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El Rey
Mexican Restaurant$$
Today 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
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2013 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA 19103
2013 Chestnut StUSPAPhiladelphia19103
$$Mexican Restaurant, Latin American RestaurantToday 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
People talk about happy hour, stephen starr, el vez, wild mushroom soup and chips and salsa
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JandV Troianolly
reviewed 3 months ago
Can't find a better bargain for a Steven Star Joint. Been there 4 times now, and ate and drank well for reasonable prices each visit.
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Katy Knight
reviewed a year 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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isaac Morganstein
reviewed 8 months ago
Gluten free friendly and really good
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robert mahl
reviewed 8 months ago
Good food, very tasty. Really no critics possible on the food, except if you don't like mexican food (hot !). Concerning the drinks : too many ice cubes deleting the drinks.
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JRochelle Geter
reviewed a year ago
El Rey was definitely in the Cinco de Mayo spirit, there was a mariachi band that played both inside the restaurant and out on the street. There were food specials as well. I had a pork taco with pickled onions, a Cinco de Mayo special pork taco with pineapple salsa and avocado cream, and a steak taco with a variety of toppings, and the habanero agave fried chicken wings. The tacos were very very small, about 4” wide, but piled high, so they were filling and very tasty. I’m not sure if the size was the Cinco de Mayo special size or if it is the size of their regular menu. The customer service was horrible. After ordering I was ignored by my server, she never came to ask how my meal was, and since I was still hungry after my first tacos, I had to flag down another server to get a menu and to find my server to order more food. I also ordered an additional glass of wine which did not arrive for another 10 minutes (right before my wings) even though I was sitting right next to the bar. I could have gone to the bar and ordered and gotten served quicker. I wanted dessert, but after the long waits I just gave up. The restaurant was packed for the holiday, so if they had a few more servers working, perhaps the experience would have been different. The hostess and the bartender were both very helpful and attentive.
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Jeremiah Belocura
reviewed 2 years ago
Good food with great presentation in a fun, off-beat environment. Always a good choice!
Liked: Tacos, Margaritas, Salsa, Sauce