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Carlos & Pepe's 17th St

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MARGARITAS
Carlos and Pepes Offers These Fine Tequilas to Make Your Own Margarita: Don Julio Silver and Reposado, 1800, Patron Silver, Reposado and Aflejo, El Tesoro, Espolon, Milagro, Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia. Corazon, Chinaco Cabo Wabo, Tres Generacion, Hornitos, Herradura, Jose Cuervo Especial, Jose Cuervo Classico, Jose Cuervo Black, 1800 Silver, 1800 Aflejo, Corazon Blanco, Reposodo Aflejo, El Diamante Cielo Blanco, Reposado and many more.
Carlos & Pepes World Famous Margarita
Our house Margaritas are made with Sauza Gold, Triple Sec and fresh squeezed lemon and lime juice. We use only the freshest and most authentic products.
Ultimate Margarita
Made with Sauza Hornitos Anejo, Grand Marnier, fresh squeezed lemon & lime juice.
Golden Hornitos Margarita
Made with Sauza Hornitos, Grand Marnier, fresh squeezed lemon & lime juice.
Mango Bay Rita
Sauza Gold, Captain Morgan Parrot Bay Mango Rum, Blue Curacao, fresh squeezed lemon & lime juice.
Prickly Pear Margarita
Sauza Gold prickly pear infusion, fresh squeezed lemon and lime juice.
Mango Margarita
Sauza Gold, infused with fresh mango, fresh squeezed lemon & lime juice.
Cointreau Margarita
The original Margarita recipe using Sauza Hornitos Tequila, Cointreau and fresh squeezed lemon and lime juices.
APPETIZERS
In Spanish, that's "ENTREMESES" - Literally, "Enter Messy." Some of this stuff is gooey, but don't be afraid to dive right in. After you've finished the food, you can eat your fingers!
Mexican Black Bean Soup
With real sour cream and salsa cruda.
Nachos
Toasted corn tortilla chips topped with melted cheese. (Not to be confused with "MACHO." When a guy's Macho, he's all man. When he's Nacho, he's all topped with melted cheese, which can attract flies and mess up a date.) (We think these are pronounced "NOT SHOWS," but we're Not Sho).
Super Nachos
Individuall little works of art (Carlos' cousin Arturo). Beans, melted cheeses, guacamole and Daisy sour cream.
Chicken Nachos
If you're scared of ordering Super nachos - order these. Tortilla chips with fresh chicken, Daisy sour cream, covered with Jack and Cheddar cheese. It tastes as good as it looks - and don't you wish you did?
Crab Nachos
Made from delicious KING crab meat, mixed with Daisy sour cream. We tried the QUEEN crab, but found it too sweet.
Nacho Platter
A selection of virtually everything our appetizer lady has to offer. Well, almost everything!
Beef Nacho
Spicy Beef and a blend of melted cheeses.
Mexican Fondue
A blend of melted cheeses, white wine served with warm handmade corn tortillas. Chorizo on request.
Tuna Dip
Carlos & Pepe's World Famous dip. Made with secret ingredients from an old family recipe. We still don't know who the family is but we do know they were very very old.
Chips and Salsa
If not ordering a meal.
FAJITAS
Grilled Skirt Steak or Grilled Fresh Chicken, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, cheese and fresh warm flour tortillas. Your choice of guacamole or Daisy sour cream (For both add $1) Pepper and Tomato only add $1. Pepper, Onions, Tomato and Portabella Mushrooms add $2. Have your Fajita blackened add $1.50. Please ask about spicy Fajitas.
Beef
Chicken
Fish
Combination
Vegetarian
Seafood
Shrimp or Scallop
SALADS
Cobb Salad
The recipe for this Brown Derby original (mounds of lettuce, fresh tomatoes, juicy chicken, avocado, bacon and Carlos' own special vinaigrette dressing, mixed wllh special bleu cheese chunks and lightly tossed) found it's way in to Carlos' back pocket, along with 17 napkins and a handful of ashtrays.
Caesar Salad
Fresh romaine lettuce, Parmesan, Reggiano cheese and jalapeno toast.
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
Freshly grilled chicken served warm.
Mexican Black Bean Salad
Black beans, avocado, fresh tomatoes, onions and cilantro on a bed of lettuce and topped with Daisy sour cream. Served in a crispy flour tortilta shell. With Fresh Broiled Chicken Breast.
Greek Salad
Baby spinach , Kalamata olives, extra virgin olive oil, wine vinegar, cucumbers, feta cheese, tomatoes and red onions.
GRINGO SPECIALS
Sliced Skirt Steak
Grilled Chicken Breast
Roasted Vegetables Parmesan
Zucchini, summer squash, portabella mushrooms, tomatoes, corn, broccoli, extra virgin olive oil, spices and marinara sauce, with parmigiano reggiano and bufalo mozzarella cheese.
QUESADILLAS
Cheese
Melted Jack and Cheddar cheeses.
Chicken
Shredded fresh Chicken, Jack and Cheddar cheese and guacamole.
