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Carlos & Pepe's 17th St

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1302 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1708
+1 954-467-7192
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Carlos & Pepe's has become a regular "go to" place for me when in Ft. Lauderdale. Always great service! The margaritas are perfect, making you want more and the tuna dip is to die for! The salsa and guacamole is addicting and the tacos & fajitas cooked to excellence! You miss out if you don't go there!

Thank Lisa B
Kansas City, Missouri
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed at the Embassy Suites the night before a cruise and walked over to Carlos & Pepe's for a quick casual dinner. The chicken nachos were great - each chip crafted with it's own chicken pieces, sour cream and cheese. Jalapenos can be left off or come with the nachos.

Thank MCITiger
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great Margaritas but what up with not using a Margarita glass? You I know glasses break but come on? ! Love to go when in town but easy to drop at least 80$ to 100$ . For two people That was 4 Margaritas , 1 nachos and 1 salad . Food is always great but wow. Less on my list... More 

Thank KjTP8
Atlanta, Georgia
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a completely different Mexican restaurant. Sure, it has all the usual tacos, fajitas, burritos, salsa and chips but it also has a "catch of the day" and I'd bet it was local and fresh. I had mahi mahi, grilled and it was one of the best fish dishes ever. I also had a huge bean/avocado salad and walked... More 

Thank Kathy C
Hollywood, Florida
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452 reviews
387 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

The price went up significantly since my previous visit. I had a Fajita but they charge extra for things they didn't charge before.

Thank sangwa2016
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

Having lived in Ft. Lauderdale for 47 years and recently moved to the United Kingdom when we return to Florida we like to visit the restaurants that we knew when we grew up. This is one of those lanmark restaurants that has survived and is still a great place to eat. Good Mexican Food with margaritas. There was six in... More 

Thank FreeSprit62
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

Got seated by the hostess immediately , no waiting which should have been a clue. We didn't see a server for 10 min and he gave us our menus then we didn't see him for another 10-15 min to place our order. It was so uncomfortable we were getting ready to leave when he suddenly appeared to take our order.... More 

Thank TravelingFamily078
Franklin, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

The guac was bland which was a disappointment but the salsa and chips were delicious. Everyone loved their meals. The items are a bit overpriced but we expect that on vacation. For example it was $12 for a cheese quesadilla. Nothing special...cheese and tortilla shells. If I were a local I'd not be paying that. Hubby had a burrito he... More 

Thank JennLynd2010
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Love going here....local favorite. Always good and a fun atmosphere. So full when we walk out! Large portions.

Thank sean3566
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4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Prices were outrageous, on top of that they charge for a little bitty bowel of chips and hot sauce even with buying a dinner plate. I know how much it cost to make hot sauce so they are just gorging people with what they charge for it. Service was pitiful, food on the cold side and the manager was unwilling... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1302 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1708
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-467-7192

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?