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Joe Penas

$$ - $$$Mexican, ,
Boutros St | Gemmayzeh, Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 449 906
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible15%
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“nachos” (6 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
“mexican food” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
Boutros St | Gemmayzeh, Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were surprised to find ourselves eating excellent Mexican food in Lebanon instead of Lebanese food, but it was worth the deviation as the food was excellent and the waiters were awesome! Ask for their recommendations because their honesty will lead you to a most...More

Thank Kait C
Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

A wonderful place with a very friendly and welcoming staff. The manager was very helpful and very welcoming the food is great and the service is excellent. The place is very nice and crowded on Friday. It is a place to go and I will...More

Thank Mona L
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Make sure you reserve in advance. The place is very popular, and lots of fun! Great vibe, great food, very good cocktails. Young, good looking crowd, goes on late.

Thank Captain_Condor
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

We stayed outside at the bar . Nice drinks and atmosphere. I liked the mojito. The service is correct

Thank Saye40
Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

Good service, good environment, good music, okay food. The food is not wow, we enjoyed the salad a bit but nothing to try again.

Thank Raslan O
Reviewed July 11, 2017

Joe Penas is a place that gives you a sense of home... It's a friendly place where I meet up with friends regularly to catch or to eat and drink. The bartenders are really good, the food is good too... and the crowd is nice....More

Thank NaderB70
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Great Mexican food and drinks. Lovely atmosphere with nice music; less noisy if you sit outside. Super friendly waiters who are willing to do anything to keep their customers happy. Don't miss the guacamole starter that is prepared at your table!

Thank buddahMiddleEast
Reviewed June 6, 2017

Very very disappointing,food is tasteless,the margarita was almost water, over! overpriced for such "fast food", very bad experience!!!

Thank Fayez A
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Music is so loud. Service is so late. Food and drinks average. Very bad experience. Won't do it again

Thank Asmar A
Reviewed April 7, 2017

There has been quite a few additions to the Mexican food scene here in Beirut, but I have to say Joe Penas is my favorite. The restaurant is decorated with a lot of charm, well lit, and most importantly has delicious food.

1  Thank Tarek M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 1:30 AM
6:00 PM - 1:30 AM
6:00 PM - 1:30 AM
6:00 PM - 1:30 AM
6:00 PM - 1:30 AM
6:00 PM - 1:30 AM
6:00 PM - 1:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boutros St | Gemmayzeh, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: +961 1 449 906
An old house that's been transformed to a mexican restaurant serving up delicious margaritas
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