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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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Local cuisine, Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly

Menu

TAPAS-SALADITOS
Frituras De Cobo
conch fritters: corn meal fritters w/cracked conch
USD 9.95
Tamal Cubano En Hoja
corn based appetizer wrapped in corn husk, and filled with roast pork, on a bed of plantain chips
USD 7.25
Masitas De Cerdo Frita
fresh pork cubes marinated and golden fried, served with onions and parsley
USD 8.95
Alitas De Pollo
marinated fried chicken wings in garlic mojo sauce
USD 8.95
Calamares a La Criolla
squid in a cuban creole sauce
USD 9.25
Calamares Empanizados Con Salsa De Sofrito
crunchy fried squid served with tangy creole sauce
USD 9.95
Mollete a La Pancho
cuban bread stuffed w/picadillo, then breaded and fried a local favorite
USD 9.95
Gambas a La Plancha
tasty grilled jumbo shrimp in their natural shell. suck, peel and eat them the "cuban way"
USD 12.95
Chorizos Al Vino
sauteed cuban sausage in a savory brandy sauce
USD 8.95
Antojitos
cheese and chorizo over a bed of plantain chips
USD 10.95
SOUPS-SOPAS Y POTAGES
Sopa Del Dia
pepe's special soup of the day
USD 5.25
Potage De Frijoles Negros
cuban black bean soup w/onions and parsley
USD 4.95
Sopa De Pollo Con Fideos
homemade chicken soup
USD 4.95
Conch Chowder
homemade red based conch chowder
USD 5.95
Gazpacho
chilled spicy vegetable soup
USD 6.25
Mar Y Clara
a light brothed fresh seafood soup featuring lobster, shrimp, fish, scallops, and clams a la carte
USD 16.95
SALADS-ENSALADAS
Lechuga Y Tomate
salad of lettuce and tomatoes
USD 7.95
Meson Salad
romaine lettuce, avocado (in season), tomatoes, cucumbers, shredded cheese, and onions
USD 11.95
Caesar Salad
romaine lettuce, shredded cheese, fresh croutons
USD 9.25
Add Chicken USD 14.95
Add Garlic Shrimp USD 15.95
Add Steak USD 17.95
SIDE ORDER-ANTOJITOS
Platanos Maduros
fried ripe, sweet plantains
USD 3.95
Tostones
refried, flattened green plantains
USD 6.95
Papitas Fritas
french fries
USD 3.25
Arroz Blanco O Amarillo
white or yellow rice
USD 3.25
Yuca Hervida O Frita
boiled or fried yucca with onion mojo sauce
USD 4.95
Mariquitas
fried thin sliced plantain chips
USD 3.95
Completa
a combination of sides with your choice of: rice, black beans and sweet plantains or yucca
USD 7.5
Aguacate
fresh avocado slices (in season
USD 6.25
HOUSE SPECIALTIES-PLATOS DE LA CASA
Pollo Al Meson
grilled chicken breast in a savory mushroom brandy sauce
USD 18.75
Filete Al Meson
juicy filet mignon topped with a mushroom brandy sauce
USD 24.5
TYPICAL CUBAN DISHES-PLATOS TIPICOS CUBANOS
All Dishes Include Your Choice Of: Yellow Or White Rice, Black Beans, and Sweet Plantains Or Yucca
Picadillo Habanero
tangy ground beef cooked with sofrito, olives, capers, and raisins
USD 12.95
Ropa Vieja
traditional cuban shredded beef stewed with fresh tomatoes, green peppers, onions and red wine. literally translated as "old clothes"
USD 14.25
Churrasco
grilled skirt steak flavored with a tangy onion-garlic sauce
USD 19.25
Bistec Palomilla a La Plancha
grilled prime sirloin steak served with chopped onions and parsley
USD 16.95
Bistec Palomilla Empanizada
marinated and breaded top sirloin steak, fried and served with chopped onions and parsley
USD 17.95
Higado Al Italiano
sliced beef liver steak sauteed with white wine, spanish onion, sweet peppers and olive oil
USD 17.25
Pollo Al Ajillo
half chicken marinated and roasted with garlic mojo glaze and caramelized onions
USD 16.95
Pechuga De Pollo a La Plancha
breast of chicken grilled with parsley, olive oil and garlic adobo -
USD 16.25
Lechon Asado
traditional cuban roasted pork marinated in cumin-mojo sauce -
USD 14.95
Masas De Cerdo Frita
fresh pork cubes marinated and golden fried, served with onions and parsley
USD 15.25
COMBINATION PLATTERS-COMPLETAS
Completa De Caballo Grande
sample our 3 most popular cuban dishes: lechon asado, ropa vieja, and picadillo
USD 18.95
Completa La Tremenda
a tremendous combination: lechon asado, tamal en hoja, rice, beans, and choice of plantains or yucca
USD 17.95
FISH AND SEAFOOD-MARISCOS Y PESCADOS
Rabirubia Frita Entera
fried whole yellowtail, marinated w/fresh key lime, garlic and onions
USD 23.95
Filete De Cherna Empanizada
grouper filet breaded and fried to perfection, served on a bed of lettuce and onions
USD 19.95
Mahi Mahi Con Salsa De Camarones
fresh dolphin filet topped with a shrimp cuban creole sauce
USD 23.95
Pescado Del Dia
pepe's selection of fresh fish in a new creation each day
Market Price
SHRIMP-CAMARONES
Fresh Shrimp Made In a Variety of Ways
Empanizado
lightly breaded shrimp fried and served with a great mustard/garlic sauce
USD 20.95
Enchilados
fresh shrimp in a homemade cuban creole sauce
USD 22.5
Al Ajillo
shrimp sauteed in garlic, olive oil, lemon, and white wine
USD 22.5
Camarones En Salsa Verde
fresh local shrimp in pepe's pernod green sauce
USD 23.5
Enchilado De Langosta
florida lobster tail in a homemade cuban creole sauce
Market Price
Zarzuela De Marisco
a medley of seafood in a homemade cuban creole sauce
USD 30.95
Paella a La Pepe
pepe's new world paella: brimming with fresh seafood, homemade chorizo, chicken & pork in a rich saffron wine sauce, and tasty spanish rice
Serve(2) USD 59.95
SANDWICHES-BOCADITOS
Served Daily 11 Am - 3 Pm Only All Sandwiches Are Served with Your Choice of French Fries Or Plantain Chips
Cayo Hueso Cuban Mix
keywest's version of the traditional cuban sandwich, served with all the trimmings: sugar glazed ham, roast pork, swiss cheese, pickles, lettuce, mustard, tomatoes & mayonnaise on crispy pressed cuban bread
USD 9.95
Media Noche
midnight sandwich: sugar glazed ham, cuban roast pork, swiss cheese with pickles & mustard dressing, on sweet, pressed bread
USD 9.25
Pan Con Bistec
top prime sirloin steak sandwich with grilled onions, served with julienne potatoes, lettuce, and tomatoes
USD 10.5
Emparedado De Pollo
mojo marinated, grilled chicken sandwich served with lettuce, mayonnaise, tomatoes and caramelized onions
USD 10.25
Emparedado De Pescado
breaded and deep fried fish served with lettuce, tomatoes and homemade tartar sauce
USD 10.95
Pan Con Ropa Vieja
shredded beef in tomato creole sauce, served on cuban bread
USD 9.25
Pan Con Lechon
juicy mojo - marinated roast cuban pork served on cuban bread, w/lettuce, tomatoes, and caramelized onions
USD 9.95
Pepito's Frita Cubana
a blend of choice meat & chorizo grilled & served on cuban bread with lettuce, tomatoes & julienne potatoes
USD 9.95
Hamburguesa
hamburger american style
USD 8.5
Add Cheese USD 9.25
PRICE RANGE
$18 - $18
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located off Mallory Square, you come here to the outside bar, order a mojito and then sip it as you wander off to watch the performers at the daily sunset celebration. The outside bar makes them really really strong! We ate here another night and...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

