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Don Pepe Mexican Restaurant

20744 W Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon, FL 34431-6716
352-465-8445
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Ranked #7 of 41 Restaurants in Dunnellon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Sep 9, 2014
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Dunnellon, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is a small family owned place where the food is usually served pronto and the servings are generous. One time when we went there with visiting guests during bad weather, the family was not very glad to see us. However, the food is always good!

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Dunnellon, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We have been to this restaurant many times and are never disappointed. The food is always good and the service is the same. Will continue to take friends and family there at every opportunity.

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Orlando, Florida
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150 reviews 150 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Located in an old house, it's a casual, comfortable atmosphere, complete with creaky floorboards and Mexicana trinkets everywhere. The chips are fresh and the salsa is tangy. I really enjoyed my steak quesadilla and my wife LOVED her spicy chicken fajitas. Maybe I caught them on the right day, because the service was excellent. Attentive, knowledgable, and genuinely caring. Looking... More

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Citrus Springs, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We eat here 2-3 times per month...we actually just got back. It is always the same pattern...really great food at a reasonable price and absolutely horrible service. Service here means they bring your food and you have to chase them down for your check. Tonight the waiter never came back to ask how things were or for drink refills. I... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We tried this place on a recent visit to Dunnellon. We waited and waited for the girl behind the counter to take our name for a table and finally she just handed use a tablet to do it ourselves. She might go online and search for a personality because she didn't have one. We waited and waited with tables open... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
376 helpful votes 376 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We frequent this place, this is the ONLY place in the area that I will eat Mexican Food! I love the quaint little house it's in, I love the atmosphere! Service has always been efficient, these guys are always on the ball! I have never seen anyone just sitting around doing nothing. The food is good and at a good... More

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Ocala, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

You get a very large serving for very reasonable price, especially on the lunch menu. My favorite is the Steak Fajita Taco Salad...filled with well-seasoned, tasty beef, diced tomatoes, cheese, guacamole,sour cream in a taco shell. Also available in a chicken version but I prefer the beef. Definitely authentic Mexican food here! Have NEVER been disappointed in the food when... More

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Wildwood, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We went to Don Pepe for supper with family members. The salsa was awesome. Some people said it was a bit too spicy, but I loved it. I had great flavor, not too "tomatoey"...with a good bite. The chips were fresh and warm. I ordered the chili rellenos. They were good, but not the best I have ever had. Would... More

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Dunnellon, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The worst so called "Mexican" food I have ever been served in my life. My guess is these folks are from Puerto Rico. I grew up eating Mexican food and this isn't even close. The guacamole looked and tasted like it came straight out of a "babies diaper". The "Fajita" meat was little tiny stripes and no favor. Probably came... More

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Dunnellon, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Not my first trip to Don Pepe. The first time, I was ignored. Not a good way to get people to return to your business, but I gave them a second chance. The guacamole was watered down, the pico had no cilantro, and the beef from the "fajitas" tasted like it came from the Chinese buffet. There isn't anything that... More

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