BBQ Chicken
Shredded fresh Chicken breast mixed with BBQ sauce and made with all of the above ingredients.
Vegetarian
Broccoli, summer squash, zucchini, tomatoes, mushrooms, Jack & Cheddar cheeses, salsa cruda and avocado slices.
Red Hot Chicken
Shredded fresh chicken breast, homemade chipotle salsa, with Jack & Cheddar cheeses, marinated jalapenos and guacamole.
Ham
Sliced ham, Jack and Cheddar cheeses. Served with guacamole.
Ham & Egg
All of the above with 4 fried eggs. Hold the ham!
Four Cheese
Jack, Cheddar, Feta and Mozzarella cheeses, with guacamole.
Spinach
Jack & Cheddar cheeses with wilted spinach.
Spinach and Portabella
A spinach quesadilla with portabella mushrooms.
HAMBURGERS
Our hamburgers will make dining at Carlos and Pepe's a memorable experience that is, unless you forget heartburn quickly! Served on a sesame seed bun with a slice of pickle and French fries.
Basic Burger
Lettuce, tomato and a slice of red onion.
Cheeseburger
Cheddar & Jack cheese.
Chili Burger
Our basic burger drowned in chili.
California Burger
Guacamole and melted cheese.
SANDWICHES
Cuban
Ham, Swiss cheese, pork, mustard and butter, dill pickles, grilled on a toasted French bread.
Grilled Ham & Cheese
Caribe Grilled Chicken
Melted cheese, grilled pineapple and avocado slices.
Tuna Melt
Guacamole, Jack cheese and sliced tomatoes.
Sliced Skirt Steak
Crab Melt
Guacamole, Jack cheese and sliced tomatoes.
Grilled Chicken
World's Greatest Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Jack, Cheddar, Feta and Mozzarella cheeses.
COMBINATIONS
Pronounced "KOMBIH-NATlONS" - The following served with rice and beans. (Or, if you wish, you may substitute beans and rice.
Two Tacos
This dish is named after TU TACO, the royal chef to the emperor Maximilian of Mexico, and the man credited with the invention of heartburn. Max had him drown in a vat of his own hot sauce in 1866. Max's next chef, JUAN ENCHILADA, corrected the problem and today neither tacos nor enchiladas cause heartburn.
One Taco and One Enchilada
One Burrito
A Burrito is not a small burro, anymore than a mosquito is a small mosque. Instead, a burrito is a giant gob of juicy meat or beans gift-wrapped in a nice, big, soft tortilla.
Two Cheese, Beef or Chicken Enchiladas
Pronounced "TU CHEEZORE- BEFORE- CHICKAN 'N' CHALADA"- If you can make any sense out of that, no more Margaritas for you!
Chile Relleno, Taco & Enchilada
Chile Relleno & Taco
Chile Relleno & Enchilada
Tamale Combo
A three-piece mariachi band that comes to your table and serves you a tamale and piping hot enchilada with rice and beans.
SPECIALS
Pepe's Burro
Super chunks of beef or chicken stuffed in a flour tortilla, loads of melted cheeses, sauce and topped with guacamole.
Carlos' Crazy Burrito
Beef or chicken, refried beans, lettuce, cheese, tomato and topped with guacamole.
Tacos al Carbon
Named for Al Carbon, who in his heyday was known to kill for a plate of these tacos. Two handmade corn tortillas ("soft tacos") filled with slices of sirloin steak or chicken. Served with cheese, guacamole, lettuce and salsa cruda.
Chimichanga
(Pronounced GIMME-THE-CHANGA)· This is a deep-fried beef or chicken burro covered with our own special sauce and garnished with Daisy sour cream and guacamole. NO, YOU CAN'T DANCE TO IT!
Crab Enchiladas
Two tortillas with king crab, Daisy sour cream and salsa cruda. Topped with Cheddar and Jack cheese and a little more real sour cream.
Enchiladas Rancheras
Two tortillas filled with cheese, covered with ranchera sauce and topped with real sour cream.
Huevos Rancheros
(Pronounced WAY-VOES-RAN-CHAIR-OES) - We serve two tortillas filled with two cheeses, plus three eggs "sunny side up," covered with ranchera sauce and chorizo ... Gesundheit!
Flautas
Beef or chicken rolled in flour tortillas, deep fried and topped with guacamole, Daisy sour cream and sauce, (called a "FLAUTA "because it 's supposed to look like a flute - but don't blow through the darn thing or your date will look like a mess!
Chile Colorado
(Pronounced "CHILLY COLORADO", which is certainly true, especially in winter.) A mildly-spicy Mexican beef stew. (If you hold your breath and eat two or three portions of this real quick, maybe it'll make you rocky mountain high!)
Carlos' Wild Tostada
Beef or chicken, refried beans and cheese, piled high on a giant flour tortilla topped off with gobs of lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole and Daisy sour cream. (This dish is as rich as Carlos used to be, if all goes well, it'll make him rich again.)
PRICE RANGE
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 5 days ago