HIstoric building in Mallory Square with some very interesting murals and art work inside. Good information about the close connection to Cuba and the Cuban culture in FL. We were there on a weekend and every time we walked by there was live entertainment at...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed April 2, 2020

We visited on St Patrick's evening, not realising that Key West had closed most bars and restaurants due to Covid-19. We came into Mallory Square to look and see what we were missing and El Meson de Pepe was serving food at a few outside...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 28, 2020

Amazing food! Great..love the history of the place. If you want authentic Cuban food, this is the place to go!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 23, 2020

Went here after sunset at Mallory Square. It is very convenient in that aspect. We had our name on the list so the wait was not long. Most people sat outside so we had no trouble getting a table inside. The food was just ok,...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 22, 2020

Wonderful Cuban food that is absolutely delectable. Service is good. Prices are fair. A definite treat if you're in Key West.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

With a recommendation we decided to stop and try out their Mojito and a snack. The place is located by the trams that drive around and close to the ship that dock. We were told the Mojitos were the best on the Island... we feel...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed March 2, 2020 via mobile

Great Cuban restaurant with inside and outside dining. Very friendly staff, our server gave us recommendations for other bars and restaurants to try. Food was fresh and delicious and service was fast. Inside was decorated so cute. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 27, 2020

We ate there after watching the sunset at Mallory Square. We had eaten there a few years ago. Food and service were good. Place is busy so prepare to wait a while. They do have a waiting list you can get on early.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 26, 2020 via mobile

This is a place on the fringes of Mallory Square. The outside restaurant was a nice respite from the hot afternoon sun. I reccomend the Banana Bash to cool you off in a delicious way. This is the place to have unusual fare to experiment...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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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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