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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: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 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
Where the locals come to eat

We had a late flight and wanted to find something local that wasn't too far from the airport. Pepe's fit the bill. We knew it was a good sign when the parking lot was already full at 5:30 on a Monday night. Lots of locals, which was also a good sign. The chips and salsa were not free, which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
luv2travelMAP
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Pflugerville, Texas
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Pflugerville, Texas
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113 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We had a late flight and wanted to find something local that wasn't too far from the airport. Pepe's fit the bill. We knew it was a good sign when the parking lot was already full at 5:30 on a Monday night. Lots of locals, which was also a good sign. The chips and salsa were not free, which wasn't... More 

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Thank luv2travelMAP
Harlingen, Texas
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Pepes is excellent. The food and the waiters are great. Only down side is that they get too crowded for lunch and the waiting times may not work for everyone.

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Thank vdiscua
Harlingen, Texas
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77 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We returned to Pepe's after six months. The tacos and charro beans were good, and the service was still excellent. It's still irritating to pay $1.50 for chips, especially for one or two people. If there are two couples, it's not so bad. Anyway, we will add Pepe's back to our lHarlingen short list of good (not great) lunch spots... More 

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Thank johnb1246
Gainesville, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Pepe's has a very nice hometown feel. The service was great and the prices fair. The food was very greasy and was as such unappealing. The entrees that weren't fried were much better. However, you should expect your chips and your chile rellenos and your chimichangas to not be dripping in grease. It's a shame because supporting local businesses is... More 

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Thank pattignv
Kuala Lumpur
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We were seated very quickly - the restaurant was full. Service was fast and accommodating. Food was very good - and the price was even better!

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Thank Mary D
Brownsville, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Tried this for lunch yesterday, it was packed and service was quick. Enchlidas were excellent and so hot (oven hot) you had to wait to eat them. Will definitely go back when in Harlingen. They are reasonably priced, you pay for chips and salsa, but well worth it. The waiter was probably best waiter I ever experienced, with a packed... More 

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Thank Judy W
Harlingen, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The food here is always and I mean ALWAYS delicious! We go on Fridays often and the waitstaff are very efficient. There is value in eating in this restaurant for sure!

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Thank 111audreyf
Harlingen, Texas
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I decided we would like to try a new place. We were not disappointed. We went during lunch time on a weekday and at first thought we may have made a mistake. Parking lot was full and people were waiting to be seated but people were seated very quickly and service was fantastic. Interior is a nice... More 

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Thank Vickie A
Austin, Texas
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107 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

4 of us arrived about 5:45 on Saturday and pretty much had our choice of tables. That was not true 20 minutes later as the place had filled up and there was a line out the door. The house Margarita was very nice and I should have had 2 or 3 more just for the heck of it. Two of... More 

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Thank BigMac1949
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

The wait staff are great, the food is excellent tex-mex. good drinks. Atmosphere is family oriented. I enjoy lunch and dinner there.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?