Review of El Rey

2013 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Overall Rating


Lots of gluten free options due to a chef (maybe owner) who has Celiac Disease. Some wait staff seem very diligent while others seem lackadaisical.

The best case I’ve had is when my waitress filled out an allergy alert card that indicated my “allergy”, table number, and name. A manager had to sign the card and provide a copy to the kitchen, wait staff, and bar. The worst experience I have had was a waitress acting very annoyed at me asking her to verify that the item brought out to me was prepared in the gluten free part of the kitchen.

Dedicated fryer for chips and a few other items. Lots of corn tortillas.

The happy hour margarita is NOT gluten free unless specified. The triple sec apparently has some gluten in it somehow. If you tell them you have a gluten restriction they will sub the triple sec for the gluten free variant.

One of the safest gluten free Mexican offerings in Philly.

Celiac friendly?


Updated 1 year ago