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Tio Pepe Restaurant

10 E Franklin St, Baltimore, MD 21202-2294 (Downtown)
(410) 539-4675
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Ranked #40 of 1,805 Restaurants in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $200
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Spanish
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Frederick, Maryland
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106 reviews 106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

In the late 90s, we happened to stop in at Tio Pepe's on a whim. We fell in love with the paella and the sangria - and I went over the top with the Spanish coffee. Over the years, we've continued to return for this favorite of meals. However, when we're brave enough to miss our favs, we've ventured into... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Excellent from start to finish. Snails prepared in classic fashion. Shrimp with garlic sauce excellent appetisor. Paella for 2 was enough food for 4 people's and nicely presented. Service was good. Red sangria was of high quality and one of the best sangrias that I've had, and reasonably priced. From out of area but will return again when in Baltimore.

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Carlsbad, New Mexico
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85 reviews 85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Very old school charm. Very polite and good service. The lobster claws were amazing. They had a wonderful wine selection. Really enjoyed it and would go back again.

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Baltimore, Maryland
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It is one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. You are sure to have a great meal. Save room for dessert, you must try the pine nut cake.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

i have never had a bad meal. I love to start off with the garlic shrimp. Oh so good. Then the Beef Wellington is amazing!!! To end the night I always get a Spanish Coffee. It's served table side. Strong but so good!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

From the outside it looks like you are going to enter someones dingy basement. Looks can be deceiving because this was a huge restaurant! It is dimly lit for a great intimate setting and the servers were great! Try the Sangria!!!

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Annapolis, Maryland
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

First trip there after hearing the legend for decades living near Baltimore. Convenient location with easy street parking. Ambiance was OK, service was good, not great and the food was good, not great. Heavy, old style cooking you would expect from your grandparents favorite place.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Tio Pepe provides a classic, Spanish dining experience. The family restaurant is tucked away downstairs on East Franklin St, and is modeled after some of the older Spanish restaurants one would find in Madrid. In addition to paella (which was extremely tasty and had the most generous amount of seafood I've encountered in the DC/Baltimore area), Tio Pepe also offers... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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93 reviews 93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The portions are truly sinful and as we were staying in a hotel, we couldn't take a doggy bag. We dined with 4 other couples and we all agreed we could've ordered one dish and split it comfortably. We hoped the piles of our uneaten food would go to a homeless person rather than the garbage can. I had to... More 

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Monkton, Maryland
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Tio Pepe's is our family favorite for special events and an amazing evening. This quaint restaurant is located in the basement of a row home and when you arrive, customers need to walk down steps to go inside. This all apart of the experience. The decor are white washed walls with exposed beams in the ceiling. You feel like you... More 

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Additional Information about Tio Pepe Restaurant

Address: 10 E Franklin St, Baltimore, MD 21202-2294
Phone Number: (410) 539-4675
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 200
Cuisine: Spanish

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