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El Fuego

City Center East
Mexican, Fast food, Southwestern
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723 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3208
+1 215-592-1901
12:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 17:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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113 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

You get to select the fillings you would like and watch as they make them right in front of you. You get 3 in an order for about $7 and it is a good portion with all of the items that you can have them put on them. I know they have other items on the menu but the tacos... More 

Thank Deby R
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This place is crankin at lunchtime. Word must be out that they toss together amazing and delicious Mexican in a simple but still super pleasing style. You choose from a burrito, burrito bowl, tacos or quesadilla and shout out your preferred ingredients in a 'have it your way' sandwich shop style environment. You can then grab n go (as most... More 

Thank jim H
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Went here for lunch and was very disappointed! Had a burrito made to order and meat was not fresh. Beef was dried out and rice was crunchy. Vegetables were sitting in grease and when I took a bite all grease dripped from the burrito. Tables were dirty and floors sticky. And mind you this was lunch time half hour after... More 

Thank Babs065
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141 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Always. always good food! Get there before the Noon lunch rush as seating will be an issue. Although the line may be long, they move pretty quickly.

Thank Beachlover046
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Had lunch at "El Fuego" The burrito was delicious, great value for money, and the staff were kind and friendly. The only complaint was the cleanliness of the place, which could use an improvement.

Thank Elai S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

One step up from fast food, but not quite good food. It's ok for a quick burrito on the run. but a little overpriced for add ons and extras (3$ for spoonful of guacamole?!)

Thank JetSetters911
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Tasty soft carnitas tacos also love a naked burrito you can smell the cilantro as soon as you walk through the door...great place to meet friends for lunch !!

Thank Judy H
Omaha, Nebraska
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

El Fuego is similar to a well known chain but much better. They made my burrito to order from selected meats and toppings and it was quite big. Doesn't have a license to dispense alcohol.

Thank Cooie1946
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

If you`re looking for some quality Mexican food, give this place a chance. My fav is their chorizo tacos and they are mouth watering. It is a no frills place with fresh ingredients and the staff can be surly at times. Philly is a great foodie town but Mexican food is not one of our strengths and I lived in... More 

Thank Steve S
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170 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Be prepared to wait at peak lunch time, and don't plan on eating inside Fuego with the limited seating. Excellent chorizo, but you're probably better off at a Chipotle for anything else, because you'll get more for your money and friendlier service. The portion sizes seem to be falling here from the past, and the staff generally seems annoyed that... More 

Thank James K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Mexican, Fast food, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 723 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3208
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-592-1901

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?