngSeptember 6, 2015
    Blown away by this place. Service was slow but food was amazing. Sea bass tacos (!!), Queso Fondido(!!!), Chicken Tinga Quesadilla, Poblano rice, corn, were all equally delicious. A must try!!!
  • Abdul-Aliy M.
    Abdul-Aliy MuhammadAugust 13, 2015
    Those Blood Orange Margaritas are the best, luscious flamboyant sweetness with utterly side-tongue tangling citrus and of course the calming of tequila!!
  • Vishal R.
    Vishal RanaJuly 31, 2015
    Mucho Nacho and black bean enchiladas
  • Ulkar Z.
    Ulkar ZeynalliJuly 19, 2015
    Absolutely lovely and delicious tacos! Home made guacamole tastes amazing:3
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsJuly 2, 2015
    Check out El Vez as it was featured on Guilty Pleasures for Katie Lee recommends the Macho Nacho Platter. Read more
  • Brian M.
    Brian MasefieldJune 23, 2015
    Bright, lively space. Big menu. Decent food.
  • Raj S.
    Raj SarmaJune 20, 2015
    The guac is a must have and I recommend the option with the crab. Margaritas are well made, order them with Don Julio, you won't regret it. The taco sampler is a good way to taste all options.
    Upvoted Mar 10
  • Lore B.
    Lore BenaventJune 12, 2015
    Best cocktails!!
  • Justin C.
    Justin CohenMay 29, 2015
    Tacos are great. Sup rail
  • NK P.
    NK PatelMay 16, 2015
    Hostess told me an hour wait then proceeded to seat two different parties before me telling them there is no wait. Terrible I had to play games to get seated before them.
  • Cali W.
    Cali WilderApril 30, 2015
    The wait is always absurd on weekends. Put your name down and grab a few drinks nearby before dinner
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinApril 25, 2015
    Solid tex mex at a great price point.
  • Anna R.
    Anna RApril 4, 2015
    The pitcher of frozen margaritas was a great start and the fish tacos were delish. Great fun place. And don't forget to stop by the photobooth
  • Janis R.
    Janis RinkMarch 14, 2015
    Wonderful time, so lively and fun. Food and drinks and dessert were all great. Try the Blood Orange Margarita!
  • Curtis T.
    Curtis TwomblyMarch 11, 2015
    Three words: Sea Bass Tacos
  • Phaedra L.
    Phaedra LeslieFebruary 21, 2015
    Shrimp enchiladas are divine with a creamy tomatillo cilantro sauce.
  • Ryan H.
    Ryan HandrahanFebruary 17, 2015
    Guac. All day
  • Abner A.
    Abner AcevesJanuary 24, 2015
    One of the best Mexican food spots anywhere. The guacamole is delicious and so is the taco platter.
  • julianna k.
    julianna keeganJanuary 5, 2015
    Blood orange margaritas and guacamole
  • Elaine L.
    Elaine LeeDecember 21, 2014
    Fish tacos! Guacamole is a must.
  • Rajeev I.
    Rajeev IyerDecember 20, 2014
    The Guac... Oh love the Guac...
  • Maki M.
    Maki MarijananasDecember 20, 2014
    Margaritas
  • Jessie W.
    Jessie WDecember 12, 2014
    Fun vibe...great guac!
  • Katrina A.
    Katrina Arey (Croswell)December 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Giant bowls of guacamole and pitchers of margaritas
  • Mine
    MineNovember 27, 2014
    Shrimp tacos were so tasty!
  • Leonard H.
    Leonard HansonNovember 21, 2014
    Amazing fish tacos. And enjoy the frozen blood orange margaritas.
  • Daphne P.
    Daphne PapapolyzouNovember 4, 2014
    Guacamole with basil is awesome. Try the black bean enchiladas
  • Nick M.
    Nick MitchellOctober 24, 2014
    The guacamole sampler is outstanding. I ate far more than my fair share!
  • Lance L.
