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El Meson de Pepe

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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: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 436
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  • 65
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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 Cuban grub

Our server Sergio was over the top and super attentive. The food was great. Ropa vieja and meson mojito were outstanding. Tostones were a great starter. Even the black beans and rice were great. Large portions. My husband and I ordered 2 drinks, an app, and dinners and it was about $60. Very worth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Jennifer J
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West Palm Beach
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Moline, Illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon this historic gem when we were looking for somewhere to cool off! What we found was an old warehouse which had been converted to an indoor and outdoor bar and restaurant teeming with Cuban history. We enjoyed the best mojito ever! Do yourself a favor and experience this for yourself, you won't regret it!

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West Palm Beach
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7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Our server Sergio was over the top and super attentive. The food was great. Ropa vieja and meson mojito were outstanding. Tostones were a great starter. Even the black beans and rice were great. Large portions. My husband and I ordered 2 drinks, an app, and dinners and it was about $60. Very worth it. Especially with the live salsa... More 

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Weehawken, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Restaurants which become iconic sometimes forget their roots & what made them famous & coveted in the first place. El Meson de Pepe seems to have gone that route. My friends & I ate there last night looking forward to good Cuban food. Mariquitas (fried plantain chips) were stale, greasy & hard. Seafood platter had tough shrimp & so-so scallop;... More 

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Houston, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Great place for a lunch break while visiting the sights in Key West. Well located near the termination point for the trolley buses, approx a block from many of the local attractions. Service was good and menu selections varied. Inside and outside dining available.

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Fresno, Ca
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

One of the best meals on our trip. We selected two different sampler dinners with varieties of roasted meats, beans, rice and plantains & Yucca. The pork melts in your mouth, everything we ate was incredible. We were really impressed with the service and appreciated the recommendations of our waiter. We sat outside and enjoyed the live music, cuban coffee... More 

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trento
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We wanted to go back for dinner, but we did not. the place is beautiful, food is great compliments to the kitchen, the maid must change jobs .. we asked for the bill. we paid when we brought the rest. The waitress kept the tip without us decide what percentage ... then, the waitress, she ran back and told us... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I have been there twice the food has been fresh both times will prepared flavorful in the service attentive a wonderful place to have a meal

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Stopped in for lunch and returned for dinner - it was THAT good! Our server had great recommendations and shared some insider tips for recreating the dishes at home (gotta have the Cuban mojo sauce again soon!). We will be back!!!!

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Bellingham, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Pepe's is in the midst of the tourist-souvenir / cruise ship dock area of Key West. It, and many of the nearby shops, highlight more than 100 years of Cuban immigration to the area. The food is outstanding, as is the service. We had a light lunch which was very tasty.

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Miami, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Ive been here 3 times . Always wanting to like the place and everytime I walk out of the door is more disappointing Lets start saying . Im CUBAN . All my family is from cuba . We cook and eat Cuban food everyday . Belive me this is not how Cuban food taste This people had not clue or... 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: 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?