Food & Drink

Stephen Starr-created, Cha Cha-inspired Mexican eats in Midtown Village

Interior at El Vez

El Vez translates to "the time", which is now -- to go to El Vez, that is. This Stephen Starr-created Mexican joint's got kitschy charm like a photo booth, knick-knackery, and golden velvet booths in a big, colorful space down on S 13th St. Starr's also serving up great margaritas, killer guacamoles (not just an El Vez "Original" guacamole, but also a mango/papaya/chipotle/red onion "Tito Santana" number), and tacos with fillings like mahi mahi and pasilla grilled shrimp.