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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 - 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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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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206 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place on my second try still doesn't impress me at all..Large portions but very heavy fare. Perhaps I'm too fussy?

Thank FredAckerman
Palm beach gardens
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115 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

I use to love this restaurant but the last time I was there it was disappointing. The quality of the food has gone down. It's a pricey place and it's just not the same anymore.

Thank JessiAnn85
Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Wanted to get a nice easy (non-pricey) meal the night before our cruise. Well, we went to the wrong place. Small portions and VERY high prices for Mexican food. We ended up only getting a few apps for our part of 5, and still was over $60. Mind you, that was for 4 apps and no drinks. Nice inside, but... More 

Thank Dolph J
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

The ultimate margaritas is delicious. A little pricey but worth it for the volume. The fresh guacamole is to die for. Worth getting the large because you can't stop eating it.

Thank Christina L
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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

It is a dinner only place. Grounded and for a reason. Excellent Mexican sea food, good drinks and hilarious customers served well.

Thank Vesa M

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Restaurant Details

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