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117 S 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen, TX 78550-7337
956-423-3663
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7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 2
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Fajitas

Pepe's always has and still does have the best fajitas in the Valley. The waiters are the most accommodating of any restaurant. Don't tell the owner but they don't always charge for the tostadas and salza. By the way, that was not a good move to start charging for that side dish. It would have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Harlingen, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

We only ate at pepes because of the reviews. Boy were they wrong. Ships and salsa ? It was not salsa. It was tomatoes. No spices period. Ribs were chewy. I thought I was chewing gum. Sorry. Bad experience in Harlingen texas. Water? How could you go wrong. Trust me that even tasted horrible.

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Harlingen, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Pepe's always has and still does have the best fajitas in the Valley. The waiters are the most accommodating of any restaurant. Don't tell the owner but they don't always charge for the tostadas and salza. By the way, that was not a good move to start charging for that side dish. It would have been much better to bump... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

Pepes is my go to place for Mexican food. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Chips and salsa are definitely worth the $1.50. But what sets them apart is the service - longevity of employees and exceptional customer service. I love very spicy salsa and without having to ask, they bring it to me every time. Don't... More 

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Ashland, Kentucky
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

At Pepe's not only is the food excellent, but service is outstanding! Marcos was one of the first people I met in Harlingen 16 years ago. He was waiting tables at Pepe's! He still does! This business is all about friendships and memories built around excellent food and service! The building is simply a "hole in the wall"! People of... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Pepe's is always on our 'go to' list when we visit Harlingen! The food is consistently good, service is quick and friendly, and the prices are very reasonable. The chips and salsa are no longer complimentary, but the homemade tortillas and salsa are worth $1.50 and the guacamole appetizer can feed a group of 4 easily. The same waitstaff has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Locals sent us here and we know why. Read up on it and trip advisor agreed; great place. Yes you must pay for your chips (fresh and homemade) and your very flavorful salsa. No problem here. Homemade tortillas - homemade salsa - and whoever's in the kitchen knows HOW TO COOK. For heavens sake do NOT miss the Jalapeño soup.... More 

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Kerrville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We were shocked at how fast the food came out! The chips and salsa are not complimentary, which is a bummer, but it was worth it to pay $1.50 for a basket of chips. Not a fancy place by any means, but definitely a local favorite, by what we could tell. the outside looks decently sketchy from the outside at... More 

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Harlingen, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Restaurant is a no frills kind of place; however, if you want good authentic Mexican cuisine it is hard to be Pepe's. Pepe's is probably the most authentic Mexican food in Harlingen and the prices are very reasonable. It is not as expensive as say La Playa but there are much less frills here than La Playa. I recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

First time we have visited this restaurant in Harlingen Tx. It is not part of the chain of pepe's restsurants. Family owned, and the best taco salad that I have ever had. Very clean, and all the waiters were in white jackets and black pants. Good presentation and reasonably priced

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Service is at its finest, if you want good food go here, la playa has a bar makes people say they're better but this place has better food hands down

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 117 S 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen, TX 78550-7337
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Harlingen
  • Phone Number: 956-423-3663

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm

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