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El Rey
Mexican Restaurant$$
Today 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
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2013 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA 19103
2013 Chestnut StreetUSPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia19103
(215) 563-3330elreyrestaurant.com
$$Mexican Restaurant, Latin American Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Latin American Restaurant
Bar
Today 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmThursday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmFriday 11:30 am – 12:00 amSaturday 11:30 am – 12:00 amSunday 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
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Modern takes on classic Mexican dishes served up in a funky space with retro, faux-dive decor.- Google
"Clean and tasty dishes, totally different from the stereotypical Mexican food."
"Definitely try the guava margarita."
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Steven Tanenbaum
4 weeks ago
By far best Mex in Phila., perhaps the best N.of all but a few places N of the Border, and many South thereof. Fantastic selection of Tequilas, Agave, etc. although they are quote pricey. Great atmosphere, decor, service &
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Kyle Matthews
7 months ago
Excellent! Lamb and duck tacos were amazing. Service was great and the margaritas were quite good as well. Will return.
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Joseph Sarappo
5 months ago
Best professional Mexican in the area. Get the loaded nachos and guacamole sampler.
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DE RES
a year ago
Wonderful experience! Clean and tasty dishes, totally different from the stereotypical Mexican food...
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Dennis Morris
8 months ago
El Rey has decent food at a good price. Their salsa is good and tastes more like bruschetta than traditional salsa. A better choice is Jose Pistolas on 15th as their food is priced similar and is superior in quality.
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James Matthies
6 months ago
15 bucks for chips and guac!!!!!????? That's unconstitutional. Highway mothertruckin robbery.
Thomas McCabe
10 months ago
They are criminals. Just got charged double for what I ordered
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Katy Knight
2 years ago
The overall experience at El Rey is good, with decent food, excellent margaritas, and a kitschy, inventive interior that makes for a good spot to hang out with friends. The have a great weekly happy hour with margaritas and $1 tacos (although the tacos are often "meh" at best), but the bar is relatively small. You can enjoy happy hour specials at your table however, and you'll find that there are a lot of groups doing just that, so you don't have to feel too bad about being loud once you've had a few margaritas. Definitely try the guava margarita.
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