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Old Town Mexican Cafe

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609 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040-6554
305-296-7500
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Outdoor seating

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  • 161
    Excellent
  • 131
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 41
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
If you enjoy Mexican food...

this is the place; right on Duval, the food is plentiful and delicious in an open-air setting with savvy wait staff

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Charles C
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Culpeper, VA
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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426 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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DC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Right on Duvall St. I am not Mexican so I can't speak to the authenticity of the food but I can say our meals could not have been better. My wife got the Tostada and I got the fried fish tacos. Both were better than we could have hoped for. Both were excellent. Service was very prompt and friendly. We... More 

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lewiston ny
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

I'm already planning my next visit it was that awesome. Such a cozy & relaxing place. Great food/Outstanding Service. Music & Ambience was just what we were lookin for. Thanks for a wonderful time....c u again soon

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Really poor food at this old school mexican. Food lacked any depth of flavour - not authentic at all. Surprisingly Mexican food seems lacking in the keys despite being on the gulf - perhaps we are choosing the wrong places. '

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Culpeper, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

this is the place; right on Duval, the food is plentiful and delicious in an open-air setting with savvy wait staff

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The lunch we had was okay, not authentic and not much flavor. The dessert on the other hand was awesome. We had the fried ice cream and key lime pie. They were both great. I recommend coming here for dessert not lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is the best Mexican in the keys. Outstanding food great service. This is a must stop if your in Key west

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Lovely location sitting under the trees in dappled sunlight. Service a little more 'relaxed' than an American would like but perfect for us Europeans. Had the baha tacos, fish large and beautifully cooked, salsa and salads perfectly refreshing with chilli sprinkled round the plate so you could add your own heat. Excellent all round.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

While visiting Key West, we ate here twice. The food was excellent! The chicken chipotle was the most amazing dish we ordered. We were surprised that the food was prepared by a chef. The service was awesome and accommodating. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Stopped in for a bite to eat while checking out the sites on Duval. Food was great, service was quick and pricing was on point.

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

March 2015 was the second year in a row we have visited this place. The food was fantastic. The heat in the fajitas was excellent and the conch fritters were delicious. Sangrias are absolutely a must and the salsa is fresh, filled with lime juice and cilantro and diced in bits and pieces - bursting with flavor in every bite.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 609 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040-6554
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: 305-296-7500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 25
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?