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Pepe's Mexican Restaurant

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117 S 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen, TX 78550-7337
956-423-3663
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6:00 am - 10:30 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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
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  • 4
    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
Lunch on the way to the airport

Reviews said place was great. Mountain of guacamole for the price. My girl loved the Pollo Mole. Taco plate where size of Taco Bell party mini tacos. Service was perfect

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Brian B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Reviews said place was great. Mountain of guacamole for the price. My girl loved the Pollo Mole. Taco plate where size of Taco Bell party mini tacos. Service was perfect

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Ate lunch there on Tuesday. The place was very busy and not sure why after we ate. The food was average at best. Service is good but that's about it. Will not eat there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Really, really, really great Mexican food for a very reasonable price. Recommend it highly. Had the chili relleno, pinto beans and Spanish rice. Superb.

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Harlingen, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Joe runs a tight ship. Botanas are wonderful. Chips and salsa aren't free but they're worth the price you pay for them. Jalapeño soup is fantastic. Especially on a cold day. Fajita tacos are terrific. Very consistent quality. I know because when our kids come to visit we eat there every other day. Then at least once a week when... More 

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Rancho Viejo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This restaurant is one of my favorites in Harlingen. The food is out quick, hot and tastey! The wait staff are always helpful and kind. The fajitas are my favorite here. I also love the chips and salsa and chile con queso is excellent as well. This is where all the natives to Harlingen come to eat and evey holiday... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Beans were really good. Had the fajita platter for 4 people for a family gathering. It came with beef and chicken as well as ground beef hard tacos, rice, beans, tortillas, chips, salsa, and guacamole. Didn't care for the salsa (mushy texture +funny flavor) or the guacamole (no flavor). The meats were good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We went based on reviews here. Service was top notch. We paid the $1.50 for chips-our basket was never empty and the salsa was mild and fresh and very good. As a family we had the chicken combination plate, nachos with lettuce and tomatoes, chicken fajitas, and a children's taco plate. We all had at least half left over since... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We eat here whenever we can and the food is always great! The best tasting fajitas anywhere close by! Great food, service and clean restaurant! Highly recommend it!

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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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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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