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Carlos & Pepe's 17th St

Mexican, Southwestern
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1302 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1708
(954) 467-7192
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All good from the friendly service to good food and the prices are very reasonable. I would recommend.

Thank fstockar
Wilton Manors, Florida
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203 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is for sure one of the better Mexican restaurants in the area. Every item is fresh and flavorful - their red sauce is unique, which means a lot in South Florida.

Thank JaydieGee
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have not been here for many years. We decided to stop because we did enjoy the food back then and was expecting no change. What once was a great restaurant is now just average. Average food average service average nuance. We will wait many years to stop again hoping it returns to its formal glory.

Thank CongaPete
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes - I know I dined with friends at the same place as all these other reviewers - but wow; was I (as were my friends) at this place. The service was very slow. Yes, they were busy - That is understandable - but it took 15 minutes to even get chips and salsa to the table. The salsa and... More 

Thank DCRealtorJim
Deerfield Beach, Florida
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

HOW EMBARASSING to even have to post this on here, but everyone needs to be warned about this place once and for all. ONE STAR isn't even acceptable. My family and I have been coming here for GENERATIONS...just to give you an idea-my parents were JUST DATING and they have been happily married for 32 YEARS. That is how LONG... More 

Thank jannayachtsales
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for dinner with some high school friends. This was our old go-to for Mexican food in the 80's. It still looks the same and the food is still really good. We had the tuna dip which was great. My sister's nachos were just the same as when we were kids...delicious. My only complaint is the price of... More 

Thank Ann M
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

The best Mexican food I've ever had! This place is great for families, couples and business meetings. The staff are friendly and aim to please. The tuna dip is a signature app and is a must have!!

Thank samevemo
Miami, Florida
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Have been coming to this restaurant since it opened. But, after moving to Miami many years ago, only come here on special occasions. Sure glad I had one of those recently! Miss the TUNA DIP!!!!!!!!!!!! If you have never had it, I highly suggest it.

Thank Banerts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

I used to LOVE this place but on a recent trip I ordered an appetizer of tuna dip and when I ran out of chips and asked for more to finish my appetizer they charged me for them. Hmmm... This place has amazing salsa and good margaritas. They used to be much larger and served in a margarita glass, but... More 

Thank Laura M
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Tough to review Carlos & Pepe's. I was not impressed with food though my Margarita was indeed good. The service was very good--bartender and waiters were friendly. There is so much competition in Fort Lauderdale that a same-old Mexican menu just doesn't excite.

Thank bpassantino

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, 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: (954) 467-7192

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?