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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 August 28, 2016 via mobile

We went on a Friday night, we were 2 couples, the place was not full, my wife asked for a drink from the menu, the waiter told her that this one will take 30 minutes and will upset the barman! So she changed, still we...More

Thank Camil I
Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere and music. Offers Latinos food wish is tasty (although the dishes are small). We enjoyed the best Margarita ever.

Thank Hussein C
Reviewed August 13, 2016

The atmosphere and service at Joe Peñas probably plays the biggest role in the whole restaurant experience. However the food is not the best Mexican food I have tasted, in fact not even close. For example the cheese and nachos are literally just bland nachos...More

Thank Billal Y
Reviewed April 11, 2016

Joe Penas claims to serve tex-mex food. Both, the food and drinks menus are extremely well defined and appetizing. But unfortunately, this is where the buck stops. All the dishes we ordered were bland and tasteless. The scallops served with the Roca E Vieiras felt...More

4  Thank Nagy Jack K
Reviewed December 28, 2015

I like Joe Penas, comparing to the other Beirut bars its more down to earth kind of style.For me its still better than the new ones.Cocktails are great!

Thank Sanjulina
Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Awful fajitas... Bad aeration... Tasteless guacamole and tortillas sauces. And after inquiring about it: "sorry we had a water issue so the 'chief' had to leave the kitchen to resolve it..." Come on.. Go get a plumber!!! And learn how to react when ur customers...More

1  Thank Walid H
Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Cute casual place to have a few drinks with a group of friends. Awesome marguerita pitchers! It was not too busy last time we visited it on a Saturday night but it was alright. The waiters seemed friendly.

Thank ranatarakji
Reviewed August 13, 2015

Happy hour every monday all night long : very nice because the cocktails are a little bit expensive (16000 full price) But very nice placewith nachos for free until 8pm !

Thank Caroline G
Reviewed July 12, 2015

Been going there for many years, always a place to meet some friends however this has been changing a bit because of competition. Bartenders are still good and make great drinks, the food is not the best and the variety has not changed. Atmosphere is...More

Thank xigawaguay
Reviewed March 10, 2015

The food and the atmosphere are great. The service can be enhanced as it is very slow. the outdoor seating is very nice. the fajitas and the nachos are great. would definitely come back!

Thank lana h
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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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