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El Vez

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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POQ UITO DINERO‏
$14.99
Tortilla Soup
Shredded chicken, avocado, tortilla strips, crema fresca, queso fresco
$14.99
Mexican Chopped Salad
Romaine, watercress, pumpkin seeds, tomatoes, chayote, corn, black beans with queso fresco, crispy tortillas, chipotle ranch or cumin-lime vinaigrette
$14.99
Tijuana's Original Ce’Sar
Romaine hearts,‏ garlic dressing, fresh grated parmesan, fried croutons
$14.99
Vaca Frita Burrito
Braised short rib, avocado, white rice, black beans, jalapeños
$14.99
Black Bean Enchiladas
Caramelized onions, chihuahua cheese, smoked yellow tomato sauce
$14.99
Pibil Pork Tacos
Slow roasted‏ pork, avocado salsa, smoked jalapeño vinaigrette
$14.99
Torta De Pollo
Roasted hot peppers, spinach, lemon aioli, oaxaca cheese
APPETIZERS
$10.00
Chicken Tinga Quesadilla
3-cheese blend, bacon, red onion and poblano crema
$11.50
Queso Fundido Con Carne
melted Mexican‏ cheeses with your choice of traditional rojo chorizo, verde chorizo or a combination. fresh flour tortillas
$12.50
Queso Fundido De Hongos
Melted cheeses with fresh truffled wild mushrooms and huitlacoche
$12.50
Macho Nachos
Shredded steak, black beans, smoked chile salsa, crema fresca, white cheddar, monterey jack
$10.00
Nacho Mamma
Black beans, smoked chile salsa, crema fresca, white cheddar, monterey jack
$11.75
Shrimp Quesadilla
3 cheese blend with tomatoes, pasilla sauce, pickled jalapeños and avocado espuma
$13.50
Shrimp Ceviche
Green apple, cape berries, avocado, chili oil, mint
SOUPS AND SALADS‏
$12.00
Adobo Tuna Salad
Seared tuna, avocado, cucumbers, tomatoes
$7.25
Tortilla Soup
Shredded chicken, avocado, tortilla strips, crema fresca
$9.75
Mexican Chopped Salad
Romaine, watercress, pepitas, tomatoes, chayote, corn, black beans, queso fresco, crispy tortillas, chipotle ranch or cumin-lime vinaigrette
$9.00
Tijuana's Original Ce’Sar
Romaine hearts, garlic dressing, fresh grated parmesan, fried croutons
TORTAS AND EGGS
Your choice of small chopped chef salad, garlic chipotle fries or polenta fries
$11.50
Chihuahua cheese and bacon $+ 1.5
Chef salad
Garlic chipotle fries
Polenta fries
El Vez Burger
Smoked poblano‏ aioli, lettuce, tomato, avocado
$8.00
Chef salad
Garlic chipotle fries
Polenta fries
Huevos Rancheros
two fried eggs, warm black beans, chorizo sausage, avocado, salsa Mexicana, cilantro and ranchero sauce
$9.00
Chef salad
Garlic chipotle fries
Polenta fries
Torta De Pollo
Roasted hot peppers, spinach, lemon aioli, oaxaca cheese
$11.00
Chef salad
Garlic chipotle fries
Polenta fries
Crab and Corn Omelet
Lump crab, poblanos, chihuahua cheese topped with chipotle pico de gallo
BURRITOS, TACOS AND ENCHILADAS‏
$10.50
Vaca Frita Burrito
Braised short rib, avocado, white rice, black beans, jalapeños
$9.00
Burrito De Hongos
Green chile, portobello, sweet potato, roasted corn salsa, spinach
$11.50
Chicken Burrito Suizo
Grilled adobo chicken, tomato rice, avocado, queso fresco, red chile sauce, chihuahua cheese
$12.00
Pibil Pork Tacos
Slow roasted pork, avocado salsa, smoked jalapeño vinaigrette
$13.00
Grilled Beef
Tacos refried beans, salsa mexicana, avocado crema, crispy onions
$13.00
Crispy Mahi-Mahi
Tacos red‏ cabbage, avocado, chipotle pepper remoulade
$11.00
Chipotle Chicken Tacos
Avocado, shredded iceberg lettuce, crema fresca, grated queso fresco
$9.75
Black Bean Enchiladas
Caramelized onions, chihuahua cheese, smoked yellow tomato sauce, crema fresca
$10.75
Classic Red Chile and Chicken Enchiladas
Crema fresca, radish, queso fresco
$17.50
Shrimp Enchilada
Sweet corn, oaxacan cheese, roasted pepper and almond sauce
TACOS AL CARBON
Build your own tacos with flour tortillas, rajas, pico de gallo, guacamole and queso fresco
$15.00
Adobo Chicken
$19.00
Grilled Shrimp
$18.00
Char-Grilled Beef
$14.00
Grilled Portobello
SIDES‏
$4.50
Grilled Corn on the Cob
Lime chipotle,‏ queso fresco
$4.50
Polenta Fries
$4.50
Sweet Plantains Con Queso
$4.50
Refried Beans
$4.50
Fresh Corn Tortillas
$4.50
Black Beans and White Rice
$4.50
Garlic Chipotle Fries
SALSA
Salsas are served with fresh corn tortilla chips, salsa verde and salsa roja
$6.00
Salsa Mexicana
Tomatoes, red onions, jalapeños, lime, cilantro
$7.50
Melted Manchego Salsa
Manchego cheese, sweet onions
$10.00
Cactus and Crab Salsa
Tomatoes, cilantro, fresh lime juice
GUACAMOLE‏
$13.00
El Vez “the Original”
Tomato, onions, jalapeño, cilantro, lime
$15.00
Cesar Chavez
Tomato, basil, onions, oaxaca cheese, pasilla-balsamic sauce
$18.00
Morales
Black truffle, cilantro, huitlacoche
$17.00
“Indian Red” Lopez
Spicy crab, cilantro, salsa roja
$13.00
De La Hoya
Traditional oaxacan style: roasted garlic, white onion, basil
$15.50
“Bazooka” Limon
Goat cheese, chile flake, pistachio, roasted tomato
$15.00
Tito Santana
Mango, papaya, chipotle peppers, red and white onion
MARGARITAS
All margaritas are made with hand-squeezed lime juice and fresh fruit purée and are offered by the glass or pitcher
$8.00
$32.00
El Vez
Cuervo gold, triple sec, fresh lime juice
$8.00
$32.00
Pink Cadillac
Silver tequila, triple sec, fresh orange, lime and cranberry juices
$9.00
$36.00
Granada
Gold tequila, triple sec, fresh pomegranate juice
$12.00
$48.00
La Flaquita Rita
Espolon blanco, fresh agave nectar and lime juice
$9.00
$36.00
Pineapple Canela
Sauza blue, triple sec, fresh lime juice, pineapple purée, cinnamon and spices
$9.00
$36.00
Frozen Blood Orange
Silver tequila, triple sec, fresh blood orange purée
$10.00
$40.00
Golden
Cuervo gold,‏ grand marnier, fresh lime juice
PRICE RANGE
US$21 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great and lovely place, full of life, staff are amazing, very helpful with the menu and selection of drinks and food. Thank you Lily for the lovely hospitality. Definitely it is on my favourite list and I highly recommend it to all my family...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 959antoniosp
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went here for an early Valentine's Day Dinner. Food is outstanding, as well as drinks!! We tried 4 different margaritas and loved them all, they were not weak!! We had the tacos for 2, which were incredible!! we also ordered the grilled corn which...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Julie R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for early Valentine's day dinner. We ended up being late due to traffic but the hostess were very understanding and had us seated within 5 min of being there. The margarita Perfecto was perfect and the gucamole was to die for. We...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Mitul29
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were anxious to try a relatively new Steven Starr venue in Philadelphia that is advertised as a more or less upscale Mexican restaurant. When we arrived at the place on a cold January evening, we were not surprised by the bright, glizzy ambience that...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Johnji
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time to the Philadelphia El Vez, we regularly enjoy the Lower Manhattan El Vez. From the busy, warm and cozy setting to the helpful Bartender (made the perfect Blood Orange Marg) to the friendly and efficient server (Matthew) to every tasty morsel of food,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank BeeLawn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice modern decor, including a scattering of photo booths. Contemporary Mexican music sets the mood. Very good food, well prepared and presented. Friendly waitstaff. Expansive bar. The drink menu has two pages of tequila, plus all the usual suspects.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rrmcgov
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

