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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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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is convenient to Mallory Square and Duval Street. You have the option of sitting outside with live music or inside. Inside seating is more plentiful so you are seated mush faster inside. Prices are really good especially compared to other KeynWest eateries. I ordered a combination plate called COMPLETA DE CABALLO GRANDE which featured 3 Cuban dishes: Lechon... More 

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Thank swmooreunc
Indianapolis
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

El Meson de Pepe provided us a nice dinning experience following the sunset celebration at Mallory Square. We had to wait about 30 minutes for a table. However, the restaurant provides a fun/lively atmosphere that kept us entertained (e.g. latin music and dancing) during our wait. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The food was solid and reasonably priced.... More 

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Thank Brad J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Best Cuban food in key west! Definitely must try this place if In the area! A bit pricey, but definitely worth it!!!

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Thank Aalleexxandra
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Aside from making probably the best Mojito (try the Mango version) they serve really good pork and chicken meals. some of their sauces on fish dishes can be a little to heavy on the tomato sauce so I'd recommend sticking to the traditional pork and chicken plates, flavored as only the Cuban chefs can do.

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Thank Richard M
Lima, Peru
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner here with family and friends. Had a long wait but it was made better with friendly bar service where we ordered drinks and a starter for the kids. Dinner was also very good although the wait for our meal was also quite long. Overall a good dining experience in Key West.

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Thank DZ44
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A local paper rate of this the top Mojito in Key West. In fact it was the worst. Half the bar were served with real glassware, we've got served in plastic cups. Sent one drink back to be remade. Still no better. Can't help but wonder how much the restaurant paid that newspaper.

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Thank Ashle8181
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The garlic shrimp app was really good. We had the shredded beef Ropa Vieja and the shredded pork. The pork was the favorite. Sangria is also a must try. Their Key Lime pie was a perfect ending to a wonderful meal. We sat on the patio and listened to the live music. The only negative was the filthy restrooms. The... More 

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Thank BeanCounter8774
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Maybe what ruined it for me with this place is that the first thing we ordered which was the stuffed tostones appetizer was horrible, the tostones were hard as a rock and the meat was subpar. So what started bad just kept getting worse. I had the steak and picked Yuka for my side which was hard as a rock,... More 

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Gulf Breeze, Florida, United States
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stumbled onto this place after roaming Mallory Square. It was so good and the wait staff was very helpful. The yucca was amazing.

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Thank Melanie W
Guildford
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114 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Wanted to try Cuban food and oh boy what a lovely introduction! The waiter was wonderful and directed us through the menu. The Cuban bread is to die for and we had the sampler dish and grouper which were fantastic and all good value. We were kept entertained by lovely music and passers by and customers dancing. It rained heavily... 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, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?