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Old Town Mexican Cafe

$$$
Mexican
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 182
    Excellent
  • 144
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 43
    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
Good Food

Stopped in here for a evening meal, the food was very good. They didn't really have much for hot sauce, for the meal or the chips. The service was alright, not for sure if our waiter had a lot of other customers but we did have to wait for things. Once we asked another waiter to refill our drinks.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
BrandonDeWitt
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Davenport, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great food, incredible atmosphere, and exceptional service with waiter Alex. He pays attention to detail. Very respectable, and will make your experience 10x better. Ask to be seated at a table served by Alex and you'll see what we mean :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My friend and I had been walking up and down Duval looking for a place to have lunch. The shaded patio with fans was a welcomed sight given the temperature of that day. We place our order and while we waited, we admired the decor esp. the huge tree which provided our much needed shade. When our food arrived I... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I think the chef may have been having an off day. But everything was almost inedible. I had mahi-mahi tacos, but the corn tortilla was stale, there was no salt in the dish, just no flavor. And it was expensive. Go around the corner to Cuban Queen instead.

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Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The three of us has a delicious meal. All was well prepared and seasoned deliciously. As we are from Santa Fe, NM, it was like a taste of home. We finished off with the Key Lime Pie which was the best we have ever had. Most Highly recommended.

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Davenport, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Stopped in here for a evening meal, the food was very good. They didn't really have much for hot sauce, for the meal or the chips. The service was alright, not for sure if our waiter had a lot of other customers but we did have to wait for things. Once we asked another waiter to refill our drinks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great place, we went twice. Each time we walked out full and satisfied. Our server Seth was nice and quick. Despite the cost rating, it's inexpensive compared to places around it, especially for dinner.

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Littleton, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Trip Adviser shows the they have chili con queso. However they don't. They Use too. It really was a great place. Sat outside and it has many trees for shade and fans. Only outside patio that wasn't hot, extremely comfortable we have been to here. Great service, we will be back. Great for anyone.

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Siesta Key, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I ate here last night. I had the fajitas: very flavorful and colorful presentation. The music was lively and fun. And i found the outside very relaxing and perfect for people watching. The service was courteous and prompt and they came right away. 5 stars !

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deland fl
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I was there on tuesday july 28 with three friends .. Horrible service the hostes lady did not make us feel welcome . in fact the impretion we had was that we waren"t welcome there . if you are looking for a bad service then this is where you want to go

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Oklahoma
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We attempted to eat here tonight, a Monday night. Drinks took at least 10 minutes to arrive. We had already finished our chips & salsa (really just chunks of salsa ingredients, yuck!) before getting drinks. We asked for more chips, but they never arrived. They don't have queso. We ordered nachos as our appetizer. After a long wait, they were... 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 25
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
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?