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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed some delicious Cuban food. Sitting outside was a nice atmosphere as well. Would love to come back some day!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food came out raw. Had to wait over 30 min for replacements. No apology. No compassion from manager. I was stuck getting McDonald’s because the kitchen was closed. Unacceptable. AVOID at all costs. I also contacted the health department about this place. I would rather...starve than eat here againMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't have a chance to have a meal here, but I will NEXT trip! Very inviting atmosphere. If you're at Malloy Square for the sunset, be sure to try their Mojitos and Ultimate Margaritas. The Best! I'll surely drink there again.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always dine here when in Key West. Cuban sandwich is excellent. We sit outside and watch the chickens wandering around.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was kind of disappointed with the restaurant, let me just start with the false advertising, they promote their signature monitors including a souvenir glass (never mentions any charge for it ) when I inquired about the hostess said that there is no more available,...even our waiter said that they have no more , however when the manager on duty came in to talk to me , basically told me that I don’t know what I am talking about , that they are not free . Trying to dismiss the false advertising. Let move on with the food and the cleanliness with tables. No that we are living with COVID . The table we had was sticky it look like it was not cleaned, thanks God I have some alcohol and napkins to clean it. Drinks I already spoke about , but did I mention they charged $14 for a small mojito that is supposed to include a souvenir glass? Food the appetizer was very good . Then main course I’ll give it 2 thumbs down. Nothing out of the ordinary, I might as well just had order appetizers, since it looks like they were betterMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Combination platter was enough to fill up 2 of us. Could have had more flavor and been hotter. Needed spice, heat and a little more juice. Server was very nice in suggestions. Could have used garlic bread to go with it. Didn't see on menu...and no one else being served bread. Flan for dessert was a good size, was a little hard. Good bang for the buck compared to serving portions compared to other restaurants.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for light supper! One of us ordered cuban sandwich, which was outstanding. Two of us ordered black bean soup, hot and good! The best part(what I went for) KEY LIME PIE! I was not disappointed! It was the way I love it, light...and fluffy! So Good!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible and overpriced. nice location but black beans taste like pollo tropical beans, soup of the day (gallega soup) was very salty. horrible!. I dont recommend it!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 8, 2021

We have been regulars for the past 15 yrs and enjoyed Pepe's dishes in the past, but it has lost it's original Cuban taste. The mariquitas had the plantain peel which gave it an off, bitter taste. The pan con lechon had plain pulled pork...without a hint of mojo. The palomilla, moros and yuca, were again very bland. Authentic Cuban yuca is served with a mojo of citrus juices and garlic...this one was served bone dry. Bottom line - If you're going to call yourself a Cuban restaurant, then please don't serve food that is similar to that prepared by a hospital staff.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 7, 2021

Good food & friendly service. But very loud crowing entertainment by home roosters wandering around restaurant.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Robert G
January 14, 2018|
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Response from gtd2017 | Reviewed this property |
Normally around 5, We drink there most afternoons
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FrankS1039
September 27, 2016|
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Response from SnowChik | Reviewed this property |
Hi, So sorry to have missed your question, I was on travel myself. Hope you had a great time in Key West and got a chance to check out that restaurant.
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Dnnagnew
April 7, 2015|
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Response from Sheily V |
No I actually tried calling ahead and they said they didn't do reservations.
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Yes, El Meson de Pepe offers takeout services.

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El Meson de Pepe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5