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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

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  • 30
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  • 5
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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
Most recent review
Best Mexican Restaurant

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Ashland, Kentucky
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Ashland, Kentucky
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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Texas Panhandle
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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45 restaurant reviews
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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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Story City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

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 via mobile

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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Austin, Texas
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10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Had the chicken enchiladas - nothing special, just good food. Attentive waiter, fast table turns. Salsa served with food was great - better than the enchiladas. I would return and try something different. We were tired and this was quick, hot and adequate.

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Harlingen, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Pepe's is our go-to as soon as we get home from vacation. They have the best waiters in town, the food comes quickly and never disappoints.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Really great value here. The prices are perfect. The service ranks with any 5 star restaurant. The restaurant is small and a little plain or this would be a 5. The Botana for two is an amazing dish and the best one I've had anywhere. All the food is cooked perfect and authentic. The Jalapeño soup is also worth mentioning.... 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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