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El Meson de Pepe

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Sandwiches, Spanish, Delicatessen, 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
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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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
Great Cuban style restaurant

We had a great dinner at el Meson. The food tasty, the staff friendly and the location fun to be at. The Bistec Palomilla Empanizada was excellent as was the Lechon Asado. Sides were tasteful. It's a fun place to have a nice dinner, enjoy live music and be ready to walk off to watch the sunset.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Ruti, Switzerland
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Ruti, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We had a great dinner at el Meson. The food tasty, the staff friendly and the location fun to be at. The Bistec Palomilla Empanizada was excellent as was the Lechon Asado. Sides were tasteful. It's a fun place to have a nice dinner, enjoy live music and be ready to walk off to watch the sunset.

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Naples, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We were surprised there weren't more restaurants at Mallory Square. But we did enjoy dinner at the bar. Excellent black bean soup, and a small plate of six perfectly cooked scallops. Wesley was an excellent bartender.

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Meals are huge so beware. Love plantains and definitely loved their sangria. The staff are very attentive.

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Oviedo, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

My family and I enjoyed our sandwiches here for lunch. My wife and I got Cuban sandwiches, while my daughter had a Pan con Lechon sandwich. They were all excellent. The ambiance and décor recognizing Key West's Cuban ties were very cool.

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Manteno, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We just happened to find this place while walking around the keys. The service we spot on. The food was delicious. The food had so much flavor, if we were ever back in key West, this would be the only restaurant we would eat at. The best meal in key West...

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Celebration, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We came to the restaurant to grab some drinks and appetizers as we waited for sunset at Mallory Square. The staff was wonderful--they didn't rush us at all and were very flexible when we asked to move tables because of a personal issue with one of my children. The sweet fried plantains were mouth-watering. Great place for families.

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I are no experts on Cuban food, so I can't say we have a lot to compare our experience to. El Meson de Pepe was recommended to us by a colleague so we went here for dinner before sunset at Mallory Square. Compared to other restaurants we saw in Key West, this one is quite large. There... More 

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Frederick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This is our favorite restaurant in Key West. We started off with ceviche which was nothing special so I would recommend trying some other appetizer. My wife got Ropa de vejo which was awesome. I forget the name of my dish but it was ground beef mixed with raisins and olives and was equally delicious. Be careful to not fill... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I never write bad reviews, but this place really deserves it. I went for lunch last sunday with my daughter for my birthday and we have the worst experience. First we waited at the entrance for a while and had to ask a lady that seem to be a waitress, even though i didn't see her waiting on tables, wether... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you're feeling Cuban, this is the place. You don't have to travel 90 miles. Great food, dancing and lot's of Cuban history

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Additional Information about El Meson de Pepe

Address: 410 Wall St, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: 305 295-2620
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
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
Average Prices: USD $18 to $18
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Spanish, Delicatessen, Cuban

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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 to $18
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Spanish, Delicatessen, 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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