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“Not Texas Mexican food, it was just ok, no flavor or heat” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Pepito's

Pepito's
757 Hwy 98E, Destin, FL
850-650-7734
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Ranked #84 of 236 restaurants in Destin
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
plano texas
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22 restaurant reviews
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“Not Texas Mexican food, it was just ok, no flavor or heat”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

After days of seafood, while visiting Destin, it was time for Mexican food. Being from Texas we know Mexican food and we often never find a good place. Well we read reviews and asked around so we gave this place a chance. It was not good. They were friendly and the place was clean but the food was bland. I will say the chez dip was good. It was white and very tasty. An unusual red sauce was over the entire plate and was not good. The food was hot but there was no heat or flavor. Very bland, not the usual we eat. I can't say if this is the areas best Mexican, I can only say for us NOT. We would not go back, just because we expect better.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Hoover, Alabama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“This is a must ever time I'm in Destin!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Great food, drinks, and service!! I always stop in every time I'm in Destin. The salsa is fresh and spicy and is some of the best!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Belle Chasse, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Very affordable Mexican Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

First thing, try the cheese dip. They're excellent. The waiter even told us the recipe. The service was friendly, prompt, and helpful on anything we asked about. The food was great for the price. If you're in the mood for mexican, Pepito's is the place to go!

Visited May 2013
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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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152 reviews 152 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
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454 helpful votes 454 helpful votes
“Authentic? Pretty close.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Very tasty and large meals served on hot plates, with a smile. Kinda hidden from the main road, so check your map before heading over. Have been several times with friends and family and will be back for more.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“If you like to eat Mexican foods true adress is Pepito's”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Actually i like to eat meat foods and in Florida/Destin its hard to find a good restaurant which serves good meat foods. Pepitos is a good choice for mexican and meat foods. You can find good and quick service and good beverages in Pepitos. They have very good special meat foods with cooked vegetables and special sauces. I like their special hot sauces with chips.. You have to go and try very nice foods over there for a dinner. They have very qucik service and good margaritas. Enjoy!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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