James Beard Award winning restaurateur, Stephen Starr, opened his Mexican restaurant, El Vez, in South Florida in May 2018. El Vez offers a vibrant setting, regional Mexican fare and stellar service at W Fort Lauderdale, joining Starr’s boutique steakhouse, Steak 954 at the hotel and residences. The restaurant seats 300 and is located on the hotel’s first floor and features an indoor-outdoor bar with expansive lounge seating and patio space for games including Cornhole.
Guests can enjoy and indulge a margarita or craft cocktails as they admire the breathtaking ocean views. At the helm of the kitchen is Chef Steven Menter, who has worked with STARR for several years and opened El Vez in New York City. Some of the menu favorites such as the Classic Guacamole, Crispy Mahi Mahi Tacos and Tacos al Carbon will soon make their way to South Florida.
Additionally, guests can look forward to exciting new menu items catering to South Florida’s tropical vibes. Beyond delicious fare, the restaurant offers a vast tequila selection and outstanding signature cocktails including a variety of margaritas available by the glass or pitcher.