The food and service was really good, their guacamole is always a good choice, the chips and salsa are excellent. We had the Tacos for two, which is huge, my two teenagers couldn’t finish it. I had the Mahi Mahi tacos, the sauce on them...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank U979GIlauraw
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

Staying on 13th street in Philadelphia gave a great opportunity to visit the El Vez restaurant. It’s a really hopping place in the evenings. It was a 45 minute wait for a table, but it was worth it. We ordered a Chicken/Beef al Carbon (tacos)...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank temptraveler
Reviewed 31 December 2018

El Vez is situated amongst a host of other eateries on 13th and is lively in the evening with a round bar and many tables to sit by. The usual fare of tequila cocktails (and more) and Mex food. Nice for a fun evening.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Traveleator
Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit - we’ve been trying to get rez forever. We loved the vibe and the drinks! The staff was extremely friendly and attentive! We should’ve asked friends or read reviews for food suggestions because most of our choices were just ok....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank miscalane
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morris2017
16 January 2017|
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Response from Faith M | Reviewed this property |
Hello. El Vez is a part of Starr Restaurants. You can get a giftcard here and use it at El Vez, and many other places as well: Google Starr Restaurants and click on giftcards. Good luck!
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i have no idea !
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Response from keikok886 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have high chairs. They're actually a really family friendly restaurant open at 11:30 Mon-Sat & for Sunday brunch.
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