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El Rey in Philadelphia: 2014 Update

I published my initial thoughts on El Rey, Stephen Starr‘s Rittenhouse Square-area Mexican restaurant, back in November of 2010. Since then I have continued to visit El Rey regularly for lunch while in the city, and it remains pretty much one of my favorite spots in the area for a tasty and reasonably priced midday meal.

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El Rey Mexican Restaurant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: A Review

Good Food, Great Service, and a Fun Interior Make This Stephen Starr Restaurant Worth Visiting

Stephen Starr has been a major player in Philadelphia’s dining scene since the 1990s, and recently brought his second Mexican restaurant to the city: El Rey. Taking over an old, seedy diner location on Chestnut Street, just north of Rittenhouse Square, El Rey retains much of the original funky atmosphere to create the feel of a Mexican roadside dive. Yet the food and drink at El Rey is definitely a far step beyond average, featuring fresh ingredients and home-style Mexican cuisine.

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XIX Restaurant Offers the Best Lunch Deal in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Enjoy an Elegant and Affordable Lunch at This Beautiful Restaurant in the Hyatt at the Bellevue

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Bistro La Baia: Italian BYOB Restaurant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Review of This Enduringly Popular Italian Restaurant

An interesting mix of classic Italian dishes and house specialties make Bistro La Baia a neighborhood favorite in Center City.

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Miran Korean Restaurant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Features Authentic, Inexpensive Korean Food

Review of the Center City Korean restaurant Miran, located on Chestnut Street. From BBQ to noodle dishes, Miran provides great, affordable selections.

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