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Tio Pepe Restaurant

10 E Franklin St, Baltimore, MD 21202-2294 (Downtown)
(410) 539-4675
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Ranked #48 of 1,798 restaurants in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $200
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I literally had not visited Tio Pepe’s in about 30 years ( I was 2)… Everything was even better than I had remembered. We visited on a Sunday evening with a 6:00 PM reservation. Due to traffic we were about 15 minutes late, which was not a problem. We were seated immediately. The menu is extensive offering a large variety... More

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Valley Forge, PA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

We have gone to Tio Pepe for many years and it remains a traditional Spanish restaurant with a large variety of dishes very well prepared and served. It isn't trendy, and still serves large, perhaps overly large portions, of fish, giant crab cakes, well seasoned steaks, and other goodies. It is nice to have a restaurant that is consistently reliable.

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Owings Mills, Maryland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Recently had dinner for a celebration. A great way to celebrate, fantastic food, great service in a friendly atmosphere. Sangria is the drink of choice paired with the garlic shrimp.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I went to Tio Pepe to celebrate my birthday as well as my grandmother's 94th birthday. The food was fantastic as always. We have never had a bad meal here. I highly recommend the shrimp in garlic sauce as well as the paella. I can't stress enough how wonderful the staff was. From finding us a table close to the... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We ate at Tio Pepe's last night, As always the food was great. And as of late the service was predictably fair. As our meal arrived, we noticed on the opposite wall of the small room we were in, a roach. The maitre de tried to convince everyone it was a beetle. Not so. Seeing one during an evening service,... More

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Anna Maria Island, FL
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155 reviews 155 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Last evening at Tio Pepe's was quite a birthday event; one to remember. Our head waiter, Yovanny, treated us like royalty and he had lots of help, on & off; a great team event by the staff. We had a family group of three generations, celebrating the 'seniors' birthdays. I think just about everything was ordered; not really but it... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

An old Baltimore tradition, this restaurant has the best service that only a professional can deliver. The food is amazing and the total experience is enjoyably affordable.

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Laurel, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We went to Tio Pepe recently on a Saturday evening. The food was out of this world. I had always heard how good it was and now I am a believer. The service first class. We had heard the making a reservation just gets you in the door and that was correct.We had a 6:00 PM reservation and it was... More

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Potomac, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is an all time favorite among Baltimoreans in the know. My wedding reception was held in this restaurant 29 years ago and since I don't live in Baltimore anymore we travel over an hour to have some excellent Spanish food. From roast suckling pig to the excellent freshest fish available you won't be disappointed. Some dishes are cooked by... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Been going here since my undergraduate days and it is still an old charm. Expect excellence at every turn....superbly tasting food and professional staff. Ambiance is still old charm but always clean and certainly pleasant. Food is a bit pricey but worth it. My fav's are the seafood bisque, mussells, and the Paella (pricey but good). Always consistently excellent....

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