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El Meson de Pepe

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Sandwiches, 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
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
First time eating Cuban food

This was our first experience eating Cuban food. Our waiter was great at explaining everything to us. I thought the food and atmosphere were great. I would go back

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Tullahoma, TN
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Great Location - it's just steps from Mallory Square. The food was very tasty. However, a few minutes after we were seated, a bus load of Asian tourists arrived and it seems like the wait staff forgot all about us. It was hard to get their attention even to get our check. Maybe we just went there on the wrong... More 

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Tullahoma, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This was our first experience eating Cuban food. Our waiter was great at explaining everything to us. I thought the food and atmosphere were great. I would go back

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had never tried Cuban food before, so we decided to give this a try. Our waiter was VERY friendly and extremely helpful in regards to describing menu items and making suggestions. We ended up with a sampler platter (# 80 Completa de Caballo Grande) with pork and two kinds of beef with sides of yucca, yellow... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It's possible the best place in Key West to get authentic cuban food, and experience great cuban music just outside. People should be aware that Cuban food is NOTHING like Mexican food, and in my opinion is much better. Also a great location right down on zero Duval/mallory square.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were a group of six adults, three natives of Switzerland, and wanted to try something besides seafood in Key West. The food was very good and reasonably priced, I got the Cuban Sampler for $15.00; pulled pork, choice of beans, yucca, plaintains, the real deal.

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Key West, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

For a true taste of traditional Cuban food, in a fantastically kitschy setting, you can't do better than El Meson de Pepe. The food was rich with layers of traditional flavors that remind me of growing up in Old Miami, before the fusion-bull took miami by storm. Think of sitting down to a dinner with your best friend's cuban grandmother... More 

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Miami, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

First of all , food took a long time to be serve , and after 2 minutes on the table was Cold , my Friend order a plate and when he was eating found a piece of metal on his mouth , they offer him not to be charge for the Food he eat but to Paid for the new... More 

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Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We were talking to another tourist who recommended Pepe’s, but soon learned this was NOT the original Pepe’s. This restaurant is in Mallory Square and has an attached gift shop. This was the first time I tried Cuban food. The food was average. We shared the “Completa de Caballo Grande”, a sampling of three of their most popular dishes including... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had Ceviche, pollo entree. They served breads with 2 different sauces, one of them was mojo, I believe. Both of our Pollo entrees were awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Adjacent to Mallory Square. Enjoyed the music and dancing. Food was so flavorful we returned a second time and had the black beans and rice at the bar while the kids watched the Mallory performers.

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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, 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, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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