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Carlos & Pepe's 17th St

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1302 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1708
(954) 467-7192
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 67
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  • 64
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 24
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  • 32
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Adequate

The food is adequate for the price. The service was pretty good. Margaritas were alright. No complaints really, just a bit pricey

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Mallory L
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The food is adequate for the price. The service was pretty good. Margaritas were alright. No complaints really, just a bit pricey

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Miami
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Seriously you're better off going to Taco Bell. Everything is swimming in refried beans. Presentation is not appetizing at all. Then, worst of all it's really overpriced.

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West Melbourne, Florida
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114 reviews 114 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I generally avoid Mexican food in Florida. I spend a lot of time in San Diego and I find the Mexican food better out there. But, sometimes you have to go against the grain and do things you don't normally do. There was a bit of delay between seating and drink orders but we got there right when they opened... More 

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Lima, NY
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

First we were seated and asked to move because the server for that section, 1 of 6 tables on the patio, was not there yet. Margaritas were good, though my wife said the Mango Bay was not worth $11.25. Salsa was pureed in a food processor and was bland. Ordered enchiladas and Pepe's Burro; virtually the same dish. Bland, Bland.... More 

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York, PA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The wait staff was not very attentive took some time to get drinks and I ordered the Alaskan Crab enchiladas, not big on flavor, did not taste like crab especially for the price.

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buffalo ny
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We have eaten there every time we are in Fort Lauderdale. Their Margaritas are good,the food is great.but the fresh salsa is the best we have ever had. I could make a meal out of that! The service and ambience are typical.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Back in the 80's this was a favorite goto place for me and my friends when we all lived in the Boca Raton area. 30 years later my wife and I are now located about 70 miles north of Ft. Lauderdale and by chance had to drive my daughter down to Hollywood/Lauderdale International to catch a flight back to school.... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

It's never a good idea to leave the "host" table unattended, we arrived and had to wait several minutes for a persob to welcome us and bring us to the table. Several minutes went by and we got our guy, drinks were here soon, but our chips and salsa were M.I. A. So food came. I am not kidding about... More 

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Carsonville, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We were staying at the nearby Hilton, waiting for a cruise ship when we found this restaurant. From my experience almost all the restaurants in Fort Lauderdale are pricey and Carlos & Pepe's was no exception. We ordered Steak Fajitas which were well prepared and quite tasty. The service was good and overall we enjoyed the experience and would go... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My wife and I are local, and figured we should give vacationers a heads up that Carlos and Pepe's is just not that good, especially for the price. I felt like they were trying to take advantage of tourists with the prices, and serving up less than average food in return. I'd recommend trying something else in the area, whether... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1302 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1708
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: (954) 467-7192

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?