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El Meson de Pepe

410 Wall St, Key West, FL 33040
305 295-2620
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Ranked #149 of 358 restaurants in Key West
Price range: $18 - $18
Cuisines: Cuban, Spanish
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Food came fast but was terrible, they didn't even put our ropa nachos in the oven, they just sprinkled shredded cheese on top and brought them out to the table with cold flour dusted cheese covering them. All of the food here comes off of a truck cold and I doubt they even use an oven in this place, reminds... More

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West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

El Meson de Pepe is always our first stop in Key West. The food has always been good, the drinks are strong and the vibe is really cool. The outdoor eating area is really charming, but can get hot in the Summer. The whole area is covered and there are plenty of fans going, so it is worth it to... More

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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is always a stop when we're in Key West. Cuban sandwich and plantain chips with both sauces. Sit outside and just enjoy the people watching.

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Florissant, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Wonderful Cuban food. Large portions. I always get real full by leaving time. I like sitting outside in the evening listing to the band play and have a before dinner drink. Never been able to save space for dessert.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

After having burgers and salads for 2 weeks we decided to try some thing different, and after seing how busy and atmospheric this place was previously, we decided to eat here. The atmosphere here is ecstatic with live music just outside. We are new to Cuban food and were clueless as to what each dish entailed. However our brilliant waiter... More

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Islamorada, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

chef-owner classically trained, has a knack for put the right ingredients together. Want some really tasty food? Go.

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Miami
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Best Cuban food ever .. And we live in Miami! We had the lechon asado (marinated roast pork) and rice and black beans, sweet plantains and a lovely flan. Service was a little slow but the waiter was very attentive bringing additional bread and delicious mojo sauce for dipping.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is NOT a 100% Cuban style as You can find in Miami .And Im Cuban born and grow....Got a lot of islander key west influence...Black beans a little hard NOT tipical Cuban ...Sofia best waiter ever(she Cuban 100 %)...Other waiters are centroamericans or Mexicans .. Key lime pie very good..well that's a key west invention...Good sangrias and better Margaritas... More

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Guyton, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had El Ropa Viva its beef shredded with black beans and rice, also had platains with fried cheese, great flavor, the place was clean and AC worked great. The golden tequila and rum drink also was good mint was tasty.

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222 reviews 222 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Walked here from our hotel. Service was fast and extremely friendly! Food was good. Not great. Conch chowder is decent. Will we return? Yes!

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