El Rey

2013 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States

(215) 563-3330 - View Website

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Mexican Restaurant Philadelphia

 

Home-style cuisine from Puebla to Veracruz and a well-worn roadside diner vibe come together to create this Mexican haven. Authentic dishes like ceviches, tortas, enchiladas and sopes, as well as tequilas, mescals and cervezas make for an upbeat meal at this local cantina.

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Four stars, because I’m giving it the benefit of the doubt. It was fine. there were a couple parties so we got squeezed in a small booth and still couldn’t hear each other. Food was good but expensive for what we got. Service was good, but nothing special. Perfectly adequate Mexican at a pretty steep price. We might try again sometime, if it hadn’t been so noisy and cramped we might have liked it more. Or we might find a taco truck and with a better atmosphere.
 

Tamarind margaritas for the win! This place is the only place I have been able to find them and I prefer to drink them by the pitcher. We came here at 9PM on a Saturday night. They said it would be a 50 minute wait so we put our  name in and went somewhere else for a drink. 10 minutes after we left, we got a text saying our table was ready. Yay!

I got the short rib enchiladas which came with three enchiladas. Highly recommend. We started with the guac and chips and they do not skimp on the guac which is greatly appreciated. Great Mexican food the processor don’t break the bank either.

Nicole M. – Yelp Review

My girlfriend and I travel to Philly every year for a holiday trip and we went to dinner at El Ray. Truly excellent authentic Mexican food. Cool chill atmosphere and woukd recommend to anyone that is looking for a great meal and a good price

Allan Webster – Facebook Review