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.

Dinner and a margarita

Group Dining

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
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STARR Restaurants Expands Outdoor Dining Across Cities

06/21/21

STARR Restaurants expanded outdoor dining chalets for a majority of the company’s restaurants in Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington DC. Make the most of the warm weather and join us outdoors today!

Click here to view El Rey’s outdoor dining setup!

We're hiring!

If you’ve ever been to El Rey you know that we are passionate about creating a memorable dining experience for our guests. We are hiring for a variety of Front of House and Back of House positions and we’re looking for individuals who share our passion for excellence to join our team! If this sounds like you, apply now!

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