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El Meson de Pepe

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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American
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410 Wall St, Key West, FL 33040-6633
305 295-2620
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Maryland
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155 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Head to Mallory Square for the sunset and then head here. There is live music, indoor and outdoor seating, delicious food, fast, friendly service and fun atmosphere both inside and outside the restaurant. Most entrees between $11-$25.

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Clearwater, Florida
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126 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must stop. Cool atmosphere and fantastic food. Our boat captain recommended this place and he was correct.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is always a good meal. The menu is large, offering many appetizers as well as larger plates. Great place for sharing so that you can try more options. Good service, nice steeing.

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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We watched an amazing sunset from Mallory Pier. Then we thoroughly enjoyed everything about the restaurant. The waiter was friendly and the food was wonderful. We sat outside and listened to live music as the chickens walked by...

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Anytime we have family or friends in town we ALWAYS dine at El Meson's!! Delicious food, great drinks, awesome atmosphere and friendly staff. Plus a little bit of Key West history as you dine!

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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the combo dinners both were outstanding. The drinks were great the service was friendly and knowledgeable. We went just before sunset we were not rushed and felt like this was the place to be. Great place prices were very reasonable

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1 Thank Peter S
Jose D, General Manager at El Meson de Pepe, responded to this review

Hi Peter! Thank you so much for the review! We appreciate your kind words and loved reading about your experience. Happy to hear you tried the combo dinners and enjoyed our drinks! There are many great restaurants in Key West and we're glad you decided to choose El Meson de Pepe for authentic Cuban cuisine. Hope to see you again... More 

Adairsville, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best cuban food , and service was excellent. Had churrasco black beans, rice and sweet plantains, and dessert was coconut flan. All was delicious.

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Thank gloria635
Jose D, General Manager at El Meson de Pepe, responded to this review

Hi Gloria! Thank you so much for the review! We appreciate your kind words and loved reading about your experience. Churrasco and black beans? Yea, that sounds like a good meal to me! So happy you enjoyed it! There are many great restaurants in Key West and we're glad you decided to choose El Meson de Pepe for authentic Cuban... More 

Florida
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Meson de Pepe is very good Cuban Food in the Key! I mean You are 90 miles away from cuba so it makes sense to have a cuban meal! This is a great place for families who are on vacation in Key West. Definitely kid friendly! The decor is so cool and funky, with its cuban tradition. They offer... More 

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Thank Empetals
Jose D, General Manager at El Meson de Pepe, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much for the review! We appreciate your kind words and loved reading about your experience. Good to know that you liked our decor! There are many great restaurants in Key West and we're glad you decided to choose El Meson de Pepe for authentic Cuban cuisine. Hope to see you again soon! Be sure to follow... More 

Kentwood
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know if this is real Cuban food or not as I have never been to Cuba or have had Cuban friends. But what I do know is that my family of 5 picky eaters ate every last morsel of food on the plates. This was really good. We had the fried snapper ,the combo plate, chicken tenders,and a... More 

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Thank KFB0818
Jose D, General Manager at El Meson de Pepe, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you so much for the review! We appreciate your kind words and loved reading about your experience. Hahahaha every last morsel? That's awesome! There are many great restaurants in Key West and we're glad you decided to choose El Meson de Pepe for authentic Cuban cuisine. Hope to see you again soon! Be sure to follow us... More 

Leeuwarden
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170 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was just ok, but I really apreciated the cuban bread we got while waiting for our order. mmm yummy! It was not very busy (just after the sunset) but within 15 min the restaurant was full. There is a lot of space so even when it is full I felt confortable.

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Thank Pepusina
Jose D, General Manager at El Meson de Pepe, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you so much for the review! We appreciate your kind words and loved reading about your experience. Cuban bread is SO GOOD! Glad you enjoyed it! There are many great restaurants in Key West and we're glad you decided to choose El Meson de Pepe for authentic Cuban cuisine. Hope to see you again soon! Be sure... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$18 - $18
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 410 Wall St, Key West, FL 33040-6633
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: 305 295-2620

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?