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Tio Pepe Restaurant

10 E Franklin St, Baltimore, MD 21202-2294 (Downtown)
(410) 539-4675
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Ranked #49 of 1,795 restaurants in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $200
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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Williamsburg, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

On a recent Sunday afternoon, we traveled many miles to dine at one of our favorite restaurants. Call me old fashioned or sentimental, but there is something comforting to find nothing in the restaurant has changed in over thirty years but the prices of the food and drink. The decor, the Spanish speaking waiters, the menu, the chef are all... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

My boyfriend and I are new to Baltimore. We attended an opening of an art exhibit, then walked around the block to see the area. We almost stumbled onto Tio Pepe's and decided to investigate. (I was hesitant.) But we were greeted warmly and with a genuine welcome, as if we were long-lost family. We spoke in Spanish to the... More

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

A friend took my wife and I to the restaurant along with his wife as a surprise birthday present. The main notoriety of this establishment is Italian, however a host of other entrees are available. My friend has been there often and has known the owner for many years, so I'm sure that has something to do with my first... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I took some customers out for dinner. The service was fabulous and the food was even better. We all got something different and ended up sharing because there was so much food and it was so great!

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