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El Meson de Pepe

410 Wall St, Key West, FL 33040
305 295-2620
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Ranked #149 of 361 restaurants in Key West
Price range: $18 - $18
Cuisines: Cuban, Spanish
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Montreal, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Tried Cuban cuisine for the first time there and it was a deception. Can't believe previous reviews about best meal of the trip, etc. It 's so so. Service was long. Waitress wasn't pleasant. My wife chicken was overcooked. Yellow rice was cold. Daiquiri and Margarita are very very good though. The atmosphere is cool and it's cheap. Will try... More

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Middleboro, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This was the best meal of our trip. We tried the sampler dish so that we could experience 3 typical Cuban dishes and we were not disappointed. The waiter was kind, attentive and funny. The atmosphere was relaxing and very nice. We ate there immediately after watching the sunset on Key West. I wish they would ship to Massachusetts. It... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We went as a party of 7.... My husband and I, my parents and our three kids, 6,4&3. Two of my children have food allergies (egg,peanuts, tree nuts and chicken) they patiently accommodated us with amazing food! We had 2 different nachos on the menu and they were incredible... Everything we had was amazing!! Will definitely go back!

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Very nice restaurant to sit outside and listen to nice Cuban music. Some time the people dance salsa on the street. Also great place to watch people passing by. We had a very nice waitress who clearly deserved her tip. We had Chuletas de Cerdo and Vaca Frita as main courses and it was delicious. It is next to Mallory... More

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Palm City, Florida, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We didn't wait long for a table (10 minutes at 7 pm). Service was great and loved the decor. I ordered the childs plate with steak, plantains and beans for just over $10. It was plenty for me. My parents split a seafood dish and still had some left over. Very authentic meal and right at Mallory Square. Live music... More

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The food is to die for. Very wonderful staff, very friendly. Live music outside is great and got the crowd dancing and having a blast.

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Norwood, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Got a seat outside and Augusto was my server. Great view of the live music and all the people enjoying it. Everything on the menu sounded delicious, but decided to try the Ropa Vieja. Augusto was a kick and the food and atmosphere were wonderful. Can't wait to get back and try something else!!

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Key West, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is by far my favorite restaurant in Key West. Every time I come to Key West (a lot) I always come here to eat at some point. The bread and sauce they serve while waiting for your food is amazing and the food to follow is some of the best as well. I highly recommend!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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94 reviews 94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We walked into this place just off of Mallory Square in Sept 2012. The smells were wonderful and we were looking for a good local place to eat. If I've ate at a Cuban restaurant before I just don't recall and my girlfriend never has. I was curious how different it was from the Mexican restaurants we're used to. Completely... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Had the occasion to stop in for dinner yesterday. The mojo sauce was a little weird it had a bitterness to it I am not familiar with (context I eat Cuban at least 3 times a month all over the country particularly in the southeast) and had never tasted anything like this. The waitress told me it was cilantro (oh... More

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