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Don Pepe Mexican Restaurant

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20744 W Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon, FL 34431-6716
6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Loves Park, Illinois
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128 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant is a hidden gem! They are open for lunch from 11-2 and dinner from 5-9, and for dinner, to avoid a wait, better get there by 5, as it is a small restaurant. The food was exceptional! And the service was excellent! Fast and efficient. I had the garlic shrimp and it was incredible!! I can't wait to... More 

Thank Beast308
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Foods great. Tacos, enchiladas, beans and rice, nachos with their delicious cheese. A place to eat lunch with friend or go by yourself. They do carry-out. The employees are the nice and attentive through you meal.

Thank Lissi T
Citrus Springs, Florida
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63 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

We tried this restaurant for the first time. There is a big selection, not expensive, food is quite good, big portions. Service is good. Staff are attentive & friendly. Is clean. We will return when we need a Mexican food fix!!

Thank Gypsyheart2005
Inverness, Florida
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161 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

I went back to Don Pepe's with another cousin...I couldn't get past the Carne Asada. Just as delicious as before. The wait staff are amazing....they all look after customers en masse and are so friendly. Sometimes you will serenaded by one of the cooks in the kitchen... A sure sign of a happy employee. This place is very busy but... More 

Thank Robert C
Dunnellon, Florida
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148 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Don Pepe occupies an old house in the historic area of Dunnellon, so the interior is quaint in a good way. Service is friendly. Salsa is good. Food is plentiful and very inexpensive. the food tastes on a par with many Mexican restaurants, and better than some, but not overwhelmingly wonderful. When I went for a weekday lunch, there was... More 

Thank shelbyduncan
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

This is a classic local style Mexican restaurant located in old Town Dunnellon. The family and I go every chance we get the food and service are always excellent!

Thank justin s
Dunnellon, Florida
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

We lived in an areas near the border of Mexico. We are used to eating high quality Mexican food & this isnot what we are used to. It may be authentic, but not to our liking. The food seemed to be more of the plain & inexpensive ingredients type. Service was slow, probably because it was busy. The seating is... More 

Thank MARY P
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

I am a long time customer of Don Pepe's. My wife and I have been coming about once or twice a month for over 5 years. It is without a doubt our favorite Mexican restaurant. I love their Salsa and the food is always tasty with good sized portions. Last night I went to with friends, and ordered Beef Steak... More 

Thank sobelwl
North Port, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Very good authentic Mexican food in a small old house. It is very small with limited tables and gets very busy. I felt like I was sitting on top on other family. The proportion are good size! Very reasonable price.

Thank emabus19
Homosassa, Florida
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Truly awesome food. In an old house with a great atmosphere. Went with friends and then went back to share it with other friends. They all loved the food. Very reasonable prices.

Thank 10charlotte

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20744 W Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon, FL 34431-6716
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Dunnellon
  • Phone Number: 352-465-8445

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Ocala, Florida
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?