    Lance LacoffOctober 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Not only is the food great but it's an outstanding spot most nights just to meet at the bar for drinks. The margaritas stand out.
  • Campbell B.
    Campbell BirdOctober 6, 2014
    Go here for a delicious drink or great nachos to go. Otherwise, you'll pay too much.
  • Heather W.
    Heather WlockSeptember 22, 2014
    The Guac is to die for!
  • Ben L.
    Ben LohmannSeptember 21, 2014
    Lots of fun. Great crowd, lots of drink and food options.
  • Kathleen N.
    Kathleen NgoSeptember 21, 2014
    You must try the sea bass tacos.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MilbergerSeptember 16, 2014
    I'm all about that Sea Bass Tacos.
  • Betty M.
    Betty MakSeptember 12, 2014
    Cactus and crab salsa was pretty great. Mahi mahi tacos were more like appetizers...
  • Philadelphia Caterers &.
    I love it here
  • halalbite
    halalbiteSeptember 1, 2014
    Keep room for the excellent dessert!
  • Sincere H.
    Sincere HarrisAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Always busy. They take your phone number. So be smart and check in, then go find something to do for an hour. And your table will be ready.
  • Frank N.
    Frank NeillAugust 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Homemade guacamole!
  • Isaac
    IsaacAugust 14, 2014
    Any of the tacos. Any of the margaritas. Tasty.
  • Dan B.
    Dan BurnsAugust 12, 2014
    Awesome Mexican food!
  • Leonard H.
    Leonard HansonAugust 11, 2014
    Stunningly good chicken quesadilla and mahi mahi tacos, washed down with moreish blood orange margaritas.
  • M 4.
    M 47August 9, 2014
    Yummy you will love the food
  • Philly.com
    Philly.comAugust 3, 2014
    The big room is electric with color, energy and kitsch.; the upscale Mexican fare is sophisticated, authentic, and down to the bar nuts. Read more
  • Streetz
    StreetzAugust 1, 2014
    Tito Santana guacamole. AWESOME!!
  • Joyce U.
    Joyce UrbeckJune 27, 2014
    Great Margaritas and Guac....
  • Dana A.
    Dana AllenJune 22, 2014
    Good guac & margaritas!
  • Andrea P.
    Andrea PJune 8, 2014
    Brunch recommendation: get the crab and corn omelette, substitute corn tortillas for yucca fries, cut up the omelette and wrap it in the tortilla. You're welcome.
  • Ash G.
    Ash GripJune 6, 2014
    Mahi-mahi tacos are amazing!
  • Rob C.
    Rob CrawfordApril 19, 2014
    This is the best Mexican restaurant I've ever been to. The guacamole is unbelievable!
  • jaz
    jazApril 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If you order the Mexican corn- they can make it for you off the cob!!
  • Christine S.
    Christine ShepherdApril 3, 2014
    Start the night off right with margaritas and fresh guacamole!
  • Cassie P.
    Cassie PMarch 28, 2014
    Love the ambiance of this place! Guacamole is definitely a must! Have yet to try the blood orange margarita
  • Eboni H.
    Eboni HenryJanuary 24, 2014
    Great crab & corn omelet!
  • Kandis K.
    Kandis KovalskyJanuary 22, 2014
    Great spot for happy hour and brunch! Great drinks!
  • Stephanie V.
    Stephanie VogelJanuary 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Blood orange frozen margs + house guac = heaven!
  • Fit Club P.
    Fit Club Philly.comJanuary 3, 2014
    Really awesome atmosphere. Great decor. Great location with many other restaurants to choose from as well (if you dont want to wait on the weekends). But the food is excellent. The margaritas are A+.
  • Larry C.
    Larry CDecember 27, 2013
    Excellent service! The manager (Melissa) was especially great!
  • reaux
    reauxDecember 22, 2013
    The ornamental cabbage out front is edible.
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MadaraDecember 7, 2013
    Terrible service. Waiting 2 hours when they said only a 40 minute wait.
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