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Tio Pepe

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West Village
Mexican, Spanish
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168 W 4th Street, New York City, NY 10014 (6 th and 7 th Avenue)
W 4 St (A, B, C, D, E, F, M) Christopher St - Sheridan Sq (1, 2) Houston St (1, 2)
(212) 242-6480
Today
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
They changed the formula...

It pains me to give this place average stars - because it has literally been my staple for about 15 years, but they either have a new chef, consulted with someone to cut corners or they have just made some fatal flaws all amounting to mediocre. Let me start by saying I really hope they read this... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
socioqueen
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Brooklyn, New York
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
Brooklyn, New York
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

It pains me to give this place average stars - because it has literally been my staple for about 15 years, but they either have a new chef, consulted with someone to cut corners or they have just made some fatal flaws all amounting to mediocre. Let me start by saying I really hope they read this review and go... More 

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West New York, New Jersey
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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We sat by the open window to enjoy a close up of the parade of various New Yorkers while dining. The seats didn't disappoint. I had the octopus appetizer, very tasty. For our main course my wife and I shared shrimp fajitas. Again very tasty. The service was a little slow at first, but as business picked up and more... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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129 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

It was not my first time to this restaurant. Was there again last weekend and had a most wonderful experience. The food was nicely prepared; the service was very good. The waitresses were friendly and welcoming. The Sangria was a steal. I must go back and try the paella. Was the food authentic? Hard to tell, but the overall experience... More 

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Long Pond, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Went out on Saturday night for dinner without RSVP, every other restaurant there was at lease 60 mins wait. Went to Tio Pepe got seated right away, service was prompt, my water glass was never half empty, everyone seems to be in sync with each other. Wonderful service and food was awesome. Best tasting Mexican food I had in a... More 

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brightwaters
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Although it's a great location, with a welcoming atmosphere with all the hundreds of restaurants in Manhattan this is one I would skip. The salsa tasted fresh and had a nice bite but the tri colored chips that accompanied them tasted like they were out of a bag. The seafood soup my friend ordered was cold and watery with a... More 

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Stockholm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Tio Pepe is the type of place you don't necessarily pick if it's not suggested by someone else, but should never be your go-to for Mexican/Spanish food. So lesson one, make your own choice. Tio, it has a very touristy feel and lacks that "something special" to set it apart in a city with a million other options. The salsa... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I can't seem to find my previous review of this restaurant but the review was spectacular. Unfortunately things change; our last two visits were horrible on all fronts except for sitting at the open to the street tables and just watching life go by. The menu has changed dramatically since my last review. The change was not for the better;... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We ordered the Quesadillas Nortenas as appetizers, the Entrecot a la Parrilla for the adults (2) and Pollo al Ajillo for the kid. The quesadillas were fine, just that. The entrecots were indeed delicious, well cooked and quite tasty, accompanied by a nice mix of vegetables (broccoli, carrots and something else) and potato with cheese. On the other hand, service... More 

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Yonkers, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is my 3rd time going to Tio Pepe's. 1st time was great, 2nd time was disappointing and this time even worst. The food is bland the service wasnt good and the menu is over priced for no reason. They are very limited to their menu which doesn't give you a great selection of food. Small steak is 36 bucks,... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Went there this week with a group of friends celebrating an event, recommended by one of my friends. While the food was fairly good, the following were very annoying: - Even as they advertise a "paella fiesta for $18.-" on their website (still there today), we were informed that they had not served for months (isn't that false advertising??). Anyway... More 

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Additional Information about Tio Pepe

Address: 168 W 4th Street, New York City, NY 10014
Phone Number: (212) 242-6480
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 168 W 4th Street, New York City, NY 10014
    (6 th and 7 th Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: W 4 St (A, B, C, D, E, F, M) Christopher St - Sheridan Sq (1, 2) Houston St (1, 2)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: (212) 242-6480

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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