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El Rey

Restaurants, Mexican Center City West
4 out of 5 stars
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Photograph: Courtesy El Rey

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

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A cross between casual Mexican café and neighborhood diner, El Rey comes from the mind of Stephen Starr, who took home the 2017 James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurateur. Dark lighting and cozy booths create a relaxed, cool atmosphere in ritzy Rittenhouse Square. The menu features dependable versions of classic dishes such as sopas, chilaquiles and tamales alongside more creative options like duck carnitas and zucchini blossom and corn quesadillas. For a can’t-miss deal, order the fast-lunch, which includes two courses and chips and salsa for just $10.

By: Amy Gordon



Address: 2013 Chestnut St
Cross street: between S 20th and 21st Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 11:30am–3pm, 5–11pm; Fri, Sat 11:30am–3pm, 5pm–midnight; Sun 11:30am–3pm, 5–10pm
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