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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, 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
Slow service

We grabbed a bite after the sunset celebration. Wasn't busy at first and we got good service to start out with. As more people arrived, our waitress pretty much ignored our table. Waited 20 minutes for our check, after numerous attempts to wave waitress down. My mojito was so terribly strong... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Amanda C
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We grabbed a bite after the sunset celebration. Wasn't busy at first and we got good service to start out with. As more people arrived, our waitress pretty much ignored our table. Waited 20 minutes for our check, after numerous attempts to wave waitress down. My mojito was so terribly strong, that it tasted like pure booze. (Would have sent... More 

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Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Stopped in after watching the sunset on Mallory Square. A live band outside with patrons dancing. Excellent server and hostess. A seat outside with a nice breeze, delicious food. Ropa vieja was excellent. Cuban bread with two dipping sauces. Very reasonable prices too

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Vero Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Came across this gem by accident and a great accident it was. I've eaten in many Spanish/Portuguese restaurants before moving to Florida from New Jersey and El Mason de Pepe is one of the best. Had a great evening with great friends and with great food.

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Everything we ordered was delicious! A perfect mojito. Pork Tamale, guacamole and chips,rice and beans. Topped it off with Key Lime pie! Service was excellent.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

I used to love coming here over the years... Not too sure what happened! The waitress was very short with us bordering on rude, food came quickly but then she never checked on us, which is too bad because my meal was completely unsatisfactory and I would have sent it back if not for the delay and the issues it... More 

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Kilgore, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We wanted to try some Cuban food while in the keys, so we stopped in here. Absolutely delicious! Very good service and reasonably priced. Plus we had a dinner show of a Iguana trying to catch a chicken. Who could ask for more?

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Oakville, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

This was by far the best meal we had during our vacation in Key West. Food was authentically Cuban and the décor was perfect. There was even a corner of historical documents and paraphernalia.

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Palmetto, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I was attracted by the latin salsa music, so I headed to the bar. I had a couple of the best mojitos I ever tasted. Turns out it is a secret recipe. I remember reading that the gratuity was included and I gladly paid the $45.00 (x4 mojitos) only to have the bar tender complain that I did not leave... More 

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North Bay Village, Florida
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

I ocould say and discredit this place because im cuban and i know what cuban food is suposed to look taste and satisfy you and this place is a fony cuban representation of my heritage if you want to experiende bad service horrible food period go to this place Horrible service Horrible food

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Lakeland, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The food was pretty good, seemed authentic but it was so busy being so close to Mallory Square. Service was a little slow so if you're trying to go watch the sunset allow plenty of time. I recommend the house Margarita and any of the tapas menu items.

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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: Sandwiches, 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?