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El Meson de Pepe

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Spanish, Cuban
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410 Wall St, Key West, FL 33040
305 295-2620
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Food, Great Service

Had a late lunch. Red bean soup was good but the guacamole was outstanding. First time we've tried the plantain chips and they were good as well. The staff was prompt, friendly and courteous. This restaurant offers the rich flavors of Cuba in various dishes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
AAHolt
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United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Toronto, Canada
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285 reviews 285 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I was in a bit of a rush and I'd thought I'd grab a coffee to go with some croquettes or something like a Cuban sandwich, and my expectations are actual Cuban food like what I've had in Miami. It seems the chap a the bar after handing me the menu said they didn't' have croquettes and I asked about... More 

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Kentucky
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had a really outstanding meal at El Meson de Pepe; we split conch fritters and a cuban combo plate, ropa vieja, picadillo, roast pork, yellow rice, black beans, yuca, roast banana(maybe sweet plantain?). It was just really, really good, lots of flavor without getting too spicy for the wife. I have had cassava different ways on... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Right on the edge of Mallory Square and the daily Sunset Festival, this is the place to sit outside and have the best mojitos and seafood on the island. It is Key West casual but the food is topnotch. A group of us sampled around the menu and every plate was great. The service was excellent. The cigar shop was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Sadly we went to Pepe's the day we were leaving KW and found that it was the best meal we had on the island. I wish we would have went there earlier in the trip. I had the hogfish tacos and Key Lime Pie. Both were AMAZING! Make it a point to go here. Its small and not fancy but... More 

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United States
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Had a late lunch. Red bean soup was good but the guacamole was outstanding. First time we've tried the plantain chips and they were good as well. The staff was prompt, friendly and courteous. This restaurant offers the rich flavors of Cuba in various dishes.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I would recommend for evening drinks to enjoy the live music. I wasn't impressed with the food though.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Great place for a full immersion in the Cuban tradition. Not far from the 90 miles stone that devide Cuba from the USA mainland, this restaurant offers the chance of a lovely museum-like location, nearly a film set complete with props and cut-outs! Fairly sure children will love it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

If you're looking for authentic Cuban food then you've got to try this!! Everything we ordered was amazing, and it was refreshingly affordable!!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We ordered the Cuban sampler's plate to tried some Cuban type food. Wife said it was grisly, and would not order it again.

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Miami, FLorida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Our server, Silvia, was very nice and efficient, the food however is a different story! We live in Miami and were in Key west for the weekend. The mariquitas are not freshly made therefore they were stale and cold. My churrasco steak was incredible salty and my husband's chicken was dry and unappealing. The flan de coco was delicious and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 410 Wall St, Key West, FL 33040
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: 305 295-2620

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 18
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?