Capturing the essence of Mexican home cooking.
Inspired by the amazing cuisines of Puebla and Veracruz, El Rey captures the essence of Mexican home cooking, bringing a unique south-of-the-border experience to the big city. Boisterous and broken-in like a laidback roadside cantina, the dining room hums from midday to late-night, with booths and a roomy counter nodding to the space’s former life as a hopping all-night diner. Eclectic bric-a-brac, like folk art and Spanish movie posters, dress the dizzying walls, providing plenty of visual stimuli for eaters digging into authentic tacos, ceviches, tortas, enchiladas, sopes and more. Add a bar stocked with the best tequilas, mezcals and cervezas and you’ve got a cantina fit for a king.
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, mezcals and cervezas make for an upbeat meal at this local cantina.
- Main dining room accommodates up to 33 guests
- Full buyout accommodates up to 80 guests seated / 100 guests reception
Now Open for Pickup and Outdoor Dining
Our Sister Restaurant, El Vez, is Open!
We are currently closed, but our sister restaurant El Vez is open for delivery and pickup!
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