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Tio Pepe Restaurant

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10 E Franklin St, Baltimore, MD 21202-2294
(410) 539-4675
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Today
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 152
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 28
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  • 12
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tio's - A Restaurant Institution in B'more

If you live in Baltimore – GO! If you visit Baltimore – GO! If you live outside of Baltimore – drive in and GO! Quite simply, the BEST ANYWHERE!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Sarasota, Florida
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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English first
North Carolina
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179 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

this is a curiosity of a restaurant. Many odd little rooms ( probably good for an assignation). the fare is only average. the menu is intriguing. we were not satisfied nor dissatisfied.

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

If you live in Baltimore – GO! If you visit Baltimore – GO! If you live outside of Baltimore – drive in and GO! Quite simply, the BEST ANYWHERE!!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I have been wanting to visit Tio Pepe for a long time. A friend took me for my birthday and it was so perfect! The atmosphere is lovely. It's a cozy underground cove. I came for the paella & it was amazing! It was so good-it needed no seasoning whatsoever! I also had the sangria. It wasn't the best I've... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Authentic Spanish cuisine! It's a little hard to find but so worth it! The tapas is outstanding and the paella is absolutely delicious!

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Frederick, Maryland
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The patrons are lively. Although it is a special occasion restaurant it doesn't feel stuffy. Everyone is friendly. The sangria is rich and full bodied.

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La Plata, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The atmosphere inside the restaurant reminded be of Spain. You walk down the stairs and into the restaurant and greeted by the host. It was a Tuesday night so we did not have reservations and was seated right away. I would imagine that reservations are a must during the weekend. We first ordered a pitcher of Sangria and we enjoyed... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Tio Pepe is a beloved Baltimore city eatery that has been a favorite for decades. You cannot go wrong in spending your time here for lunch or dinner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I called and asked if we needs reservations and was told no- when we came in, the gentlemen at the front remembered my call and seated us right away. Although we were not as nicely dressed as we should have been, we were treated very well. The portions are huge and I'd recommend sharing - shellfish in seafood sauce was... More 

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Annapolis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I went for lunch during restaurant week and was pleasantly surprised by this hidden gem! The basement seating area, the well dressed wait staff, and the menu make you feel like you are in an authentic, old-school Spanish restaurant. Very classy! I enjoyed the paella (HUGE PORTION) and the sangria (delicious)! I would absolutely recommend visiting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My wife and I hadn't been there in over twenty years and it had been a favorite when we lived in Baltimore. I actually recognized two of the servers. Everything was good but anyone who has been there would know that.

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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, Balti, Eastern European

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 E Franklin St, Baltimore, MD 21202-2294
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (410) 539-4675

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 200
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Balti, Eastern European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic
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

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