For our one night stay in this location, we were looking for good Mexican food, and we certainly found it at Carlos & Pepe's. The food we ordered was outstanding, but we were a bit disappointed with the salsa that they served with the chips....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank legalcarol
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit and we really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. However, the service was slow. It looked as though the waiter had to may customers to take care of. Notwithstanding, we will return in the hope the slow service will be improved.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank HawaiiSeaDog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had not been to this restaurant in Years. Since I do not visit Fort Lauderdale that often. My Sister first Introduced me to this place, when she had been living there. I am vegetarian. There were a few vegetarian dishes to chose from. The...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

Stopped in with my wife because we couldn’t wait 1.5 hours for a table at Bar Rita down the street. Biggest mistake of my night. Hostess was clueless and took her 10 minutes to seat us in a half empty restaurant. Service was inattentive. Food...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank havana11
Reviewed January 19, 2019

The food is over priced. The beef tasted like a tin can roast beef from Walmart, covered in a similar sauce from the can. Do not believe the Embassy Suite next door when they tell you the food is great........service was slow, the server did...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Explorer214624
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Delicious food and wonderful service. Margaritas, sangria and a super cold beer. Fajitas it’s very good and I love the fried iced cream! Thanks Pedro for the excelente service.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 797jackies
Reviewed December 23, 2018

We haven't been there for years, but for sure it was the last time we were going there! Service sucks, I am sure that they spitted in my food before they served it. They throw the food on the table, the guy who came with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Chantal R
Reviewed December 8, 2018

We were exceedingly happy with our dining experience. The mixed fajitas were excellent as was the beef and bean burrito and the quesadilla. The Chicken barbecue pizza was amazing. To top it off the fried ice cream was muy sabrosa. The Carlos and Pepe’s special...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jerry003
Reviewed November 26, 2018

Each Super Nacho is hand layered! Retired beans melted cheese guacamole sour cream! On EVERY CHIP! Ok so it’s NOT chips on a plate with stuff drizzled over the pile leaving naked and afraid chips on the bottom... After that go straight to the fried...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Duchess1031
Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here on a layover night. Took a while to get seated because no one was clearing empty tables. Food was typical Mexican, but the refried beans were very dry. Lots of cheese in the Rellenos and Enchiladas, which was nice. Waited again a long...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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You will need to call them. I was a guest there earlier this month.
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Response from judie43 | Reviewed this property |
Like Brandon said...at the bat. They do have fabulous Margaritas?
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