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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 - 10:30 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, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 167
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  • 136
    Very good
  • 62
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  • 34
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  • 41
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Escellent Service!

I love living in Key West but I have to admit that good service is somewhat rare in many of our dining and drinking establishments so I was immediately impressed with the friendliness, enery and enthusiasm of the wait staff. My Baja Tacos were quite tasty and had a good amount of grilled fish in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
rrowzjones
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Key West, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Quinton, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Had dinner here. I had a salad which was very good, different types of greens and very fresh. I also had a Mexican chicken tostada(?) that was very good. The blend of spices was good and didn't have too much heat. Their fresh salsa is awesome. Get a table in the front so you can people watch while you eat.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Great service and fantastic food! Best tamales I've ever had and I live in Texas, so I know Tamales! ;) George is amazing! Great smile and super sweet!

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We went here for dinner in April 2015. Food was okay but nothing spectacular. Living in NYC and having traveled to Mexico multiple times, I guess I am spoiled by good Mexican food. Also we ordered a couple of margaritas which were slightly watered down. However, the location is great - right on Duvall Street and this place has nice... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is some of the best Mexican food we've ever had. My husband and I shared the chicken fajitas and had the Ghiradelli chocolate Chile brownie for dessert, and it was life changing. Really. This place is definitely "can't miss" when visiting Key West!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I am a Mexican food expert and I was missing Mexican food after a few days away from San Antonio and I must say this is superb. The sangria and margaritas are not bad either

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Winchester, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This place stays pretty busy consistently and we have eaten here several times over the years. While the food is pretty good, I find it to be a bit pricey for what you get. My last meal here was Shrimp & Lobster fajitas. There were about 4 shrimp and a small lobster tail with maybe half a pepper and half... More 

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Key West, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I love living in Key West but I have to admit that good service is somewhat rare in many of our dining and drinking establishments so I was immediately impressed with the friendliness, enery and enthusiasm of the wait staff. My Baja Tacos were quite tasty and had a good amount of grilled fish in them (a few other places... More 

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Oviedo, FL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We were there last Saturday for a light lunch before attending a wedding with another family. Food was fresh and service was excellent. Everyone had something different and we all thought the food was plentiful, fresh, and delicious. We ordered a pitcher of Key Lime Margarita's and really expected them to taste just like a regular Margarita but they were... More 

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Grapevine, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We stopped over restaurant and had veggie plates and chicken burritos. Food was excellent with good service.Its right on Duval St. and we will definitely come back.

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West Warwick, Rhode Island
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I hit this place last night for dinner with my wife and son. Service was fast and friendly and the food was good. The salsa was definitely fresh and homemade. It was the kind you don't want to stop eating so a huge thumbs up there. I had a Key Lime Margarita that was just OK. It was a little... 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
  • 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?